Frequently asked questions
What equipment do you use?
I use both a mac and pc's for my work. The daws that I use are, Reaper, Cubase, Logic, Studio One, Reason and Tracktion Waveform. I use Izotope Rx, for cleaning sounds.
I have a big library of sounds, subscriptions to sfx libraries and I also record my own foley sounds in my studio or outside by using a portable Tascam recorder.
I own a lot of guitars, bass guitars, electronic drums and midi keyboards. Also a lot of virtual instruments and fx. Maybe more than I need :)
Is your music royalty free? Can I use it on Youtube?
All my music packs are royalty free. You can use them on Youtube and not have any problems. They are clean.
How can I hire you?
There are many ways to hire me. You can use freelance website like Upwork and Fiverr. Also you can use this website and send me an email with your request. Even if you decide to hire me outside of a freelance platform, I will still use escrow, to get paid. That guarantees a safe transaction for both parties.
Previous composer did some music that I want you to copy or I want a track to sound exactly like ...
Not interested in copying music or sfx.
Do you offer a free demo for all your services?
Yes, if the samples I sent you, from previous works I did, are not similar to your project, I usually do a free demo. Maybe 1-2 minutes in length. It really depends on the nature of the project. You cannot use the free demo, if you don't end up hiring me though.
Do you charge discussions with clients?
I usually do not. Of course if a client feels the need to send me messages all day (which happens occasionally), I have to charge, cause I will lose a lot of time.
How many revisions do I get?
I believe 3 revisions is a good number to offer.
Do you sell courses? Do you teach music production? What if I want some advice?
I don't sell any courses. I also cannot teach you to write music. I don't believe that this is possible. I know that a lot of people do it, but in my opinion, it cannot be done correctly. I did some online sessions with 3 of my clients, showing them some basic mixing skills. So yes, if you want to get the basics as a composer, or to learn how to mix your own stuff, I can help you.
Advice is usually free. If I know the subject and have time, I am happy to help for sure.
Where can I buy your music?
This website is a good place, if you want to support me a little bit more. My music is on all serious game creation marketplaces. Also I use Pond5 to sell my game tracks and stock music that I make.
Can I sell your music as my game/film soundtrack?
No, the license just covers using the music in your game/film and social media. If you want to include my tracks in a soundtrack you are planning to sell, you have to contact me and buy a license for that.
Terms and conditions
By purchasing any of my music, licenses or royalty free music collections you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions:
General terms & conditions
You may not copy, share, lease, lend, sell, transfer, sub-license or distribute any music or licenses to any third-party.
All licenses for music use are only valid after full payment has been received.
Due to the non-returnable nature of mp3 digital music files, refunds are not possible. Please ensure you purchase the correct songs.
Important: Music cannot be used as samples, clips or as any underlying basis (no matter how minor) for any new musical work or song of your own.
When purchasing any form of license (royalty free or otherwise) the music is licensed to you for use in your production only. It is not a transfer of copyright or ownership; copyright of the music remains with the composer at all times.
All music compositions must be incorporated into a production and cannot stand alone in their original format as purely audio.
No music track or collection may be made available independently to the public as a soundtrack album or promotional CD for a production without a license from the composer.
Use of music in any film, video or other form of production without a valid license constitutes infringement of copyright and intellectual property and will be legally pursued under copyright laws in all cases.
Royalty free music collections
Purchasing a royalty free music collection gives you a lifetime right and license to legally use the music from that collection in any and all of your videos and productions without needing to pay a repeat license fee each time that music is used in a new production.
Royalty free collections are also licensed for use in worldwide TV broadcasts as well as video games and mobile apps.
Any use of the music must be for within your own productions. If you are a freelance editor making videos for different clients, they must be the licensed end-user of the music and each must buy their own copy of the collection. You cannot use one copy of a royalty free music collection for multiple/different clients.
Non royalty free individual music tracks
All individual (non royalty free) music tracks require either a Non-Commercial or Commercial license (depending on usage) for any public or online use.
Even if your production is for non-commercial, charitable or not for profit use, a license must still be purchased before use.
Commercial use is deemed to include any use which promotes or advertises any business, commercial product or paid service. Even if the production itself is not for sale (e.g. a promotional video trailer), if it promotes or advertises any form of commercial business, service or paid product, this would require a commercial license.
A Non-Commercial or Commercial license covers use of one specific music track in one unique production only. A new license is needed if the same track is to be used in a different video/production.
Unauthorised broadcasting, public performance, copying or re-recording constitutes infringement of copyright
Unless otherwise specified all music & content copyright © 2003 - 2024 composer Panos Koutselinis