Starry-eyed composers

During the past month, the world of aspiring film composers was obsessed with scoring a 2 minute clip from the DC Stargirl series. This clip was the source material for Spitfire Audio’s 2nd foray into film scoring contest hosting and with Pinar Toprak endorsing and judging the contest it’s no wonder there is a lotContinue reading “Starry-eyed composers”

Orchestration Journey 2 – Score Reading

After doing a lot of deep listening, the next step to familiarizing yourself with the orchestral instrumental palette is to read. Find scores of works you can listen to and read along with. I’ve found a wealth of free digital scores at these two sites: IMSLP , free-scores IMSLP has a ton of public domainContinue reading “Orchestration Journey 2 – Score Reading”

Sampling Autoharp and Pan Pipe

Listen to the clip to hear my new sampled instruments in action: This week I recorded 2 instruments and created digital sample instruments from them. This is the first I’ve done with sampling instruments to be reused with midi. The motivation for this was my coming across an Autoharp in a second hand store. IContinue reading “Sampling Autoharp and Pan Pipe”

Para Marisa – an orchestral work for film

In an earlier post I allude to a piece I wrote to submit to the Gil Family Estates Soundtrack Contest. I was holding off from sharing my composition until the contest played out and now that the 12 finalists are announced I can share my piece, I’m not a finalist; in fact I don’t knowContinue reading “Para Marisa – an orchestral work for film”