Here are some tips for finding and managing tracks in the Kusiak Music Library. If your question isn’t answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.
Browsing the Kusiak Music Library
We’ve provided some Collections and Featured Categories along the left side of the Home page (you can always return here via the Home icon). Drama & Crime, Quirky, Commercial Length — these are just a few Collections that you can browse through.
These are curated lists, so not every single track of their kind will appear in a Collection. For ALL tracks tagged "quirky," for example, you'd want to put "quirky" in the search box instead.
Featured Categories are genres like Classical, Horror, World, and Jazz.
There’s also a list of Featured Album titles if you are familiar with our work already.
In the top navigation menu, Browse By Keyword and Browse Collections are a few more ways of discovering music.
Searching the Kusiak Music Library
To get more specific, try entering a keyword or keywords in the search bar at the top of the page – start with a mood (“dreamy”), a genre (“americana”), a tempo (“very slow”), or an instrument (“strings pizz”). There are many ways to filter the results you get, it comes down to personal preference.
Once you’ve found a track or a list of tracks, you can click on any word in any of the fields to produce a new list filtered by that word. For example, try clicking on an instrument or a mood words and see how the track listing adjusts.
Once you have a track playing, the wavelength player will appear above your results with an info box next to it. In this info box, there is a "Find SImilar" link that will look for other tracks like the one that's playing.
This can be helpful if a track is close to what you want, but not quite, or if you are looking for additional pieces to go with one you've already chosen.
Use the keyword AND to refine your searches.
Example: “strings AND commercial” will search all tracks that have both strings and commercial in the description.
Use an * (asterisk) as a wildcard character.
Example: A search for “uplift*” will find “uplifting” and “uplifted.”
Use keyword OR to refine your searches.
Example: “Jazz OR Blues” will search all tracks that have either Jazz or Blues in the description.
Use keyword NOT to refine your searches.
Example: “classical NOT drones” will search all Classical tracks that do not have orchestral drones.
Refining your search
Once you have a list of tracks, you can click on the “Refine” section on the right hand side of the page to filter through categories, album titles, moods, and instruments.
Note: If you don’t see the section on the right, make sure you have clicked on My Projects in the top menu.
Customizing your projects in the Project Panel
How do I create a playlist?
First, make sure you have the Project Panel open (if not, click on My Projects to bring it up).
Select the New Playlist icon.
You’ll see a New Playlist appear in the panel. (You can rename, add tracks to, or move this playlist into a folder to stay organized.)
Now you can drag and drop tracks into your playlist, or click on the Add Track (+) icon next to any track in search results. Just make sure you have your playlist selected before you try to add a track. You can delete a playlist anytime using the delete icon (-).
How do I create a cuesheet?
Click the New Cuesheet icon.
You can drag-and-drop tracks, use the add icon (+) in a track list, or move whole playlists onto your cuesheet.
When your cue sheet is complete, select the Menu icon (three lines) next to your cuesheet, and you’ll see a menu drop down.
Choose View Cuesheet to generate a document to edit and share.
Fill in the details for your project and usage and you can export as CSV, PDF or send in an email.
How do I create a folder to organize my playlists and cuesheets?
Click on the new folder icon to create a new folder. Now you can drag-and-drop playlists and cuesheets into this folder to organize by project, category, style, etc.
Can I share a playlist or a cuesheet?
Of course! Select the Menu icon next to either your playlist or your cuesheet, and you’ll see a menu pop up.
Choose Create OnePage. This detailed document can be customized and emailed from within the page.
preview library tracks with your own video clips
Select a playlist or cuesheet and choose VSync from the dropdown menu. Upload your video clip (50MB maximum is recommended), and listen to tracks as the video plays. For detailed VSync instructions, check out this tutorial video from Soundminer.
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