Category Archives: Film Production

Mother! The hit you on the head creationist story

Mother! The hit you on the head creationist story. Well, sometimes you want to see something a bit different, and you appreciate it when an auteur of cinema decides that he is going to try something new. I didn’t have any hopes that mother would be right. We will start with the title itself; it […]

The Circle: A Film You Need Never See

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The Circle is most definitely the film you never want to see. Here is why. You are often asked to go to the theater, suspend disbelief and shut your brain off for a few hours and tell yourself “hey, it’s just a movie.” The problem with films like the circle is that they masquerade as […]

FabFilter’s Pro-Q Review

We were hugely impressed with FabFilter’s Pro-Q equaliser back in 2010, scoring it 9/10 and praising its sweet sound and wonderful interface. We also admired its array of useful features such as left/right and mid/side EQ modes, although we did describe them as “not being particularly sexy”. “FabFilter Pro-Q 2 is practically impossible to fault, […]

Studio Time With Junkie XL

Watching a master at work can be incredibly rewarding. Studio time with Junkie XL is just that. In this episode, our favorite sound track “junkie,” takes us through the process of arranging strings electronically. This article should give you a fascinating glimpse into the method behind the art of arranging for film using sampled string instruments. […]

How Much Should You Charge As A Composer

This is a great video on one of the most commonly asked questions, how much should you charge as a composer? In this video, I discuss my personal approach to pricing myself with prospective clients for composing. The views in this clip are 100% my own, so please do not take this advice as gospel…find […]

Output mangle the orchestra with Analog Strings

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Output mangle the orchestra with Analog Strings Output, the makers of unusual virtual instruments Signal, Exhale and Rev have today announced a powerful string machine in Analog Strings. The emphasis is on crafting and performing strings sounds that are unique, and retain a modern sound. Tones are created by blending two deeply sampled orchestras, vintage synths, and […]

Inferno Movie Review: Everything Goes Down in Flames

I don’t usually write film reviews. Being in the business of writing music for film and television, I tend to stay out of it. Not really a conflict of interest situation by my perception, more of a personal choice. But after watching Inferno on the weekend, I quickly recognised how fast a major blockbuster film […]

Star Wars Sound Designer Ben Burtt

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Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt, Legendary foley FX and sound designer for Lucas Film. For Star Wars fans, he is the one that brought the movies to life with his sound design. Foley FX artists are a completely under appreciated part of film-making. Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt is one of the many types of […]

Behringer X32: The Bunker 8 Review

Behringer X32: The Bunker 8 Review. Well, it has come to this, after YEARS of loyal Mackie service, our beloved 32-8 and 24 e side car are going out to pasture, making way for a fully digital front end to the mixing experience. Sigmund, for years you have been calling yourself Bunker 8 Digital Labs, what […]

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