Jontom replied to Gavin Brown's discussion "Winter Music" Contest - DEADLINE OVER, CONTEST CLOSED, VOTING HAS BEGUN
"Why not? I'm in."
Nov 26, 2014
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Jontom's discussion Skulls & Scotch
"Yeah, it's definitely easy to blur things up a bit with reverbs. I'm mostly thinking of a way just to make that sound a liiiittle bit bigger (or deeper, as you say), maybe mostly in the horns... maybe not, I'm not entirely sure. I know if I could…"
Nov 25, 2014
Jontom replied to Jontom's discussion Skulls & Scotch
"I've been thinking a lot about reverb.
The thing is that I'm afraid to make the mix more messy. With less instruments I'd probably push that button because I would need to fill the space. In situations like this one, I don't want to have a huge…"
Nov 25, 2014
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Jontom's discussion Skulls & Scotch
"Then again, I've been known to overdo it on reverb, sooo.... :) Paul Smith said:
A very definite improvement, imo. I like it a lot. It being cinematic music, I would personally probably add just a tiny little more reverb in places, when you're…"
Nov 25, 2014
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Jontom's discussion Skulls & Scotch
"A very definite improvement, imo. I like it a lot. It being cinematic music, I would personally probably add just a tiny little more reverb in places, when you're ready to do the final mix. "
Nov 25, 2014
Jontom replied to Jontom's discussion Skulls & Scotch
"Here's the new evolution. More hybrid than the first rough.
I took all your advices and tried to fit them in the whole picture. I'll try to sum up everything I did, just in case someone is interested in the crafting process.
- The biggest switch is…"
Nov 25, 2014
Jontom replied to John Hilsen's discussion What sampled pianos are you guys using?
"It also depends on the style you're looking for"
Nov 24, 2014
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Jontom's discussion Skulls & Scotch
"I should have added that what I had in mind for accompaniment would be pretty subdued, a "just enough to know it's there" kind of thing. Pads would probably work great for it, yeah. My sense is just that some subtle something is missing from "around…"
Nov 24, 2014
Jontom replied to Jontom's discussion Skulls & Scotch
"Thanks guys. I really appreciate your words.
After another session I realized how much the hits at beginning were unnecessary. I totally agree with you Greg.
Also swirling high parts and add some non-diatonic transitions might be just what I…"
Nov 23, 2014
22b8n9x97ddrd replied to Jontom's discussion Skulls & Scotch
"Hi, Jontum, great piece, overall. My only complaint is that, starting at around the :50 mark, I think it needs a little more chordal accompaniment, maybe spread among the orchestral choirs, maybe not. But maybe it was your intention to NOT go that…"
Nov 23, 2014
Greg Brus replied to Jontom's discussion Skulls & Scotch
"I would:
- pull back all the big hits (dampen the high end, lower overall volume, add reverb), but not by much
- definitely do what Bob said about "swirling high parts" near the end; another layer with even more movement = extra tension = better…"
Nov 23, 2014
Jontom replied to Jontom's discussion Skulls & Scotch
"Thanks a lot Bob.
Listening to the track this morning made me of think of what you said about the counter melodies on the finale.I'll give it a shot. Is it ok if I post the updated version on this topic?"
Nov 23, 2014
Jontom replied to Thomas Cadenazzi's discussion Soundtrack/orchestral composition
"Ciao Thomas!
I listened to the track and kind of reminded me of some works by Michal Nyman.
The thing is that probably you should also change some patches: I see some staccatissimo on the strings and no low frequencies. Lots of them sound really…"
Nov 23, 2014
Jontom replied to Niranjan Raghu's discussion Hybrid Music - A gentle foray.
"Hi Niranjan,
that's the style I prefer :)
In order to achive better results, may I suggest you some filtering? Try to EQ the plucked synth coming around 1:00 with a High Pass filter. This way the whole atmosphere might turn into something warmer,…"
Nov 23, 2014
Jontom replied to Tyler Hughes's discussion The growing composer (Links and Resources for the beggining and self taught composer)
"amazing links Tyler, thanks for sharing"
Nov 23, 2014
Jontom replied to Cody D. Boyce's discussion Royalty Free video clips
"Hey guys, you might have a look at this one: http://vimeo.com/groups/freehd"
Nov 23, 2014
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