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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! http://blakus.bandcamp.com/track/sky-passage You can also find a video walk through of this piece, including my opinions on Berlin Strings here:


New Composition, Reverb and Template

Well, after a couple of weeks dedicated to improving and tweaking my orchestral template – I have finally been able to test drive it with a new composition!  I was able to put this together today in about 3 hours and I’m quite happy with how it turned out.  Sorry that it cuts out at the end, I’ll be continuing it when I get time. I have spent a lot of time on all areas of my template, but especially with the brass.  Samplemodeling brass is amazing because it is so playable and realistic, but I was having problems fitting…

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Ulterior Utopia – Epic Orchestral (Original)

An epic orchestral track that I have just completed.  I was picturing a soaring discovery of a hidden paradise buried deep – somewhere?! when I created this piece.  Tell me what you picture when you hear it, I’d love to know!  I will upload a video soon that briefly walks through this track and how I created it, for the curious.   Listen on SoundCloud


Orchestra Walkthrough

A quick look at how I make my orchestral music by walking through my mockup of Hans Zimmer’s/John Powell’s Kung Fu Panda theme.  This video shows my Cubase 6.5 template and the various sample libraries that I use to make my music.  I would love to hear your feedback and any questions/comments/tips you may have about the mockup, my template, or the video.


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  1. A Tall Tale Blakus 1:16
  2. A Mystical Christmas Blakus Buy 8:03
  3. Drone Star Wars Blakus 4:01
  4. Like a Child Blakus 2:22
  5. Armies, Dragons and Rings Blakus 3:28
  6. Liberation Blakus 1:20
  7. Launch Blakus Buy 3:18