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GodzFire

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Velocity Music
« on: August 08, 2020, 06:53:11 PM »
Velocity Music - There's some stuff missing, but I included what I had found onto a tab separated list. Hoping someone can download the info and add it to the existing stuff.
https://justpaste.me/4T1B

REL ID
VL 001Q
VL 2
VL 002Q
VL 3
VL 003Q
VL 4
VL 004Q
VL 5
VL 005Q
VL 6
VL 006Q
VL 7
VL 007Q
VL 8
VL 008Q
VL 9
VL 009Q
VL 10
VL 010Q
VL 011Q
VL 012Q
VL 013Q
VL 014Q
VL 015Q
VL 016Q
VL 017Q
VL 018Q
VL 019Q
VL 020Q
VL 021Q
VL 026Q
VL 027Q
VL 028Q
VL 029Q
VL 030Q
VL 031Q
VL 032Q
 
RELEASE NAME
ALTROCK VI (QUICKTRAX CD DOUBLE)
NUSKOOL FUNK V1
NUSKOOL FUNK V1 (QUICKTRAX CD ROM)
POP PACKAGE V1
POP PACKAGE V1 (QUICKTRAX CD ROM)
DRAMATRONICA V1
DRAMATRONICA V1 (CD ROM)
GLOBAL GROOVE V1
GLOBAL GROOVE V1 (CD ROM)
METAL / RAPCORE V1
METAL / RAPCORE V1 (CD ROM)
ELECTRONICS V1
ELECTRONICS V1 (CD ROM)
SURF V1
SURF V1 (CD ROM)
TRIP-HOP V1
TRIP-HOP V1 (CD ROM)
GROOVEMETAL V1
GROOVEMETAL V1 (CD ROM)
BRITPOP V1 (QUICKTRAX DVD ROM)
DRUM'N BASS V1 (QUICKTRAX DVD ROM)
ELECTRONICS V2 (QUICKTRAX)
ALTROCK V2 (QUICKTRAX DVD ROM)
PUNK V1 (QUICKTRAX DVD ROM)
ROCKABILLY V1 (QUICKTRAX DVD ROM)
METAL V2 (QUICKTRAX DVD ROM)
ELECTRONICA V3 (QUICKTRAX DVD ROM)
DRAMATRONICA V2
ALTROCK V3
ACOUSTILOOP V1
ALTPOP V1 (QUICKTRAX)
SPORT EDGE V1
FUNK V2
ELECTRONICS V5
UNIQUE V1
ALTROCK V4
DRAMATRONICA V3
  DESCRIPTION
See VL-001
Urban, hip hop and R&B
See VL-002
This CD is an explosion of Latin pop
See VL-003
Great drama influenced by electronic arrangements and action. For kidnapping situations, bomb attacks, etc.
See VL-004
World beat with vocals, exotic instruments and strange animal rituals
See VL-005
An evil mix of anguish and evil played by heavy and hard rock
See VL-006
A medley of electronic styles
See VL-007
Funny, comic, bubbly themes
See VL-008
The dark night, distorted environments that leave no room for hope in thehorizon
See VL-009
A mixture of rhythms electronic and guitar for events involved with blood, fights andadrenalin
See VL-010







A feast of electronic delights, breakbeat and trance
Great drama with electronic influences ideal for promotional story moviesreal
Pop / Rock radio friendly
Setting of scenes from modern times. Contemporary and acoustic rhythms
A very groovy and listenable CD, between pop and hip pop. 60 Tracks
Extreme sports, promotional action and adventure. 60 tracks
Urban, hip-hop, R&B from the 70's. 60 tracks
Energetic and colorful, ideal for entertainment, fashion and youth events. 60 tracks
Lounge atmospheres and special themes performed with rare instruments and with an airexotic. 60 tracks
Pop-Rock, Alternative-Rock and Acoustic Rock. 60 Tracks
Orchestral tracks mixed with the latest in electronics, including movie trailers anddramatic promos. 60 Tracks
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Mr

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Re: Velocity Music
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2020, 09:54:57 AM »
US CD label under FirsCom Music, established c. 2001 with an initial run of 10 CDs.


See relevant article from RAP magazine, dated July 1st, 2001:
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Production Libraries: Velocity from FirstCom
by John Pellegrini

Velocity is the newest library from FirstCom, the megamonsters of production music. If I were to attempt to review every library FirstCom has to offer in the coming issues of RAP, I still wouldn’t be done by the July issue of 2002. Can you say variety? Yet, with all that music being offered, no two libraries sound alike. There are loads of styles for just about every format available. Velocity is a strong addition, which takes advantage of the newest music styles for stations that demand a cutting-edge sound. Offering an initial package of 10 CDs with 10 more throughout the year, this package is definitely a strong commitment on FirstCom’s part. Velocity is being offered primarily for Rock, CHR, AC, and Urban stations, although you could make a strong case for newstalk and sports stations being interested in these discs. When you order the package you get both 10 audio CDs and ten CD-ROM versions of the discs. However, unlike some libraries where the CD-ROM is a mirror of the audio CD, the Velocity library has different tracks on the CD-ROMs. More on that later.

Each of the 10 audio CDs contains 10 full mix cuts each over 2 minutes in length. Then, you get a full-length rhythm mixout (called “Narr.”) and 60, 30, 10, and “sting” versions of each track. Full mix cuts, however, doesn’t do these tracks justice. I should probably call them songs because that’s really what Velocity is offering. The first disc, VL-001, “ALTROCK” says it best in its liner description: “… just add lyrics and you’ve got yourself a hit record.” They’re not kidding, several of the tracks on ALTROCK make me think that they could have turned up on the latest Sheryl Crowe or Polly Jean Harvey offering, and you’ll find yourself thinking of other bands as you demo the rest. For that matter, just about every track on all ten discs will strike you that way, especially if you have any tendency toward being lyrical. Not that you have to use these cuts for songwriting, obviously production music is the intended purpose and you’ll find uses for all of them. All of the discs deliver just as promised, NUSKOOL FUNK has loads of attitude (and a nice Fender Rhodes piano sound on the cuts) POP PACKAGE has an energy Latin-pop feel to it.

One of the better points to mention is that each track on each CD comes with some of the most creative descriptions I’ve read from a music library in a long time. For example, on the aforementioned POP PACKAGE CD, track number 7 which is titled, “Fake ID” has the following description: “15-year olds rejoice. In ten years, you’ll wonder what you were thinking. Enjoy it while you can.” The truth is, I could produce a promo with those very words over the intro part of this track. Another example, from DRAMA-TRONICA, track 6 “Secrets” says, “Can we topple this empire? Can we mastermind our captor’s self-destruction?” Even the overall descriptions of each CD’s category are quite creative. For example, Global Grooves, which is a Worldbeat disc, says, “Globally influenced electronica with vocal snippets, exotic instruments, and bizarre animal rituals (okay, 2 of those 3).” Now there’s a description that’s far more visual than just “Worldbeat,” and it gets your idea generator pumping. This has to be the first time I’ve seen a production library offering copy-brainstorming ideas for our benefit. I’d like to encourage more libraries to add this concept.

The METAL/RAPCORE disc sounds like it was recorded by Metalica’s evil twins with assistance from Death-Tongue. Other discs include ELECTRONICA (Euro-dance); SURF (from the liner notes: “… is an explanation necessary?”); TRIP-HOP (gritty hiphop feel); and GROOVEMETAL (which is described as “extreme sports”… nasty). All of these discs will have you wishing only one thing… that FirstCom gets the remaining discs out pronto because these initial 10 will get used up quickly.

Now, as I mentioned earlier, the CD-ROMS have different tracks than the audio CDs. They all start with the same full mix track, but the CD-ROMS contain a different mixout rhythm track as well as solo instrument tracks, all of which can be blended with the audio CD mixes for greater effect or for different arrangements. FirstCom recommends using these tracks for surround-sound mixing as well, which can literally add an extra dimension to your production.

FirstCom has an excellent Web site, www.firstcom.com that can give you more information on everything that they have in their libraries. You can even audition some sample tracks and order libraries or discs for custom libraries. They also have an 800 number for those still not hooked into the Internet. 800-858-8880.
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