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Michael Kobayashi


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A talented multi-instrumentalist, Michael Kobayashi of California plays both electric and acoustic guitars, percussion, bass, keyboards, turntables, saxophone, and he programs beats. He got his start playing guitar with Barbara Long, former lead singer from the Grammy-nominated band Hiroshima, and he's worked in such diverse genres as Big Band Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Thrash Metal, Hip Hop, Roots Rock, Funk, and RnB. Michael has scored numerous films, plays, exhibits, a TV projects, including "How War Ends," "The Summoning," and "Ronin Boys."


A few highlights of Michael Kobayashi's career include composing music for "Eyewitness Photojournalist Stan Honda," "Lumpia," and "Horror House on Highway 6." Films he has scored have been shown at numerous festivals, including, Newport, Manhattan, Boston International, NY International, Hollyshorts, Poppy Jasper, Chicago International, Horror Quest, LA Fear, and Fantasy, Riverside, Sacramento, New Filmmaker's, and many others. Michael has recorded and performed with Brenda Wong Aoki, Mark Izu, Sammi, XL Middleton, Alex Wong, Moniquea, Reality Jonez, The South Bay Allstars, and the Rick Hollander Trio. He has also produced albums for Marry Me Judas and southern California Thrash Metal legends Insecticide.



Genres for This Artist

Total Tracks: 162

SoundPacks | Instrumental Tracks (109 Tracks) | Vocal Tracks (3) | Sound Effects | Beats/Loops
Music Genres For Michael Kobayashi
Action | African | Americana | Blues | Childrens | Chinese | Corporate | Dangerous | Dramatic | Electronic | Folk | Hawaiian | Horror | Jazz | Rock | Science Fiction | Sports |

Sound Effect Genres For Michael Kobayashi
Ambience | Celebrities | Comedy |

Instruments & Loops Genres For Michael Kobayashi
Bass | Drum Loops | Guitar | Multi-Sample | Strings | Woodwinds |



Tracks for This Artist


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TAKE ME BACK - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi Soft acoustic guitars, strumming ukuleles, and a soft cool beat take you back to the islands. This is the kinda track where you sit on the beach with a bunch of friends drinking beer and hangin out! Instrumental, Hawaiian, Hawaii
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
398753 3:12 Medium 109   


KAHALA - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi Island style reggae brah! Big beat with ukulele and big bass. Hang out, dance, drink and enjoy life. This catchy groove makes you dream about those wild nights in Hawaii. Instrumental, Hawaiian, Hawaii
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
415556 2:49 Med Slow 100   
Loop A (Main Kahala Groove) - Multi-Sample, Reggae  
415554 0:04 Medium 100   
Loop B (Reggae guitar) - Guitar,  
415555 0:04 Medium 100   
30sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
415551 0:30 Med Slow 100   
15sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
415550 0:15 Med Slow 100   
Loop (Drum Groove) - Drum Loops,  
415553 0:04 Medium 100   
60sec - African, Afro Sal Soul  
415552 1:00 Med Slow 100   


KUHIO HIGHWAY - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi Inspired by riding down Kuhio Highway in Kauai with the radio going and the wind in your face and enjoying the time with those you love most. The melody was played with a vintage Sonny D. ukulele and backed by big acoustic guitars and a light Hawaiian lap steel guitar. Instrumental, Hawaiian, Hawaii
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
416885 3:08 Medium 110   
15sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
405087 0:15 Medium 110   
30sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
405080 0:30 Medium 110   
60sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
405082 1:00 Medium 110   


MAD WOMEN - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2014
Michael Kobayashi In the style of AMC's series "Mad Men". This cool track is filled with sexy danger. It is retro yet modern, mixing old school jazz elements with a modern groove beat with stabbing horns and cool laid back guitar. This is perfect for films, commercials, and television cues. Instrumental, Jazz, Lounge Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Lounge Jazz  
639552 1:22 Med Fast 130   
Loop A - Multi-Sample, Jazz  
639550 0:07 Med Fast 130   
Loop B - Multi-Sample, Jazz  
639551 0:07 Med Fast 130   
Loop C - Drum Loops,  
639549 0:07 Med Fast 130   


GONNA JUST PADDLE - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2011
Michael Kobayashi There is nothing like being in the water and just paddling. This track just takes you away to the islands; the warm tropical breezes and the mai tais. Soft ukuleles and acoustic guitars make this track groove. Instrumental, Hawaiian, Hawaii
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
471312 2:46 Medium 105   
30sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
471314 0:30 Medium 105   
15sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
471313 0:15 Medium 105   
60sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
471315 0:59 Medium 105   


SCREW MARS! - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2011
Michael Kobayashi This track brings back that campy sci fi sounds of yesteryear. Remember saturday afternoons eating popcorn with your pals and trying not be scared as the Martians were landing! They're coming!! Instrumental, Science Fiction, Alien Invasion
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Science Fiction, Alien Invasion  
475532 0:53 Medium 110   


CHILLIN' - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi Groovin drums, phat bass, smooth keys and laid back guitars! In the vein of George Benson, Norman Brown, Jeff Golub. It's a great track for that quiet storm kinda vibe! Instrumental, Jazz, Smooth Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Smooth Jazz
398972 1:34 Med Slow 100   
Loop (Groove Loop) - Multi-Sample, Soul
404227 0:04 Medium 100   
15sec - Jazz, Smooth Jazz
404228 0:15 Med Slow 100   
30sec - Jazz, Smooth Jazz
404226 0:30 Med Slow 100   


SHAKUCHACHI DREAMS - (by Michael Kobayashi)
Breathy exotic Japanese bamboo flute samples. These are great as sound effects, transition effects, and stingers. If you want that mysterious Asian vibe this will do it! Woodwinds, Indigenous
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
SoundPack - Woodwinds, Indigenous  
411811 17.8MB Med Slow   


MACAU - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi Traditional Chinese instruments fused with a funky electro dance beat, strings and guitars. This is great as club music or for action and adventure scenes. You almost feel as if you are in the middle of a John Woo action flick. It takes you to the danger, extravagance and decadence of Macau. Instrumental, Chinese, Chinese Electronica
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Electronica  
401690 2:24 Medium 125   
Loop - Multi-Sample, Dance  
403275 0:07 Medium 125   
15sec - Chinese, Chinese Electronica  
403272 0:15 Medium 125   
60sec - Chinese, Chinese Electronica  
403274 1:00 Medium 125   
30sec - Chinese, Chinese Electronica  
403273 0:30 Medium 125   


SMACK YOU UP - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi Gritty and edgy track with funky electro body rockin beat with crunchy guitars, slap bass, and wicked turntables. Great for extreme sports, MMA, car commercials. It'll make you wanna get up and slap somethin'! Instrumental, Action, Theme Power Play
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
398612 3:48 Med Fast 135   


MARTY'S PHAT PACK - (by Michael Kobayashi)
Marty has got his trunk of funk goin' on! Funky guitar lines, funky fat electric bass guitars, and drum machine grooves fill this pack. Inspired by Chic, Parliament, the Meters, and James Brown. Multi-Sample, Funk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
SoundPack - Multi-Sample, Funk  
400914 17.4MB Med Fast   


ACOUSTIC GUITAR TRANSITION - (by Michael Kobayashi)
Michael Kobayashi Nice acoustic guitar transition. Recorded with a Takamine acoustic, Guitar,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Stinger - Guitar,  
405223 0:03 Slow   


SHAKUHACHI 1 - (by Michael Kobayashi)
Michael Kobayashi Traditional Japanese bamboo flute! This is great as a sound effect to create that Asian atmoshphere. Example: When the ninja peeks through the bamboo ready to pounce on his victim. Woodwinds, Indigenous
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Stinger - Woodwinds, Indigenous  
403383 0:07 Slow   
Stinger A (variation 3) - Woodwinds, Indigenous  
403386 0:07 Slow   
Stinger B (variation 2) - Woodwinds, Indigenous  
403384 0:09 Slow   
Full Track (variation 4) - Woodwinds, Indigenous  
403448 0:17 Slow   


JUICE - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi Acid jazz, mixed with old school funk, neo soul and trip hop. This track will get you groovin with big funky beats and phat bass. In the vein of DJ Krush, David Holmes. You gotta have to Juice to roll like dat! Instrumental, Jazz, Acid Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Acid Jazz  
416886 2:15 Med Slow 100   
30sec - Jazz, Acid Jazz  
417845 0:30 Very Fast 200   
15sec - Jazz, Acid Jazz  
416888 0:15 Med Slow 100   
60sec - Jazz, Acid Jazz  
417847 1:00 Very Fast 200   
Loop A (groove) - Multi-Sample, Hip Hop Loops  
416891 0:04 Medium 100   
Loop B (drum and bass loop) - Multi-Sample, Hip Hop Loops  
416890 0:04 Medium 100   
Loop C (Drum loop) - Drum Loops,  
416889 0:04 Medium 100   


HARBOR CITY DRUM GROOVE - (by Michael Kobayashi)
Michael Kobayashi This West coast drum groove has a little East Coast old school flava thrown in. This is great for your production library loops. Drum Loops, Hip hop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Drum Loops, Hip hop  
481805 0:10 Med Slow 90   


FUNKY GUITARS - (by Michael Kobayashi)
Michael Kobayashi Two funky guitars weaving in and out of each other. This is great for your retro funk tracks. Guitar,
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Guitar,  
518114 0:16 Medium 120   


SMOOTH JAZZ GROOVE - (by Michael Kobayashi)
Michael Kobayashi Big phat old school smooth drum groove to get your booty shakin'! This loop is great for your funk or hip hop tracks. Just slap on some bass and you are good to go! Drum Loops, Hip hop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Drum Loops, Hip hop
517466 0:09 Med Slow 100   


CHOKE!! - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi GONNA MAKE YOU CHOKE! ! ! ! Great high energy track for horror movies, extreme sports; especially mixed martial arts (MMA). Play this track and your opponent is gonna get scared! ! ! Male Vocals, Sports, Martial Artist Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Sports, Martial Artist Music  
426508 2:20 Med Slow 100   
Loop A (Drum Groove) - Drum Loops,  
426736 0:04 Medium 100   
Loop B (groove with guitar 1) - Multi-Sample, Rock  
426759 0:09 Medium 100   
Loop C (Groove with Guitar 2) - Multi-Sample, Rock  
426891 0:09 Medium 100   
60sec - Sports, Martial Artist Music  
426509 1:00 Med Slow 100   
30sec - Sports, Martial Artist Music  
426735 0:30 Med Slow 100   


HANALEI, MY LOVE - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2016
Michael Kobayashi The cool breeze, the warm water and the lure of the islands. Imagine walking on the beach, kayaking in the blue water, sipping a Mai Tai by the pool with the one you love. Feel all your pressure and anxiety release. Hawaii is about fun and the Aloha spirit. The perfect track for commercials. Instrumental, Hawaiian, Hawaii
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
807958 2:57 Med Fast 130   
60sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
807961 1:01 Med Fast 130   
30sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
807963 0:31 Med Fast 131   


REFLECTION - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2016
Michael Kobayashi Reflecting on something that can, will, or has happened. We have all been at a turning point in our life and this song reflects those life changes and decisions. This track starts off with subtle guitars and slowly builds in intensity with strings; it is great for film and television. Instrumental, Dramatic, Contemplative Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Contemplative Music  
808229 1:27 Med Slow 90   


MARTINIS AT NOON - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2014
Michael Kobayashi Hip, swinging and ultra cool. You are hanging out at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and it is about time for a martini. You don't care what time it is anytime is good for you. This track is full of life just like you are. It is great for commercials, ads, and television. Instrumental, Jazz, Lounge Jazz
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Jazz, Lounge Jazz  
702670 2:26 Medium 125   
Loop - Jazz, Lounge Jazz  
702667 0:08 Medium 125   
30sec - Jazz, Lounge Jazz  
702668 0:30 Medium 125   
60sec - Jazz, Lounge Jazz  
702669 1:00 Medium 125   


COVEN - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2014
Michael Kobayashi It's a dark and cold night, the fog is clinging to the mangled trees. There are shadows gathering in the moonlight. They figures start to dance wildly around the fire as the sacrifice is about to begin. This track has a dark ominous feel that is great for tv, film and video games. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Dangerous, Dark Music  
700406 1:05 Med Slow 100   


ONE BIG HIT - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2014
Michael Kobayashi This is a driving, hard hitting, fist pumping jump on your cafe racer and ride kinda track. It will get you up on your feet dancing and jumping. It is reminiscent of Green Day, Bowling for Soup, Blink-182, and Jimmy Eat World. It is a great uptempo track for hard driving usage!! Instrumental, Rock, Pop Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Pop Rock  
692729 2:50 Med Fast 130   
15sec A - Rock, Pop Rock  
692725 0:15 Med Fast 130   
15sec B - Rock, Pop Rock
692726 0:15 Med Fast 130   
30sec - Rock, Pop Rock  
692727 0:30 Med Fast 130   
60sec - Rock, Pop Rock  
692728 1:01 Med Fast 130   


MASS EXODUS - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2014
Michael Kobayashi This track hits you hard in the face. It is a hard driving detuned metal track with big 7 string guitars and 6 string bass. It has modern metal leanings with old school thrash punch. It is a great high energy track for commercials or film and televsion cues. Instrumental, Rock, Heavy Metal
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Rock, Heavy Metal  
695978 3:51 Medium 125   


BLUES FOR ROGER - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2014
Michael Kobayashi It's a laid back early evening as the sun is setting. Just sitting on the porch, smoking a cigar, drinking some Jack Daniels and beer and playing some guitar with some friends. You reminisce about all the people, places and times gone by. It has been a good year. Instrumental, Blues, Electric Blues
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Blues, Electric Blues  
693516 1:01 No Tempo   


13 GHOSTS - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2015
Michael Kobayashi This track is great for your next horror film, thriller or video game. It is a dark powerful song with drop tuned guitars, edgy violins, disturbing sound design, huge drums and percussion. It will keep you on the edge of your seat! It is heavily influenced by Rob Zombie and his films. Instrumental, Dangerous, Dark Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dangerous, Dark Music  
726124 2:18 Med Slow 100   


SUMMERS NOT GONE - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2014
Michael Kobayashi Summer doesn't feel like it has left yet. It is still sunny and the birds are singing. Life is good. Not a care in the world. A nice bike ride. An ice cream cone. A long walk in the park. This track has a nice uplifting happy feeling that brings carefree summer's back to mind. Instrumental, Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Jingle - Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar  
692541 0:46 Med Slow 90   


THE AWAKENING - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2014
Michael Kobayashi The creature is slowly awakening from years of sleep to cause havoc once again. There is a slow beauty as it slowly comes out of it's cocoon. This track is filled with layered guitars, string instruments and swirling synths It is perfect for sci fi, and horror film and television cues. Instrumental, Dramatic, Calm Edgy
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Calm Edgy  
695126 1:59 Slow 75   


ABDUCTION - (by Michael Kobayashi)  Year: 2014
Michael Kobayashi One minute left, the clock is ticking. If he doesn't get there in time, she will die. Along the way our hero encounters mercenaries on motorcycles, snipers, and attack helicopters. This hard hitting action cue with is loaded with big epic drums, heavy guitars, driving bass and a pulsing orchestra. Instrumental, Action, Theme Power Play
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Action, Theme Power Play  
693391 1:07 Fast 150   




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