Hasn’t really got a title! My first ever attempt to put music to video footage…
Competitors were given a video of just over a minute and 15 samples, of which we had to use at least one.
These included string arpeggios, FX glissando, “Huge Drum” hits, sustained low string notes, choir chord, and others.
As the footage was based on the film “Metropolis”, I was going for a dark, tense, Sci-Fi feel.
The two low string sustained notes were A and C - added french horns from Kontakt Factory Library to make chords of A minor and F major 2nd inversion, and put the string samples through Evade (from Soundspot) to create volume-shaped rhythm.
Broke the choir chord sample by simply splitting it in the DAW and pulling the split pieces apart, deliberately not too evenly.
Took the drum hit sample, copied, reversed and stitched it together to make riser-and-hit - about 4 times (I liked it!).
Also used NI Ethereal Earth, 8Dio NEO for risers, impacts, and synth; 8Dio CASE strings for aleatoric weirdness, and 8Dio Low Epic Kit. I think that was everything!
All done in Reaper.
Screenshot, (if anybody wants to see it!):
Comments and constructive criticism welcome…!