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First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum

Started this discussion. Last reply by Neil Wighton Aug 24. 14 Replies

Hi GuysI've been playing guitar and writing songs since I was around 12yrs old. About 10yrs ago I started dabbling in DAW based Theme Music but a hectic "traditional" career got in the way. I'm now…Continue

 

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Neil Wighton replied to Neil Wighton's discussion First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum
"Thanks Erin."
Aug 24
Erin Bloke replied to Neil Wighton's discussion First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum
"Good for you for working with DAW. Like others, I'm very into what you did at the one minute mark."
Aug 24
Neil Wighton replied to Neil Wighton's discussion First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum
"Wow! Thanks Timothy that's really encouraging.  I'm trying something a bit different for me at the moment, I've invested in East Wests Composer Cloud subscription service and Spectrasonics Omnisphere and some of the sounds there…"
Aug 24
Neil Wighton replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Composition- Twilight Breeze
"Thanks Timothy. That's really useful info. If I can get anywhere near your sound I'll be happy."
Aug 24
Bob Porter replied to Neil Wighton's discussion First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum
"I think that, for the most part, people don't really listen. We here listen because it's what we do. Music is background for most folks. I tend to like a good film score better than most classical music. The general public like Country…"
Aug 24
Timothy Smith replied to Neil Wighton's discussion First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum
"This is a very well done piece.Sadly music like this often tends to get lost behind a movie theme or heard so often that people tend to tune it out as the fill for a movie. IOW they don't REALLY listen to it. What jumped out at me as something…"
Aug 24
Neil Wighton replied to Rodney Carlyle Money's discussion The Emperor’s Enchanted Box of Yin and Yang
"Rodney. I just loved this piece. It was absolutely enchanting, interesting, quirky and mood evoking all together. It very much left me wanting more at the end. Do you intend to develop it further? I feel very inspired to try something…"
Aug 24
Neil Wighton replied to Timothy Smith's discussion Composition- Twilight Breeze
"Hi Timothy. I just love the warm, bright sound that you've achieved with this. It evokes thoughts of the countryside very well. I feel that the timing of the guitar is a little shaky at times and could do with a bit more attention. I also…"
Aug 24
Neil Wighton replied to Neil Wighton's discussion First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum
"Hi Bob. Thanks for commenting, it's really appreciated.  Now I'm getting familiar with the VST Instruments hopefully I'll be able to implement them better. "
Aug 24
Neil Wighton replied to Neil Wighton's discussion First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum
"Thanks Dane. Yes the music was very much dictated by the video footage. I appreciate the comments on how I'm using the VST instruments. They are mainly East West so I believe the quality is there. I found it quite bewildering and extremely time…"
Aug 24
Bob Porter replied to Neil Wighton's discussion First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum
"Neil, I really like your writing. Good job. You didn't ask, but consider a few comments on the file itself. Strings are really hard to replicate in software, so anything you can do to help them out is a plus. Dynamics and phrasing help a lot.…"
Aug 23
Dane Aubrun replied to Neil Wighton's discussion First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum
"Nice work. Just a shame the video can’t be shown – copyright I suppose – it raises a few questions about dynamics. But as far as the piece goes, fine. Well done. The harmony all fits together. “Mix” is…"
Aug 23
Henry Cavalier replied to Neil Wighton's discussion First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum
"You're welcome Neil. Although I have never used a product of theirs before, I'm familiar with the East West brand and know of their high quality. Interesting. "
Aug 22
Neil Wighton replied to Neil Wighton's discussion First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum
"Thanks Henry for your critique. It's so easy to get very close to a project so it's great to get a fresh pair of ears on the case  I'm using East West Symphonic Orchestra Gold which is supposed to be high quality samples of real…"
Aug 22
Henry Cavalier replied to Neil Wighton's discussion First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum
"Hi Neil and thanks for posting! That's awesome that you are wanting to pursue scoring for TV/Film and Video Games. I am currently working in a traditional career while simultaneously pursuing your same type of composing career and it has been a…"
Aug 22
Neil Wighton replied to Neil Wighton's discussion First Post and Composition on Composer's Forum
"Stephen, thank you so much for your reply and encouraging words. I'm afraid I have no formal musical training which makes me feel a bit unworthy. I am, however, excited for the future and will give it my best shot. Any advice on how to proceed…"
Aug 22

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Songs, Contemporary Ensembles
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Progressive Rock
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
Berkshire
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 have played guitar and written songs for many years. I got into the concept of film and tv music about 12yrs ago. As I was pursuing a traditional full on career therefore my time was limited and my commitment compromised. The highlight of this period was entering a BBC Composers competition for which I had to compose a piece of music for video footage from the series Galapagos. I have written and recorded songs for rock bands over the past 15yrs. I am now retired and currently in a Rock Band. I have recently written several songs for our new album which we hope to release in early 2020. I have very recently upgraded my DAW and VST instruments and intend to fully commit to a career in Film, TV and Game music.

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At 8:06am on August 22, 2019, Gav Brown said…

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