What’s a Music Kit?
Music Kits are a uniquely flexible and ready-to-use music offering that provides fully produced, professional music in an easy to work with, modular way.
Where typical music items are simply fixed-length tracks, Music Kits are provided as individual drag-and-drop song sections (e.g. intro, verse, chorus, etc.) that can be quickly and seamlessly arranged to meet your project's needs.
They’re specifically designed so that you can work with them directly in your software or editing tool of choice, and in 3 simple steps quickly put together a music soundtrack that fits your project with smooth, edit-free transitions and clean, natural endings.
Whether you’re working in Final Cut, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, or even Garageband, Music Kits aren’t tied to any specific software, allowing you to drag-and-drop and rearrange them directly on your project timeline.
How does it work?
All Music Kits include 2 matching sets of song section audio files:
- One with tails (full natural endings)
- And one without tails (trimmed on the beat)
“Tails” simply refers to the natural time it takes for the audio to die off after the final note in the song section is played. The “tails” song sections are what provide seamless transitions and should be used in the final arrangement.
The “no tails” song sections are provided to help you quickly and easily snap together and arrange a temp/guide track for your project – just like “musical Legos!” This is especially handy for editing software that does not support tempo grids or beat snapping.
Once you’re happy with your guide track arrangement, you can simply swap out or line up the “tails” sections to the matching “no tails” version to create the final seamless piece of music. Your project is now ready to go!
So just 3 simple steps:
- Snap together and arrange a guide track using the “no tails” song sections.
- Swap out / line up the corresponding “tails” song sections (Tip: use at least 2 audio tracks to allow for overlap).
- Mute or remove the initial guide track.
And that’s it! No mixing, editing, trimming, or fading is required.
If your editing software does support tempo grids / snapping, you can simply set it to match the tempo of the music kit, and arrange the “tails” sections directly using the provided tempo guides, skipping Step 1 entirely. Either way it’s quite easy!
Example fully arranged music kit, with a “no tails” guide track