It’s amazing what you can not accomplish when you’re not actively thinking about it. Over the past year, I finally graduated with a degree in music composition (the pursuit of which was an exceptionally long and twisted path), and a lot’s changed since the last time I posted on my blog.
I’ve decided I’m going to move to LA and try to make a career writing soundtracks. This is a case of taking a long time to realize something I already knew. Back in 2011 or so, I knew that I loved writing music, but didn’t know what form that could take in a career. I knew that I could use virtual instruments and sound samples to create music, but didn’t really know too much about creating authentic sounds. It’s taken a rather long time to realize what I’m good at and what I’m not.
Anyway, it’s time I start taking everything a bit more seriously. Recently, that’s manifested itself in high quality music- you know, the kind that people actually like listening to, not just experiments.
Recently I got turned on to Cinesamples (www.cinesamples.com), which are a collection of ultra high quality sound sample libraries recorded at the Sony Pictures Studios in Los Angeles. I went a bit crazy and bought the entire Cinesymphony set (strings, winds, brass, and percussion) and I gotta say… it’s pretty amazing. The whole thing sounds completely legitimate, and there’s an infinite number of customization options and placements you can do that really make for a great sound.
I’ve already got a couple compositions done with the new software, and I’ll be posting them in a bit. For now, I’m rather excited about the direction I’m headed and what the future holds.