Noteperformer + Sibelius always ran very happily with orchestral scores on my macbook pro 2012, whilst plugged into a 1080p display. Higher external resolutions made the laptop cry.
I'm currently using a 2015 MBP. This time 15", which is always a nice thing when engraving on the go. The...
It did thank you - I got the job! I can't reveal who the person is yet.
It is part-time, so I'm looking for other assisting work around this gig, but I'm super-thrilled to have this as a start. Your advice was on point :)
Aww thank you!
I would love to have the experience of helping a full-time composer and finding out about their workflow.
And practically speaking, I'm not at the stage where I have full-time composing gigs.
I'm thrilled announce to I have a short term role as composer's assistant, beginning with a trial this Friday!
Advice, stories and cautionary tales are all much appreciated...
(I think its fair that I don't reveal who the person is, especially as I haven't even started yet.)
As the role is...
I'm available to assist a London-based composer.
Here's A Little About Me:
• Scored two indie-games using virtual instruments alongside live performers;
• Designed a portfolio website (www.billyoftenwilliampalmer.com);
• Trombonist, having passed grade 8 with Distinction and recently joined the...
I have a skype interview with a still-anonymous London-based composer
tomorrow afternoon... Daniel, massive thank you!
From what I can tell, this will be a short term gig, but an amazing opportunity nonetheless. I found out about this one literally by chance - friend of two of my lecturers was...
I've got a fair amount of use out of it:
+ The sounds are super versatile, like I've been able to use this for everything from beautiful textural pads to horror scoring
+ It's easy to create very playable multis for super fast orchestration
+ The recordings are full of pleasing little...
+Really pleasing lush sound out the box.
+Easy to programme.
-Phasing can be a real issue if you adjust the mic mixes*.
-Quite noisy releases**.
Haven't tried HS.
*I'm still learning about using mic mixes - maybe there is a really easy work around if you know your stuff.
I'm going to start broadcasting logic sessions on Twitch!
I use a macbook with an external monitor for Logic.
Which free Broadcasting Applications would people recommend for a beginner? I have an external mic for chat. What kind of set-ups have people used for routing audio?
I'm sure this...
I'm new to making stuff in Kontakt...
I have an instrument with two sample groups, 'Close' (containing close mic samples) and 'Far' (containing ambient mic samples). 'Close' is sending to bus 1. 'Far' is sending to bus 2.
I'd like to control the volume of bus 1 and bus 2 with a single...
Good job! Did you do the sound design too? It's catchy, its medieval, it fits the picture, well done.
Only comment, 0.55, I wonder whether a little more reverb would flatter the cymbals and strings once we get the wider shots of the building?
I'm submitting as part of my final undergrad portfolio and need all the minutes I can get for that version.
That said, for my showreel/website I'll definitely cut it down as you've suggested.
I'm making my first EXS instrument!
I have all my samples lined up and edited:
Is there a fast way of exporting and naming them according to the markers (which are chromatically labelled)? Or is this just a by hand thing.
Alternatively, is there a quick (and free) way of of renaming files...
Great value for the great sounds, buy it.
I work the library into 'non-trailer-y' music all the time
2nd this, but again there's STILL so much more good stuff in there that this doesn't sour me on the overall purchase.
A chance to further improve my composing chops and specifically be educated and guided - rather than just learning through doing by myself. My Bmus has been more of a general composition/art music course, I've loved it, but I now want to have more media-scoring techniques to add to my kit bag...
Anyone here have experience of the composing for screen Mmus at RCM, UWL or NFTS?
I'm about to finish undergrad, I primarily score for games. I think I have a good idea of what a masters will and won't do for me!
Any other courses I could consider?
I'm putting together my first proper game audio demo reel!
I have two game's I worked on the reel, however I'd love to include a rescore of either Total War gameplay or a one of the trailers from the series. Should I be asking permission to include either official footage or my own gameplay...
We made a game where your new home is bombarded with random furniture by awful delivery people.
Really fun way of speed writing music (we wasted the first day so it really was speed writing), I will jam again.
Here's our game (courtesy of talented-rest-of-team)...
Caved and bought the #JoeyBurgerPercussion at wishlist price and I'm VERY VERY HAPPY :D
Here's an A/B work in progress track:
A) OG version:
B) With percussion dropped in late last night
(Will be making this into a 5 minute track and fixing the resonant frequency in the soprano solo. Please...
Thanks for the advice everyone!
Sounds like I would have been pretty satisfied with either, however I went with Spitfire JB percussion in the end as it seemed a little more versatile with the outstanding tuned percussion + I have the more trailer-y stuff in MA1.