Megatrax Production Music’s new original music catalog, Track Distillery, offers a variety of genres with musical elements designed for underscore and background in TV shows and commercials.
Each 2:00 cue has edit points at :60, :30, :15… all the way to :05. Track Distillery tracks come with a full mix and a stem for every musical element within each cue, ready to remix, rearrange, or take back to basics.
Producer Derek Jones says, “Track Distillery responds quickly to trends, requests and changes within the industry. As one example, we have a full album of Nortec. Nortec is an emerging style of hard techno that fuses elements of Norteño, Tambora and Banda, and we have 12 full tracks (63 total tracks) of it out before the trend has peaked.”
Track Distillery offers “stripped down” productions, for use in reality TV show underscore and TV commercials. All of the music in Track Distillery is designed with builds, stops, breaks and sting endings. None of the tracks feature melodies or melodic instruments; all the cues are designed as beds to support scenes instead of overwhelming them. The catalog features music from veteran and emerging composers, including Peter Bateman, Sunna Wehrmeijer, Eddie Wohl, Mike Plas, Ivan Virijevic, Michael “Nomad” Ripoll and David Sparkman, among others.
“Every album in Track Distillery has 12 cues,” says Jones. “All of them are in the same genre and the same specific direction. They vary in tempo, key and musical composition, but the palette of sounds within an album are the same because I am purposefully limiting the composers to using only the core musical elements specific to the style they are writing. The concept is, if you love one track but it doesn’t quite work for your spot, you’ll have 11 others on that album with that same sound and style to choose from.”
Track Distillery is available now and features 30 albums and a total of 1,524 tracks.