Tuneruit Tech and Music Mashup – (The Heartbeat Of Music)

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Have you purchased your new iPhone yet?  I, for one, have not purchased it yet although I am overdue for an upgrade.  If you are an iPhone user, you may have heard about Apple’s new Health app.  The application offers the ability for you to monitor your physical activity using the iPhone’s motion sensors.  This definitely comes in handy for the fitness buffs out there.  In particular, the app has a heart rate monitor.  Just check your phone to keep up with your BPMs.

Given that the iPhone and Apple are intrinsically linked to music, I began to think about the relationship between the heartbeat and music.   Have you ever thought about the prevalence of “heartbeats” in music?  There is the signature “thump thump” that appears in dance music.  Or what about that low heartbeat that appears in a scary film designed to evoke suspense and fear?  Why is that sound so powerful?  There have been several studies done on the relationship between heart rate and music.  Manipulating one’s heartbeat is critical when trying to bring out certain emotions in a viewer or listener.  Attaching certain emotions to whatever you are trying to sell is always a sure thing.  Humans seem to have a natural response to a thumping heart.  Science has recently discovered that this phenomenon started while we were in the womb.

As a music producer, I don’t think I have consciously programmed a beat to mimic a heart beat.  I think it may have occurred more naturally if I was trying to create a piece with a certain mood.  Among genres, I particularly notice it in dance and urban music.  The kick drum always plays the role of the trusted heart.  It appears that the heart beat and music will be forever intertwined.   I wonder if this data can be collected and analyzed to make a better song?  I will be on the lookout for the app that does that.

What do you think? Drop a comment in the comment section below.

cantaloupe 1ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Derrick Pryce (known as Cantaloupe at Tunefruit) is a music producer and keyboard player based in Atlanta, GA.  His current release is entitled Kebomusic Presents: The Experience, which is available on iTunes and Amazon. In addition to music, he is very much interested in technology, entrepreneurship and venture capital. He thinks mixing them all up would be fantastic. For more information, check out www.kebomusic.com.

 

“Loving it” Weekly September 23rd Playlist with Guava, Tunefruit’s Stock Music Specialist

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I know you all have been waiting for it! Here’s this week’s taste of some fresh new music coming into our library that I just absolutely love!

Listen Now: “Loving it” Stock Music Playlist Week 13

  1. “Schadenfreude” – jpsheg

I already did the Google work for you. “Schadenfreude” means the pleasure derived from the misfortune of others. This track contrasts between a soft melody and heavy alternative vibe.

  1. “Know Time Wasted” – dton3z

WOAH! There’s one heavy beat dropped on this stock music track. I mean if you’re looking for that contemporary flair all the youth is styling, just groove to this track and you got it.

  1. “Valse de Avenue” – cAudio

Ahhh oui oui! Alright, that’s all the French I actually know. But man, oh man, does this track not just grab your inner French self and make you want to travel down a canal on a gondola?

  1. “Border” – OnBothSides

If you all have heard of Tommy Guerrero, you will hear the similarities. A great, laid back stock music track that just lets you cruise in that cityscape in a subtly emotive mood.

  1. “Chillin’ With A Mai Tai” – lyndie58

Summer isn’t over! I will resist you Fall, and to do so, I’ll be playing this track on repeat with a nice cold mai tai. So everybody join in with me, imagine the beach, and play this track.

  1. “Absolution” – Score Studio

What you guys think I would let a playlist go without an epicly awesome stock track? This is one emotional, hybrid orchestral ride. I am, once again, a superhero waiting for my moment.

  1. “Rain on Me” – Synchrotron

I feel like there’s a melancholic aura surrounding aspects of this playlist. Hey, I don’t mind. This track is another very well written piece. Just float along with these eerie guitar effects.

  1. “Mansion Tour” – T_mber Music Supply

I have never been on a mansion tour. Most people don’t even let me near their mansions, so I just try to imagine what it’s like. Luckily, this track provides a beautiful waltzing tune to help.

  1. “Tipsy In Tuscany” – MusicGuy

Who wouldn’t want to grab some nice wine in the beautiful countryside? Well, I’d guess it’s pretty expensive. Thankfully, we can just buy cheap wine and play this track!

10. “Butterfly” – ludwigamadeus

I’m going to cap this playlist off with another stock music track that exemplifies me holding onto summer. We’ve got one great, jazzy trip hop sound that just exudes a breezy attitude.

Tunefruit Featured Stock Music License: LaunchHub (produced by @explainify)

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The gentlemen and ladies of Explainify are back again with this new explainer video for LaunchHub. Explainify knows that Tunefruit is always the place to find excellent stock music that will fit perfectly with their amazing and finely-crafted animated explainer videos. And seriously, hats off to the team for figuring out how to simply explain the idea of a Predictive Mobile Analytics Platform. I bet Explainify’s mom would be proud.

According to the folks over at Explainify:

So you’re a mobile app marketer looking to take your app to the next level, and you want to make sure that your marketing campaign really pays off. With all the unknowns, you need to know how your app will perform in the future. You need LaunchHub.

Click here to learn more about LaunchHub:

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“Loving it” Weekly September 8th Playlist with Guava, Tunefruit’s Stock Music Specialist

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I know you all have been waiting for it! Here’s this week’s taste of some fresh new music coming into our stock music library that I (Guava) just absolutely love!

Listen Now: “Loving it” Stock Music Playlist Week 12

1. “Clusters” – Daniel Knowler

I’m going to start you guys out with a lovely, peaceful stock music track. This is perfect for those days when you’re laying in a lush field of grass. Ok, so nobody really does that but just imagine.

2. “Massive Perception” – JM Scherf Music

We’ve immediately switched gears. This is high octane material. Strap yourself into your computer chair and brace yourself for this great hybrid stock music track with guitar and orchestra.

3. “Beached” – Revalver

This is one groovin’ stock music track. If you’ve ever heard of DJ Shadow or RJD2, you’ll be very familiar with the style of this track. Great trip-hop vibe going on for some night time cruising.

4. “Dancing Hologram” – TOYINVENTION

If holograms could dance, this is their late night track. I love the mix of pop and EDM threaded through this upbeat track. Turn this one up to 11 please.

5. “Square” – KyleOkaly

What in the? Did somebody just trap me into an old Sega Genesis?? I love the retro feel Mr. Okaly. Great job at capturing the feel of those old 8-bit games while making this very catchy.

6. “Business” – Twisterium

As a man named Jermaine once said, “It’s business. It’s business time.” So gather around you young corporate business execs! Put this track on and launch your marketing campaign!

7. “Asian Daydream” – Francesco Giovannangelo

Before this track, I’ve never had an Asian daydream. After hearing this track, all I need in my life are Asian daydreams. Thank you Mr. Giovannangelo for this lovely piece.

8. “Funky Train” – Kubed

Just like we needed Soul Train in the 70’s, we need a some of that “Funky Train” in the 2010’s. All aboard this train, cause we’re playing this track on repeat all night long!

9. “Night Bikes” – Positive Audio

I’m calling John Hughes right now. We’re getting on some super old school bikes and cruising the streets at nigh to this nostalgic stock music track. So I don’t have his number. Anybody have his number??

10. “Bad Medicine “ – SteveCollom

I’m gonna cap this playlist with some good ole gritty southern rock stock music. This track takes me back to Athens, Georgia when I was drinking a cold one and listening to Drive-By Truckers.