Thanks so much for all the comments and feedback.
Harvester wrote:I like how movie-like they are, especially in regards of rhytm, variety, dynamics and instrument choice. There were also nice melodies in there, capturing the atmosphere very well! Great composition, I loved them both -the first one was rather interesting, the second a more captivating one!
What do you intend to use them for?
I composed both of these for an animation that my friend and I are currently working on.
Thanks a lot for the compliments. I'm definitely glad you found it "varied". I try to avoid repeating the same thing too much. I like keeping it fresh and interesting if I can. That's one of the most important things to me. And it's nice when it comes from someone who is musically talented themselves.
reneuend wrote:In fact, I wouldn't mind using it in my next Michael Shayne game if it's available! *wink*
Thanks for the compliment! Unfortunately these tunes are already dedicated to another project, but I wouldn't mind taking a look at your game. Maybe I could write something for it.
What tool did you use to build this music?
I used a variety of stuff. First was my pen and paper for sketching down some ideas. I use FL Studio to sequence it. The backbone of my orchestrations uses the EastWest sample libraries, along with some other sample libraries I've picked up over the years. I also use some soft synths and occasionally soundfonts. I'm quite fond of Absynth. I then work to mix down the music into its main components (strings, brass, bass etc.) and then work to achieve a final mix. I also use SONAR from time to time and I use Finale when I want to produce music sheets or write using music notation.
However I have to say I owe a lot of my music progress to AM's included. music maker. That's really one of the places where I started to get a good grip of midi sequencing, and gradually moved up from there. I didn't know very much about music theory or how to write properly for specific instruments. But I had music in my head I wanted to write and it's great after years of practising composition I can finally do it much closer to the way I want. I still have plenty left to learn, but I'll always be glad I came across that free little program that helped me along the way.
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