BrianMcGravey

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  • in reply to: Work Method – What’s Yours? #35485
    BrianMcGravey
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    I usually lay the foundation of a couple tracks per day, do rough mixes of them that same night, then over 1-2 more days gradually add instruments/tweak the mix until it feels right. I always prefer to do the “creative” stuff, aka writing, early in the day (while the creative juices are still fresh) and do the more technical stuff at night (mixing/midi editing etc). On a good week I finish 7-10 tracks.

    BrianMcGravey
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    Michelleq – “Can anyone recommend some great orchestral libraries”

    I use a LOT of orchestral samples and mainly so far I have used “Albion One” which is great for “sections” of instruments but is very limited in terms of “solo” instruments (i.e. solo clarinet is not on there, or many other solo instruments).

    My next purchase will be “Miroslav Philharmonik 2” which has EVERY solo instrument. So, with those 2 orchestral libraries I’ll feel pretty confident getting great sounding orchestral tracks… I also have the various libraries contained within “Kontakt Komplete 11 Ultimate” which has “session strings pro”, “orchestral” and a few others.

    in reply to: Alt versions on Tunesat #33489
    BrianMcGravey
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    The difference between a “Bed” and “Narrative” version is basically that the “Bed” has less elements than the narrative. Generally a narrative track doesn’t have the melody. So if it is a song with vocals, the narrative version might just be the same thing with vocals muted. A Bed version might just have only the chord progression and bare bones – no excessive instrument fills, no solos, no counter melody etc.

    in reply to: Do Cue Sheets Usually Appear During a PRO Payment Date? #33283
    BrianMcGravey
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    bump

    in reply to: Alt versions on Tunesat #32629
    BrianMcGravey
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    I still have the free tunesat account and lately I’ve been doing all of the versions within 1 file. So: main, bed, narrative etc. all as part of the same file. Then if there is a detection I just listen for which version it was. Usually it is no problem to fit in 3-4 edits with tunesat’s allotted file size.

    in reply to: Follow Up Email after Submitting to New Lib #32063
    BrianMcGravey
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    Thanks for the advice Allan and Beatslinger! Much appreciated!

    in reply to: Follow Up Email after Submitting to New Lib #32061
    BrianMcGravey
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    One more question: How long should I give them to respond before I submit that same music to another library? Keep in mind, it would be exclusive music, so I would hate to have the same music accepted in 2 different places and have to say no to one of them.

    in reply to: Top Most Used Genres in Tv? #31968
    BrianMcGravey
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    Good point, and for me I notice mainly “tension”, “dramedy” and “rock”. And for commercials, a lot of “corporate” music (though it depends what I’m watching). One of the reasons I’m asking is because I am still looking for my first tv placement and sometimes I run out of “new” ideas for cues and am trying to stay realistic with the genres I should be researching and producing. I have of course done all of the above genres that I mentioned, but am looking for some more inspiration and a sort of “reality” check as I have also done…”the haunted organist”…”tropical island getaway”…”sunday church service commencing”… and quite a number of other “random” or “less-common” cues recently when I got bored.

    BrianMcGravey
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    Think about average trailer durations:
    15 sec, 30 sec, 60 sec, maybe include a “bed version” (fewer instruments/more sparse) and a maybe a Loop or 2. Basically everything you should do for normal tracks (if you don’t already create all these versions of tracks I highly recommend it!).

    BrianMcGravey
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    A loop version is a usually a shortened version of the song that is “loopable”. So if you copied and pasted it several times back to back, it would seamlessly play over and over. It allows the client to use it no matter how long the scene is. In your DAW just highlight a segment of the track and make sure it sounds fine/smooth as it keeps repeating.

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