ALIBI has gone to great lengths to individually metatag each audio file with keywords specific to all versions of a piece of music, including stems, to utilize the searchable database of music. Below are both tips to search and navigate the catalog, as well as information about contacting us for free music supervision services.
Use keywords to include Mood (Upbeat, Happy, Mysterious, Quirky, Friendly, etc), Genre (Rock, Pop, Orchestral, Classical, Etc.), Instrumentation (Acoustic Guitar, Drums, Accordian, Violin, Strings, Etc),
ALIBI’s search system allows for negative searches by placing “-“ before unwanted terms.
Upbeat Hip Hop -Guitar
Mysterious Rock -Drums
Quirky Kitsch -Holiday -Mysterious
While all of these are useful here are the two most commonly used filters.
ALIBI includes multiple cut down edits of each track. To filter these from searches set the length to over 1:00
Choose to search only music or FX
Click "No" to only search full versions and exlcude alternative mixes
ALIBI’s tracks contain multiple alternative mixes and stems nested underneath the full mix and are clearly labeled as to what they are.
Full Mix – This indicates the full mix and includes the information of the lead instrumentation not on the rhythm mixes
Rhythm Mix – These mixes do not include lead instrumentation
Drums and Bass Mix – Just the Drums and Bass
Sparse Mix – This is the full mix of the track WITHOUT drums
Sparse Rhythm Mix – This is the rhythm mix of the track WITHOUT drums
STEM – This is a labeled solo instrument Stem included in the track
Other mixes are included as needed and are clearly labeled such as “Piano and String Mix”
*Many catalogs label their versions with "no drums" or "no choir", or even worse "alt". ALIBI has avoided titling this way as descriptive words in titles result in searches with incorrect results. If you are to search for "drums" the searches results in these catalogs would include titles that include the term "no drums". ALIBI considers data as seriously as quality of music.
Click the download button next to the track title to download in .mp3 .wav. or .aiff format. Choosing "Download Alternate Tracks" options to download all versions available for the track. You will need to be registered to download music.
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Hard drives are available by requesting the following formats
All searchable data for searching on the site is also embedded into each audio file. These can be searched in iTunes by adding the catalog to a playlist, viewing the playlist in column format, and making the "Comments" column visible - click View from the top menu, choose View Options, check Comments. On a mac you are also able to search audio file keywords on the drive in the finder.
ALIBI’s team of music supervisors are happy to assist with finding you exactly what you need with fast turnaround. We are creative partners in finding music specifically for your project. Chat with us live via the chat window on our search site for immediate assistance or call or email anytime. The more information about the project type, mood, instrumentation, style, audience it will be geared to, and energy that should be conveyed, will assist us greatly in getting you a playlist to bring a project to life. Reference tracks and video are always extremely helpful when available and will be confidential. Please contact us with as much information as possible and we will provide you with a starter playlist from which we can narrow down the search based on your feedback. Please do not be shy about feedback as this catalog has what your project needs and we will work with you to ensure that a solution is provided.