john williams

  1. Darrell

    New interview with John Williams where he talks about his musical composition process

    In a recent interview with his piano maker (Steinway), he talks about how he still uses pencil and paper. Here is a short excerpt: Q. Do you still compose with a pen? Have you made the shift to a— A. Oh no, I'm not shifting. While composing, I'm scribbling with a pen and throwing pages all over...
  2. Illico

    Flying Theme from E.T. - John Williams - 100% Cinematic Studio Series

    I would like to share with you my latest mockup done with mainly Cinematic Studio Series libraries. I really enjoyed doing this. This is one of my favorite soundtrack from John Williams. Hope VI Control followers will like it. Libraries used: - Cinematic Studio Woodwinds (CSW) - Cinematic...
  3. victor_nf

    How to.... Measured tremolo?

    Hi there! I am having severe dificulties in kind of virtualizing these bars from the famous E.T. Flying theme: My interpretation is that, within a bar for e.g. Violin 1, I should play two notes alternately in fuses (3 paralel lines) during 24 repetitions (to complete a 3/2 tempo bar). Am I...
  4. S

    The Empire Strikes Back panning

    Hey! I have been wondering that has someone else noticed how fricking wide the panning is on The Empire Strikes Back? Why would that be so wide? Is It mixed by different person than the rest of the Star Wars series cause the panning in other soundtracks aren't so wide? And I have to say...
  5. Alfeus Aditya

    Somewhere In My Memory (John Williams)

    This is a piano cover that I made with the orchestra from EWHO, what do you think, I still really like the sound of HWO, especially the strings. Many thanks
  6. ChrisSiuMusic

    Checking Out VISTA by Performance Samples!

    Hey friends! In today's library review, let's break down Vista by Performance Samples, play through the patches, and see what kind of results we get. Enjoy! 0:00 Intro 2:02 5 Violins 4:36 4 Violas 6:16 3 Cellos 7:56 3 Basses 9:30 Full Sustains 10:17 Harp 12:12 3 Violins Overlay 13:11...
  7. ChrisSiuMusic

    🎄 5 Ways To Make Your Song Christmassy!!

    Hi friends! In today's video, let's take a look at 5 unique ways that you can use the orchestra to create the feel of Christmas. This is one of my favourite Christmas arrangements, so I hope these devices give you an insight into how this particular arrangement was put together. Enjoy!
  8. Trinkets' Toad

    Yoda's Theme (John Williams) - BBCSO Core

    Hi everyone! This is my attempt at recreating one of my all-time favorite compositions by John Williams. Please let me know what you think about it.
  9. Diego Leal E

    STAR WARS: The Asteroid Field | Orchestral mockup (Excerpt)

    Hello there, fellow composers! A couple of days ago I decided to venture into making a brief orchestral mockup of "The Asteroid Field" from STAR WARS: The Empire Strikes Back. One of my personal challenges was to keep the essence of the original cue but adding my personal tweaks here and...
  10. K. Johnston

    Jurassic Park Mockup

    This has been in the works for a while. I originally started creating this as a competition entry, but it changed into a much more detailed mockup effort. Jurassic Park's soundtrack was the first movie score that caught my attention as a child and I really wanted to do it proper justice. This...
  11. ChrisSiuMusic

    Inside The Score - Tranquility (Theory, Orchestration, Mixing)

    Hi friends! I’m so excited today to begin a new iteration of my breakdown series, broken down into 3 parts (music theory and composition, orchestration, and mixing). We’ll be taking a look into my newest Disney-style piece Tranquility. Today’s video is the 1st part, where we’ll explore the...
  12. ChrisSiuMusic

    Tranquility (Emotional Disney, Cinematic Orchestral)

    Hello friends! I wanted to share a brand new piece with you, entitled 'Tranquility'. Defined as 'a state of peace and quiet', and inspired by John Williams' 'Luke and Leia's Theme', I hope you feel a sense of stillness and calm during these uncertain times. There is also some passion and emotion...
  13. I

    LOL - I mocked up John Williams 'Adventures on Earth' (Infinite Series + SM strings)

    Before you listen, please keep in mind: 1) I haven't sorted my mix out. I actually don't know how to. Still learning all that business. 2) I can't really read music, so copying 320 bars of absolutely furious John Williams' writing was fucking difficult. Transposing instruments can go fuck...
  14. him4nshug4ur

    "SWAM" Ultimate Test - Harry Potter, John Williams (Hagrid's Friendly Bird) Mockup.

    The responsiveness of SWAM AUDIO is just phenomenal. I wanted to do a demo that showcased that exactly. The moment I heard the SWAM Flute, I couldn't help but think about this piece. "Hagrid's friendly bird" from Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban, Composed by "John Williams". However, I...
  15. ChrisSiuMusic

    3 Important Tips to Mix a Live Instrument into an Orchestral Mockup (ft. Tina Guo)

    Hi friends! In today's video, let's answer a widely asked question: How do you go about mixing live instruments in with an orchestral mockup? Let's discuss 3 considerations, and I hope you'll find these useful and practical for your own workflow. Please enjoy! In case you'd like to hear the...
  16. him4nshug4ur

    Hagrids Friendly Bird - John Williams (Orchestral Mockup - Himanshu Gaur)

  17. brandowalk

    Pangea - Jurassic Park Theme Tribute (StaffPad)

    “Pangea” is my submission for the Professional Composer’s Jurassic Park Music Contest (June 2020). Written in the JW orchestration style of course and produced using StaffPad for iOS. Final stem mixing / mastering performed in ProTools. Libraries used were a combination of Cinesamples and...
  18. 8Dio Productions

    8Dio Anthology and Adagio Strings Flash Sale

    8Dio Anthology and Adagio Strings Flash Sale Anthology Strings Bundle $188 - Adagio Volumes $48 Anthology Strings was crafted by Academy Award, TEC, and G.A.N.G Award Winning Composer and Producer, Troels Folmann and Emmy-Nominated Composer and Orchestrator, Colin O’Malley. Anthology is the...
  19. ChrisSiuMusic

    ScoreTalk (Ep. 3): The Music Behind 'Flight To Neverland' (John Williams)

    Hi composers! Today, let's dive into one of John Williams' most beautifully moving scores: Flight To Neverland, from the film Hook, and explore the devices that make it such an effective piece of music. Please enjoy! ►► Download the full analysis for free here →
  20. Norman

    20 New Videos on Film Composition and Orchestration

    20 Free Videos on Film Composition and Orchestration from Ludwin Music I'm posting a new series of video classes on Beginning and Advanced Orchestration, Modern Harmony, Examining The Rite of Spring, Film Music Seminar, Developing Variation, and Writing for Strings...
  21. Norman

    20 Free Videos on Film Composition and Orchestration

    20 Free Videos on Film Composition and Orchestration from Ludwin Music I'm posting a new series of video classes on Beginning and Advanced Orchestration, Modern Harmony, Examining The Rite of Spring, Film Music Seminar, Developing Variation, and Writing for Strings. This links has 20 short...
  22. filipjonathan

    Spitfire Epic Brass & Woodwinds Demo

    Hey guys! Here is a short piece I wrote, featuring Spitfire Epic Brass & Woodwinds, clearly inspired by the phenomenal John Williams. Hope you like it :)
  23. 360Loop

    Virtualized Surround Sound Scores on Headphones - On Loop

    Hello everyone, we're Loop. We're a streaming music service for virtualized surround sound music on headphones. Tonight we'll be showcasing scores in 5.1 from Howard Shore (LotR), Hans Zimmer (Inception), John Williams (Star Wars), and more tonight at 7 PM PST! You can listen to Loop on our...
  24. Karma

    SSO Mockup - "Leaving Hogwarts" from Harry Potter

    Hello everyone, you may (or most likely may not) remember that last year I did a mockup of Williams' "Dartmoor, 1912" from War Horse. I recently decided to take a shot at another and this time went for one of my favourite cues from the first Harry Potter film. I had a lot of fun with this one...
  25. R

    May the 4th be with you

  26. beyd770

    John Williams' new score for Disney's Star Wars theme parks! Legendary composer John Williams will provide an original score that visitors will hear within the attractions of the Star Wars-themed land...
  27. Karma

    SSO Mockup - "Dartmoor, 1912" from War Horse

    Hello fellow MIDI tweakers, I'd like to share what I've been working on in my free time for the past couple of months. I recently purchased some John Williams scores and wanted to mockup something that to my knowledge hadn't been done before. It was definitely a challenging piece at times (tons...
  28. Jorgakis

    Some uplifting classic movie track

    Well, I barely had time to compose during the last months but I still try my best to finish something and to improve my composing. This track turned out something between Korngold and E.T. I guess?? I hope you like it anyways! best wishes Jorgo
  29. M

    Midi Mockup - Flight to Neverland from 'Hook' by John Williams

    Hi everyone, Here is my midi mockup of Flight to Neverland from Hook by John Williams that I recently finished. Some of my favorite music written by John Williams for the film Hook is is in the cue on the soundtrack called 'Remembering Childhood'. So I was exited when I learned that the Hal...
  30. Le Malin 78

    Solo : A Star Wars Story Official Trailer [Audio Rework]

    Hi everyone, Three weeks ago, the new trailer of : Solo: A Star Wars Story released and I thought: "And if I reworked the music in the style of John Williams" Ok it's a little pretentious :) but I saw it more as an exercise to analyse the work of the composer. I hope you like it, let me know...
  31. Norman

    Four Seminars on Film Music-Hexachords-Orchestration-The Rite of Spring

    I am excited to announce a series of seminars in Los Angeles! These seminars will run for four consecutive Saturday mornings beginning May 5, and are similar to the ones I have presented in Boston, Seattle, Toronto, NYC, Beijing, Shanghai, Vietnam, and Thailand. Check out more info on me here...
  32. amadeus1

    John Williams - Across the Stars - Analysis

    A discussion of the melody and harmonic chord structure of Across the Stars by John Williams.
  33. K

    The Asteroid Field - Mockup

    Hey all, Long time lurker, first time poster. I've recently completed an orchestral mockup of The Asteroid Field (Concert Version) by John Williams from The Empire Strikes Back and would like to share it with you all. I'd love any feedback you might have on the performance/mix/mastering; I'm a...
  34. PulseSetter

    Tutorial: Mastering Template for FilmScoring

    Hi everybody! This is Freddy and Gmo from PulseSetter-Sounds. We wanted to create a video thread for tutorials, walkthroughs and other random thoughts that might be useful to others. Here's our first video: Hope you enjoy!
  35. M

    New Midi Mockup - Adventures on Earth from "E.T." by John Williams

    Hi everyone, Here is my midi mockup of Adventures on Earth from "E.T.", by John Williams that I recently completed. (I know, not another E.T. mockup!) A note on my tempos: The second half I tried to stay more true to the original MCA soundtrack recording. The first half tempos are more in...
  36. Grim_Universe

    Star Wars Main Title with Sample Modeling and Adventure Brass

    At last I had time to experiment a bit and to test all my latest thoughts about the virtual orchestra. So, after Cinematic Studio released their solo strings, this library became a necessary addition to the main library. I tested it a bit and liked result a lot. And then I thought: "Ok, now we...
  37. B

    Superman March Mockup

    Just spent a few hours this afternoon having a go at this! I didn't have a recording at hand so its done from memory and I doubt it is all correct but was a bit of fun! Just testing a new template, any feedback for the balance? I haven't really spent a lot of time setting up the reverbs or...
  38. Kubler

    MIDI mock-up – Aunt Marge's Waltz (John Williams)

    Hi everyone, I put the last hand yesterday to my MIDI mock-up of this wonderful piece from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban's soundtrack. I made it as a programming & mixing exercice for my scoring studies. Enjoy and feel free to tell me what you want to say about it :)
  39. B

    How can I improve my orchestral mix? Short Williams-esque Cue

    Hey EVERYONE!!! FIRST TIME, LONG TIME COMING! I've been getting into doing these mockups recently and am wondering if any of you guys, with much more expertise than little old me, can point me in the right direction to getting a more convincing sounding orchestra! I think it sounds okay...
  40. Michael_Picher

    "Ancient Archeology" (Cinematic Orchestral Piece)

    My latest composition, which was inspired by Jerry Goldsmith's score from "The Mummy", as well as John William's music from the Indiana Jones series!
  41. Geocranium

    Official Teaser Trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Enjoying listening to the use of all the different characters' motifs in the trailer.
  42. Norman

    Ludwin Music Presidents' Day Sale

    Presidents' Day Sale All ebooks 20% off! Coupon code: 1234 All eight books only $144! Click on this text to go to the site: Eight books on film music, orchestration, and composition. The Anthology Volume Three-Film Book includes analyzed scores by John Williams, James Newton...
  43. reutunes

    Jurassic Park and Punishment... Samplecast #35 now LIVE!

    This week's edition of The Samplecast is now live - thanks to the excellent Mr Russ for letting me post in "Sample Talk". Episode #35 packs in news, bargains, developer updates and a review of Heavyocity's "Punish". We're also celebrating John William's 85th birthday by interviewing composer Ed...
  44. DavidL

    Star Wars Force Awakens - Rey's Theme Mockup

    Hey everyone, this was my first time doing something of this scale, so just wanted to share it with y'all and get your thoughts. Arsenal: EW Hollywood Orchestra Gold, ProjectSAM Concert Harp, and Ravenscroft 275 in Cubase 7.5. Hope you enjoy it!
  45. michal

    Theme from Jurassic Park - Mockup

    Dear friends, once again, I would like to ask you for a constructive feedback on a mockup I made, this time the Theme from Jurassic Park by John Williams. As usual, I am limited by my setup (MBP 16gb ram, EWHO, LASS 2, VSL SE 1,2) but I tried to do the best that I could. Thank you all for your...
  46. A

    Scherzo for X-Wings guitar cover

    I always thought this track from the Force Awakens could have been played by Dream Theater or something. I couldn't resist covering it. Hopefully the crappy editing and drums won't turn you away :0 Soundcloud:
  47. bradfrey

    Film Score Reductions & Analysis! Post Requests, thoughts, etc. here!

    Hey everyone! I've been spending a lot of time lately reducing and analyzing film score cues, and I wanted to share the final products with all of you via my YouTube channel, "FilmScoreAnalysis," which you can find here: So far, there's...
  48. Black Light Recordings

    Star Wars: The Force Awakens - March of the Resistance Transcription

    I've seen some "Rey's Theme" transcriptions but for me "The March of the Resistance" is the jewel of soundtrack for "The Force Awakens". How Williams is able to write a march in 2015 without it sounding corny or cliche speaks volumes on his ability to stay fresh and relevant. When doing the...
  49. IvanP

    Nerd Alert: Is John Williams spoiling things in TFA soundtrack?

    Is John Williams spoiling (or giving answers) in The Force Awakens? Something caught my ear in Rey's Theme, so I summoned the NERD in me and had some fun :dancedance: What do you guys think? (besides the obvious..."dude...get a life" hahaha) Just in case...possible Spoiler alert, for those who...
  50. handz

    The Force Awakens OST - your thoughts?

    So the score is out today, Honestly I was quite dissapointed from what I heard in the movie, now I am listening to the OST release - I wonder what are your first thoughts?
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