In this short series, Toby Pitman explores how the best Hollywood composers convey emotion in their musical scores. Part 3 (of 3), focuses in on the Major scale for those heroic journeys.
In this short series, Toby Pitman explores how the best Hollywood composers convey emotion in their musical scores. Part 2 (of 3), focuses in on the Diminished scale.
In this short series, Toby Pitman explores how the best Hollywood composers convey emotion in their musical scores. Part 1 (of 3), focuses in on the Lydian scale.
See and hear how to layer and arrange orchestral instruments to create epic buildups and swells that are perfect for creating an emotional response. This video shows you how.
The composers behind Doom, Dead Space and Alien-Isolation let us into their world and reveal their creative techniques for creating spine-tingling music for horror video games.
If you've been advised to avoid parallel harmony in your music compositions, think again. When used carefully, parallel harmony can be a useful tool for every modern composer.
Since 2014 Umlaut Audio has been designing samples and virtual instruments for the biggest composers in the industry. Now you can get your hands on their new Kontakt instruments: Pads & Arps.
Oh AI, how we love thee and are afraid of thee in equal measure. Google's Brain Team are using machine learning in the form of Magenta to create original music and art. Should musicians be concerned?
Jukedeck uses AI to compose new music in your internet browser in a variety of genres in 30 seconds or less for free... and it's scarily good.
Taking tips from the Jazz greats like Monk, Coltrane and Corea can help you sound more like electronic producers like Thavius Beck, BT, and Richard Devine. Check out these 4 music theory tips.
Whatever music you make, theory is crucial. Also for all electronic styles. Some of the biggest electronic producers are theory masters. Matt Vanacoro shares 5 ways music theory can help your tracks.
EastWest is a well-known company in the music industry. So, if you want to get involved with some of the biggest and most important virtual instrument libraries then Composer Cloud is where it's at.
Learning from the best, for most composers and soundtrack musicians, means listening to the best. Here's 11 incredible music scores for film and video game which Gary Hiebner recommends we listen to.
Composing with tone rows is a very useful exercise for you to stretch your ears a little if you have only listened to tonal music, and it is fun as well. Jay Asher shows how in his revealing tutorial.
The Fugue app has been a massive success since its launch and the developers tell us it's because it "appeals to music-makers of all levels from novices to professionals".