Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We Will Rock You by SOULVIBE

We had a chance to cover one of Queen song. We chose We Will Rock You. And this is how its done. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

MSNCP - American Beauty Opening Scene Dummy

This is my assignment in my scoring class. We ought to remake American Beauty opening scene score. The original score made by Thomas Newman. He use simple notes so the audience can easily remember the music. From the original score, we can notice the character, the and what's going on in the family in the beginning of the movie. He uses unique sounds in every score he made.

There are some points from my teacher :
1. Even though the music was made from loop we can edit, mix, add, just do experiment with the midi signal or the sound. So the music will not sound boring.
2. I made the music too precise. Too stick on the part. You can feel it on the start of "Jane theme" (Piano).

Enjoy :))

Monday, November 14, 2011

MSNCP - Sample Rate and Bit Rate

One of the study material given for MSNCP class is about Bit Rate and Sample Rate. This is an important thing to know especially for recording and mixing audio for film (or even CD). This is the definition of Sample Rate and Bit Rate I took from I am not understand that much about this technically audio recording physics things =D But at least we know the basic so that as a composer we can produce the sound as we expected to.

Sample Rate

Sample rate is the number of samples of a sound that are taken per second to represent the event digitally. The more samples taken per second, the more accurate the digital representation of the sound can be. For example, the current sample rate for CD-quality audio is 44,100 samples per second.

The more samples per second that are taken, the more accurate the digital representation is of the analog waveform. Each sample is really only a number that contains the amplitude value of a waveform measured over time. This brings us to bit-depth.

Bit Rate

Bit depth defines how many bits are used to describe each of the samples taken from the sample rate (above). It describes the potential accuracy of a digital audio file. Higher bit depth audio will sound better than smaller bit-depth audio. 8 and 16-bit audio are currently the most common sample sizes. 8-bit audio takes up less hard drive space but is inherently noisier than 16 or 24 bit-depth audio. CD quality is 16-bit.

Bit depth is frequently encountered in specifications for hardware and in the specifications for what kind of digital audio a piece of software can capture and process.

Basically, it depend on the needs for choosing between the level of Sample Rate and Bit Rate we will be using. The higher the Bit Rate and the Sample Rate require the higher processing tools also. I prefer using 48.000 for sample rate. Because with a little upgrade in sample rate, you can produce much better sound quality than 44.100 sample rate (based on my subjective opinion :p).

Friday, November 11, 2011

Vibetronic @ Soulnation 2011

Collaboration of SOULVIBE & DYZTRK at Soulnation Festival 2011. We present VIBETRONIC


It's been around two months since the last time I updated my blog. They say the hardest part is the start. But I think the "Re-start" is not an easy thing either. That's why may be people say that we have to be consistent to what we're doing. Because when we pause too long, it's more like starting from the scratch but with the rules of the previous part. We need more time to align things so people still can see the continuity. Okay now, I'm gonna re-start this blog. Wish me luck guys