This is the score to the opening sequence of a fantasy game I have been developing. It has more of a big movie-ish feel as that is the style of the game, and it also uses some exotic instuments. I tried to give it some power to make the opening more interesting and fun and have more of an impact. Hope y'all enjoy!
I love the crescendos...I need to figure out how to get me some like that.
I'd sell ya a few, Guy; but, alas, Sam bought up my
last dozen. I didn't realize what he was up to -- but
it appears he's cornered the market on 'em... Now
the rest of us, we have to take our decrescendi and
use 'em backwards!
I'm glad y'all like it! GPO for strings, woodwinds, main percussion, and some layered brass. Main brass is Project Sam, opening flute is EWQL Rare Instruments, rest is sounds from my keyboard or free demos (like True Strike percussion sample demos)
That is actually about all the libraries I own, as I am poor and cannot afford much else lol, took years to get what I have now. Many of my sounds are custom edited, however. I record instruments as separate audio tracks, and spend time mixing to make stuff like crescendos using volume fades from piano to forte samples. If you were to listen to each individually, you would hear many of the instruments sounds choppy and pieced-together, because they are lol. Then the song is stitched together and extra stuff like windchimes or effects are mixed in.
All in all it is very time consuming and pretty frustrating, but is the only way I know of to get the sound I want, other than forking out zillions of dollars for the super libraries with all the articulations and whatnot. But I have found you can get a lot of variety from just one sound using a bit of EQ work
Wow, amazing work! You have achieved a wonderful sound... all that work and tweaking has really paid off. The orchestration really stands out; though you use more than one library, it all blends superbly. Bravo!
All in all it is very time consuming and pretty frustrating......
time consumpting -> yes, welcome to the club...but isn't this result it worth? your song is really well done, nicely put together and excellent realized! and don't dream too much of the high-end library which will do all the work for you. intense work on the dynamics you'll also have to do with these expensive libraries in order to get convincing results...