So, I've been having computer problems. Blah. Which is another way of saying that I took a short break from composing. I had to get my hard drive reconfigured, which is never a good thing. I had all my music (like, my music) on a separate hard drive, so it was fine. But everything else (like my pics, iTunes files, etc.) was deleted. Whoops.
That was last week. Within the week, I've slowly gotten everything almost back to normal. (Right now, I'm still downloading sound libraries... no fun).
Before all of that happened, I bought new software using the money that I was given from the Lynn Freeman Olson contest. It's called Hollywood Strings (by East West). It's a really intense string software that sounds awesome. I spent the last couple of days playing with it, and came up with this song... and you guessed it, it's trailer music. Let me know what you think!
Beyond Death by Jon M.
NOTE: I didn't compose all of this using Hollywood Strings only. I used Hollywood Strings on top of what I normally use.
I'm still trying to get a hang of the software. I feel like I could've done this song differently... like mixing, etc. (And should I have added in that drum set? And should I have done the ending differently??? Hmm...) But whatever. Hope you like it!
I'm almost done with the next Arabian piece... hopefully I'll post it soon.
Thanks for listening,
P.S. I have decided that I want to compose a complete trailer music album and put it onto iTunes, hopefully by the end of summer. What do you think?