Music Composers Unite!
This was a very exciting and challenging day or two – particularly as I was using sordino strings combined with the LA Scoring Strings full library – and I wanted a particular sound (in my head I was thinking of John Barry meets Tron Legacy for some reason). I used VSL for the woodwinds, and VSL and Project Sam for the brass.
I added some basic choir ‘ahs’ from Symphony Of Voices, piano, some synth fx, synth bass (I always feel that a little synth bass or electric bass tucked way under the contrabass strings helps wonders in midi mockups!) and – for the very first time – I recorded some room tone. To my ears at least, having that barely audible sound of hiss/room noise makes all the difference.
Here is the current mix, Mix 10. The stereo mix was a little quiet so it has been boosted by about 11dB – has a touch of the enhance feature on the Oxford Limiter – and it then went through the TC MD3 and Brickwall Limiter – for a little stereo widening – and 0.5-1dB limiting.
I hope you enjoy it. All the best NH