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Film Music For Street Of Crocodiles

Started this discussion. Last reply by KenNickels Jun 11, 2014. 2 Replies

Fellow Artists, being new here I'm not sure what goes where. It appears that there are no specific categories in Forums, so I'll post this here. My main focus is film music. It's what I concentrate…Continue

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KenNickels replied to Harmonia's discussion What are you listening to?
"Beethoven, Beethoven and Beethoven! I've been reading Jan Swafford's biography and listening to the works one by one. I had largely ignored B's music for some reason and now while reading about his life I find his music fascinating…"
Feb 29, 2016
KenNickels commented on Harmonia's blog post * Scary 2015! A composition contest for Halloween
"*** So if the rule says the sound file must be 60 seconds, then we have to be strict in judging, too. Cutting the reverb tail should almost lead to disqualification, not as a rule, but because the work is so bad. *** Johan, I think you are confusing…"
Nov 4, 2015
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"Hello Tem Tem. let's make more good music!"
Nov 3, 2015
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KenNickels commented on Harmonia's blog post * Scary 2015! A composition contest for Halloween
"I think the 60 second rule is and should remain as is, because as I understand it is there to ensure (provable) compliance, or fairness. So, reverb tales counts. Complete silence counts. But a conductor may use artistic license to alter the tempo,…"
Nov 3, 2015
KenNickels commented on Harmonia's blog post * Scary 2015! A composition contest for Halloween
"Congratulations to the winners of this year's competition!"
Nov 2, 2015
Mayen Akpan replied to KenNickels's discussion Alternate music for Xin Li's animation in the group Film Music
"WOW, BLESS YOU FOR THIS INFORMATION!!! i will check out the lists now!! :) :) :)"
Sep 14, 2015
Harmonia replied to KenNickels's discussion Alternate music for Xin Li's animation in the group Film Music
"Hello Mayen and Ken - Remember there are no copyright issues with the short films in the VirtualArtists Film Bank.  Although these films are not in the public domain, I have worked personally with each of the film makers to get permission for…"
Sep 13, 2015
Mayen Akpan replied to KenNickels's discussion Alternate music for Xin Li's animation in the group Film Music
"Ok yes Sir - I only use videos in the public domain, for now - to comply w/ copyright laws :) Thanks for you help and insight :) ~mayen"
Sep 13, 2015
KenNickels replied to KenNickels's discussion Alternate music for Xin Li's animation in the group Film Music
"Mayen, there are copyright issues involved with downloading and sharing other people's work. I would ask Harmonia about these methods. Or, you could send me a personal message for my suggestions, which may or may not be legal). I realize how…"
Sep 13, 2015
Mayen Akpan replied to KenNickels's discussion Alternate music for Xin Li's animation in the group Film Music
"What software do i need to download a video, strip it of the music, then add my music to it? Thank you"
Sep 13, 2015
KenNickels replied to Harmonia's discussion What are you listening to?
"Waiting for summer to arrive, first rain, then blossoms, then Estate (summer - in Portuguese I think). I wanted to share with you this song by the great Shirley Horn. Enjoy. https://youtu.be/7OtpZe_HSNg"
Apr 11, 2015
KenNickels replied to Harmonia's discussion What are you listening to?
"I'm in the Christmas mood for this great song sung by Diane Krall. Don't you just love it when the arranger brings in the strings? It's like Wow! I think the arranger is the great Johnny Mandel. http://youtu.be/KdUcqLDtwoA"
Dec 22, 2014
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Dec 22, 2014
KenNickels replied to KenNickels's discussion Alternate music for Xin Li's animation in the group Film Music
Nov 15, 2014
Harmonia replied to KenNickels's discussion Alternate music for Xin Li's animation in the group Film Music
"Ken, this video was removed by the user before I could watch it.  Hope you can find it elsewhere, because it really sounds intriguing!"
Nov 15, 2014

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* Memorize, Then Transcribe

Posted on June 23, 2014 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

Technology is helpful in so many ways. We would be foolish to be Luddites about it. Ignore it at your peril, yes. But also, embrace it at your peril. Many of us who have discovered the expediency of working with sequencers and DAWS for immediate feedback (even pianos) have suffered losing notation skills along the way.

When I do a project that requires a good sounding demo, computer-based, I am in a DAW paradigm. But if the end result is for human musicians, this must be translated…

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At 12:40pm on October 27, 2014, Joseph G Coleman said…

Best of luck to you as well!!!!!

At 10:25am on October 25, 2014, Joseph G Coleman said…

Hello Ken

I use Notion 5 composition software which allows me to import and sync video, it has great samples and work flow. I then import each instrument wave file separately into Pro Tools to master it. At that time I can also add any live instruments I need. I have a few compositions published in Nashville and am currently writing for a company in California that has clients such as Sketchers and Chevrolet and some film opportunities. There are a lot of composers writing for them and the clients pick what they like. How about you?

At 12:37pm on June 10, 2014, EAR said…

Welcome to VirtualArtists.

 
 
 

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