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Logic Pro 9 -newbie help !!!

Started this discussion. Last reply by phil Kelly Feb 10, 2011. 12 Replies

Melodyne -a new editing tool ?

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What have you composed for? Or what medium do you work around?
film, television, multimedia, Orchestra, Small Ensemble, Big Ensemble, Songs
What is your favorite genre or style of music?
pretty much anything done well ..not a big rap fan :)
Is music your main income source?
Where do you live?
bellingham WA
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.
everything you'd ever want to know is in my bio on my website

...except I have two Beagles

To Pete S

Hi Pete:

I guess a lot of the age thing is subjectively internalizing the toll that 40 years of clients
have taken upon my psyche :)

Don't get me wrong ..I've had many great clients that were a pleasure and a challenge to work with on a repeated basis ..

but then, there were the OTHER 60% ..

Maybe I'll start a blog so we can all tell our "client horror stories" ..especially the ones that became funny after some years of space flavored them a bit

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new tune posted

Posted on September 14, 2012 at 7:03pm 1 Comment

For all you big band jazz fans, I just posted a cut I wrote for the UNT 2 oclock band ( led by Jay Saunders ) called " I 8 da Whole Thing " from their nier new double CD " Two Tows" ( available as a down load from UNT. ) These kids have put out an outstanding project and y'all outta go to the UNT site and check it out !!

Looking towards fall: considering taking on a "Finale intern" to help with publishing work.

Posted on April 12, 2010 at 3:28pm 8 Comments

I don't know if any of you younger guys are interested in what I'm about to offer, but here's the situation in broad strokes:

My current editor /Finale guru , Steve Sample ( also a member here ) has begun to get very busy with his own personal projects, and has requested a furlough from helping me with my recording and publishingwork in the coming year. Since my familiarity with Finale has heretofore been almost totally with thewriting and inputting side, my knowlege of the printing… Continue

Ray: My CD isn't even mastered yet, When it is, You can be sure I'll have mp3 samples up on my website ( as well as on the Origin Website as well )

Posted on August 26, 2009 at 1:59pm 0 Comments


My CD isn't even mastered yet,

When it is, You can be sure I'll have mp3 samples up on my website ( as well as on the Origin Website as well ) Continue

New Projects update: MY new Origin CD and Primo Kims new vocal CD

Posted on August 24, 2009 at 2:15pm 1 Comment

I'm really excited about the two projects I've managed to bring to fruition this summer: My third Big Band CD and a vocal project for Seattle singer / pianist

Primo Kim . The vocal project couldn't have been pulled off without the invaluable help of fellow composer Chris Alpier, who managed to turn three full live symphonic orchestrations into actual music with his programming skills. ( unfortunately , due to copyright restrictions, I can't post the final tracks here, but when the CD is… Continue

how i spent my wonderful (barf ) holiday season ...

Posted on December 31, 2007 at 3:58pm 5 Comments

hi forum folks:

if anyone has noticed my absence from these parts lately, i just got home from two weeks in the clutches of the medical establishment after being blown over by sudden wind gust on to 50 or so acres of slanted blacktop

on the ferry dock on orcas island ( in the san juan is ) where i'd been having a nice visit with jazz trumpetist/ jazz ed guru guy willie thomas on the weekend of 12-14 ..16.

ironically, the accident occurred on my 70th b/day.. (12-16)… Continue

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At 11:46am on June 30, 2016, Larry Elliott said…

Greetings Phil,

I like your music very much. It is very well written and arranged. Thanks so much for sharing.

Very best,

Larry Elliott

At 8:28pm on October 14, 2012, Rabbi Avraham Chachamovits said…

Wonderful work. Pro. You should teach at Berklee College of Music!

All the best,

R' Avraham

At 1:41am on August 27, 2011, Paulo cesar Maia de Aguiar (Br) said…
Amazing Music
At 11:21pm on April 18, 2011, Charles Duke said…
Heard your composition "My Museum" on here tonight. So lovely! And inspirational, I might add. I'm currently working on a score for an independent feature film that touches strongly on jazz elements. Thank you for sharing your music here; it both inspires and encourages.
At 11:17am on December 9, 2010, Doug Lauber said…
Primo Kim- beautiful arrangements. Well done, sir!
At 4:37am on June 20, 2010, Arthur Hendriks said…
Hi Phil.
thanks for your nice comment. Sorry i didn't reply back any sooner.
At the moment i'm more focus t on Orchestral based like music. I need to get more different styles into it.
It is more sound design what i do right now. I'm busy to score a movie which was made just after the second world war.
So there is no sound at it. I have to build up from scratch, sound and music, and i love to do that.
Here in Holland it is very difficult to get grip onto the business. But slowly getting into it.
What i love to do is make a living out of scoring and composing (but i guess a lot of us want that too).

Rainy days (like today) are filled with colors (so i can lock my self up in my studio haha).
And sorry for my bad English.

Love to hear from you.

Cheers Arthur
At 2:39pm on June 4, 2010, Fritz Souder said…
Oh yeah, Robert Farnon I've got a bunch of his work on my iPod that I listen to. He's even got that group that idolizes his work. I've gotten stuff from them before. Yeah, he's Mr. Strings.
At 1:21pm on June 4, 2010, Fritz Souder said…
I've always appreciated the work of Arrangers like yourself who can transform a basic tune into a full blown production piece. Frank Sinatra was so lucky that he fell into the arrangers he was associated with like Mr. Riddle, Mr. May, Mr. Jenkins (who started out playing banjo a plucked instrument, there's hope for me???), Don Costa, and a few others. I read about them in the fine book by the late Gene Lees called "Arranging the Score". Good health to you and keep up the good work.
At 4:22am on June 4, 2010, Fritz Souder said…
Hello Phil,
Sonofagun your arrangements sound like they were done by Nelson Riddle and Billy May cloned. I'm mainly a song writer and a novice in arranging myself. I've been studying the arrangements of others for awhile and although I haven't had any formal training I'm plugging along. Keep up the good work.
At 7:56pm on April 24, 2010, Michael J Lawrence said…

I know what you mean. I'm actually not too far behind you and my low IQ days are becoming more numerous and my need to use IMDB to remember "what's his/her name from that movie back in..."

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