Great work! Indeed!
You know those trills in the flutes do sound like that eh? Total happy accident- I didn’t intend it but when I was mixing it that also struck me the same... maybe I was possessed by Fred Steiner when I wrote this.Oh man, you nailed the sound with pinpoint accuracy! I LOVE it! And do I hear the classical sensor sfx at the end? What a nice touch, superb. ♥
Sure-Any chance you could provide some general info about this piece, such as a breakdown of the instruments and main articulations? I know that’s probably a pain but I find this so inspiring! Understood if you don’t have time.
Thanks very much! I’m pretty new to working with orchestral libraries and LOVE this era of TV scores so it’s a great help for dissecting your piece.Sure-
Flutes a3 (marcato, WT and Ht trills)
Horns a4 (Marc/long/stacc mutes)
Trumpets (same as Horns)
Trombones (same as Horns)
Vibes (core doesn’t have soft mallet so I just had to watch the velocities because I wanted the sustain part not the attack)
Celli (legato, WT/HT trills)
Basses (same arts as celli)
harmonically, I’ve noticed that classic Trek composers used a lot of augmented chords as well as shifting chromatic lines for their melodic work. Sort of a fusion of jazz and Bartok. I happen to be immersed in Bartok lately so my head is already in that zone.
the flutes- though it might be subtle I do change those chords ever so slightly to follow the brass recurring figure. I’m surprised no one mentioned the nod to Holsts Saturn which I used as inspiration for the flutes.
I used keyswitches a lot for this track. I end up programming them in after the fact, however. I used a 3 octave mini keyboard to enter all of the notes. I used to play stuff in but I found it was too laborious trying to get what I wanted take after take.Thanks very much! I’m pretty new to working with orchestral libraries and LOVE this era of TV scores so it’s a great help for dissecting your piece.
Oh wow! Thanks so much for this. This is REALLY helpful for me. I don’t have BBC SO, but will experiment a bit with these instruments in Spitfire Studio Orchestra Pro for study purposes.