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Two completed(?) pieces.

Started Jul 6 0 Replies

Here are two pieces I have decided I need put a period on. I may come back to them, but, for now I'd be just putting more lipstick on the pig!…Continue

Survey and discussion- what to you use?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Lasse Karhu Jun 4. 22 Replies

A couple of questions here has perked my interest of what software environment we work in as we compose.To start:What is your software environment? DAW program, notation program, instrument…Continue

Course Project

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bruce Pearson Aug 18, 2016. 9 Replies

I have been doing an online course in classical composition. During the course I composed many examples for my edification. This piece is a grab bag of themes using most of what I learned in the…Continue

Horn Transposition Chart - pdf

Started May 6, 2016 0 Replies

This helped me with the score to Sym. Fantastique.…Continue

 

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Lasse Karhu replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"1. Currently I only use MuseScore (mostly with the default soundfont). I used to create music with Cubase but eventually I felt that all the sound tweaking was taking me away from the fun of creating new music. My notation reading/writing skills…"
Jun 4
Dave Moorman replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"Thanks to you all for your suggestions. Downloaded Sonatina Symphonic in MuseScore format and applied it to something for trumpets/brass. https://soundcloud.com/rev-dave-moorman/trumpet-3"
May 21
Bob Morabito replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
May 17
Bruce Pearson replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"@Ray I love the klezmery clarinet in "A Strange Theory". The whole piece is a kick."
May 17
Mike Hewer replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"Bloody Hell Ray...it's too early n the morning....ah wel, who cares,l my feet have started tapping. It sounds absolutely fantastic on my dynaudios, christ who needs players...a dram for you  sir."
May 17
Bruce Pearson replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"Yes, that's true. And listening to your work, which is very fine, you seem to be getting all there is available with your toolset. I'm still curious as what your tools are and if we have a similar stack then I can ask questions about how…"
May 16
Bruce Pearson replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"I went over and looked LilyPad. That's craaaaazy. In other words, oy..."
May 16
Dave Dexter replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"Fair enough. Dismissing a hard-won skill can seem strange. Still, I get it when people are only focused on live playing, and mockups - while useful - aren't essential (and are sometimes pointless for anyone but the composer because session…"
May 16
Dave Moorman replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"I am quite new at all this - I use MuseScore. I don't know what DAW is, and could use some help and advice. My music is more of a sketch than an actual, full sound piece. I like MuseScore because it is free - and quite capable compared to the…"
May 16
Dave Dexter replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"I'd be interested, since as I recall your mockups are great. Expertise is invaluable, but expertise added to good quality software is even better. My Logic VSTs are simply nowhere near as good as my go-to library - trying to get an equivalent…"
May 16
Michael Lofting replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"Use notion on the iPad for sketching. Pretty cheap, about $20 aud as I recall and does a reasonable job. This is while lying prone of course. Then transfer via mxml to Sibelius on my win pc for finishing. I also have noteperformer installed which…"
May 16
Dave Dexter replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"I got dis (2010 mac pro):I can't get a more modern mac because my stability falls down the ass with newer hardware and OS.Logic Pro 9Various East West orchestral librariesBits and pieces of Logic's shipped librariesI want a second monitor…"
May 16
H. S. Teoh replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"Not sure exactly what you mean by work flow... did you mean the overall steps of how I compose? If so: 1) I first work with any musical ideas I might have in my head, or with the help of some loose manuscript paper for sketching things out -- I…"
May 16
Mike Hewer replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"Hi Bruce, I have a macpro trash can with 128gb ram and use Vsl, Spitfire, Chris hein, orchestral tools et al. I use logicProX to programme and Sibelius for scores. I have Notion too on my iPad and it is great for sketching. I am very interested in…"
May 16
Bruce Pearson replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"Ok...so what is your actual work flow.?"
May 16
H. S. Teoh replied to Bruce Pearson's discussion Survey and discussion- what to you use?
"I don't have much of a DAW to speak of.  My instrument library is old and dusty, and not of very high quality  -- they are basically a bunch of ancient SoundFonts (from the SBLive! days) for various instruments that I've…"
May 16

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Orchestral
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
California
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I am now retired from the software development business. I took a hiatus from work and attended CSUN in the early nineties as a music major. I have played and composed music for guitar for years. I am continuing my theory and composing studies and started posting some pieces on Soundsource.

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First music post.

Posted on April 15, 2016 at 4:20pm 0 Comments

I just added a brief composition to my page.

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At 11:37am on June 9, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Hi Bruce,

Very nice feel to Andante #1. Thanks for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

 

At 10:57am on April 14, 2016, Tyler Hughes said…

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