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  • Excerpts - Filmmusic and Classic

    Hi Guys, this is a Multithread, where I post my projects. Recreation of Classical Pieces but also my own Works.


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  • Funny. I also participated in the Lorne Balfe & Hans Zimmer competition. It was merely a few hours to closing time when I read about it, but I thought let's give it a try. But what I really wanted to say :) is this: Your orchestral colors are beautiful, Markus! What instruments, plugins, effects did you use? I look forward to listening to more of your music - kind of impressionistic and well balanced. Thanks for sharing!


  • Thank You Xander, Oh you also participated on Hans Zimmer Contest , where can I listen to your Work ?

    Thank You for Kinds of Words, Iam focused on my own Sounds, but I also think its good Idea to recreate some classical Pieces, because this way you can see clearly which are good Doublings for Example. The haredest Piece i come about now is Beethoven 6. Symphony oh my goodness, challenging ;)

    I got a uplifting Feeling as I started using MIRx Reverb, its a pure Joy to listen to a Instrument using those Extensions. Im using ofcourse some Vienna Suite Master EQ, but before I make the Sound in Mono on the Masterbus, This Way I hear which Elements are too prominent, which sounds are overlapping.

    Im using now Appasionata Strings I, Dimension Strings I, Chamber Strings all in standard, i really need to upgrade soon. I see now its not enough to use fortepiano and detache, there is something needed in between, dynamic patches crescendo and diminuendo 1 or 2 sec patches.

    I use Woodinds and Brass as Full Single Instruments.


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    omg, mw, we're literally dimensions apart. 😊 I've only got Special Edition Complete, but most times I go with the normal orchestral strings. It's always the strings where I have the feeling that something's missing. I'm pretty happy with the rest, except for muted horns, those I miss - I had them in Opus1, but Opus1 is long gone...

    Your advice to mix in mono is interesting - I've heard that a few times already, but I've never tried it. I definitely should do that! With MIR... well, I've yet to spark the flame, I guess.

    As to the contest: it's been fun. I put my entry on my composer blog along with a few thoughts if you want to check it out. Don't expect a masterpiece. 😉 Thanks a lot for your insights!


  • You have very good Orchestration Skills for writing, I listen to your Entry for Genius Challenge, also the Faendalar. The Beginning of Faendalar sounds awesome, you use the MIR Pro ?

    I first purchased One Instrument after another, but now Im Purchasing because I need the Articulation to go further, wow thats feels enormous. That feels very different from the Idea to collect something.

    This is One Technique I use now, I make wet MIRx Signal in Mono and the Mono Signal itself in a virtual Room Plugin, so i listen to a wet mono signal in a wet room setting from a Distance. Then I hear Things Im not hearing while mixing on Monitors or Headphones, because its from a Distance in a compressed Mono Setting.


  • Im using Auburn Panagement for this Use, here on my Demo for Intro Style 1. Making Mono and then listen from a Distance.

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    The Purpose here is to test short Articulations, Pizzicato on Stringsection, but also some interesting Sounds like Bassoon Thrills and Tuba Flatter, Vibraphone and some Woodblocks.

    Sunday Piece Update


  • since you asked: No, I don't use MIR. Only the products mentioned in my signature. But thanks for your kind words about Faendalar - I'm glad you like it!

    btw: The variety in articulations definitely pays. I couldn't have told you what it was about your music that I found intriguing, but I guess it's that. Damnit, now I've got to get myself some new samples as well... :)


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    @mw design said:

    new short Composition

    New Composition B Arrangement

    New Composition

    Impressive sound. Why not make it into an entire composition?


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    Thank You Paul, I will do longer Compositions. Im still in a Testing Mode, testing different Sounds.

    New Composition C Arrangement


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    By request on Social Media I made Couple of Inspiration Videos, how I start with a Piece, which is normally on a basic String Chord, preferable using Appasionata Strings. I show in this Video How I make a Basic Movement with the Use of the Chords for Harp, a Soprano Voice, Deep Brass. In the second Video I make the Harp Melodies more dynamic.

    Inspiration Video 1 - Making basic Movement

    Inspiration Video 2 - Harp Playing


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    most recent project I working on is Orchestral Fantasy, I plan for a long 15 Minute Piece.

    Orchestral Piece - Fantasy - 8.12


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    develop a good melody takes his Time, I now used the idea of the previous Piece, the Melody Combination of Clarinet and Horns and made a different Version of this in the second part of the Piece.

    Orchestral Piece - Fantasy - 10.12.2017


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    Christmas Piece or a Reason for using Tubular Bells, hihi

    Christmas Piece - 10.12.2017


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    Christmas Piece changed Tempo from 101Bpm to 120 Bpm, the Mixing seems to be very challenging here.

    Christmas Piece 2


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    Appassionata Strings are my favorite for Chords, while the Dimension Strings play the finer Melodies.

    VSL Appassionata Strings Piece

    A Short Piece for Woodwinds - Testing Articulations using Keyswitches and a Speed Controller. For Instance when the Staccato Articulation is triggered, depending on the Playing Speed, the Staccato Articulation changes to a shorter Staccato Articulation automatic. I now testing a third Option of Articulation Changing in Combination with the described Techniques. A Slot X Fade Controller, this means the whole Articulation can be morphed into another Articulation while playing a Note, so the Legato could start with a fortepiano and turns into a Legato.

    Articulation Test on Woodwinds

    This describes a Composition Technique, called Question and Answer, where the first Part of the Melody introduces a Question while the second Part of the Melody will give the Answer. From my latest Filmmusic, which is also in Progress now.

    Composition Technique - Question and Answer