Music Composers Unite!
OK ... I HAVE to tackle this subject because I've found that it so often comes up in musical conversation and is massively misunderstood. The usage and avoidance of parallel fifths and parallel octaves.
My idea is to try and get the basic understanding across of when we do and don't use these devices and most of the reasoning why. As it can be a bit of a touchy subject I had the article double-checked by two musicologists: Maria Antal and Yaiza Varona.…
I know I know it's been ages but I thought I'd quickly throw out a blog on how I set up my reverb for orchestral mixes. I used to use a really, really complicated method but of late I've settled on something fairly simple and straightforward that I feel works and gives a realistic result and uses fairly modest CPU.
I'm literally only going to use QL Spaces for this and we're going to set up some sends.
So as a starting point we might as…Continue
Yes! It's the return of my blog posts and their awful puns for titles... I can never resist them! Recently I'd been investigating some orchestral scores from favourite composers and realised that some of my favourite sounds and devices were achieved by using the harmonic minor scale as a resource but in a non-traditional way. Eventually I felt I had enough material to dedicate an entire blog post to it. Hopefully this will be…Continue
This is just an incredibly brief blog post to say thank you so much to everyone who came along to the Composium this last weekend.
I was especially pleased to see all the new people who turned up this time and fit right into the group. Lots of excellent discussions on a variety of subjects (occasionally music even came up) ... lots of laughs, lots of drinks and some excellent, excellent food at a beautiful restaurant.
My feeling is that the next one will be in…Continue