Track Description: The track was custom made for a contest last month. I had to compose for picture (Youtube-Link down below). What was important for me, that I can still use the track later on and somewhere else.
My Creative Vision: The main focus, because of the contest rules, to use the vocal samples they have provided and put them somehow together, so it sounds more or less suitable. The contest was as well about cinematic music, so therefore it was clear, that I had to support the samples with an orchestra.
Composition Overview: The beginning is based on vocal samples, EQed, layered, automated…then there is that “drop”, which drives you into the next shot (shows you big mountains). From this point on I started to support the track with big taikos and bass drums, big brass section with trumpets, which play one of the melodies, combined with horns and trombones down below. At the end high strings are supporting the last scene to give it more of an open handed feeling…you can hear as well a choir singing/shouting staccatos with percussion support.
Music-wise it’s super simple. The samples were mainly in Am, so I just stuck to that. No strange harmonies happening. Everything straight forward. Easy chord progressions Am/F/G/Am/B(G)…I had a clear vision that I don’t have to invent new chord changes because I felt the track just did’t need it at all. Tempo varies: Starts with 104 BPM, moves here and there, and goes at the drop to 98 BPM. If the film wasn’t there, I could just stay 98 all the time.
Main Sounds: Vocal samples, Albion One, 8dio Hybrid Drums, 8dio Synphony (Synths), 8dio Lacrimosa, Native Instruments Symphony Series, EmotiveStrings, Una Chorda, Giant, Vocalise (Heavyocity), Pads…and quite a lot of “compressed” mixing
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Thank you in advance and take care,