Sample Mockup - "Theme from Jurassic Park"

Neifion

Senior Member
In honor (and excitement) of the next installment of the Jurassic Park series coming to theaters, I decided to do a mockup of John Williams' "Theme from Jurassic Park". Like my Hook mockup from last year, I did this by ear without score sheets. I think it's better than last year, though of course like that one there is a lot of room for improvement. It's far from perfect, comes nowhere close to the original, and could benefit if I had more time to spend on it, but it was a lot of fun nonetheless and I got some good practice with my samples. :) As always, thoughts and feedback are much appreciated!

https://soundcloud.com/kekopro/theme-from-jurassic-park
 
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Neifion

Neifion

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Sounds great to me, probably heavier on the bass than the Williams version is.

I didn't really realize this until this moment but doesn't Williams' Jurassic Park theme slightly resemble "You Can Fly" from Peter Pan?

https://youtu.be/zf00mEe9EOs?t=1m57s
Thank you for listening Michael! Yeah, I tend to go a bit heavy on the bass (can't help myself, I love CBs! :D )

I also didn't realize it until you brought it up, but there's a definite resemblance!
 

Christof

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I liked the beginning, but the Harp entrance is too loud in my opinion.
When the cellos come in with the theme I miss dynamics, they play very flat and without emotion.
Bass is too heavy in my opinion.
The tutti orchestra sound is very convincing, but you could have choosen a faster overall tempo to make it a bit more fluid.
 
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Neifion

Neifion

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Thanks Christof! I'll be sure to work on those points in future mockups.
 

Lawson.

Senior Member
I liked it a lot! Agree with Christof on all accounts, but overall very nice.

What libraries did you use?
 
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Neifion

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Thanks Lawson! I used Mural/Sable/Solo Strings, BML Horns/Low Brass and CineBrass, CineWinds, Spitfire Percussion, Angelic Harp, and Venus/Mars.