I wasn’t in the forum much this month, but did try to put something together.
This piece is in g min. I have 7 tempo changes thru the piece. It starts in 4/4, goes into 6/8 for the Irish flute melody, then back to 4/4. I layered synth sounds from eDNA with orchestral sounds; low brass, French horns, low strings and Orchestral Grand piano thru the Auto Filter to get the ‘explosive’ sound I was looking for. Junkie XL covered this in one of his vlogs. I have a way to go.
The bagpipes and Irish flute are from the Kontakt library. One of the bagpipes is de-tuned for realism. This piece uses percussion from Albion I & II with the European Folk Kit from Kontakt and a snare from the Garritan Orchestra.
I used close mic’ing where I could and removed the reverb from the samples trying for a better blend by applying it at the end. I think I’m hearing more than I was six months ago. Still a way to go with sound design.
Finally, I’m also working on trying to tell a story in 2 minutes or less.
Suggestions are always welcome.
Happy New Year!