In addition to the mini film score reviews, you will find some of my technical reviews of products for film composers and sound designers. In the pipeline is a series on using Apple Logic for film music and sound design and interviews with some of today's top film composers. Stay tuned and thanks for reading!

Film Music Mini-Reviews

The Descendents
The Lovely Bones
The Host
New World
Teen Wolf

Music Product Reviews

ProjectSAM True Strike 1 & 2
Vienna Symphonic Library - Appassionata Strings
Quantum Leap Storm Drum 2
Flying Hand Percussion
Vienna Instruments - Special Edition
Eastwest/Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs
HALion Symphonic Orchestra

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Orchestral Essentials Demos

I recently scored a trailer for the upcoming short film by Anthony Faust. The sounds are entirely from a new virtual instrument product called, "Orchestral Essentials" from ProjectSAM. The style is kind of a high impact minimalism, if that makes any sense.  I will have a review of Orchestral Essentials soon.

Orchestral Essentials virtual instruments used in this demo: Percussive Sound Design, Reverse Engineering, Drones and Risers, Sunburn, Woodwind Staccato, Woodwinds Cinematic Effects, Strings Staccato, Strings Arco, Brass Staccato, Brass Long Notes, Brass Cinematic Effects, Cinematic Percussive Effects, Piano Mystique, Concert Harp.

I wrote a score for the short film, Monkey Cookie Jar using only Orchestral Essentials. The woodwinds and brass inspired me musically and sounded great with very little effort.  It was great to get both the lighthearted sounds and the darker elements all from one virtual instrument library.  

Orchestral Essentials virtual instruments used in this demo: Orchestral Percussion Kit, Cinematic Percussive Effects, Drones and Risers, Brass Cinematic Effects, Brass Staccato, Brass Long Notes, Strings Cinematic Effects, Strings Tremolo, Strings Staccato, Strings Arco, Woodwinds Cinematic Effects, Woodwinds Staccato, Woodwinds Long Notes, Reverse Engineering, Alien in the Airlock,

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