Posts with tag composer

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Music Theory: Using Parallel Harmony

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.

Umlaut Audio PADS & ARPS For Kontakt, Simple, Super Sound Design

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.

The Beginning Of The End For Composers? Google Magenta Just Wrote Its First Song

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?

This Online Computer Program Composes Music Faster Than You Can Launch Your DAW

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.

Music Theory: 4 Jazz Techniques for Electronic Composers

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.

Music Theory : 5 Ways to Use Theory to Enhance Your Electronic Music Compositions

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.

Using EastWest's Composer Cloud

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.

11 Inspiring & Iconic Music Scores Every Film & Video Game Composer Should Listen To

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.

Music Theory: Stretching Your Ears With Tone Rows

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.

Fugue Machine for iPad: Bach Inspired Next Generation Music Sequencer With Multiple Playheads

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".

Review: imitone - Mind to Melody Software

If you're better at humming a melody than playing it on a keyboard or programming it into your DAW, then this innovative audio to MIDI tool, imitone, might transform your compositions.

Review: Sundog Scale Studio

Suffering from writer's block, or bored of the same chord progressions you've used forever? Sundog Scale Studio could be what you've never dared dream about. Lynda Arnold gives it a reality check.

Interview: Allison Cociani on Composing Music for iOS Games

We chatted with talented game audio composer, Allison Cociani, who recently finished scoring the music for the innovative iOS game Finger Ninjas. Discover more about her process composing for games.

Interview: Ben Foster (Orchestrator and conductor for BBC's Doctor Who)

Ben Foster is one of the UK’s most in demand Orchestrators and a busy Composer and Conductor. Well known for his work on Doctor Who, Ben has conducted for the likes of Peter Gabriel and Paul McCartney

Music Theory: Hollywood Scales, Part 3

In this short MPV Hub 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.