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Hey guys,

Does anyone want to share any recent/non recent library work they've done? I'm always interested to hear people's out put, their niche (if they have one) and feedback from others. I tend to get really inspired when I hear other people's work and think it's a really interesting area of composition.

I just finished a track for an album I'm putting together for a couple of libraries.

I'd love to say I can write in all styles, but I can't. I work predominently in light film and tv stuff - very hollywood-esque and soundalike stuff. I can't write things like hip hop and dubstep and ominous droning music which I know is very popular, but I'm learning.

Here's a latest track: all the sets on my soundcloud are library work:

https://soundcloud.com/sclunie/treehouse-treasure

Feedback, discussion and your own music is welcome
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You really nail that sound that reminds me of films I grew up watching in the 80s, early 90s.

I remember you saying you add in real violin yourself, but what libraries do you use? The reverb is really nice and subtle too.
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You really nail that sound that reminds me of films I grew up watching in the 80s, early 90s.

I remember you saying you add in real violin yourself, but what libraries do you use? The reverb is really nice and subtle too.
Hey Amber, thanks.

For this piece I used:

EWQLSO Gold
Orchestral String Runs 2
Hollywoodwinds
Some Kontakt library with extra strings (forget the exact name)
And like you said I recorded a few live violins to lift it a bit.

It's cool that you say it reminds you of those 90's family films. I think it is a distinct sound that most people can relate to. That's important I think when writing library stuff - it has a sense of familiarity.
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How are you mixing everything reverb wise? Just one verb or many? I'd love to see one of your project files.

Do you by any chance mix on headphones? The mix sounded fine on speakers, but really seemed to come alive when I listened with headphones. Everything sounded fairly centred by EQed well (or the libraries work well with each other)
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How are you mixing everything reverb wise? Just one verb or many? I'd love to see one of your project files.

Do you by any chance mix on headphones? The mix sounded fine on speakers, but really seemed to come alive when I listened with headphones. Everything sounded fairly centred by EQed well (or the libraries work well with each other)
I do mix with headphones and compare with playback on speakers during the process.

I never reverb the whole thing, I apply reverbs to each instrument individually if need be and the types of verbs will vary. I also do a lot of panning and try and place the instruments carefully to give a sense of space.

I sometimes hear people's work with sample libs where they don't tweak anything and things like percussion are super loud and dominant when they don't need to be and everything sounds a little flat. I don't think it takes much work to enhance and utilize these samples.

Orchestration can really make or break most pieces. If it sounds a little off people won't shine to it as much.
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sound fantastic

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you inspired me to do something like this

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Soo nobody else gonna put up some tracks for us to hear ?
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Soo nobody else gonna put up some tracks for us to hear ?
I'll post a few of my recent pieces.
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File Type: mp3 GA029_01_Knock Down Drag Out.mp3 (3.94 MB, 203 views)
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Sounds great! I have no idea how to put something like that together! You should do well with that piece. Here is a selection of my work old and new.

www.soundcloud.com/lochwyn

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I'll post a few of my recent pieces.
Last track really wow'd me!
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I'll post a few of my recent pieces.
Great work VitaEtMusica, really tight stuff. I strive for such tightness!

Nice work
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I uploaded a bunch of tracks and went to edit the post and they've disappeared. Really annoying.
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[ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH][ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH]
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File Type: mp3 Goodbye Leonard.mp3 (4.12 MB, 75 views)
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Great work VitaEtMusica, really tight stuff. I strive for such tightness!

Nice work
Thanks, guys.
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Sounds great! I have no idea how to put something like that together! You should do well with that piece. Here is a selection of my work old and new.

www.soundcloud.com/lochwyn

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Really nice stuff. I would suggest you not lead with "Tears" as not everybody gets the Nettwerk Music vibe thing and it takes a while to get that's what is going on.

Love the Sigur Rosness of Open Spaces. Really nice.
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[ATTACH][ATTACH][/ATTACH][/ATTACH]

Not library tracks, but work I've been commissioned to do.
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Really nice stuff. I would suggest you not lead with "Tears" as not everybody gets the Nettwerk Music vibe thing and it takes a while to get that's what is going on.

Love the Sigur Rosness of Open Spaces. Really nice.
Thanks Vita - Noted and very good point - Tears was just a current track and one written to spec- cheers!
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Everything on this thread sounds amazing to me. Very inspiring stuff guys!

A couple of piano & strings pieces I've recently placed:
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I love your track Dominus, really beautiful. Is this a commissioned piece or just something you put together?

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I love your track Dominus, really beautiful. Is this a commissioned piece or just something you put together?

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Thanks! I wrote it for an Amphibious Zoo release called Cinematic Minimalism 2. It's already had a good amount of licenses in the month or so it's been out, so I'm excited to see what it can do. My favorite so far is this one:

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nice tracks Vita, curious about the guitar sound in the second one, actually, the track would only play about 10 seconds then stopped, so i only heard the beginning..but how did you get that guitar sound? Very dry.....And for Dominus, which is really lovely, how did that work with a singer? sample? or live recorded? and shouldn't that require a SAG-AFTRA session payment, especially if used for television? i'm curious, because I once had an ambitious project of creating a library collection, with vocals, mainly ooh's and ah's and non-word vocals...sorry about all the questions....
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nice tracks Vita, curious about the guitar sound in the second one, actually, the track would only play about 10 seconds then stopped, so i only heard the beginning..but how did you get that guitar sound? Very dry.....And for Dominus, which is really lovely, how did that work with a singer? sample? or live recorded? and shouldn't that require a SAG-AFTRA session payment, especially if used for television? i'm curious, because I once had an ambitious project of creating a library collection, with vocals, mainly ooh's and ah's and non-word vocals...sorry about all the questions....
Thank you. The guitar is a Les Paul through a custom profile on my Kemper Profiling Amp. Dominus is a tweaked solo boy sample off Ethno World 5 Voices and Choirs. No unions involved. If you can get a SAG spot, it's the sweetest gig going, though. If you're still thinking about making the sample library, just record your vocal project in a right to work state... or work out a deal with the players and union like Cinesamples did.
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This is a great thread. Really cool stuff everyone! Here's some stuff I've been doing lately. I am playing all of the instruments except drums.
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File Type: mp3 Lazy Spring Day.mp3 (2.84 MB, 51 views)
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This is a great thread. Really cool stuff everyone! Here's some stuff I've been doing lately. I am playing all of the instruments except drums.
Great work, Troy. I really love Darkness On The Mountains. It reminds me of some of Bill Frisell's work. Very beautiful stuff.
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Hey Scott! Did you mix your tracks? They're excellent!
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Great work, Troy. I really love Darkness On The Mountains. It reminds me of some of Bill Frisell's work. Very beautiful stuff.
Thanks for listening, I appreciate it! And your sounds killer too!

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