Q. Does it cost money to join Extravagant Noise?
Q. Why does Extravagant Noise have a patent pending, and why is it special?
A. Let’s start with what’s on our business cards: Extravagant Noise is a “revolutionary patent pending process that heightens emotional appeal of visual media”. Before Extravagant Noise patent pending kits, you had two choices for adding music to visual media: 1) You could hire a composer to create original music for you. After that point you would need to have the music “produced”. You would negotiate a price and have a contract with the composer for the courtesy of using the music made to specification for your visual media. Hopefully the composer you hire knows about “hit points” and how to make them work for you. What are hit points? They are places where music matches the visual climaxes and smart places of the visual media to highlight subliminally. It’s ironically becoming a lost art. 2) You go to a music library that has thousands of tracks looking for what will match the best for your visual media. In this case you just “slap a track” onto your visual media and hope it works. In some cases, your production crew has a music editor that knows how to dice and slice the music to fit as close as possible and hopefully still sound good.
Extravagant Noise is a third choice. We save you money. We save you time. We improve your quality. At Extravagant Noise we have a process that’s much like an easy puzzle. Our white papers give you possibilities to choose from for a good final audio track. The pieces of the kits abut to each other without any loss of quality. Our music has been strategically created to do so. The good part? You have hit points as if you hired a composer, but you have it now. You don’t need to hire a composer or have a music editor involved. The BEST part? When your licensed music matches your visual media in the way that Extravagant Noise’s precision kits do, a very cool thing happens to your viewers’ perception. They experience the visual and audio as “Cross – Modal”, which increases the trust factor in your visual media by 86%. Your visual media is thought of as truthful. The product you are advertising is perceived as more dependable. Your Video blog is considered more likely to be correct. Eighty Six percent more! The opposite occurs if the use of hit points are not taken into account. The viewer’s perception of your visual media skews negative: less truthful, less dependable, and less correct. Extravagant Noise is a new way to have music synchronize exactly to your visual media, resulting in your visual media to be deemed as better.
Q. What are the types of kits I may license?
A. Extravagant Noise currently has two types of kits. ‘Ad Music’ kits are created with broadcast advertising in mind. There are many pieces to an ‘Ad Music’ kit in order to have the hit points needed. Our other kits are called ‘ Music Bookends’ – which are made with YouTube Vlogs, blogs, Podcasts and business videos in mind. Music Bookends don’t have as many pieces, but have intros, outros and some nice matching filler pieces. You can license a ‘Music Bookend’ for Broadcast if you want – just fill out the form that way when purchasing a license. Music Bookends also have the capability of ‘hit points’, which is very exciting!
Q. I purchased a license, where is the download link?
A. Once you purchase a license you are transferred to a download page. You are also sent an email with a link to the kit(s) you licensed. If you don’t see the email, make sure to check your spam folder. We have tutorials on our tutorial page that walks you through the licensing process. If you need to contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try to fix any problems quickly.
Q. Now that I’ve purchased a license for an Extravagant Noise kit, how do I get my YouTube Channel whitelisted?
A. We have a special “in” with YouTube to whitelist your YouTube Channel when using our kits. If you have not received a letter asking for the address of your YouTube channel, please write to email@example.com and we will send it in to YouTube to be whitelisted. We put a lot of work into making our website a one stop shop. Music usually needs to obtain at least three licenses to be whitelisted and hassle free. We handled all of that ahead of time as part of our customer service to you.
Q. Where is my kit’s white paper?
A. Extravagant Noise has made your kit’s white papers, that give instructions for combining kit pieces, available for download in three locations. Our website white paper page is https://extravagantnoise.com/instruction-pdfs/
They are also included when using the ‘Download All’ button after your licensing purchase, and are included in the listing of choices for WAV or AIFF formats under ‘License this Track’ and can be downloaded there.
Q. Why does music need to be licensed?
A. Wikipedia has a great page explaining Music Licensing: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_licensing
The ‘why’ is simply so the people who own the music get paid for their work. Extravagant Noise made their kits’ licensing easy. When you license a kit from Extravagant Noise and fill out the use questionnaire appropriately, you will not need any further licenses. If you are using a kit for Advertising, you will need to file a cue sheet. Extravagant Noise has a cue sheet tool on each kit’s music page.
Royalty Free Music
Q. What is royalty free music?
A. Finally! Someone Asks! With Extravagant Noise we don’t go back and say you owe us more money. If you were to license a famous band to have their song in your visual media – chances are you would later need to pay them more. How many movies on TV have you seen where the cool song you loved is no longer there? That happens because of a disagreement between those who owned the music used and those who want to keep using it. At Extravagant Noise we do not ask for additional payments. There are no extra fees for broadcast advertisements, unless you fail to fill out a free cue sheet. We hope you love our kits and love the results they bring. But if you are really happy about our kits being royalty free, you can send a virtual card to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can be warm and fuzzy together.
Q. What are the licensing restrictions?
A. You need to use the music you licensed in the same manner you chose from the licensing list at the time of purchase. We have a brief and clever questionnaire when you license music that asks how it will be used. You can’t purchase a license for a YouTube blog and then use it on a television commercial. But if you purchased a license to use a kit for a television commercial and that’s how you filled the questionnaire – you are good to go! Otherwise, you need to purchase another license for the different use you need.
Q. Could I use your kit to make my own song?
A. No.You need to use the music you licensed in the same manner you chose from the licensing list at the time of purchase! We aren’t going to borrow your car, don’t borrow our songs. And it’s still our music, regardless of how or what you add to it.
Q. Can I purchase an Extravagant Noise Kit anywhere else?
A. No. Remember that ‘patent pending’ phrase? We really are unique. If someone else tries to do what we have created,it will be a legal hassle for them. Meanwhile you get to use us and find out how nice we are. Your visual media gets the benefit of being trusted more. You will be happy with your outcomes.
Q. Can I return a kit and get a refund?
A. Once you purchase a license and download a kit, Extravagant Noise cannot offer a refund. If an error has occurred, such as adding a duplicate item to your Cart, we’ll do everything in our power to make it right and refund you for the duplicate, as long as you haven’t used the second kit. So please make sure you’ve got the correct kit(s) in your Cart before you click “Pay”.
Q. In what type of file format will the music be available?
A. We have options of bothWAV and AIFF. We don’t like MP3 quality, but that’s not why we don’t offer it. Our kits are within several milliseconds of precision. MP3 is a compressed file. Imagine a jelly sandwich that you “compress”…. What happens? Does the jelly squish out? Compressed files actually make the audio file a tiny bit longer. Those tiny differences are not good for the precision needed for a good kit. The average human brain hears audio over 22 times faster than it sees visual. With Extravagant Noise kits we are very aware of this fact and have taken great strides to make our kits amazingly accurate. We don’t want this accuracy ruined by compression, and therefore do not offer MP3.
Q. Is it safe to make a purchase from your website?
A. Extravagant Noise secures their site even on the portions that don’t handle money. We use SourceAudio’s tried and true tools and security. Plus, Braintree’s security. That’s triple security.
Q. Will Extravagant Noise sell or share my info?
A. NEVER! We respect your privacy.
Q. Does Extravagant Noise take requests?
A. Yes! We are musicians, we are used to requests! The kit may not be made available immediately, but we love to create music and love a challenge. Please realize that the kit will be available for others to license as well. If you have some thoughts on a specific kind of kit you’d like to see offered, please write to email@example.com
Q. Can you give me a ‘walk through’ of the steps I need to listen and purchase a kit for licensing?
A. Of Course! Extravagant Noise wants your experience to be as easy as possible! You are welcome to look at our white paper page to get an idea of what each kit includes, and to learn more about our methods of ‘Algebra People’ and ‘Geometry People’. Downloading a white paper is free. To listen to examples of kits, please create a profile by clicking on the ‘Specialty Kits’ page tab. Fill out the profile and you are in!
Extravagant Noise sells two types of kits for adding music to visual media: Ad Music – for Broadcast Advertising, and Music Bookends – for Blog, Vlog and YouTube videos. Each kit has pieces that snap together like blocks in a film editing software. The pieces are precise to several milliseconds. The pieces are able to abut to each other without causing “artifacts” – the crunching noise that occurs in audio when things go wrong. The pieces also enable the music to synchronize to a visual climax.
When the directions in the white paper / PDF for each kit are followed, it is possible to have the music line up to a ‘hit point’ – A point where the visual and audio have a climax at the exact same spot. Currently most ‘Music Libraries’ are basically adding a track to a visual without anything matching. If an advertising client wants to have hit points within their advertisement, they need to hire a professional composer to create music that tricks the listener to thinking it’s just a normal song, when in fact a large amount of math was involved in order to have the hit points work as needed. Extravagant Noise enables a middle ground between the ‘slap a track’ method or the ‘hire a composer’ method.
Extravagant Noise’s ‘Ad Music’ kits can have many pieces when created for Advertising Media. All kits are like a linear puzzle with extra pieces that will not be used, because the user has the choice for where and how the hit points are highlighted in their media. Detailed instructions are given in the kit’s corresponding white paper as to where to cut/edit the film in exact SMPTE time codes within the white paper / PDF. The full-length version also acts as an example track. All tracks are ‘nested’ with the main track.
Within ‘Music Bookends’, the same patent pending process is used, but there are fewer pieces. Our Music Bookends also include corresponding music that may be used in the middle of a visual media production so that the entire audio experience is a cohesive one. These kits were made so that Extravagant Noise is a one stop shop for people who want their Vlog, Blog or YouTube Video to sound professional and also to be legal. Extravagant Noise is also a prudent choice for when an Advertisement Production needs to save time and money, while including the needed accuracy resulting in a trustability gain of 86%.
Q. What are ‘Hit Points’?
A. Hit Points are specific points where music and film match exactly. Quite often when hit points are used it is not noticeable unless there is a big climax within the visual. Creating music that is enjoyable, yet uses the ability of hit point synchronization, is usually a difficult thing to achieve. A great deal of math goes into figuring out where hit point placement should be, and yet keep the music sounding great. Major film productions use hit points in their music and most people don’t even notice them, because the big-name composers are great at their jobs. When the music that is attached to a visual media production has hit points, this is when true synchronization actually happens. When a viewer watches and listens to a visual media experience that has real synchronization using hit points the viewer has a cross-model perception experience. Human beings experience cross-modally all the time just being who they are. Humans have several senses in use most of the time. When a cross-modal experience occurs in life, it links with a part of the brain that accepts things as they are. With visual media it is possible to have cross-modal perception when true synchronization through hit points have been achieved. The viewer/listener will hear and see the world as it connects to their emotional centers in their brains. The better the synchronization, the more the viewer will trust and believe their experience. Pretty becomes prettier, cool becomes cooler, all while believing what is said and or presented.
We mentioned before that the trustability level of a visual media goes up 86% when hit points are used. This is a fairly recent brain study outcome. The same study also proved that the visual media will be deemed as poorly made if there is a lack of true synchronization. Another brain study has proven that not everyone’s brains develop the same in regards to speed of perception. Perception of visual is increased by a great amount with musicians who have practiced intensely for years. This increased perception makes cutting music to a precision point very difficult for a person without an extensive musical background. The term ‘synchronization’ in the film industry used to mean that music was created to synchronize exactly at key points in a film to enhance the film and or visual media. There has been a common misconception of the definition of ‘synchronization’ as of late, because of the naming of “synch licenses” in the industry. A music sync license is normally obtained in order to have the legal right to add a composer’s music to visual media — Extravagant Noise has you covered in this area. So a “Synch License” does not deal with accuracy, only the purchase of a legal license of use. True synchronization is the operation or activity of two or more things at the same rate. As we mentioned earlier, human brains hear about 22 times faster than they see. This means the audio experience of a hit point needs to be accurate to several milliseconds. True music synchronization with visual cannot occur without hit points. Extravagant Noise allows anyone to have hit points in their visual media. It’s even possible to have a hearing deficit yet have great synchronization, just by following the guidelines of the white paper for your chosen kit. Great synchronization quality is now available to everyone.