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October 2007 Blog Posts (8)

How did Wagner do it?

I've been listening to some of his overtures recently. The man was a god. Tannhauser, Tristan and Isolde... wow. Nothing else gives me the same kind of emotional rush. What does it take to be able to express so much of your soul so effectively through music? If I could only do it half as well...

Another observation, just while I'm writing: Mahler seems to be the progressive rocker of the orchestral world. His pieces contain a lot of experimental devices and he's very inventive - but… Continue

Added by Mike Torr on October 25, 2007 at 12:40pm — 2 Comments

Instruments used from fellow composers

On the latest mix/master of Riding Out At Dawn I threw in some nice heavy guitar chords from Alex Pfeffer's (Waywyn) guitar library. Very nice stuff Alex!

And to Herman: last week I ordered a duduk from - it's currently already for two days in the Dutch customs... :P Maybe it smells funny... ;-)

Check Herman's Duduk library at his site, it's really great!

Cheers friends!

Added by Peter Emanuel Roos on October 18, 2007 at 1:32pm — No Comments

New Post


I'd appreciate some feedback on the piece "Classical Fury" I just uploaded. I'm especially interested in comments/suggestions on the mix and how to get it sounding more real.

I composed in Finale, mixed in Sonar. I used EWQL Silver and Edirol.

Thanks for your feedback!

Added by Jonathan Davis on October 9, 2007 at 10:55pm — No Comments

My first post

Hello to everyone.

This is my first post since I've registered. I was hoping to get something posted sooner, but things have been quite hectic the last few months. But here I am, finally.

I've been busy with some work I've been doing for a music publisher who has commissioned a number of arrangements of Quebec singers and musicals for band and symphony. All this and a lot of copy work.

I've posted a new piece I've just finished for band which I hope to get played… Continue

Added by Bernard Savoie on October 7, 2007 at 1:52pm — No Comments

The Academy Series: The Music Soundtrack - The Music Team

The Music Soundtrack: A Composer’s Forum of Contemporary Scoring Techniques

Topic Oct. 4, 2007: “The Music Team”…


Added by Bob Safir on October 6, 2007 at 4:20pm — 2 Comments

Voices of Passion ...

... is another lib of Quantum Leap which was released shortly.
I did one official demo for "Voices of Passion". The full title of my track was originally "Remembering Iraqi children" but simply was a bit too long for the flash players, also on the Soundsonline website. I thought this could be of interest.
Listen to the track right here in the flashplayer

Hope you enjoy!

Added by Alex Pfeffer on October 3, 2007 at 9:57pm — 2 Comments

Idiot Boy - A personal success.

Idiot Boy is my first commercial production as producer, recording engineer and mixer. From preproduction to final mix--

Long story short, I heard the demo for the first time years after it was recorded at my house in Murfreesboro, TN. You see, at the time -- 1996 -- there weren't many folks in the Recording Industry program (some of you may know as RIM) that could afford their own gear. I had my own adat studio even before I started MTSU... this coupled with a nice size house I… Continue

Added by Edward L Szymczak on October 2, 2007 at 11:11am — 1 Comment

WIVI Rocks!!

Well I'm sorry if this comes across sounding like an advert but I'm currently going through the happy honeymoon period with my new Wallander Instruments Visual Instruments player.

I'm sure many others are like me: we want to write orchestral music with samples. We buy the libraries and start writing but soon we realise that we are going to have to learn about mixing and production ... and so it begins... before we know it we're messing around with frequencies and buying stereo panners…


Added by James Semple on October 2, 2007 at 9:19am — 3 Comments

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