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Dark, brooding, and bold. Somewhat filmic...

Started Feb 3, 2012 0 Replies

At only two minutes, I'm not sure where to go with this piece. I was thinking transitioning into less dhol and some angelic yet slightly ominous choir. Opinions so far, and what might be good next?…Continue

Vienna Dimension Brass

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rachel Pappas Nov 28, 2011. 4 Replies

Vienna have recently released their new brass plugin. Simultaneous, but indivudual sampling to catch the timbre interactions? But of course! It sounds awsome.I'm always reluctant to spend large sums…Continue

Percussionary Advice Please

Started this discussion. Last reply by James G. Watson Sep 3, 2011. 6 Replies

I've never been very good with percussion, apart from maybe the heavy dhol/tom/taiko element. I never know when to place cymbals or chimes or a triangle. Is there anywhere in this piece that screams…Continue

Sudden Change Too Sudden?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Fredrick zinos Aug 19, 2011. 3 Replies

I have a sudden change in the feel of this piece and, to me at least, it sticks out. Opinions on the change at about 0:32? I think it needs improvement, but I'm unsure how that can be done. If it…Continue



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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Orchestra, Other
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Music that elicits strong emotions
Is music your main income source?
No - Not at all.
Where do you live?
United Kingdom
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'm a young, enthusiastic composer who never learned the rules of music. I've tried to compose music since, ooh, about 2007 but I wasn't too pleased with the results. I hope you can hear I'm getting better.
Basically, I joined this forum to improve myself and to hear what other people are putting out there.

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At 4:35pm on February 3, 2012, Beth Patterson said…

Just discovered your percussion track - as a dummer it's very refreshing to hear!

At 4:32pm on February 3, 2012, Beth Patterson said…

Been dipping in and out of your music this eve - nice variety.

At 2:04am on September 19, 2010, John Scigulinsky said…
Hi! I use EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Gold mainly. These instruments are not exactly cheap, but they really sound good. As for equipment, I use M-Audio Axiom 49 midi controller.

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