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Another score cue demo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Staples Aug 17, 2015. 2 Replies

Here is another fairly new score cue demo...would love your thoughts and any feedback!…Continue

Am I doing it wrong??

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris Carman Aug 17, 2015. 5 Replies

As I continue to unfold the insanity that is Logic X (I mean that in a good way), I find myself wondering a bit about a question. I build orchestral pieces with many tracks and as I continue to add…Continue

Film Scoring Demo

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sean Staples Aug 14, 2015. 6 Replies

Hello all. Honored to be a new member of this community! I have a newer film score theme demo. It isn't for anything specific, but i've been busy trying to build my catalogue with diverse cues and…Continue

 

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Sean Staples replied to Sean Staples's discussion Another score cue demo
"Thanks Jakub!"
Aug 17, 2015
Jakub Siembab replied to Sean Staples's discussion Another score cue demo
"I liked it very much, Sean. Very pleasant for listener. It's well-balanced composition, as for me. Ideal for backgroud to some movie (and that was it's purpose, so good work). Maybe 20 seconds before start of the last part in 2:20 were…"
Aug 17, 2015
Chris Carman replied to Sean Staples's discussion Am I doing it wrong??
"A shot in the dark because i don't use Logic, but something i've seen in other DAWs.  What sample library are you using?  For example, i use East West and no matter how many instruments i load up in one instance of Play by…"
Aug 17, 2015
Sean Staples replied to Sean Staples's discussion Am I doing it wrong??
"Thanks! Olmnilnlolm. My process is mostly built around creative flow first. I tend to get really sloppy within the first 30 or so tracks as i'm formulating the concept melodically. Most of the time, i'm mad-scientist style adding tracks…"
Aug 17, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Sean Staples's discussion Am I doing it wrong??
"Hi Sean, I believe I originally misunderstood your question. You may know a great deal more about Logic X than I do.  I just upgraded at the end of last year. Perhaps I should be asking YOU the questions. I thought for some reason that you…"
Aug 16, 2015
Sean Staples posted a discussion

Another score cue demo

Here is another fairly new score cue demo...would love your thoughts and any feedback!https://soundcloud.com/seanstaples/a-time-before-war-last-day-in-berlinThanks!!See More
Aug 16, 2015
Sean Staples replied to Sean Staples's discussion Am I doing it wrong??
"Thanks for the reply, but my issue is more about having to make all of the delicate volume adjustments so far down at the bottom of the faders and why this is. I'm actually fairly versed in Logic and how to use it but worried that I might not…"
Aug 16, 2015
Olmnilnlolm replied to Sean Staples's discussion Am I doing it wrong??
"I would be very happy to help you with this problem, as I find myself teaching others how to use Logic, not only on this forum  ...   I started using Garageband, five years ago, and gradually moved on to various incarnations of…"
Aug 15, 2015
Sean Staples posted a discussion

Am I doing it wrong??

As I continue to unfold the insanity that is Logic X (I mean that in a good way), I find myself wondering a bit about a question. I build orchestral pieces with many tracks and as I continue to add them on, I continually have to select all the tracks and bring the entirety of the track's volume all down simultaneously or things start clipping and peaking at + numbers. This starts to cause all kinds of problems for me...as I turn all these tracks down, I have to turn my BigKnob volume up and up…See More
Aug 14, 2015
Sean Staples replied to Adrian Navarro's discussion Scoring Dynamics
"Haha my favorite conductor used to say the same exact thing to us about finding the melody in the piece. That is so true. With orchestral composing it can be challenging to write and constantly be going back and adjusting sections and parts for…"
Aug 14, 2015
Sean Staples replied to Sean Staples's discussion Film Scoring Demo
"Thanks Filip! Great feedback!"
Aug 14, 2015
Filip Holacký replied to Sean Staples's discussion Film Scoring Demo
"I really like this one. For me, it feels a bit like it needs more instruments - at least development in more sections, even though you want it in short time. Melody could be kept be in more instruments. Also sometimes felt bit confused about the…"
Aug 14, 2015
Sean Staples replied to Sean Staples's discussion Film Scoring Demo
"Thanks Jakub...great suggestions and you are right...the piece needs some dynamic adjustment! Thanks for the feedback!"
Aug 14, 2015
Jakub Siembab replied to Sean Staples's discussion Film Scoring Demo
"Hello, Sean.It's nice, pleasant piece. I am not a professional, but I think you could be more decisive in this piece. From about 0:40 motives played by different instruments merge one into another and music is quite unclear. And those…"
Aug 13, 2015
Sean Staples replied to Sean Staples's discussion Film Scoring Demo
"Hello Mariza. Thank you so much for the listen and review and your kind words :) Yes these 2 cues were really just portfolio cues to highlight range and potential capability in different styles more than attempting to be groundbreaking in…"
Aug 13, 2015
Mariza Costa-Cabral replied to Sean Staples's discussion Film Scoring Demo
"Hello Sean. I'm a leigh person on this, and not able to provide much feedback. However, I thought this was really very well done, achieving a very captivating piece. It didn't strike me as revolutionary, i.e., there was a familiarity…"
Aug 13, 2015

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Television, Web, Multimedia
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Classical and Film Composing
Is music your main income source?
No - Not Yet
Where do you live?
California
About Me (Must include biographical information about you as a composer):
I am a California born and raised musician, songwriter, producer, and composer. My musical education began on the violin via the Suzuki Method at the age of 9 years old and progressed on to the pursuit of a more formal orchestral background in symphony. I studied both violin and viola under the renowned Linda Ghidossi-De Luca (Skywalker Symphony Orchestra/Dixie Chicks), and sat 1st chair viola for the Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra by the age of 14. My musical focus today is in composition for television and film media and my library of music and cues continues to grow and range from simple and direct, to full orchestral arrangements and is ever evolving to meet the demand for engaging and captivating scores and cues for today's dynamic media landscape.
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