Category Archives: Film Production

Orchestral Programming Day One

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We get asked, everyday, about Orchestral Programming. mainly, “where do I start.”. This video, “Orchestral Programming Day One” might be your answer. Well, this video, done by Christian Henson and sponsored by Spitfire Audio, if you have never done orchestral programming, is a great place to start. Sure, it helps to have the theory behind […]

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 […]

Trainspotting 2 All Shades of Awesome

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The first Trainspotting film was THE film that broke Danny Boyle wide open into the mainstream. Trainspotting 2 looks to be all Shades of Awesome. It launched the careers of Ewan MacGregor, (yes, I know that he starred in Shallow Grave, but who outside of the islands saw that film anyways? The new trailer shows […]

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