Here's a track from an upcoming fantasy / adventure / comedy feature film. I've worked on this film on and off over the past year, while waiting for other parts of the post-production to be completed. I'm glad to say we're nearing the finish line now and this cue here is the final confrontation and ultimate demise of the main antagonist. 

Thank you for listening, hope you enjoy it and I welcome your thoughts! 

https://soundcloud.com/mihkelz/defeating-the-serpent

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  • Truly beautiful. You have a new follower on Soundcloud :)

    May I ask which libraries did you use?

  • Thank you Ray, much appreciated!

    And thank you Aram, I tend to pick bit and pieces from many different libraries, here's a full list of what I used in this piece:

    Woodwinds:

    Spitfire BML Flutes, Orchestral Tools Berlin Woodwinds + Exp A

    Brass:

    Spitfire BML Horns, SampleModeling Horns, Samplemodeling Trumpets, EW Hollywood Brass (Gold) Trumpets,

    BML Trombones, SampleModeling Trombones, BML Low Brass

    Percussion:

    Spitfire Percussion, CineSamples CinePerc Core + Pro, Orchestral Tools Timpani & Glock, Spitfire HZ Percussion

    Strings: 

    8Dio Adagio

    Spitfire Harp, Soundiron Olympus Elements Choir.

    Cheers,

    Mihkel

  • Thank you very much, really helpful. And many compliments again, wish you all the best!

    Mihkel Zilmer said:

    Thank you Ray, much appreciated!

    And thank you Aram, I tend to pick bit and pieces from many different libraries, here's a full list of what I used in this piece:

    Woodwinds:

    Spitfire BML Flutes, Orchestral Tools Berlin Woodwinds + Exp A

    Brass:

    Spitfire BML Horns, SampleModeling Horns, Samplemodeling Trumpets, EW Hollywood Brass (Gold) Trumpets,

    BML Trombones, SampleModeling Trombones, BML Low Brass

    Percussion:

    Spitfire Percussion, CineSamples CinePerc Core + Pro, Orchestral Tools Timpani & Glock, Spitfire HZ Percussion

    Strings: 

    8Dio Adagio

    Spitfire Harp, Soundiron Olympus Elements Choir.

    Cheers,

    Mihkel

  • Very good track. I would love to see the footage that goes with, but I guess we just have to wait until the film gets released.

    If you should give an estimate, how long does it take for you to make a track like this. It sounds awesome, but with so many shifts it sure must take some hours and a lot of tweaking to get it all to fit?

    A lot of great music you have on soudcloud - subbed :-)

  • Thank you everyone!

    Anders - the film itself is still probably a couple of months from release. I'll try to remember and post more info here once it's out.

    I guess, on average, I write about 1 to 2 minutes of orchestral music a day, including programming and producing. It depends on the complexity of the material though.. 

    First I try to deal with the form and structure of the cue, find the right tempi to hit all the necessary hit-points. Sometimes I'll write a small piano sketch first, but other times I dive right in, composing, orchestrating and mixing the material as I go. That'll be followed by second pass after I've finished the cue to iron out any problems with the orchestration / mix.


    Anders Christensen said:

    Very good track. I would love to see the footage that goes with, but I guess we just have to wait until the film gets released.

    If you should give an estimate, how long does it take for you to make a track like this. It sounds awesome, but with so many shifts it sure must take some hours and a lot of tweaking to get it all to fit?

    A lot of great music you have on soudcloud - subbed :-)

    'Defeating the Serpent' (from an upcoming fantasy / adventure feature film)
    Here's a track from an upcoming fantasy / adventure / comedy feature film. I've worked on this film on and off over the past year, while waiting for…
  • Interesting to know how much time you spend on music like this. I actually think I use about the same time when composing - the difference being that yours of-cause sound much better :-)

    For my next track I will try and get the overall structure in place then start to "iron out any problems" afterwards. I often get stuck after having the first part of a track done. Having the structure in place sure would make my work flow better.

    Do you use live instruments in some of your tracks or is it all samples?

    ...and thanks for the inputs on how you compose your music - much appreciated.

  • This music almost made me jump out of my chair without the visuals! 

    You are a very talented craftsman. 

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