Archive for August, 2012

Developing Placeholder Recordings

August 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi there, how are you all doing?

Last week I shared a placeholder recording for an indie videogame soundtrack… But what are those recordings after all?

Well, a placeholder is just a temporary creation that’s useful for making tests and as a reminder as well. In the first place I was asked to do some calm wake-up theme for a girl who is starting a new day in her home town. Then I came up with this acoustic guitar take:

After that I went on programming the music and decided to exchange the guitar for a keyboard as the base harmonic instrument under a solo flute:

But… my boss–and friend lol–wanted the acoustic guitar to be back. So I brought a tenor guitar to enhance the low frequencies a little:

With the theme ready to go I had to work in a night variation. So another replacement was done, this time for a music box… Also, a bit of a slow down would fit the mood nice:

ANd that’s how the whole thing evolved so far. Can’t wait to start working in the next theme!

Have a nice week, see ya on Mondays! ;)


New Indie Project!

August 20, 2012 2 comments

Hi there guys, how are you doing?

Can’t talk much about it yet, but there’s another indie videogame project around the corner! The game is called HIVE and my first placeholder track (for a “calm wake up”) is up already. :)

If you want to follow the game’s development just stay tuned. For now take a listen to this tiny piece of music. :)

See ya!

The Descendants Soundtrack: The Calm INSIDE the Storm.

August 13, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi there, how are you all doing?

Once again here I am talking ’bout my beloved movies’ soundtracks… lol This weekend I watched the nice The Descendants with George Clooney (great, great work by the way) and it’s interesting to see how the traditional, acoustic tunes fit the movie well.

In a certain way (despite what Clooney says at the beginning of the movie about Hawaii being not a cliché paradise like many of us could think of it) it feels like it’s impossible to be completely sad under such a beautiful blue sky… you just can’t persuade people to feel that while watching such a vivid color palette. So every time a new huge problem comes into scene a strange… peaceful mood is instilled in the characters (and us, spectators) through some open landscape takes under such a powerful-though-simple music.

A must watch–and listen to–movie. Just like that. :)

See ya, have a nice week!

John Williams Gave Me a Hard Time Sleeping. lol

August 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Hi there, how are you doing?

Last week I mentioned my studies on the soundtrack for Tintin by Mr. John Williams… Well, and I must say I couldn’t really put my brain to rest after watching the movie. lol The intrincate rhythmic cells and timbres palettes made my mind work even if I didn’t want to… :P

When I woke up I finally managed to figure my theme out and recorded a short sketch. :) The bar notation is 7/8, and the piano works in an ostinatum–kind of an obsession of some sort. lol I hope you like it!

See ya!

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