Music For Audiobooks, Plays and Voiceovers
Music significantly enhances and enriches the overall experience for the listeners/viewers of voice audio and stage productions, including live presentations. Used appropriately, it is in no way intrusive or overbearing, but blends seamlessly and almost imperceptibly into a viewer’s/listener’s experience. It opens up a space in their minds, creates a context and setting for the presentation, and helps cut through the mental chatter to help pull them in more quickly and fully.
For commercials, podcasts and other shorter voiceovers, it’s tremendously effective in helping the listener focus on what’s being said and locking the information into memory.
The same holds true regarding stage plays, audiobooks and radio dramas. Applying music to these longer voice audio projects would not necessarily be on the order of a “soundtrack” per se, though that’s certainly a possibility in some cases. More commonly, what would be effective are particular themes, or several themes, which can: evoke the overall spirit or tone of the work; highlight a particular scene, event, moment or setting; and/or represent some of the main characters.
Music is a powerful way to engender deeper emotional response, and a most useful method to broaden the appeal of commercials, podcasts, instructional material, stage plays, audiobook narrations, radio programs and radio dramas, and any other voice audio productions. It opens the whole thing up and turns it into a much more compelling, engrossing and involving experience. It becomes more of a multimedia event.
Handled tastefully and skillfully, this can be a significant and rewarding feature of voice audio productions, live presentations and stage productions of all kinds.
What style(s) of music fit your project? What moods and feelings do you want to evoke? Contact us, describe your needs and we make it happen. Our long experience with music composition, production, recording and editing, as well as with voiceover and narration, gives us the know-how and competitive edge to fulfill your artistic goals and make your production a success.
We work with you to address your specific needs, and can either use music from our extensive library or custom-create new music to help realize your vision.