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Introducing Dave Dexter

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Harris 1 hour ago. 4 Replies

Hi all!I've been on the forum for two years or so now, joining at around the time I started to get more seriously into "real" composing - as in mockups that could be scored and played rather than…Continue

Two choral octet recordings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter Nov 10. 2 Replies

I recorded with a choral SSAATTBB octet last weekend and finished the editing on them today. One of them is my piece St Clement's Isle, which although I originally wrote as choral was first recorded…Continue

Tags: choir, traditional, renaissance, sacred, octet

I'm getting played on ClassicFm! excite!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Harris Nov 10. 13 Replies

I'm surprised my own self, but my piece St. Clement's Isle (first track in this…Continue

As this forum's ending, I've set up a new forum if anyone's interested

Started this discussion. Last reply by H. S. Teoh Sep 23. 4 Replies

http://composersforum.freeforums.net/(Re-post as the last one became a bit argumentative)It seems this forum is…Continue

 

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Julie Harris replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Introducing Dave Dexter
"The short answer to your question is "Yes, I'd love to have 'Eroded' performed".  I have a great group of woodwind players who are eager to play new pieces and who rehearse regularly.  The long answer is more…"
1 hour ago
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Introducing Dave Dexter
"Yes, I stopped updating that old site a long while back. From my chiptune days. The new site is less than a month old I think. Are you still considering a performance of Eroded? :)"
yesterday
Gav Brown replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Introducing Dave Dexter
"Nice to see you Dave! Best, Gav"
yesterday
Julie Harris replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Introducing Dave Dexter
"Hello Dave- Your new web site is really lovely!  Maybe it's not new, but I couldn't find this one before, only the other one.  We looked for you last year when we were considering a performance of "Eroded", and only…"
yesterday
Dave Dexter posted a discussion

Introducing Dave Dexter

Hi all!I've been on the forum for two years or so now, joining at around the time I started to get more seriously into "real" composing - as in mockups that could be scored and played rather than sample-abusing messes - after several years as a freelance composer for videogames. I've done some reasonably high-profile work on games like TerraTech, where my first love of guitar playing came in useful, and I'll play anything that has frets.   Since joining I've more or less gone on sabbatical,…See More
yesterday
Dave Dexter replied to Bob Morabito's discussion A Basic Guide to Orchestral VSTs
"That's incredible."
Monday
Julie Harris replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm getting played on ClassicFm! excite!
"Hello Dave- Yes, I tried the listening link and got a message that they weren't allowed to broadcast outside of the UK. How do I get to the Android app? I think the show will air at 4 pm my time tomorrow (Saturday 11/11), which is when one of…"
Nov 10
Dave Dexter replied to Joshua Empyre's discussion Song Touching the "John Williams" Sound
"It didn't remind me overly of Williams, more of Goldsmith and Silvestri's soundtracks to the first two Mummy films - I can't think of many examples of Williams working in that Egyptian-esque tonality. Not a bad comparison though! And…"
Nov 10
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Two choral octet recordings
"That's very kind, and much nicer than "Dave bashed together his favourite chords".Julie, you were inordinately nice about Clements - the choral version and score is linked to above.davedexter.com"
Nov 10
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion I'm getting played on ClassicFm! excite!
"Julie - I've been told by a US forumite that the live radio isn't accessible outside UK - makes sense - but you can hear through ClassicFM's free apps for iphone and android. Also, the choral version of this piece was recorded and is…"
Nov 10
Dave Dexter replied to Julie Harris's discussion Introducing Julie Harris
"Oho! So Julie's sharing the captain's chair here. Well - based on an admittedly relatively recent awareness of you, and this post alone, there couldn't be many better choices."
Nov 10
Dave Dexter replied to Julie Harris's discussion Introducing Julie Harris
"Without diminishing the importance of what you do and the moments that redefined your musical purpose, I'd still be interested in hearing about your prior "various careers" :)"
Nov 9
Dave Dexter replied to Charley Hankins's discussion Asking for feedback. Thx!
"Velocity is part of it, but using it in tandem with the various controllable modulations means much more expression. I highly recommend looking into that side of things in Garageband, if it allows midi control - I think it does now."
Nov 8
Dave Dexter replied to Charley Hankins's discussion Asking for feedback. Thx!
"I've not used PT but Logic is very powerful. Midi, though - you never said. If you're not using midi automation on the samples you're missing a whole world of realistic expression that's built into the system (and if not using…"
Nov 8
Dave Dexter replied to Charley Hankins's discussion Asking for feedback. Thx!
"My pleasure, the situation would be far worse if it was amazing production on bland music.Those are decent samples. I can hear some sound better than others - the brass and percussion come over better than woodwinds and strings. Symphonic Orchestra…"
Nov 8

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Multimedia, Choir, Orchestra, Small Ensemble
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Orchestral/soundtrack
Is music your main income source?
Yes!
Where do you live?
Liverpool
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
A composer and guitarist in many styles, mainly for video games, but now focused on purely orchestral/symphonic pieces in the hope of film and large-scale game work. Into Williams, Arnold, Powell, Silvestri, Elfman and all that good stuff.
Website:
https://soundcloud.com/davedextermusic

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At 5:34pm on April 8, 2017, Ray K Bigglesworth said…
Funnily enough it sort of highlights the way I build a cue except I don't bother with the score but rather do it all in the DAW. Chords eventually being split into individual parts.
At 7:48am on April 8, 2017, Ray K Bigglesworth said…
Dave, I wonder if you've seen this towards your study of JW type scoring
https://youtu.be/4Bhyd8hyF24

Ray
At 5:02pm on August 7, 2015, Tyler Hughes said…
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