Technical Insights: Tempo 120 bpm
A mixture of a few different choir patches , Requiem Light and Eric Whitacre.
NI Hybrid Keys and synths, Spitfire Tundra, Iceni, Albion One. ( unfortunately my music theory is shit so couldn’t tell you the key haha I’m a write by ears kinda guy ) .
Broken up into 3 sections as most trailer music is. The beginning intro, establish music theme (basic one) and big build up to ending, with a trail off.
My vision for this track, apart from practising trailer music, was I imagined something along the lines of hunger games, maybe the last one in the series, establishing what’s previously happening, with the build-up to the new film, happening in the second section. So I went a bit more emotive musicality to get that across.
I also envisioned a bit of a sci-fi feel to this one, hence the use of synths, but I didn’t want to overpower with them , more have them as an underlying part to bolster the sci-fi feel.
Wow very cool track Ben, and your description is great!
The introduction is stunning with the soft angelic choir with the hard hitting stabs, epic contrast for the win!
The structure you got nailed in my opinion. But I am sure more expert trailer composers can pitch in here with more thoughts.
I would have considered varying the rhythm/percussion some more in the middle part of the track. Some fill or variation of that stab rhythm would have been nice as a twist. Overall I feel the weakest section is the middle section, it could use some more details, fills and variation.
The transition into the final power section could be better, it’s a kind of drop, but I would have liked some more energy build-up (ex: sub drop, riser, whoosh)
The transition to the final outro is really nice, I loved that final stinging chord ringing out fast, and then going soft into the piano + choir!
I think it could be suitable for sci-fi because of the big sound of the choir and those epic hits. Great job!