Modern Trailer Test - This is an older piece. A attempt to create a modern Trailer kind of feel. Definetly needs a bit more variation and a middle part.
Groove Metal Track - And finally the most game/modding unrelated one. A metal track I'm currently working on.
Feedback would be appreciated.
If it might be of interest I can provide some more information what I used to make these tracks.
I'm also open to answering quetions in regards to how to create music or where to start or even music theory.
I have some challenges/goals I have set for myself. The first one would be to do another "epic" orchestral piece, but without the mistakes I made with ready for battle. I want to use a scale with a bit more harmonic tension and I want to try to work on my chord progression. I'd also like to make it a bit more fast paced.
I am using Reaper as my DAW. Most Virtual Instruments I use need Kontakt as a Sampler. Then I'm using a Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 as a interface for recording DI's or capturing MIDI. Also I have a Ipad Mini with Touch OSC to control my DAW or the virtual instruments when I'm sitting at my stage piano that I use as a Midi Master Keyboard.
I usually capture guitars/bass as DI and then simulate the complete effects chain, amp and cab. I also have a real amp, but I'm only using it when I'm jamming with friends.
Ibanez RG 370 DX (heavily modded by me) w/ D-Sonic/D-Activator X
Ibanez S 7-String guitar w/ D-Activators
Cort Acoustic guitar
Ibanez BTB 5-String Bass
Casio CDP 100
EZDrummer (Toontrack) with Metal Machine expansion
Cornucopia Strings (Strezov Sampling)
Kontakt VSL Strings
Kontakt VSL Brass
Rogue (Strezov Sampling)
The Giant (Native Instruments/Galaxy Instruments)
New York Grand (Native Instruments)
Olympus Elements (Sound Iron)
Evolve Mutations 2 (Heavyocity)
Effects wise I'm using the stuff from Variety of Sound and what comes with Reaper (they don't look fancy but work really well). I also got some freebies for christmas from NI. Sometimes I script effects myself if I need something very specific, but simple.
So yeah ... I actually spent quite some money over the years. You can often find good deals for them though at black friday or around christmas.
Other than that I had 8 or 9 years of piano lessons in classic and jazz. And I've been playing the guitar for 5 years.