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This music is completely free! However, if you are willing to donate, my PayPal address is firstname.lastname@example.org. Even amounts as small as a dollar are big helps everyone, so thank you!
Those of you who have been around a while, know that I love to push my limits as a composer by writing as diversely as I possibly can. Here’s my next effort in that regard: 80s horror / scary music. The style has seen a bit of a comeback recently thanks to the brilliant score for It Follows, and more recently, the (fan-freaking-tastic) Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’. With Halloween season coming up, I couldn’t resist having a go at it. This track is 100% my own original sound design (with the exception of the background radio tuning that comes in a few times), which made it even more challenging. However, immersing myself in the film and music of that period for the last month was absolutely wonderful, and I had loads of fun writing this track! As always, I really hope you enjoy the results 🙂
P.S. The title is an abbreviation of the saying “Something Wicked This Way Comes”, similarly to how the Netflix show’s title is an abbreviation of “Stranger Things Have Happened” (I presume). Just throwing that out there because without that background info it just seems like the worlds least creative title lol.
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This track is licensed under a ‘Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License’. You can find the link to that license here:
Basically, you can use this music for absolutely anything, including commercial/monetized projects. No need to get permission. There are only 3 rules:
1) Credit me! In most cases this means posting a link to my channel or the video of the track you used. This takes about 10 seconds to do, while the track you’re using probably took me hours and hours (and hours). Doing this helps me keep the music free 🙂
2) You may NOT use my music in an audio track that you intend to put into the Content ID system. This will result in false claims given to people who use my music in their videos. These situations are illegal and have resulted in people being banned from networks etc. DON’T DO IT.
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Q: Can I use this for my project? Should I credit you? How?
A: Yup and yeah. See the above information.
Q: Can I donate?
A: Why yes you can, kind dude. PayPal e-mail is email@example.com (in all seriousness this is hugely appreciated).
Q: Will you score my project?
A: I am always looking for new scoring opportunities, but as I only have the time to do a few per year, they have to be large scale projects that will push my career forward as a composer. Things like YouTube gaming montages or vlogs are things I am almost never able to do, sorry.
Q: What programs do you use?
A: For this track I used FL Studio with the plug-in Zebra 2 🙂
Q: How do you do that light bar thingy?
A: It’s usually called an Audio Spectrum and I make it using After Effects. I typically start with this template ( but it can be done from scratch.