Opening credits music for a horror/suspense film

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  1. markd

    markd New Member

    I just finished scoring a horror/suspense film and thought I'd post the music and sfx that I wrote for the opening credits.

     
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  2. Ned Bouhalassa

    Ned Bouhalassa Senior Member

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    Beautiful work! Sounds like it would work perfectly for an intro. Really like the choice and quality of the fx, the instrumentation, the minimal yet effective melodic elements. The mix is very good as well. I’m sure the director/producers are happy, as they should be. :2thumbs:
     
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    Wow, thank you Ned! That means so much coming from someone as accomplished as you :)

    I gotta say, nothing beats working with a real vocalist!
     
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    Very cool, Mark! That was great.
     
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    Thanks Nathan!!
     
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    Lovely Romantic opening, tasteful use of glitchy effects. The vocal could be considered a bit too noticeable.
     
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    Thanks TVG! Yeah, the vocals are a bit on the loud side, but that's intentional. The vocals are kinda like a lead vocal in a song, not ethereal background vocals.

    The vocals represent the lead actress in the movie and the vocals are used throughout the score. As the movie progresses, the lead actress becomes more twisted, so the vocals also get more twisted (via sfx VSTs like Tornado).
     
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  8. BenG

    BenG Senior Member

    This is great @markd! Nailed it and I love the strings!
     
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  9. whiskers

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    Loving it, @markd - really gripping but slightly unsettling. Captivatingly eerie. Could you talk a little about the libraries and SFX you used? Were the vocals live? They sound amazing :)
     
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    Excellent, well done!
     
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    Wow!, thanks guys! Much appreciated :)

    Thanks!

    Here's the libraries that I used:

    Strings: Mural
    Brass: CineBrass
    Woodwinds: CineWinds
    Vocals: definitely live vocals by 21 year old vocalist Bella Robinson in New York
    SFX: mostly CineTools (processed using various vsts) and Trailer Expressions
    Synths: IRIS 2 (love this synth!), Hybrid 3

    Mixing and Mastering vsts: mainly T-Racks, a bit of WAVE vsts for the vocals and various reverbs
     
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  12. dannymc

    dannymc Senior Member

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    great work, thanks for posting :thumbsup:

    Danny
     
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    Thanks Danny! :)
     
  14. Amicus

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    Great. I quite enjoyed it. I found it haunting, vaguely melodic, threatening, sometimes unsettling, but all without sounding forced or with distracting shifts in structure or tone.
     
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    Wow, thank you!!
     

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