Taxi Music Forward - Investigative Tension Instrumental Cue

..Which means: “Hey cool track, I'm going to pass this on. It may be usable to the TV/Film/Publishing pro that will hear it next."

With live performances and gigs on hiatus, I'm cranking out the tracks, upping my skills, trying to get "through the doors".

Lots of INVESTIGATIVE TENSION INSTRUMENTAL CUES are needed by a hard-working Music Library that’s constantly landing cool placements in TV Shows. 

They need a bunch of Instrumental Cues in this style! Please listen to the following reference the Music Library provided to us to get an idea of the style and sound they're after: 

“Pandemic Response” by Steve Barden 

TAXI Tip: To get some general tips on composing and selecting sounds for this style of Instrumental Cue, please check out this TAXI TV Episode of Steve Barden crafting the reference above: TAXI TV 

Please submit well-composed Instrumental Cues that could enhance the emotion and mood, in a variety of investigative scenes and scenarios. Think of what you might hear in investigation-based shows like CSI, NCIS, and Criminal Minds. 

TAXI TIP: Although some CSI-style Cues can be more “techie-sounding," for this request he’s looking for arrangements that incorporate more organic-sounding instrumentation, as heard in the reference. Save the "heavily arpeggiated" forensic-type stuff for other requests! 

Be sure to craft your Cues around suspenseful and tension-filled melodic ideas. Keep them simple, while adding new layers of instrumentation as they progress to create dynamics, interest, and forward momentum. Remember that this is all about setting the mood! 

All submissions should clock in around 90 seconds to 2 minutes, give or take. Non-Faded, Button/Stinger endings will work best for this request. Do NOT copy the referenced example in any way, shape, or form. Use it only as a general guide for tempo, texture, tone, and overall vibe. Broadcast Quality is needed. 

NOTE: This Library is NOT interested in composers that turn in 1 or 2 tracks every couple of months. They want composers they can work closely with – the kind that would be able to deliver an album’s worth of production music within 8 to 10 weeks of signing with the library! This is a great opportunity to build an ongoing relationship.

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