I decided to have a go at something much less orchestral than usual. Still trying to achieve a darker, heavier sound, but I’m still having a really hard time with the sound design. I’m pretty foreign to processing and mixing metal/djent/… drums and guitars, but getting synths to sound dark and organic seems even harder.
Composition…? Well, I start off with some typical hybrid score strings + sound design, but from then on, it’s all basically just me trying to come up with ideas that work, falling back on sound design and cinematic scoring techniques to glue the random pieces together.
Story: Let’s go to hell and slay some demons! Obviously.
Was having vacation (or trying, at least), practicing on various instruments etc - and suddenly: Deadline imminent! And of course, I ditched my original ideas and went with something darker…
I’m still really struggling to come up with ideas that fit this genre, and sound design, mixing and all that is a constant struggle - but I think I’m making progress!