WELCOME: Start here and Introduce Yourself! =)

Hello All Composers,
I am Shaul Hadar, and I am an epic music composer… I write mainly for games and films, but i also produce electronic music under the alias of Counter Point.

I can write various original music in lots of genres and types.

I am also a gifted piano player for over 31 years now, and I have a special power in playing the music of Chopin.

You are welcome to check out my website and listen to my latest music :slight_smile:

www.shaulhadar.com

I hope everyone has a safe and muse filled day!!! :slight_smile:

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Hello Shaul and welcome to the community. It’s interesting you compose both for games and films, but also electronic music. Do you also mix the two worlds? :slight_smile:

Sincerely,
Mikael Baggström
Founder of this Community

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Hello world!
My name is Matt Seewald, from Milwaukee USA. I’ve been playing music/musical instruments since about age 11, staring out on trumpet and piano before discovering a band called Metallica in the 1980’s and moving to guitar. I started my musical journey with the classics: Beethoven, Saint-Saens, Mozart, etc before eventually deciding on a degree in political philosophy.
Later, I discovered Japanese composer Junichi Nakatsuru and his work on the SoulCalibur video game series and it reignited my interest in composing orchestral music. I’m interested in and try composing in many styles, but am focusing mainly as a library/mixed media composer doing cinematic orchestral music and traditional concert music. My early, not so good efforts can found here: https://soundcloud.com/parnassus-musique

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Welcome Matt! :slight_smile:
I love how diverse your musical background and journey have been. I can completely relate, and I’m sure many fellow composers in this community can as well.

I’m looking forward to connect with you in the discussions here in the forum, and please feel free to start new topics, ask questions, and share your thoughts. This community is a ‘Fellowship of Composers’. We are all here to motivate and help each other. :smiley:

PS. You can also share your music compositions for feedback in the ‘Your Music’ section, the only requirement being that you write a detailed description of the track so we all can get some insights into your creative vision, and technical information about the music.

Sincerely
Mike

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Hi there!
My name is Alex, I am a rock musician, and I also arrange and compose music. I play guitar and drums and have been making music since about 2000. Now I like to participate in various joint projects and collaborate in composing music with other musicians. To do this, I have my own site, which has not been filled up over the past few years, but now I am collaborating with some musicians and soon we will present our new songs.
I will be glad to cooperate with other musicians and open to new offers.
So, our web site: https://resonare.club
Regards!

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Hello Alex, and welcome to the community! :slight_smile:
I’m looking forward to see your interactions in the topics, and perhaps you want to join the composing challenges we have here as well. Right now the theme of the contest that ends this month is Relaxing Music: Join the Relaxing Music Contest (April/May 2020)

Sincerely
Mikael “Mike” Baggström

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Hey, Mikael.
Thanks for really quick answer and i already like it here. Thanks for the invitation but for now relaxing music is not mine :smile: :smile: :smile:
But I think I will find for myself a lot of interesting on this site. And I’m already looking)))
Cheers!

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There will be a new contest next month, perhaps it will suit you better :wink:
Yes, there are lots of topics, separated into sections as you can see.

Feel free to start new topics, asking questions etc. We are all a bunch of music nerds in here. :wink:

Sincerely
Mike

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Thank you, I already feel at home :upside_down_face:

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Hi everyone!

New to the forum, so time to introduce myself. I’m an experienced, hands-on composer and sound designer from Arnhem, The Netherlands, since 2002. I provide music and audio post-production for television, film, theatre, games, events and so forth.

In addition I assist in producing and coordinating required cast and crew, utilising my network of skilled musicians, actors, writers, audio- and film crew. If you were to visit my studio on any given day, you might walk into a recording session of music, voice over or Foley sound, sessions of audio editing, mixing or mastering. I’ve produced audio for various award winning events, film- and television productions.

Besides all that, I have a background in AI and Computer Programming, which I use to develop my own custom tools. Some of them turn into products, which can be found on www.speakerfood.com. PlugSearch is my first full dedicated Plug-in search application for Logic Pro X, but more cool stuff is planned for the future.

Thanks!
Rinus

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Hello Rinus, and welcome to the professional composers community (or “Fellowship of Composers” as I like to call it! :wink:

Also very cool that you are also a software developer. The PlugSearch plugin is very neat, as it’s something that is annoyingly missing from Logic Pro right now. No problems on Catalina and Logic 10.5?

PS. Your studio sounds like a really cool place to work btw, with all those various projects going on! :stuck_out_tongue:

Sincerely
Mikael “Mike” Baggström

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Hi, My name is Keith and I live in the north east of england. Since I retired, I have been learning music composition and have enrolled in a few of your courses.
My musical background goes way back though. I learned to read music at secondary school when I played tuba in the school band. In my teens, I played bass guitar in various bands. More recently, I joined a workshop and played mandolin.

I have produced a video with a few of my soundscapes which i Created with your excellent course “How to Compose Ambient Music”. Here is the link :

I would really appreciate comments.
Thanks
Keith

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Hello and welcome Keith, great to have you join the community! :slight_smile:
From tuba to bass to mandolin, what an interesting journey.

I loved this composition of yours, it has that “shimmering and deep quality” that makes me think of the classic Vangelis sound. I also believe you made an excellent choice keeping this very minimal and leaving lots of space for the sounds/parts you used to truly breath. It goes excellent together with the visuals as well.

I’m not sure if you have time, but there is a challenge going on right now, and ending June 1st, which is on the theme of “Relaxing Music”. Click here to check out the challenge.

Sincerely
Mikael “Mike” Baggström

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Hi there:
My name is Vicente Sánchez, from Cartagena (Spain).

Although I work as an industrial engineer, I have had the opportunity to participate in musical projects like documentary movies and TV shows soundtracks. It made me believe that composing could be a full-time work, step by step, with patience and hard work. So,I am on the journey.

Today, I am especially keen on adaptive music and games soundtracks and my target is to learn as much as possible about this topic, the techniques, the scene, the industry, and so many things….

I strongly believe that this forum is something special. Kind people. Valuable experienced tips. You Mike, welcoming personally every new member (it’s awesome). This is a place where you can both increase your skills as a musician and share your passion with friendly constructive creators.

Business is a fighting ring, but I don’t want to forget that if there is no heart and feeling behind composing, where is the point?

Thanks for your open door.
See you

NOTE: I am working on a new personal web, by the moment, you can listen to a little example of my music on:

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Hello. Thanks for allowing me to join your community. My name’s Paul. I am a producer who works remotely with lyricists, artists, songwriters and musicians from different parts of the world. Even if I didn’t get paid I’d still have to spend 6-8 hours in the studio making and producing music. Looking forward to contributing to this interesting group.

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Welcome to the forum, and a very nice piece of music. I love the flutes. Well Done!

Regards,
Michael

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Thanks Michael. In my soundcloud there are only little examples, exercises and experiments. I really appreciate your comments.

i just added you on soundcloud, im curious to hear what you come up with here in the forum…
Have fun and stay epic

I followed you back. You sound glorious!!

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Welcome Vicente, I am happy to see you join us in here! :slight_smile:
Yes, music is a journey and exploration that never ends. Adaptive music is a very interesting topic, I think we should start a new discussion thread in the forum on this topic.

I am glad you also see the benefit of a more personal, but also professional, community. I have run Facebook groups for years, but the mess and clutter of the feed without any organization, incentives for members to engage etc. makes Social Media so bad for serious learning and networking.

I hope you get your website up and running soon. And please consider bookmarking this community website so that you remember to come back every week. :slight_smile:

Sincerely,
Mike