Dec 24
Piano

New royalty free music just released

As part of our commitment to release more royalty free music, this week we released two new tracks, and with loads more in production there will be more to come in the new year. Here is a quick look at the 2 new songs added…

Summer Fun

This particular track was written in the winter, not that we get cold winters here in Australia, but I got the inspiration from watching some young surfers down the beach, with boundless energy, they were managing to surf, fall off, surf, fall off and keep going like this for what seemed like hours. In my head I was imagining the theme music to their sporting adventures.

I started off by putting the melody down in Logic using a basic synth lead and then coming up with some warm pad chords to keep the track mellow, or at least to control the melody. I used my favourite bass (muted) and simply created a basic bass track that suited the song well. Next up was the drums, which were a preset that comes with ‘Ultra drum’.

The track is fairly simple in structure, but has a warm feel with lively, youthful sounding melodies and rhythms.

Check it out and if you want to use it in your project, by all means do.

Summit

This track was made in Garageband when I got my new Mac as I just wanted to see how it had changed since I last experimented with it a few years prior. I wanted to mainly hear how well I could layer up all the lovely new synth pads and one which I particularly like, the dream choir. There are several new music tracks being released soon that feature this pad.

Once I came up with a nice sounding chord layer, I decided to take the track further. Inspired by the kind of positive and motivational music often heard in a film or on TV when someone reaches the summit of a mountain, looking out over the panoramic views, I developed a simple, slowly building anthem track that actually is one of my best pieces (if I do say so myself).

It starts with a piano riff and slowly progressing chord structure. There is a piano melody that plays and builds within the first half of the song, before more progressive and harder drum elements kick in. At this point the music becomes more adrenaline fulled and leads to the climax.

It’s a hard one to describe, so check it out for yourself.

As with everything here on zapsplat.com, you can use the music and sounds for free, as long as you credit us. If you don’t want to do that, you can upgrade.

About The Author

I'm the founder of zapsplat.com and professional sound designer. I provide free sound effects for games, TV, radio, filmmaking, podcasts, YouTube and more. You can download all my sounds free as mp3 and wav files here at ZapSplat.
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