As a composer today, you have to wear a lot of different hats. You usually have to practice a fairly wide set of skills, from composition, to orchestration, mixing, making realistic mockups, social media, networking, and so on. On top of this, you’re usually required to dive into a world of confusing technology, computers, and digital tools that you’ve never seen before.
In the first part, we looked at how we can use atmospheres and pads to create a new sense of depth and interest in your cues. This time around, it’s time to add some more impact and energy to otherwise calm and static musical passages.
One of the biggest issues for a lot of new composers is creating realistic and great sounding mockups of their compositions. Strings in particular seems to be an area where a lot people have a hard time achieving a realistic result. In this article, I will show you 5 steps with techniques that you can use to create more realistic and organic sounding harmonic content, using string libraries. For this tutorial, I will use a slow, emotional string theme as an example.
Audio Imperia has not been around for very long, but they have quickly risen to be one of the top picks for a lot trailer music composers, with high-quality releases such as Scenes From The Multiverse and the Photosynthesis series. Artifact – Fractal is the first release in their new Artifact series, created by Valentin Boomes, who is known for his gritty and unique trailer music style.