At Cinesamples, we’ve just completed work on four brand new percussion libraries. In order to keep costs down for customers we split the library into parts depending on their unique requirements. This first library covers Orchestral Percussion Essentials, and in the video, I fumble my way through the patches to give you an idea how things are laid out. Enjoy!
Proud to announce our first trailer album! 29 tracks of music spanning a large variety of genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Epic… The focus was to up the bar on trailer music composition. We’re classical guys, and we wanted to see if we could bring that training into the world of Motion Picture Advertising, while still adhering to trailer music requirements. This album is the result! All tracks composed by Alex Temple, Michael Barry, and myself.
Buy it on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/veritas/id574700845
Buy it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Veritas/dp/B009ZQEGAK/
For those involved in the music scoring community here in Los Angeles, we are seeing a great amount of work leave LA for other parts of the world. Orchestral recording in places like London are becoming the #1 choice for film producers and game companies. The reason is that places like London offer “buyout” recording options and Los Angeles and the AFM (American Federation of Musicians) does not. Orchestral recording is becoming so slow in LA that the scoring stages at Fox, Warner Bros and Sony may shut down “within 2 to 5 years” if we don’t do something now. So, along with partners Michael Barry and Noah Gladstone of Cinesamples and Hollywood Scoring – we decided to start the conversation by hosting a meeting. Over 600 professional musicians, orchestrators, engineers and composers turned out to come to the event. Already, the meeting has resulted in a positive catalyst for discussion and we are hopeful this will bring a new positive change to the music scoring community in Los Angeles.
At Cinesamples we are putting the finishing touches on our percussion library. This was an enormous amount of work. We really pulled out all the stops on this library, sampling over 170 instruments. We are just so incredibly proud of this, and I’m grateful for this kick-ass team we have now! You won’t find a group of nerds more passionate about sampling than this one.
A couple months ago we did a session to demonstrate the talents of three great musicians in Los Angeles. MB Gordy, Chris Bleth and George Doering showcase their talents at Sonic Fuel Studios. There really is no other place in the world where you can get musicians of this calibre, and can bring your music mockups to life.
We are doing this video series for Hollywood Scoring. Keep up to date with the latest videos at www.hollywoodscoring.com
A quick demonstration of the basic three step process of getting from mockup sketch to fully realized orchestration.
1) The Sequencer view: Showing the midi data inputted by the composer
2) The Score view: Showing the notated score after midi cleanup and orchestration
3) The Orchestra Recording: Showing footage from the session at the MGM Scoring Stage, Sony Pictures Studio
Hollywood Scoring – Remote Recording and Orchestration service in Los Angeles, CA
There are so many options these days for composers in need of an orchestral recording solution for their music. Prague, Seattle, London, Bratislava are some of the popular destinations available. Until recently, there has been no option for recording remotely in Los Angeles. Hollywood Scoring offers an option to composers around the world to record with the great Los Angeles studio musicians, remotely, without having to fly to California. not only that but Hollywood Scoring also offers the great talents are located here in Hollywood, so composers can have their music orchestrated, mixed and mastered by some of the best talent that is all right here in Los Angeles. Check out this recent promo video that we produced to introduce the service the world.