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Sonar Platinum - what next

Started Feb 5 0 Replies

Hi,I have been using Sonar/Cakewalk for a long time. Now they have shut their doors. I am trying to find the best DAW to transition to (I prefer staying in Windows but dont mind Mac if I have to go…Continue

Aftermath - a new composition

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vn Feb 6. 2 Replies

Hi All,I wrote this last week - Its a short melancholy piece about a victorious King who looks at the battlefield in the aftermath of a deadly battle. His heart is overcome by grief as he sees the…Continue

Hello fellow composers!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Vn Feb 5. 2 Replies

Hello All,I recently joined this group to get some critique & improve and share my experiences as a composer. I added a few tracks (in my playlist) from the sound track of an animated feature…Continue


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Vn replied to Bob Morabito's discussion MIDI Manufacturers Association (MMA) Adopts MIDI Capability Inquiry (MIDI-CI) Specification; also MIDI Polyphonic Expression (MPE)
"Thanks for the post. I am looking fwd to the property exchange saving me some setup time :)"
May 17
Vn replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
May 16
Vn replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"Your point of musicians needing to perform modern pieces/stay connected with modern composers.  W.r.t computers vs live music, i think its not a case of either or, because both serve different purposes. If you take music for video (movie, tv…"
May 16
Vn replied to Bob Porter's discussion Do we need musicians?
"To me music is unique and essential. The people who create it, be they live performers, digital producers, pokers of notes on a piano roll, sound designers etc. are all part of the eco system that keeps producing new music! So yes, we need…"
May 16
Vn replied to Adam Mannering's discussion Film trailer music - I'd like to hear your and here's one of mine.
"Hi, Here is a trailer I scored music for recently for a feature film due to release June 2018 (I scored the music for the movie as well.). Its an animated fantasy adventure film based on a popular story from indian…"
May 16
Vn replied to Gav Brown's discussion ELEMENTS CONTEST - WINNERS ANNOUNCED!!!
"Thanks to Gav for organizing this! Was great to listen to all the wonderful entries and diff musical viewpoints to the 4 elements. Congrats to all! Cheers, Vn"
May 13
Vn replied to Michael Hamby's discussion Michael Hamby
"Hi Michael, Welcome to the forum! Cheers, Vn"
May 13
Vn replied to Ingo Lee's discussion Free Sonar Platinum
"Hi, Sonar (like any other DAW) is most useful for audio production. So u can record live tracks or import midi files, hook up VSTs to that track, then bake out WAV files for each track with all the fx/mixing/mastering you want to do. Then typically…"
Apr 6
Vn replied to Ingo Lee's discussion Free Sonar Platinum
"Hi, I have been using Sonar for many many years now. So am happy to answer specific queries/if someone is stuck somewhere. Its a really powerful DAW with a great UI. Ideally you need an audio interface + one or two good VSTs + a midi/usb controller…"
Apr 6
Vn replied to Dave Dexter's discussion Technical/gear question - a flashing tempo light instead of a click track?
"I know novation launchpad pro can make its drum pad leds pulse with the project tempo. I dont have this controller but I have seen it work with ableton live (should work with all daws) - from their manual "Set Sync On for the Output of…"
Mar 11
Vn replied to Xiang Li's discussion Which way you prefer for composing
"Agree, taking a quite hike, playing tennis or something relaxing helps me get my creative juices flowing again. I took an online course by a famous hollywood music writer once - his suggestion to break such blocks is to sit in front of ur…"
Mar 11
Vn replied to Xiang Li's discussion Which way you prefer for composing
"Hi, For me the most optimal path (from a tune in my head to something in my DAW) is to work out the song on my piano. Once I am familiar with it, I switch to my DAW (Sonar) and lay down the structure and work from there. I cant read or write music,…"
Mar 11
Vn replied to Yoshed's discussion Piano solo - In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king
"Hi Yoshed, Great tune! Very uplifting :). I can see this being supported well by an orchestra too if more 'epic-ness' is intended! Vn "
Feb 28
Vn replied to Gav Brown's discussion Contest: THE 4 ELEMENTS: CONTEST ONGOING
"Hi - I just joined the group recently - am interested in participating if this is still on. Can take on wind or earth"
Feb 6
Vn replied to Vn's discussion Aftermath - a new composition
"Thanks for listening :)!"
Feb 6
Manfred Goop replied to Vn's discussion Aftermath - a new composition
"I think this is great. I could listen to it on a loop all day."
Feb 6

Profile Information

What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
Film, Multimedia
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
Orchestral and Film Music
Is music your main income source?
Sort Of - Music Related
Where do you live?
Campbell, California, USA
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 been a hobby musician and composer, mostly self taught since high school. I played the keyboards as part of my school and college band (classic rock). I have been working in the video games industry for over 25 years (Capcom, EA etc). I started my own company in 2010 where we build games and movies for kids and families (Gamaya Inc.) I have written music for video games and we recently completed an animated feature film based on Indian Mythology for which I wrote the sound track and 2 songs. I mostly write orchestral/hybrid music. I work with Cakewalk Sonar Platinum and a slew of Kontakt based VSTs (Spitfire, Project Sam, Orchestral Tools and Best Service).

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At 8:03am on January 16, 2018, Gav Brown said…

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