Orchestral Film Composition -

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Member Since: Feb 23, 2010

Here's a song i've been working on all weekend.
Any ideas/feedback are appreciated!


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Since: Dec 04, 2007

Apr 03, 2011 07:02 pm

Hi Blake, overall the score seems well arranged/orchestrated to me. There is an identifiable theme, which develops through the score, good range of dynamics, and I feel the music portrays emotion quite nicely. The theme is fairly simple, but movie music tends to be that way. This is not a negative thing, merely an observation. I feel there is a kind of elegance in simplicity.

On the mix itself, (and this could just be the limitation of my own room that I'm hearing) the low end does sound a little boomy, and I think that could be tightened up a little more. Maybe around 100hz to 200hz region. Individual instruments to look at would be the piano, which sounds a little bit muffled to me, the pizzicato contrabass sounds a little forward to me where it comes in, and the low-end strings (cello/contrabass) could be backed off a smidge in general where the dynamics crescendo.

However, I feel as the overall mix exists, it has a very warm sound to it, I just feel the low-end is just a tad bit overpowering in a couple spots. I do not feel that it is a big issue, and it still sounds pretty good to me as it is.

The rest sounds nice to me; upper strings/brass/percussion/winds all sound pretty good to me, and they sit nicely in the mix.

Anyway, take my analysis with a grain of salt. I am in a pretty small room, and bass frequencies tend to be emphasized quite a bit in my room, so it could be fine as is.

Since: Feb 23, 2010

Apr 03, 2011 07:20 pm

wow! thanks for your response. I mix on headphones so I was a little worried about the bass instruments and had a feeling it needed to be tamed a little. need to get myself some monitors!

Since: Jan 28, 2012

Jan 28, 2012 01:53 am

The film music orchestrator is responsible for writing scores for an orchestra, band, choral group, individual instrumentalist(s), or vocalist(s). Also, an orchestrator transposes music from one instrument or voice to another in order to accommodate a particular music instrument, musician, or group. Often, the orchestrator will also be the conductor during the film scoring sessions.

Since: Jan 30, 2011

Jan 29, 2012 12:44 am

oh yeah?

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