If you ever find it hard to choose the music to accompany your video then this suggestion may make it a bit easier.
I have nearly 6000 tracks from CD's and downloads I have bought over the years and like many people they are all now in a digital library on my PC. Have you ever found yourself searching through your CD collection trying to find a piece of music that will compliment your film. I have and it gets very tedious very quickly because I dont know my music well enough to know what will work with the film. I do know instantly though when I hear it. So my problem was with 6000 tracks how do I quickly get to hear it.
Two or three years ago I found a piece of software called MusicIP Mixer. I am not sure its still in production because today I find that the website is no longer accessible. It can still be downloaded from here
MusicIP Mixer - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
There are a number of programs on the market that do similar things to MusicIP Mixer however I have just stuck with it as it was the first.
Basically the program analyses your music and is then able to show everything you have in your library that is similar in style to any track, or combination of tracks you wish.
MusicIP has a little green man icon in the lower left of its screen. When you click that it will randomly select a track from your library and play it. You can configure it to play a section for as long as you like before moving onto another one. It plays a track about 30 seconds in so you get a good sense of what its like. If you instantly don't like it click the green forward icon and something else will be played totally randomly. OK, play your film and watch the pictures. Hit the green man and keep clicking the green forwards arrow until you hear something you feel has an emotional connection with your film. At that point hit the green man again and you will be presented with a selection of tracks based on the one you like. Use the blue arrow keys to listen to this selection. Repeat the process noting down any possible candidates on the way.
I find that I can generally find something that works within a few minutes.
Posted in the hope this helps somebody else.