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Michael Kobayashi
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Michael Kobayashi


Home: California USA   

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.


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LIGHT IT UP!!   (by Michael Kobayashi )  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi Jump in your Camero, light a cigarette, pop open a beer and drive as fast as you can to this bluesy rockin tune. Loud guitars, big drums, pumpin bass fill this track. In the vein of Pat Travers, Montrose, Zeppelin. Great for car commercials, beer commercials. Instrumental, Rock Music, Classic Rock
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Full Track - Rock, Classic Rock  
398447 3:26 Med Slow 85   

ELECTRIC GUITAR SWELL   (by Michael Kobayashi )
Michael Kobayashi Clean electric guitar swell with chorus, reverb, delay and compression. It has a nice keyboardy swell to it. Recorded with a Musicman Luke and Custom Audio Electronics OD 100 head. Guitar, Guitar effects
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Stinger - Guitar, Guitar effects  
405222 0:05 Slow   

GUZHENG SWIPE   (by Michael Kobayashi )
Michael Kobayashi This effect was played with a 16 string Chinese instrument called a Guzheng. The tuning was altered to give a dissonant effect. It is great as a sound effect for your action or horror cues. Strings, Strings (miscellaneous)
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Full Track - Strings, Strings (miscellaneous)  
496940 0:02 No Tempo   
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Full Track A - Strings, Miscellaneous strings  
496941 0:05 No Tempo   
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Full Track B - Strings, Miscellaneous strings  
496942 0:03 No Tempo   

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 Music, Martial Artist Music
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Full Track - Sports, Martial Artist Music  
426508 2:19 Med Slow 100   
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60sec - Sports, Martial Artist Music  
426509 1:00 Med Slow 100   
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30sec - Sports, Martial Artist Music  
426735 0:30 Med Slow 100   
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Loop A (Drum Groove) - Drum Loops, Rock drum loops  
426736 0:04 Medium 100   
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Loop B (groove with guitar 1) - Multi-Sample, Rock  
426759 0:09 Medium 100   
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Loop C (Groove with Guitar 2) - Multi-Sample, Rock  
426891 0:09 Medium 100   

AMAZON RIVER AT NIGHT   (by Michael Kobayashi )
Michael Kobayashi Field recording taken on the Amazon River in Peru at night. There were no signs of civilization in site. You can feel the bugs crawling on your sweaty skin. Ambience Sound Effects, Jungle ambience
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Full Track - Ambience, Jungle ambience  
426895 1:27   

HIT IT AND QUIT IT   (by Michael Kobayashi )  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi This track has the David Holmes "Ocean's Eleven" vibe. A funky hip hop beat, mixed with a thick bass guitar, and big spaghetti western tremeloed guitar hits. This is great for those retro scenes with a modern twist. Instrumental, Jazz Music, Acid Jazz
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Full Track - Jazz, Acid Jazz  
400516 1:30 Med Slow 90   
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Loop A (Bass Loop) - Bass, Electric bass  
400527 0:05 Medium 90   
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Loop B (Drum Loop) - Drum Loops, Hip hop  
400525 0:02 Medium 90   

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 & Pacific Islands Music, Hawaiian Music
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Full Track - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
416885 3:07 Medium 110   
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405082 1:00 Medium 110   
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405080 0:29 Medium 110   
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15sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
405087 0:14 Medium 110   

BLUE CRUSH   (by Michael Kobayashi )  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi A heavy beat mixed with lush strings and echo drenched guitar. This dark, mysterious and moody track is great for film and television. It will work well with those big expansive scenic shots. Inspired by Hawaii's big wave rider Laird Hamilton. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Contemplative Music
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Full Track - Dramatic, Contemplative Music
398459 1:34 Med Slow 90   

MIA'S BURDEN   (by Michael Kobayashi )  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi Inspired by Ry Cooder and the legendary Jaco Pastorius. This track has a haunting piano, eerie slide guitar along with a somber fretless bass. It is great for a scene where someone is contemplating something big and potentially dangerous. It is moody and atmospheric. Instrumental, Dramatic Music, Sad Music
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Full Track - Dramatic, Sad Music
398757 1:52 Med Slow 95   

ACOUSTIC GUITAR TRANSITION 2   (by Michael Kobayashi )  Year: 2012
Michael Kobayashi A sweeping steel string acoustic guitar guitar with subtle string accompaniment make for a nice bed for commercials. There is plenty of room for a voiceover and the music does not get in the way of dialog. It is great for uplifting and motivational types of commercials. Instrumental, Corporate Music, Radio & Multimedia Production Elements
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Jingle - Corporate, Radio/Multimedia  
543112 0:26 Med Slow 80   

SURF NINJA   (by Michael Kobayashi )  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi It's an Endless Summer! Go grab your board and hit the beach! This tracks has got driving bass and drums with retro sounding twangy guitars! It's great for water related videos: surf, wind surf, SUP, diving, jet ski, snorkeling; you name it. It is for the true water person! ! Instrumental, Rock Music, Surf Rock
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Full Track - Rock, Surf Rock  
411812 3:12 Med Fast 135   
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60sec - Rock, Surf Rock  
411813 0:59 Med Fast 135   
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30sec - Rock, Surf Rock  
411814 0:29 Med Fast 135   
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15sec - Rock, Surf Rock  
411815 0:14 Med Fast 135   

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 & Pacific Islands Music, Hawaiian Music
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Full Track - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
415556 2:48 Med Slow 100   
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60sec - African, Afro Sal Soul  
415552 1:00 Med Slow 100   
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30sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
415551 0:30 Med Slow 100   
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15sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
415550 0:15 Med Slow 100   
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Loop A (Drum Groove) - Drum Loops, Reggae drum loops  
415553 0:04 Medium 100   
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Loop B (Main Kahala Groove) - Multi-Sample, Reggae  
415554 0:04 Medium 100   
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Loop C (Reggae guitar) - Guitar, Rhythm guitars (clean)  
415555 0:04 Medium 100   

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 Music, Chinese Electronica & Dance
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Full Track - Chinese, Chinese Electronica  
401690 2:24 Medium 125   
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60sec - Chinese, Chinese Electronica  
403274 0:59 Medium 125   
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30sec - Chinese, Chinese Electronica  
403273 0:29 Medium 125   
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15sec - Chinese, Chinese Electronica  
403272 0:14 Medium 126   
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Loop - Multi-Sample, Dance  
403275 0:07 Medium 125   

DAY 5   (by Michael Kobayashi )  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi Funky electro beat mixed with funky metal guitars, a talk box, and shredding guitar solo. Inspired by Jesse Johnson, Buckethead and Joe Satriani. This track is great for car commercials and beer commercials. Instrumental, Rock Music, Shred Guitar
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Full Track - Rock, Shred Guitar  
398975 2:51 Med Fast 130   
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60sec - Rock, Shred Guitar  
399028 1:06 Med Fast 130   
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30sec - Rock, Shred Guitar  
405225 0:29 Med Fast 130   
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15sec - Rock, Funk Rock  
405224 0:14 Med Fast 130   
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Loop (Drum Loop) - Drum Loops, Electronic drum loops  
399007 0:03 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 & Pacific Islands Music, Hawaiian Music
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Full Track - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
471312 2:45 Medium 105   
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60sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
471315 0:58 Medium 105   
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30sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
471314 0:29 Medium 105   
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15sec - Hawaiian, Hawaii  
471313 0:14 Medium 105   

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 Music, Acid Jazz
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Full Track - Jazz, Acid Jazz  
416886 2:15 Med Slow 100   
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60sec - Jazz, Acid Jazz  
417847 1:00 Very Fast 200   
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30sec - Jazz, Acid Jazz  
417845 0:30 Very Fast 200   
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15sec - Jazz, Acid Jazz  
416888 0:15 Med Slow 100   
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Loop A (drum and bass loop) - Multi-Sample, Hip Hop Loops  
416890 0:04 Medium 100   
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Loop B (Drum loop) - Drum Loops, R&B drum loops  
416889 0:04 Medium 100   
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Loop C (groove) - Multi-Sample, Hip Hop Loops  
416891 0:04 Medium 100   

NOT GONNA BE IN THE NEXT EPISODE   (by Michael Kobayashi )  Year: 2011
Michael Kobayashi You know the character you are watching on screen isn't gonna be around in episode 2! This dark track mixes electronics, sound effects, and orchestra with traditional Asian instruments. Great for your horror and action projects. It has mounting tension with a big impact at the end. Dude, it's over! Instrumental, Chinese Music, Chinese Dramatic | Edgy
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Bed - Chinese, Chinese Edgy  
481766 0:50 Very Slow 44   

SCARY BED   (by Michael Kobayashi )  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi This bed of sound and music is great for television, film and video games. It has the feeling of impending doom. You know something bad is about to happen at any moment. The killer is watching, the monster is lurking, the evil is awaiting. Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Dangerous Music
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60sec - Dangerous, Dangerous Music  
405473 0:57 Slow   

BOOM   (by Michael Kobayashi )  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi Thick raging southern metal. Similar to HellYeah and Black Label Society. Heavy drop tuned Les Pauls with screaming EMG pickups into a high gain Mesa Boogie. This track is full of swagger. This is a great high energy track. Instrumental, Rock Music, Heavy Metal
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Full Track - Rock, Heavy Metal  
400917 3:32 Medium 127   
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60sec - Rock, Heavy Metal  
403238 0:52 Medium 127   
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30sec - Rock, Heavy Metal  
403225 0:28 Medium 127   
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15sec - Rock, Heavy Metal  
403257 0:14 Medium 127   

FUNNY FILIPINA LADY ANSWERING THE PHONE   (by Michael Kobayashi )
Michael Kobayashi Funny old Filipina answering the phone. I think she wants to party!! Voiceover by LLOYD. Featuring an old school beat. Comedy, Character Comedy
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Full Track - Comedy, Character Comedy  
417317 0:40   

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 Music, Action Theme Power Play
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Full Track (Smack You Up) - Action, Theme Power Play
398612 3:47 Med Fast 135   
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60sec - Action, Theme Power Play  
403474 0:56 Med Fast 135   
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30sec - Rock, Funk Rock
398503 0:28 Med Fast 135   
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15sec - Rock, Funk Rock  
403472 0:14 Med Fast 135   
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Loop A (Bass Loop) - Bass, Electric bass  
398610 0:07 Med Fast 135   
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Loop B (Crunch Guitar) - Guitar, Distortion guitar  
398484 0:07 Med Fast 135   
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Loop C (drum and bass groove) - Multi-Sample, Funk  
398561 0:07 Med Fast 135   
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Loop D (drum loop) - Drum Loops, Acid drum loops
398482 0:07 Med Fast 135   
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Loop E (Guitar loop) - Guitar, Wah wah guitars
398483 0:07 Med Fast 135   

THE SUMMONING   (by Michael Kobayashi )  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi Dark and gothic. Voices swirl along with a brooding chant amongst a bed of strings and noise. This is great for horror; in the vein of "The Omen", "Saw", "The Exorcist." Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Dark Music
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Full Track - Dangerous, Dark Music  
400515 1:17 Very Slow 45   

HUNTING VAMPIRES   (by Michael Kobayashi )  Year: 2010
Michael Kobayashi Dark sound design with spaghetti western guitars. Great for tension and impending doom. Creepy, frightening, tense, sweating bullets, hot desert, bad guys just beyond the gulch. Buzzards circling, water low, nearly out of bullets. Super TV, Film, Indie murder mystery, crime drama, stalker flick. Instrumental, Dangerous Music, Dark Music
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Full Track - Dangerous, Dark Music  
406175 1:20 Med Slow   

PICK UP THE PHONE FUNNY FILIPINO VERSION   (by Michael Kobayashi )
Michael Kobayashi Funny Filipino ring tone! If you got relatives in Daly City you know what I'm talkin about. Voice over by LLOYD. Features an old school beat with and old school scratchin. Comedy, Character Comedy
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Full Track - Comedy, Character Comedy  
417314 0:44   

SLINGBLADE RINGTONE   (by Michael Kobayashi )
Michael Kobayashi This is for all you fans of the the movie "Sling Blade". It's Carl answering the telephone. The backing track is inspired by Daniel Lanois. Voiceover by the multi talented legendary guitar amp builder, Roy Blankenship. Celebrity Sound Effects, Celebrity Actors
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Full Track - Celebrities, Celebrity Actors  
476250 0:48   
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production sound effects,
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