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Omnisphere 2

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall on Thursday. 11 Replies

Hi AllAnyone using Omnisphere 2. I read quite a few positive reviews on it and was thinking of maybe buying it. I gather it's used quite a lot in Cinematic/Games compositions.Cheers, ColinContinue

Cianalas (Longing) forvPipe Organ in Dminor

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Apr 8. 6 Replies

Hi AllHere's a new piece for pipe organ. I used VSL's Konzerthaus Organ and MIRx (Perneg Monastery). There are no contrapuntal passages although I had thought of it.The word cianalas in Scottish…Continue

Òran nan Selkie: An Cruinneachadh (Song of the Selkies: The Gathering)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Jan 5. 9 Replies

Hi AllThis composition is a mix of traditional orchestral instruments and synthesiser. It's the first complete section of a longer work which will include some gaelic songs.It's written in D major…Continue

Vals Catalunya for Guitar Ensemble

Started this discussion. Last reply by Colin Dougall Dec 20, 2018. 7 Replies

Hi AllHere's a new piece I've just completed. As the title suggests it's a waltz (or at least it's in 3/4) but it's not meant to be indicative of Catalonian music - rather it's just a celebration of…Continue

 

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Colin Dougall replied to Colin Dougall's discussion Omnisphere 2
"Hi Thanks for the reply, I'm giving it some thought. Colin"
Thursday
Keith Theodosiou replied to Colin Dougall's discussion Omnisphere 2
"I have it and it is pretty huge. There are a lot of sounds and you will probably use only a fraction of it but the way I see it is, the sounds are there if you ever need them. I don't use a lot of it but I am glad I have it."
Thursday
Ingo Lee replied to Colin Dougall's discussion Omnisphere 2
"Thanks Dane, and no problems here with names,  I've been in a hurry and done much worse! Analog modular synths are a great way to understand the basic synth functions and they have become quite popular again lately. If nothing else your…"
Thursday
Timothy Smith replied to Colin Dougall's discussion Omnisphere 2
"Several of my recording enthusiast friends use it. I looked at buying it. For my use I couldn't justify it. If you've ever sat at a synthesizer for hours just going through sounds, this is that multiplied x100. There are some very strange…"
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Colin Dougall's discussion Omnisphere 2
"Apologies, Ingo. I addressed your name(s) the wrong way around. By the time I got back from an interruption my 15 minutes edit time was up. Sorry about that. "
Wednesday
Dane Aubrun replied to Colin Dougall's discussion Omnisphere 2
"Nice one, Lee Ingo! As the forum Luddite, I can't get myself into too much of this technology but combining acoustic sounds with the electronic has always fascinated me. But it pays to keep in touch all the same. Always more to learn! "
Wednesday
Ingo Lee replied to Colin Dougall's discussion Omnisphere 2
"Here is a short piece I did for the 'Animals' contest here a while back.  The instruments are all Omnisphere and the piece did NOT do well in the contest, but I really can't blame Omnisphere for that! FlamingoParade.mp3"
Tuesday
Ingo Lee replied to Colin Dougall's discussion Omnisphere 2
"Synthesizers can be programmed to sound like almost anything.  Since you are talking about writing a traditional style that uses acoustic instruments my first thought would be to look at some of the many audio libraries that feature…"
Tuesday
Markus Boyd replied to Colin Dougall's discussion Omnisphere 2
"I have never heard of it. I use notion 6, which for me replaced Sibelius 7 student. I had used sibelius since a student and it was  time for something more fresh, and new!. Notion 6 costs £110, so its well worth considering, and the…"
Tuesday
Colin Dougall replied to Colin Dougall's discussion Omnisphere 2
"Hi I'm just looking for some sonic options for setting traditional Gaelic songs in my Oran nan Selkie composition. The digital content I've been using to date is a bit uninspiring. It's averaging £340 GBP which is ok. I also…"
Tuesday
Ingo Lee replied to Colin Dougall's discussion Omnisphere 2
"HI Colin,  I have Omnisphere 2.  It is complex, powerful and expensive.  It is well rated and widely used.  You can use it in almost any musical application.  If you have experience with synthesizers and extra time and money…"
Tuesday
Colin Dougall posted a discussion

Omnisphere 2

Hi AllAnyone using Omnisphere 2. I read quite a few positive reviews on it and was thinking of maybe buying it. I gather it's used quite a lot in Cinematic/Games compositions.Cheers, ColinSee More
Tuesday
Colin Dougall replied to Dane Aubrun's discussion Desert. Twilight.
"Hi Dane Love the slightly sinister bass tones in the strings. Reminds me very much of the colours and textures Sibelius used to great effect in painting landscapes - the high strings are especially Sibelian, the Cor Anglais sounds just perfect where…"
Tuesday
Colin Dougall replied to Keith Theodosiou's discussion Victory Parade (Orchestral)
"Hi To me the first half was more funereal than victorious. Second half had a thumpingly good tune and I could imagine everyone throwing there hats into the air. Cheers, Colin"
Apr 15
Colin Dougall replied to Stanley King's discussion Nebula
"Hi Stanley Sounds very nice indeed. This piece is actually well-named since its a bit nebulous in the sense that its hard to grasp where its leading us. They do say that it's the journey, not the getting there that counts. But it would be nice…"
Apr 15
Colin Dougall replied to Jon Corelis's discussion Amazon Music Unimited -- a brief review
"Hi I have a subscription to Apple music - had it for a couple of years now and can't fault it, costs 9.99GBP per month. I tried Amazon but didn't like the UI. Colin"
Apr 15

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
Scotland
About Me (Must include at least one paragraph of biographical information about you as a composer) - blank or minimal answers on this line will cause your request to be rejected. Include a link to your website if you have one.
I play piano & guitar. As a composer was mainly pop/rock but have moved on to orchestral pieces. I use Dorico for scoring and Cubase Pro 9.5, VSL SE 1, VSL Konzerthaus Organ, Miroslav Philharmonik 2, & other odds and sods.

Dorico (latest), Cubase (latest), VSL SE 1, VSL Konzerthaus Organ, Miroslav Philharmonik 2, other assorted odds and sods.

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