First time here? First time here? Newsletter Signup Newsletter
Login | Register | 651326 Members and growing!
Search tutorials
Author: Robert Guerin | Website:

The SWF File

Here is an example of the finished product. There are two tracks you can listen to that are a combination of the loops on the left. You can download this example at the end of the tutorial.

More often than not, you go to a website with a Flash animation and the whole music track is made of a single 2-second loop. This gets on anyone's nerve, no matter how good the loop is. We all know this is a necessary evil to prevent long download periods. One way to avoid this is to create different loops for different scenes. This is still going to give the feeling that the music becomes very repetitive very quickly. It also means that you have to create a lot of short loops that may or may not have a tying effect between the scenes of your movie. Another way of doing it might make your music flow a little better between your scenes. The idea is not new, composers have been doing it for ages.

What you need to do first is to get some music material (loops or original material you write). Arrange them in a sound editing software (such as ACID from Sonic Foundry) so that they are all playing at the same speed. Once your different files play at the same speed, you've got your foot in the door.

» Level Advanced

Added: 2000-04-20
Rating: 8 Votes: 164
(10 being the highest)
» Author
Composer for the past 10 years, Robert has worked on different projects such as film, television and website development. Composing, arranging, recording, and mixing most of his material, he has developed many skills necessary in today’s cultural and multimedia industry.
» Download
Download the files used in this tutorial.
» Forums
More help? Search our boards for quick answers!


  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

  • You must have javascript enabled in order to post comments.

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.
Featured Flash FLA
» Author: work2survive
» Title: Girl Walking 1kb
» Description: Walking girl, animation just takes 1kb, using high heels shoes, and fashion model attitude.
Featured Sound Loops
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: BoxCat
» Title: CPU Talk
» Description: From the cyberpunk RPG, "Nameless: the Hackers" Completely Free to use! Keywords: edm hip hop rap electronic mysterious mission hacking chase exciting spy ios ambient chilling love happy sad angry suspense
Latest Font
» Author: Fábio FAFERS
» Description: I created this font for free use. Everyone can apply it in personal or business texts. Its free, but I want to be communicated in case of business use. Donations are accepted to keep the project of free fonts alive! Thank you all
Featured Sound Fx
Image for equalize

Audio Player

» Author: nathan
» Description:

A recorded sound of the Dimensional Fork Gate.