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Fly on the Wall – Walkthrough Series

It’s been a while since the last tutorial! I decided to hit “record” while creating a track this time.  These videos are totally raw, and give an inside look at my creative process, “dirty dishes” and all! Episode 1 Join me from the beginning of the sketch. See how long you can stick with me bashing away at various chords as I try to navigate the infinite possibilities! Episode 2 In this episode, I expand the orchestration and ideas to try and transform the first half into something that might actually be listenable!

String Library Comparison Part 1 – Legato

This is the first of a multi-part series I’ll be doing that compares four major orchestral string libraries. This first part focuses purely on the Legato capabilities and the sound of each library. Berlin Strings Hollywood Strings GOLD LA Scoring Strings 8dio Adagio After you’ve watched the video, you may be interested in downloading the stems used towards the end of the video. Click on the button below to download the stems to import into your DAW.  This is a great way to test your reverbs on the libraries, or to just have a closer listen! Also, take a look at…

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Sky Passage / Berlin Strings

I recently had the pleasure of composing a demo for Orchestral Tools new library, Berlin Strings.  I had such fun using this library when creating “Sky Passage” and it is obvious that Orchestral Tools have put huge amounts of work into the product! The piece can be purchased here if you like, I hope you enjoy it! You can also find a video walk through of this piece, including my opinions on Berlin Strings here:

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  3. Drone Star Wars Blakus 4:01
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  5. Armies, Dragons and Rings Blakus 3:28
  6. Liberation Blakus 1:20
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