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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Dexter on Sunday. 3 Replies

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My latest game soundtrack - 50s-ish horror orchestra with theremin :D

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gav Brown yesterday. 9 Replies

I've been working on this for a little while and now the exclusivity to Steam has expired, I finally get to share it! The game is a stylised, fun VR shooter called Hangry Bunnies From Mars in which…Continue

Tags: halloween, orchestral, 50s, spooky, theremin

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

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ray Sep 5. 104 Replies

http://composersforum.freeforums.net/It seems this forum is going to end soon due to non-payment of fees - for which I cannot at…Continue

Anyone with experience or knowledge of SATB choral quartets/octets? I need aid :)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Chandler Aug 11. 13 Replies

Hey all!So I'm planning on recording with a small choir soon and am composing in that wonderful old English four-voice sacred style. Initially that was enough, but I'm probably going to splash out on…Continue

Tags: soprano, alto, tenor, bass, divisi

 

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Gav Brown replied to Dave Dexter's discussion My latest game soundtrack - 50s-ish horror orchestra with theremin :D
"Hi Dave, I think you achieved your goals here. 50s, check, Mars Attacks, check, cartoony-ness, check. A fun and memorable tune! Thanks for sharing, Gav"
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As this forum's ending, I've set up a new forum if anyone's interested

http://composersforum.freeforums.net/(Re-post as the last one became a bit argumentative)It seems this forum is going to end soon due to non-payment of fees - for which I cannot at all blame the owners. This isn't any kind of recrimination thread, just an attempt to sustain things and invitation to current members to step over to the new forum I've set up.While it'd be sad for this forum to go, there's some…See More
Sep 10
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion My latest game soundtrack - 50s-ish horror orchestra with theremin :D
"Thanks Roger. I won't go into details, but the client found me through my string quartet recordings on Youtube and the paid for that sessions and then some. It's all investment :DI didn't even consider muted horns, now you mention I…"
Sep 9
roger stancill replied to Dave Dexter's discussion My latest game soundtrack - 50s-ish horror orchestra with theremin :D
"dave, this is impressive, and quite a bundle all in all. Hope you make a 'bundle'.   RS ps-  I thought that the main menu part might be enhanced, and still work with the 'era'- if, for horror effect, you added some…"
Sep 8
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion My latest game soundtrack - 50s-ish horror orchestra with theremin :D
"No, more camp 50s horror with the theremin etc. By today's standards, not horrifying at all :)Theremin was a synth, the closest I could get to the sound. There are theremin VSTs but not one I could find that would run on my system (or…"
Sep 8
Ryan Hofmann replied to Dave Dexter's discussion My latest game soundtrack - 50s-ish horror orchestra with theremin :D
"Pretty cool.  It definitely reminds me of those early sci-fi action B-movies.  Not so much horror, but I get what you mean.  What did you use for the top part?  Synthesizer?  "
Sep 7
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My latest game soundtrack - 50s-ish horror orchestra with theremin :D

I've been working on this for a little while and now the exclusivity to Steam has expired, I finally get to share it! The game is a stylised, fun VR shooter called Hangry Bunnies From Mars in which you face ever-increasing hordes of cartoony space rabbits. The brief was to do something sort of Mars Attacks!-esque, 50s and self-aware and theremin being a must. Aside from that I was more or less left to it, and it's some of my favourite work so far, especially "A Hare To The Left" which I'll…See More
Sep 7
Dave Dexter replied to Ray's discussion Last Post before Siberia
"Good artists borrow, great artists sink their idols to the bottom of the lake and make it look like suicide."
Sep 5
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion As this forum's ending, I've set up a new forum if anyone's interested
"Your argument is that harpsichord is dead, gone the way of the dinosaurs, etc and as such is a waste of effort to compose for. You even produced a graph supporting this. How is the fact that last year it was used prominently in Giacchino's Dr…"
Sep 5
roger stancill replied to Dave Dexter's discussion As this forum's ending, I've set up a new forum if anyone's interested
"you have got to be kidding.... no wait,  you ARE serious.  Still obfuscating, and from such a sharp tack as yourself. Alter the point and it becomes dull... good tactic mate.  "
Sep 4
roger stancill replied to Dave Dexter's discussion As this forum's ending, I've set up a new forum if anyone's interested
" Fair enough there Mr. Bob, now will ya sing us a chorus of 'All my exe's live in Texas'     bah dah bing"
Sep 4
Dave Dexter replied to Ray's discussion Last Post before Siberia
"Comparisons to Bond and the better class of soft prog rock are inevitable but, in my case, meant as hearty compliments."
Sep 4
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion As this forum's ending, I've set up a new forum if anyone's interested
"Pyrites to gold is an alchemical fantasy, but harpsichord was used prominently in a major soundtrack as recently as last year."
Sep 4
roger stancill replied to Dave Dexter's discussion As this forum's ending, I've set up a new forum if anyone's interested
"Bob,     more silly.... just for you        Dear Erwin,                                                           Measure for…"
Sep 4
Dave Dexter replied to Dave Dexter's discussion As this forum's ending, I've set up a new forum if anyone's interested
"Erwin's eventual response concerning your comments was "He's just a fucking asshole. He wins. I'm out of here. Fucking dickhead." Are you really saying that he is less qualified than you to know when he finds something…"
Sep 4
roger stancill replied to Dave Dexter's discussion As this forum's ending, I've set up a new forum if anyone's interested
"dave, my comment on Erwin's thread was an extrapolation. Well intended without insulting his work. In essence, I told him he was wasting his time. You all judge the moment without consideration of the long run. On another thread I…"
Sep 3

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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 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 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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