I want to share my composition that I recently made for the “kynofsynths” competition from Cymatics, it’s an all-genre competition with the condition that we have to use a free sample synth pack that they shared.
Genre/Style: I chose to make an “epic cinematic” piece
Creative Vision for the Track: I was looking for making a “dark” ambiance, with a “futuristic” look using the Synths of Cymatics combining them with a whole orchestra and a female voice and a male bass voice (the male voice is subtle in the background at the end), but the main point was trying that sounds big and epic.
Composition Details (Tempo, Key, Main Chords etc): it starts in a 4/4, for the rhythm part changes to an amalgam time signature “6/8 + 2/4” much faster, to 155bpm from 85, in the middle part returns to 4/4 but faster than the beginning (96Bpm) and for the end returns to the amalgam time signature.
the key remains in D minor through all the piece, the main chords were: Dm+6, AMajor, Gm, and Bb major.
I used an ostinato arpeggio with the plucked synths in the middle and last part.
Main Instruments used: the main instruments were freebies:
For the whole orchestra: BBC Discover
Arpeggio fast Violin: Labs strings-short
Frozen cello: Labs
Percussion: saga acoustic trailer percussion (thanks @Mikael for the Jurassik Park Contest)
and the free Fantasy sample synth pack from Cymatics