AudioSparx Newsletter October 2009 - ActivePlay Debuts, Halloween Music and Sound Effects Special

AudioSparx Newsletter - October 2009
October 2009 Newsletter  
Goblins, Witches and Ghosts, Oh My!!  Halloween Horror is Here!!

Fall season is in full swing and Halloween is almost here.  We've got a huge library of scary and spooky sound effects and bone-chilling music for your scary productions, haunted houses, sci-fi and similar projects.

Need screaming, cackling witches for your haunted house? AudioSparx has 307 tracks to download today! Need werewolves? AudioSparx has 40 terror-filled werewolf tracks. Evil satanic torture? Boiling cauldrons? Haunted house ambience? Creaky doors? We’ve got 100s of these! Blood-sucking vampires? We’ve got 105 vampires hissing, drinking blood and shrieking through the dark night.  Screaming teenagers, ghost whispers, demon dogs, stormy nights with thunderbolts & lighting?  Got’cha covered!  Chittering bats, munching monsters, bell towers that toll at Midnight? AudioSparx has hundreds of these.

But Don’t Take Our Word for It....
Watch the Frightening Horror Video Now!

Our Artist Alliance keeps on growing, now representing content from 2,100 music and sfx producers, artists, bands and publishers all around the world!  Last month 86 new artists signed with AudioSparx, adding over 2,000 new tracks in numerous genres.  You'll be solidly impressed with the diversity and creativity these new artists bring to AudioSparx.

. . . T H E   R E V O L U T I O N   C O N T I N U E S . . .

ActivePlay For Super-Fast Previews

AudioSparx has implemented a HOT new audio preview capability for all the tracks on the site.  Utilizing Adobe Flash Player technology, you can now hover your mouse over the ActivePlay icon and within seconds the music starts playing in the Flash player in the web site's header.  No more pop-up windows just to hear a track!  With a dynamic progress bar and manual play-head positioning, you can easily jump to any point in the song to hear parts of it over again, or jump right to the end or any other point in the song. 

Hover over the ActivePlay icon to play the track, then stop it by moving away.  Or click it once to play continuously even after moving your mouse away.  Double-click it to pop up the original track preview window (useful to get additional info or email the track to a client or associate).

Spotlight On Our Artists

Our “Hot New Artists” feature is the place to see the best of the best new talent that has signed with AudioSparx lately.  From Grammy award-winning composers, to high-demand session players to world-class extraordinary music artists in every imaginable genre, our Artist Directory is the perfect resource for discovering the next wave of top music talent.  Click and take a listen here.

And here below we want to shine a light on two of our accomplished artists whose music has achieved major commercial success or been used around the world to great acclaim in Film and TV, advertising campaigns, corporate and other media projects.

Chubb Rock/Wordsmith
Chubb Rock first appeared on the national scene with his 1988 self-titled debut "Chubb Rock" and 1989's "And the winner is...", then later produced the minor hit "Ya Bad Chubbs" which garnered air play on Yo! MTV Raps during that time. His 1991 release entitled The One, reached #13
on Billboard's "Top Hip-Hop/R&B" chart for that year. Three singles from that release, "Treat'em Right", "Just The Two Of Us" and "The Chubbster", made it to #1 on Billboard's "Top Rap Single" chart list for the same year.  Chubb's smoking hot R&B and Hip Hop East Coast grooves are perfect for urban, Gen X, Gen Y, gangsta, conflict, club scenes and more. 
Bjorn Lynne
Bjorn Lynne has been a full-time composer, producer and sound designer for 10 years. His music was recently used extensively in the prestigious BBC documentary series Meet the Ancestors. He also has tracks in many TV programs, Series and Flms, including The Oracle, Vampire Sisters, and
the video games Worms, Lemmings, and others. Bjorn Lynne has sold more than 10,000 CDs, and continues to write music both for fun and for a living. Bjorn's new album, "Beneath Another Sky," is a captivating, atmospheric, dynamic and melodic musical journey to another world.    
Studio Privileges Downloads
Innovation Never Stops...

Our Hollywood, Ad Agency and Corporate clients have shown a phenomenal response to our new studio download privileges offer.  AudioSparx provides select clients with the privilege to download high-resolution non-watermarked music tracks to try out in your productions.  To request this capability, click here.  Perfect for busy sound editors, music supervisors, media developers and broadcast producers!

86 New Artists Signed to AudioSparx Label Last Month

Our “Hot New Artist” list showcases our newest, most meritorious artists from around the world. To see all of the artists at AudioSparx, visit the AudioSparx Artist Directory online.  Below is a sample of just a few of the exciting new artists who signed with AudioSparx last month.
Alec Makinson (UK)
British composer Alec Makinson has been creating music for the media for almost 20 years. His work includes radio jingles & music for commercials all the way through to music for documentary, television and stage productions. Alec’s compositions have been used by a wide range of major clients including BBC Radio 1, BBC 1 Television, BBC 2, ITV, Channel 4, Sky and many other clients worldwide. Inject excitement and the right mood into your productions with an Alec Makinson composition available in a wide range of musical styles and genres.
Jeff Woodall (UK)
Joining our site from the UK, Composer Jeff Woodall has written and produced 11 chillout albums to date. He started writing TV production music in 2007 and has had a great deal of success with various libraries in the UK and US. Jeff has recently collaborated with established and respected artists in the music industry including Jonathan Atkinson, an established TV composer, and Abhijit Pohankar, a well known artist and composer in India. We're psyched to have Jeff on our site with his exciting new sounds that would work across a broad spectrum of media projects!
Peter Ninnes (Japan)
Japanese composer Peter Ninnes is a well-seasoned musician and producer of pop songs and themed instrumentals suitable for use with a wide range of media including action, adventure, and romance films, DVDs, electronic games, Film, TV, and documentaries, among others. His musical suite, "Timor," contains tracks reflecting the excitement, chaos, joys and dangers of that newly independent country. Peter's recent Japan-inspired "Mutant Electric Sushi" suite offers music ranging from meditative and sublime ambient works to fast and infectious dance beats.
AJ Pro Audio (USA)
With studios in New York and London, AJ PROAudio has a very select group of award-winning composers and producers with over 20 years experience in production music, sound design, Ident packages and fully orchestrated themes for TV and Radio. Their high end products are 100% original, produced from scratch from their extensive library of weird and wonderful sounds. Clients who have used AJ PROAudio's hot sounds include CBS TV (USA), Discovery Channel, BBC TV, Twentieth Century Fox TV, Bravo, Living TV, NHK TV Japan, and many more!
Jerry Brewer (USA)
Jerry Brewer is Kentucky-Born to a coal miner, and you will hear it is his voice and lyrics. Formerly with Star Fox Records and Soma Records, Jerry's song, "Looking Dangerous," was recorded in Nashville on a project by Grand Ole Opry Star, Vassar Clements, and Boyd Albrirron of Quicksilver. Jerry has also worked with The Outlaws/Golden Earring/Foghat/Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Crystal Gayle, etc. He played Drums for Crystal in her early days. With 30 years of writing and travel experience, Jerry performs live under the name "Uncle Brew" and his music is both Good and Good to Go!
LiL LuLu (Canada)
It's clear that Canadian Chanteuse, Lil LuLu, is aiming for a futuristic, fresh upbeat sound. A hot new talent on our site, her instrumentation is electronic with piano, guitar and ethnic instruments like the sitar, santoor and other instrumental elements. There are influences from every corner of the music spectrum and her tracks take you through a journey of different music styles. For soundtracks or club scenes, Lil LuLu has you covered! She has worked with a number of artists, including Mario Pompetti, Mellowman, and South African artist and composer Lewell.
Jordan Geer (USA)
Jordan Geer is a successful freelance producer of audio, editor, and recorder. He began professionally in 2005 through online freelancing, receiving projects from people all over the world to create video game music tracks, sound effects, record voice overs and master audio clips as well as many other tasks.
B3 (USA)
Loops, Beats, Trance, Dance, Krunk, and all other great music making gear. B3 has been into Music his whole life and knows his beats and melodies. You have his personal guarantee that his SFX are all authentic, they're all dynamite, and to a one they are all real ear-blasting effects!
Rick Fowler (USA)
Rick's earlier bands included Ziggurat, Deacon Little, and Fortnox. Fowler also recorded with pop singer Bertie Higgins, whose hit single Key Largo reached platinum sales in several countries. In 1982, the Fortnox song Storm Inside My Head went to number 44 in US Airplay and the band’s video reached the top 20 on MTV. In 1984, Rick’s band Bombay recorded an album with legendary British producer Eddie Offord (of John Lennon, Yes, and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer fame) supported by the MTV video Rumble Tonight.
Dave Klotz (Canada)
From dramatic orchestral score and authentic world musics, to industrial electronica, hip hop, old school funk and rock, Dave Klotz can do it all with flair and stunning realism. You will find no generic midi files here: As well as an adept composer, Dave is an accomplished producer, which enables him to deliver tracks of the highest quality and realism. Dave is a highly versatile composer, with a broad range of influence and styles. He is able to think both inside and far outside the box, providing music that is sensitive, emotive and very supportive to visual media.
Tijuana Productions (Australia)
Austrailian group, Tijuana Productions, creates world-class, broadcast-quality music for a variety of media sources including singers, songwriters, bands and agencies. They recently completed a compilation CD for the Melbourne Library and are now working on a corporate DVD soundtrack. This talented pool of composers, producers and musicians presents cutting edge music in many genres. We're excited to have Tijuana Productions as a new resource for our clients' TV, Film and ad campaign projects!
Paul Carlson (USA)
Paul Carlson is an accomplished composer, songwriter and musician. His musical experience spans 25+ years with styles ranging from Classical to Hard Rock. Most recently, Paul has kept himself busy splitting his time between being a composer and a recording/mixing engineer. Paul's diverse compositions lend themselves well to any project, from film and television to online media projects.
George and Marguerite (USA)
A couple of New York musicians, George and Marguerite, have recently joined our site, bringing music in several styles and a delightful blend of acoustic and electric guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, and sometimes vocals. A number of their original compositions have been covered by other Indie artists, and recently their song "Hold Up Your Candle" was recorded and performed by the Gospel duo "Two Hearts-N-Him" and reached #1 on the international Country Gospel Music Charts.
Paint Chips (UK)
What color is the music you're looking for? "Rainy Day Gray" or "Rubber Ducky Yellow"? This music collection works the same way as a paint catalog when you're decorating a room. "Baby Pink" will give you a lullaby played on a music box, while "The Little Green Train That Could" will provide you with a fast moving journey punctuated by bursts of steam! Have fun "visualizing" the music through the color description before you click on the Play button!
Adam Monroe (USA)
Adam Monroe is a singer, songwriter and pianist from New Jersey, who composes in an alt progressive rock style and writes dynamic and emotional lyrics. He's been featured on several radio shows and won the "Solo Performance" category on Ourstage in 2007. He has performed originals and covers by Tool, A perfect Circle, Incubus and the Police. Adam's style ranges from haunting soft melodies to aggressive, complex patterns and arpeggios. His lyrics, powerful vocals, and rhythmically complex instrumentation guarantee a complex musical talent for many media applications.

Vertical Markets

If you haven't visited AudioSparx for a while, you'll be impressed with our constant innovation and attention to detail.  We have created dedicated new areas of our site to focus on these specific vertical markets:

Scary Horror and Sci-Fi Music & SFX
Music For TV & Film
Music For Games & Software

FreeZone For Students

For film students and students in general, AudioSparx also offers a FreeZone of over 1,000 music and sound effect tracks at no charge for use in students’ non-commercial production work. With limited budgets, many college and university drama departments are finding AudioSparx an invaluable resource for their productions.

And though it is early to mention, AudioSparx has an impressive library of Christmas, New Years, Thanksgiving and Chinese New Years Holiday music and sound effects.  Keep us in mind as you start thinking beyond Halloween.

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