What are your go-to VSTS for dramatic tension/Investigative cues?

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KVRAF
2625 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 11:49 am

I'm digging back into my Omnisphere, Heavyocity Aeon and Evolve for some crime style cues. What else is good for this kind of music?

KVRer
2 posts since 20 Jul, 2021

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:53 pm

Spitfire's Contemporary Drama Toolkit is pretty good.

KVRAF
2731 posts since 5 Nov, 2014

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:57 pm

Zebra

KVRAF

Topic Starter

2625 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Thu Jul 22, 2021 6:59 pm

Futchibon wrote:
Thu Jul 22, 2021 5:53 pm
Spitfire's Contemporary Drama Toolkit is pretty good.
I'll check it out. Thanks for the suggestion Fitchibon.

KVRist
244 posts since 12 Sep, 2007

Post Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:46 am

First of all how did you find a gig for writing crime style cues for TV?

Omnisphere would be a great place to start. I've been watching a lot of X-files lately and their use of string scoring is fantastic.

Good luck,
Dirk

KVRAF

Topic Starter

2625 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:55 am

Dirk Diggler wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:46 am
First of all how did you find a gig for writing crime style cues for TV?

Omnisphere would be a great place to start. I've been watching a lot of X-files lately and their use of string scoring is fantastic.

Good luck,
Dirk
Thanks. I didn't find a gig per se but most production libraries have tension cues in them.

KVRist
59 posts since 17 Oct, 2020

Post Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:14 am

Straylight if I'm feeling lazy (so about 90% of the time). Also Pigments.

KVRAF

Topic Starter

2625 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:41 am

Azbest wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:14 am
Straylight if I'm feeling lazy (so about 90% of the time). Also Pigments.
lol!

KVRist
453 posts since 16 Jan, 2019 from a moist cave

Post Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:41 pm

The primary ingredient is skill, not a vst.

KVRAF

Topic Starter

2625 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:18 pm

psynical wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:41 pm
The primary ingredient is skill, not a vst.
Yes, very good. So then what vsts do you "skillfully" record dramatic tension/Investigative cues with? :roll:
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KVRist
467 posts since 30 Oct, 2003 from Pacific NW, USA

Post Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:33 pm

I really think anyone doing music for video should check out Newfangled Audio’s Generate (or free Pendulate) for brilliant, low end bass sounds and interesting textures that modulate and breathe. It sounds very unique and it instantly adds a sense of drama to any kind of music, especially cinematic styles.

KVRist
37 posts since 5 Jul, 2021

Post Fri Jul 23, 2021 9:56 pm

Kontakt

KVRAF

Topic Starter

2625 posts since 25 Feb, 2005

Post Sat Jul 24, 2021 7:07 am

morphex wrote:
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:33 pm
I really think anyone doing music for video should check out Newfangled Audio’s Generate (or free Pendulate) for brilliant, low end bass sounds and interesting textures that modulate and breathe. It sounds very unique and it instantly adds a sense of drama to any kind of music, especially cinematic styles.
Thanks for the suggestion morphex. I'll check it out. :tu:

KVRer
2 posts since 4 Aug, 2021

Post Tue Aug 03, 2021 11:05 pm

Omnisphere, Spitfire Symphonic Evolutions, Heavyocity Evolve and co., N.I. Rise & Hits ...

KVRer
5 posts since 10 Jun, 2021 from Gulf Coast of Florida

Post Wed Aug 04, 2021 8:53 am

Sonokinetic's Ostinato Noir has recently gotten my attention
(I have Contemporary Drama Toolkit, Omnisphere, Heavyocity Novo, and ZebraHZ, as well, but if you are seeking tension & "crime," you owe it to yourself to check out Ostinato Noir. Yes, it is a phrase library, but these are "killer" -- excuse the pun)
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... kontakt%29+

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