Exile's Return

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KVRian
971 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:45 pm

https://soundcloud.com/chameleon-music/exiles-return

Last three pieces on KVR have been pretty epic... 7 mins, 9 mins and 6 mins 30!

Here's a much shorter little bit of (hopefully) narrative nonsense for a bit of a change! :)

Mainly done in various Kontakt libraries, but there are some real instruments in there as well!
Last edited by ChameleonMusic on Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:55 am, edited 1 time in total.
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

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addled muppet weed
76819 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:59 pm

only on the phone, so won't talk mix...

serge leone scenes playing for sure.
camera, circling a man in black on a horse from way up high, we know where he's going...
the story, is where he's been.....

love the big orchestral crescendo bits (hope that's the lingo?) or at least good you know which bits i mean :hihi:

🦄🤠

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KVRian
1024 posts since 28 Oct, 2005 from Finland

Post Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:26 pm

Great composition with nice arrangement and orchestration. Well done mix sounds good. Thumbs up!

KVRAF
2007 posts since 22 Jan, 2011 from near Los Angeles

Post Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:30 pm

ChameleonMusic,
Thank you for all of the replies! Now your song: high quality sampled stuff I assume....oh, I see you said real instruments also (I would be curious to know what those were). I have a couple of Kontakt things, but I have a lot of trouble making it work right with my iMac, Kontakt (free) Player, and Cubase. Anyway, your entire song sounds excellent, and seems ready for the next epic movie trailer. Well done and very nice audio! :)

KVRist
103 posts since 21 May, 2020 from germany

Post Mon Mar 29, 2021 12:46 am

ChameleonMusic wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:45 pm
Mainly done in various Kontakt libraries, but there are some real instruments in there as well!
Nice piece, with nice transitions. Although i studied classical music i now dare to say which instrument is real and which is not. I have strong suspicions, but it's amazing how good sample libraries meanwhile sound.

purely in terms of structure, one might wonder whether the choir would have been necessary - it could seem a bit over the top. but certainly also depends on the intended use. but thats very personally...

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KVRAF
3635 posts since 29 Sep, 2010 from Maui

Post Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:01 am

Excellent :tu:

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KVRian

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971 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:09 am

vurt wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 12:59 pm
we know where he's going...the story, is where he's been.....
Yay...that was the idea...glad someone got that bit! :)
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

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KVRAF
20343 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:44 pm

You make it sound so easy. Only complaint...too short.

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addled muppet weed
76819 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:49 pm

wagtunes wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:44 pm
You make it sound so easy. Only complaint...too short.
i kind of agree, but it's a trailer so let's wait for the movie

and btw, who are you calling weird? :o


:lol:

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KVRAF
20343 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:59 pm

vurt wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:49 pm
wagtunes wrote:
Mon Mar 29, 2021 2:44 pm
You make it sound so easy. Only complaint...too short.
i kind of agree, but it's a trailer so let's wait for the movie

and btw, who are you calling weird? :o


:lol:
That would be you. Take it as a compliment. :lol:

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addled muppet weed
76819 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Post Mon Mar 29, 2021 3:01 pm

:hihi:

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KVRian
1498 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Post Mon Mar 29, 2021 4:18 pm

Liked the instruments used in the outro, and the change of energy in the middle.
Also liked the choir. Can I ask what choir library you used? Was it storm choir?
:tu:

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KVRAF
5596 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Post Mon Mar 29, 2021 8:37 pm

It flows beautifully moving seamlessly from delicate sounds to a massive orchestra.

What is that bell-like percussive instrument in the intro?

Perhaps there is a bit too much reverb in general? It sounds like I am listening sitting towards the back of the hall.

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KVRian

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971 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:45 am

markkuja wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 1:26 pm
Great composition with nice arrangement and orchestration. Well done mix sounds good. Thumbs up!
Cheers for having a listen and taking the time to send some feedback- always appreciated!
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

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KVRian

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971 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Tue Mar 30, 2021 4:51 am

aaron aardvark wrote:
Sun Mar 28, 2021 10:30 pm
ChameleonMusic,
Thank you for all of the replies! Now your song: high quality sampled stuff I assume....oh, I see you said real instruments also (I would be curious to know what those were). I have a couple of Kontakt things, but I have a lot of trouble making it work right with my iMac, Kontakt (free) Player, and Cubase. Anyway, your entire song sounds excellent, and seems ready for the next epic movie trailer. Well done and very nice audio! :)
Thanks for having a listen, Aaron - appreciated as always!

REAL INSTRUMENTS - some hand percussion in the intro section ( also appears later on as well). also the flute melody and short clarinet lines...

Played and recorded the percussion myself...

Woodwind...cos of Covid, I emailed the sheet music and then had to rely on the performers' recording skills! :) (Never again hopefully - always prefer to do it myself! :)
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

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