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    Surprisingly Good Orchestral Midi Mockups

    I\'ve been reviewing some of the great mp3s that have become available as of late. With all the talk of brass samples I thought I would add these in there as well for your perusal.

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    Alex Pfeffer - aka Waywyn
    http://www.soundsonline.com/cd_mp3_demos/183194.mp3

    (A really well done mock up by Alex Pfeffer. Here he uses EWQLSO Gold Edition, VOTA & Storm Drum - Alex deserves kudos and possibly the coveted upgrade from gold to platinum edition - Nick?)

    Visit Alex\'s spotlight page
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    Colin O\'Malley - aka scores4film
    http://www./Colin_O\'Malley/vienna_ewqlso_flow.mp3

    (This demonstrates a nice blend of two fantastic libraries - East West Quantum Leap and Vienna Symphonic Library. A nice blend of bombastic and intimate elements inherent in both libraries.)

    Visit Colin\'s Spotlight page:
    http:///spotlightcolin.html

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    Simon Ravn
    http://www.simonravn.com/media/SR-NovoMatrix.mp3

    (This is an incredible mockup in the style of Star Wars / Star Gate / LOTR. Very well done! Multiple libraries used. Simon had an unfortunate falling out here at the forums a few months back but nonetheless his abilities as a composer and midi-mockup genius shine here.)

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    Aaron Sapp
    http://www.aaronsapp.com/mp3/Deliverance.mp3

    (Aaron Sapp is a genius! This midi mockup was done sometime last year and stands as a testimony of what can be done with sample libraries combined with fresh compositional skills. Here he uses multiple libraries and blends them.)

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    Kuno Schmidt
    http://www.vsl.co.at/player_pop.asp?sound=KS_Ways_of_truth_excerpt.mp3

    Kuno\'s writing skills are legendary. Here he sounds like the modern equivalent to Vaughan Williams. Kuno uses VSL exclusively here.

    Visit Kuno\'s Spotlight page:
    http:///spotlightkuno.html

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    Occasionally its nice to dust off the old mp3s and listen for inspiration.


    All My Best,

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    Re: Surprisingly Good Orchestral Midi Mockups

    Thank you! Good stuff for inspiration. As humbling as many of the demos can be, on the other hand, they prove what we can do ourselves. These libraries have equalized us with the top dogs (actually exceeds the A composers in many cases) So, the key is now, MARKETING and NETWORKING and delivering what the directors want when you get the work. We all seem to compose very competently. Its now about who you know and of creating a uniques style.

    Good luck
    Dave

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    Re: Surprisingly Good Orchestral Midi Mockups

    David! How could I leave you out of the mix? You\'ve posted some pretty inspiring stuff yourself!

    Like my all-time favorite:

    David Govett
    http://www.soundsonline.com/cd_mp3_demos/171318.mp3

    (David used East West Quantum Leap Platinum for this great rendition in the style of John Williams / Alex North. Excellent mix and compelling composition!)

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    Re: Surprisingly Good Orchestral Midi Mockups

    So, the key is now, MARKETING and NETWORKING and delivering what the directors want when you get the work. We all seem to compose very competently. Its now about who you know and of creating a uniques style.
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">I agree David. One of the main reasons I put together Sanctus Angelis Online was to lend webspace to showcase really talented composers and give them the recognition they deserve.

    Many of the younger crowd may desire to embark upon a career in this field yet run head-on with the same economic and networking barriers as today\'s composer deals with. Perhaps Berklee College of Music offers a course in this? If so I think most composers serious about their future will see great value in getting a quick course in honing their marketing and networking skills to keep the house payments paid.

    I am so incredibly impressed with the talent that is inherent on this forum. I truly wait for the day when I can see all of your names up on the silver screen under \"music by\".

    All My Best,

    Frederick

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    Re: Surprisingly Good Orchestral Midi Mockups

    There are some damn nice compositions there. I could only WISH to write like that!!

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    Re: Surprisingly Good Orchestral Midi Mockups

    Thanks for the links.

    My favorite composer hands down is Kuno Schmidt.

    You forgot Maarten Spruijt and Thomas J. by the way [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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    Thomas\' new site is still not up, but check out Maarten\'s site: www.maartenspruijt.com [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

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