Happy new year everybody. I thought all you fellow sampleheads would get a kick out of this- I've been writing the score for a new NBC series, "Medium" - (stars Patricia Arquette- premieres this Mon. Jan 3rd)
I've been using a small string section on the underscore for most of our episodes (between 8-12 players)- When I was recording the show's main title theme, the producer actually chose to use my original 'sample' demo as opposed the one sweetened by the section(!).
I had been using a new prerelease copy of the Kirk Hunter Symphonic Strings - mostly the short bows which had a great scary vibe to them and some of the non vibrato patches, plus a bit of sonic implants trem/ponticello.
He mentioned the main title sequence, (which is kind of an homage to Hitchcock/B. Herman - think main titles to "Vertigo") should sound like "death" - i.e. cold, scary,etc. -
With the real players it sounded to "old" and "less scary" to him. Pretty funny stuff, and an indication of just how useful these great tools these wonderful developers are putting out there are!
A big thanks to ALL of them - Gary G, Sonic Implants, Nick, Eric P., Kirk et. all! I wish them all many years of creativity and success helping us all make our music.