Gary welcomes you and gives a short introduction on what epic, cinematic compositions are and a play through of the track you'll be working on together.
Gary now covers the software requirements and gives recommendations on what you'll need to write for a Cinematic Composition.
Gary begins by showing you how to write an ostinato pattern with the 1st violins.
This video takes the ostinato further to the 2nd Violins and how you can use Step Input recording when creating the part.
Now learn how to build up the rest of the string section by recording parts for the Viola, Cellos and Basses.
Gary shows you how the Piano melody sketch is moved across to the Horns, and how the MIDI data is edited to create a realistic performance.
The rest of the Brass parts are now recorded in for the Trumpets and Trombones.
Gary now demonstrates how a synthetic pad is recorded in to add a certain mood to the production's intro.
See how an emotive piano motif is recorded in the introduction section over the pads, adding more depth to the soundscape.
Gary reveals how to record a pulsing / sequenced sound to create tension and add pace to the arrangement.
Now see how to add in riser effects to build up to the big impact moment in the arrangement for dramatic effect.
Explore constructing the rhythms for the different percussion parts in the arrangement.
Gary continues to build up the percussion parts for the percussion section, adding some final elements.
Woodwinds are now added in to add some extra interest and detail to the production.
Gary now experiments with Choirs to add a human element to the arrangement.
Gary explains what a Braam is and how you can create it with the Brass and Percussion sections.
See how to add more complexity into the Braam by adding some strings and choirs to the mix.
Explore how to repeat the Piano motif played in the intro, and add it to the outro of the songs as well, including the pads over it for more impact.
Follow along as Gary starts working the mix by balancing the different levels of the tracks, plus adds in volume automation for more precise control.
Now explore how you can use EQ, Compression Effects and Reverb Sends in your Cinematic Compositions for an even bigger, more complex sound.
Wrapping it up, Gary shows you how to Export out your song, as well as how and why to print audio stems of your different sections of your epic, cinematic composition.
Orchestral wiz Gary Hiebner shows you how to create an epic cinematic composition from scratch, which can be used for a film, game or TV soundtrack. You also get the Logic Pro X project file containing the associated MIDI files allowing you to experiment with your own virtual instruments, as well as the audio stems, so you can compare your sounds against Gary’s!
Gary begins by welcoming you and goes over what you’ll be accomplishing in the video series, as well as plays you the cinematic production you’ll create together. He also goes over the software needed to produce this type of arrangement.
You’ll then jump right in, starting with creating string ostinatos, adding extra strings, horn melodies, brass parts, as well as how to create ambient drone patches to support and mystify the composition.
Crafting the piano motif is next, followed by how to use pulsing instruments to create tension and add pace to the arrangement. Gary then shows you how to add riser effects to build up to the big impact moment in the arrangement, for dramatic effect.
You’ll then continue on and see how to build up percussion parts, add woodwind flourishes, add a choir for a human element, what a Braam is and how make it more complex with strings and a choir, and how to bring back the piano theme at the end of the arrangement to tie it all together.
Concluding the series, Gary demonstrates how to mix it all with proper level setting, automation, EQ, compression and reverb, as well as how to export your creation as a stereo file and as individual stems to give to other audio and film professionals.
See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you have ever wondered what goes into creating an epic cinematic composition, or want to start composing your own, this is a great place to start. Begin your journey into this awesome production genre and watch “Creating Epic Cinematic Compositions” now!
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