Spiros Makris replied to L_P_'s discussion Advice on developing melody
"There are various things you can do to develop a melody. As said, you can use a certain mottiff that appears in the melody to create a section based on it, changing keys, and moving through them with this mottiff as your "boat", go through a…"
Apr 25, 2013
Greg Brus replied to L_P_'s discussion Advice on developing melody
"One approach that opens up plenty of possibilities is to write the melody down and slice it into small chunks of material that differ from one another. Then you can rearrange their order, or use one multiple times in a progression, or play them…"
Apr 25, 2013
L_P_ replied to David Stowell's discussion Images in a shattering mirror
"This is quite cool actually :-)"
Mar 22, 2013
L_P_ replied to Bernardo Sodré's discussion Film / Game music
"hey dude for some reason it won't load for me. Have you put this on SoundCloud?"
Mar 14, 2013
Janet Spangenberg replied to L_P_'s discussion First attempt at scoring to picture
"I haven't composed for this genre, and I don't know what the "standard" way of scoring for this is. That said, I might start by scoring the "hits" first, and then compose around the hits. Since you've already got most of the work done, there might…"
Nov 13, 2012
L_P_ replied to L_P_'s discussion First attempt at scoring to picture
"Thanks a lot @Gav & Janet. The thing I found hard was matching up the hit points. Who ever had cut the trailer had used different amounts of time between each scene change so it was really tough to get a consistent number of bars and tempo. It also…"
Nov 13, 2012
Janet Spangenberg replied to L_P_'s discussion First attempt at scoring to picture
"Hi, LP! You've got the suspense going, and it's scored well to the cuts of the scenes. I suggest taking it one step further, and creating some musical "hits" that coincide with the actions within each scene, between the cuts, such as a motif for the…"
Nov 13, 2012
Gavin Brown replied to L_P_'s discussion First attempt at scoring to picture
"This is well done. I think it owes something to Psycho, as do many scores in the genre"
Nov 12, 2012
L_P_ replied to Joe Ayotte's discussion I'm a new composer looking for honest opinions.
"Hey Joe!
Maybe helpful or not...but, I usually plan each 'project' in advance, by laying out a specification. For example, if you're writing a demo piece, but not to picture, it's helpful to set out a rough musical structure and imagine how it will…"
Nov 10, 2012
L_P_ replied to Andelko J. (DJ Anubis)'s discussion Epic orchestral production by me
"There's one main idea here, which is nice, but needs development to motivate someone to listen to the end. Just a personal opinion, but I really dislike the 'soprano' - really sounds naaaasty. Also, you could probably improve the sense of…"
Nov 3, 2012
L_P_ replied to Kenneth Gilbert's discussion IDM Ambience Track
"I think you need to lessen the attack on the synth lead you're using. It's creating a 'tick' sound and I think it would sound more pleasant without it. Also I would look at the mix at about 3min. Those guitars come in a bit strong for my liking and…"
Oct 21, 2012
L_P_ replied to Adam Weldon's discussion VSTi's... What would be you're choice? What do you use at the moment?
"Hey I bought Hollywood Strings Gold, but I've never used LASS...so can't really compare the usability, for the sound I guess you just have to judge by the examples they put on their websites. 
 
I'm using HS on two projects and I'm mostly using the…"
Oct 15, 2012
L_P_ replied to Kenneth Gilbert's discussion DnB Track
"Well if you love what you do that's really important and if other people catch on and like it too then that's a bonus :-D Kenneth Gilbert said:
With this track in particular, it wasn't a search for the most emotional music. With this one I had…"
Oct 10, 2012
L_P_ replied to Kenneth Gilbert's discussion DnB Track
"Hmmm I would say that art in any form does not have to be justified. Only if it has a commercial purpose or origin does a case have to be made for it. IMHO. Having said that if the intent was to make me feel something I'm not sure this particular…"
Oct 10, 2012
L_P_ replied to Steven O'Brien's discussion Film scoring practice, need feedback!
"Who the hell is Justin!?!?!? :-D Must have been the rum talking. I suppose what I was getting at is that legally there's no such thing as a Creative Commons license per se. BUT, they are constructed legally on the premise that the author (in…"
Oct 10, 2012
L_P_ replied to Steven O'Brien's discussion Film scoring practice, need feedback!
"Justin, I like the music your scored, although the style is perhaps not in keeping with the picture. Just on the intellectual property point...you don't have to put your work on creative commons to allow people to use it. You should always retain…"
Oct 9, 2012
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  • Hey man,

    Really interesting stuff! I'm not sure where it would even fit in the music spectrum.. which is definitely a good thing!  What program do you use for your violin sound? Or do you actually play and record the violin?

    Anyway,good stuff.

  • Hi Lewis,

    Took a listen to your music...some good stuff here man. Enjoyed the arrangement and groove on Down in the Rabbit Hole. Nice production as well.

    Cheers,

    Ryan
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