Making Your Own Music For Your Movies

Written by Fred Ost

So you've got some great scenes on tape andrepparttar only thing that could make them better would be some music.

The bad news is of course is thatrepparttar 149442 cost of buyingrepparttar 149443 song you really want is probably way out of reach forrepparttar 149444 indie production. The good news is that forrepparttar 149445 price of talking to a decent attorney to getrepparttar 149446 price ofrepparttar 149447 music that you want, you can buyrepparttar 149448 software that will enable you to createrepparttar 149449 music that you need.

The software I'm talking about is Acid 4.0. It enables you to easily drag and drop different music loops together to create royalty free tunes you can use in anything you'd like.

The software is really simple to start using right out ofrepparttar 149450 box, allrepparttar 149451 files you need are located inrepparttar 149452 bottom portion ofrepparttar 149453 screen andrepparttar 149454 tracks you are working with are onrepparttar 149455 top. You can previewrepparttar 149456 loops onrepparttar 149457 bottom ofrepparttar 149458 screen before you drag them torepparttar 149459 top to start mixing. Once you have a few loops mixed onrepparttar 149460 top ofrepparttar 149461 screen you can play them while you samplerepparttar 149462 loops on file atrepparttar 149463 bottom ofrepparttar 149464 screen so you can preview what they would sound like together.

You can setrepparttar 149465 beat ofrepparttar 149466 song to just about any speed you'd like, you can go from a slow, mellow tune that sounds like it belongs in a family sedan commercial to romantic moments or you can cut loose with a mad techno beat for fights and car chases or club scenes. The only limit to what you can create with this software is your imagination.

Save Money When Going Out

Written by Gregory Thomas

It seems as though whenever we go out forrepparttar night, it costs much more than we originally intended to spend. Having a 'night onrepparttar 149372 town' shouldn't cost you a whole weeks salary.

Keep in mind thatrepparttar 149373 amount you spend is directly related torepparttar 149374 place you go and what you purchase. If you are attending an opera with private balcony seats, followed by an elegant candle-lit dinner . . . . plan on spending more than forty dollars.

However, many activities can be a lot of fun and not cost much money atrepparttar 149375 same time. Sure, it's nice to go out in style once and awhile, but realistically, how often can our pocketbooks afford it?

Userepparttar 149376 following tips to help cut some ofrepparttar 149377 costs when going out. These tips can also be helpful if you have children, and are looking for some lower priced outings.

How And Where To Save Money


You can often find local organizations and establishments offering a variety of "weekly" specials that will save you money. By lowering prices and offering special discounts, these businesses attract customers during their "down" time, or slow days.

For instance, many Los Angeles area bars and restaurants offer free midweek buffets, $1 drink specials, and even half price appetizers. And many times, these specials last all night long! Those that don't, have "Happy Hours" usually from 4-8pm offering food and drink specials ranging anywhere from $1-$5.

Granted these places won't haverepparttar 149378 typical Friday night crowds, nevertheless they WILL provide you and your date more quality time together and save you money atrepparttar 149379 same time.

There is no need to feel cheap, or tight, just because you are interested in saving some of YOUR money. Is there a law commanding that you spend $200 every time you go out?

Check For Local Events


Another idea is to check with your City Hall or local Parks and Recreation center to see what's coming up. Often cities/counties sponsor a number of dance, theater, musical and visual arts events that are either FREE, or cost a few dollars for admission.

Local colleges also offer quite a number of events that cost very little to attend. Sporting events, musicals, drama and performing arts, are just a few that you will find. Contact your local colleges and see if you can be placed on a mailing list to be notified of upcoming events.

Don't forget to checkrepparttar 149380 papers andrepparttar 149381 ever popular website!

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