What's the piece of music that you're most proud of?! Post a link and tell us what you loved about working on it!
This was my first time scoring to picture (besides some trailer rescoring), and it’s been so much fun and challenging at the same time... I really learned a lot!
This was part of my senior film scoring program (it is a rescoring). The original film had music but had no foley or anything like that. So I had a perfectly blank template. It was in the works for well over a year for me. Lots of frustration over technology, sound libraries, lack of intelligence on my end haha. I've honestly fallen in love with the music I wrote for it. Heavy influences from Giacchino's "Married Life" in case it isn't obvious.
My dad actually passed away recently, and I wrote this Requiem for him usin BBCSO (Core) and my guitar.
I think he would've liked it, and I'm glad it came out 'not shit'. Would've been awkward if I wrote him a terrible tune.
First time I've written for symphony orchestra too, so I guess I have a few reasons to be sentimental about this piece.
I'm just now getting back into recording and composing after a few years away. This is one of my latest works for string orchestra only (including chimes).
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really beautiful work. thanks for sharing!
Ive been a singer/guitar player for 20 years. So I bought a midi keyboard in the fall so I could add some synth to my Psychedelic Rock bands music cheaper than buying analogue gear. Went down the sample rabbit hole when I accidentally found bbc discover and then became obsessed with orchestra samples and now have decided I want to be a film composer. Still building a portfolio but I’m pretty proud of my growth in 5 months time - with no previous midi or video editing experience- I have about 40 pieces that I’m really proud of.
I would be honored to hear what y’all think of this. It’s a bit long (14 min), but to get some practice in, I scored the 40s silent short film ‘meshes of the afternoon’. All sound in this video is my creation!
Ah love that this forum exists!!! This is awesome.
Anywho. Here is a piece I recorded recently that I'm really fond of. It's a re-imagining of a song I wrote and sang in honor of my father.
I hope you enjoy!
This is one of my favourite pieces I've written, due to writing it at 3 am in one go!
Albion One; first little tinker since purchasing a Spitfire library. I think this short theme has more to do with getting used to it all, than anything. Huge step up from generic midi samples and cheap daws. Any way, had my fun and hope to improve as I continue!
Albion One; first little tinker since purchasing a Spitfire Library. I think this theme has more to do with getting used to it all, than anything. Huge step up from cheap midi samples. Any way, had my fun and hope to improving as I continue! Btw, I notice Youtube doesn't sound as good as my onboard file. Any tips to fix this? Cheers, -Derrek
About two years ago I was in a particularly dark place emotionally, looking for any possible way to break out of it, when a friend and I started talking about our favorite film scores. I dabbled a bit in scoring years ago and remembered that writing music was one thing that never failed to make me happy. So I decided to give it another try after a 10-year absence. This is the first new piece I made. Hope you like it.
I like to make "weird" covers,.. haha. And this was my rendition of Whenever, Wherever by Shakira. I wanted the song to have an Olafur Arnalds -esque feel, and with a production help of my friend Aaron Thompson, I think it was a success.
I also decided to try to make an animated music video myself. Which was a decision I regretted so many times later while making it. As someone who had never even drawn much and had no experience with animation - it was an absolute ordeal. I made so many mistakes making it, which made the whole creation take so much longer. But eventually I finished... there is still a lot of mistakes and imperfections, some that I enjoy, some I wish I had redone, but overall for a first ever animation, I think its ok :D...
Anyway, would love for you to have a listen and let me know, what you think!
hi, I'm not sure "proud" is the good word ...
But I made lots of compositions like this, short cuts of archives videos.
I use oftenly, every time spitfire plugins, in this one, Bernard Hermann, British drama contemporary (and also abbey road drums and una corda).
Let me know what do you think!
you can go to my YouTube page , mathieu ogier to see more.
Here's one during this "Covid everyone work from home" period. Did this with Spitfire Studio Strings Pro. This is an Ivan Lins tune. Noybel sang it in Spanish and I've never heard anyone do it that way before. His tunes are always a joy to work on. He has such a gift for melody and changes for days...
Hi all, great place for a forum, thanks Spitfire. After a 35 year procrastination, I've started writing music again (where did the 4-track tapes go?). Would appreciate any feedback for this as a newbie who has been going for about 4 months. Using Logic, BBCSO Core, AR1, Labs, Garritan's Yamaha Piano at Abbey Road, too much reverb probably.
Hi ! An "old" piece of music I'm proud of, made just for fun, using LCO and Sacconi.
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I think this is excellent - really emotional. I am just starting out and I wondered how you start thinking of a piece like this. It's really good and I think its great that you are back making music, and sharing it. If you can make music like this you have a gift. Keep them coming.
Beautiful - I really enjoyed this too. Keep sharing
Very powerful - I really enjoyed this too.
Outstanding - Just so I am clear. This is a professional piece you worked on or is this you scoring for fun against footage. I am just trying to understand if you are just starting out. It fits like a glove.
This is a piece I created today from a song I had out in 2019. I am trying to move my production to include more classical sounds, but also keep my roots and influences present. This is my new interpretation, so please give me feedback or ideas on how I can improve.
As a follow on - I would also be interested to find out if others are trying to add or experimenting with adding new elements to their productions? I was inspired by Christian Henson coming from a drum and bass background and look what he can do.
Many thanks Michael
Here are two short examples of my first attempts ever to score to picture, before I did that meshes of the afternoon video posted above!
I tried my hand at the Joker bathroom scene here
& Here I did my thing with an early Baldur's Gate 3 trailer!
This was for „The Cue Tubes Score Relief Scoring Competition 2021“ and the footage was already there for rescoring. But yes, it was the first time writing to picture for me. So thank you very much! :)
This is usually how i wirte. I like aggressive powerful cinematic music with a theme.
I wrote this a few years ago and wanted to put it to picture but as i couln't find a good royalty free vid for it, i decided to record myself playing
Ark Survival Evolved and just put it to that lol...
Thats good to know - I think its excellent and you are welcome.
Do you have other music that we can listen to? Is this your only genre?
Sure, you can follow my socials here: https://linktr.ee/timolebeck
Hey people, this is all absolutely amazing! It's so inspiring to listen to your music.
I just wanted to butt in to point out a few of the resources we have for composers to get their music out there and engage with each other.
We have a monthly playlist for musicians making music with LABS, curated by us over at the LABS Soundcloud page: https://soundcloud.com/spitfire-labs
Perhaps you could consider checking out our LABS libraries, and incorporating them into one of your next projects. Here's the rules on the submission for the playlist:
1. Upload your track featuring at least one LABS instrument to Soundcloud
2. Tag your track with #labscommunity07 and the name of the instrument/s you used e.g #labslapsteel
3. We'll listen to the submissions, and put our favourites into next months playlist!
The LABS Community Instagram page is a lovely place where we feature lots of artists, host competitions and just gush about music-making in general:
Finally, the amazing folks over at Pianobook are always happy to listen through and playlist demos that feature the free instruments that can be picked up from there. You can read more details about this here: https://www.pianobook.co.uk/demos/
I'll stop chuntering on about things you probably already know about now and get back to listening to all of your music. Big fan!
This is the first time I realized I was getting a lot better at making orchestral music. I started at the age of 18 and been self-taught ever since. This song was made using only BBCSO Core. I have so much to learn and would love any feedback, both good and what can be approved, in the comment section. Hope you enjoy!
"Anyone is capable of creating music, creating art, as long as it comes from the heart and is a
true representation of the creator's voice."
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As common as this can be, the latest scoring assignment i'm most proud of is that of 'Spring' (:
Though the ideas popped into my keyboard quite faster than usual, this instictive melodies captured the picture pretty nice in my eyes
CC is welcome
I just want to say that you all are so talented! Such great pieces that I have been hearing from you all. 👍️