Syrinscape has damn near every type of music or mood that I’m looking for. However, sometimes it’s not the easiest to find (at least for me).
I’m looking to (A) find a comprehensive type of “library” with soundset elements/moods that are labeled with tags (e.g., “combat”, “creepy”, “nature sounds”, “eerie”, “sad”, “dramatic”, etc) or (B) to help create one.
I have my own messy little system. It’s a google document where I list libraries, their moods, and sometimes their individual elements and then I give them each “tags.” So if I need combat music I do CTRL + F and search for the tag “combat.” People are welcome to peruse it if it helps, but I warn you that it gets messy at times (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D2ElL-3svBhzd5cRnLSXT_PJzWgCPkt9oKvruk7RpBs/edit?usp=sharing).
While this method works for me, it’s limited in two ways. One, it’s inefficient and time-intensive to do. Two, I’ve listened to only a small subset of the actual libraries. So, I’d like to reach out to the community to see if there is a library and if not, if I can help create one in some way.
I have two ideas:
One, continue in a fashion similar to the google doc I linked above but make it editable so anyone can add to the document.
Two, create a spreadsheet in a similar fashion (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1-gpglZ8V-0FgYPfwz1CAu9lP_3o_d_5WFqcuiYRv4pc/edit?usp=sharing ). But I’m not exactly sure what would be the best organization for this. There are three tabs with 3 different types of organization. Sheet 1 organizes by Library, Mood, and Element and then tags each of them across the columns. Sheet 2 organizes by theme. For example, there’s a row called “Combat - Epic” and each column in that row is epic combat music. Sheet 3 attempts to organize by theme and tags.
If anyone was curious, this post was spurred by me needing to find good “travel music” and good “default music” (by which I mean standard music that could be played across a variety of different scenes and moods. Think of Critical Role and how they have a “default” music go to.)