As a final composition for the course I decided to find myself some visual references to compose on and I picked some Skyrim Landscapes and muted them… then I started composing on the images alone.
Of course I didn’t want to “copy” the sounds from the game and I also wanted some “synth” elements to be in there to really make it my own.
this is a 2 minute hybrid piece with both orchestral and synthe sounds. It’s at 80 BPM and 4/4. I composed it in the Key of A Major.
As for the instruments I started with the free “rainmaker” instrument for the rain atmosphere then I created myself a pad for the Chords using ANA2 and mixing togeter a couple of samples and a juno wave. After that I went on to add some lows using Trombones and Horns and added a slow melody with layered violins and violas.
All Orchestral Instruments are from Sonivox Film Score Companion.
On this I then added some vocals that I pushed back with reverb and another “moving” pad to make the high end a little fuller as it was seeming lacking to me.