The Relevance Of Temp Tracks
How temp tracks can help you find the right sound
Describing a piece of music in words can be tricky, and if you are not used to talking in musical terms, it is even harder. This article gives you some advice on how to make temp tracks a valuable tool in finding the right music for a production.
What exactly is a temp track? A temp track is basically an existing piece of music that can serve as a guideline for a certain style or emotion that a director or producer is looking for in a production.
It can come from a variety of sources, from production libraries, film soundtracks to mainstream albums – or, if you are a composer, from your own back catalogue. It is only used during pre-production and its purpose is to ensure that those who need and those who create the music are working in the same direction.