Wednesday, May 30, 2012

MSNCP - Requiem of a Dream (Opening Dummy Project)

The first project given in the semester was making an opening music for Requiem of a Dream. This project using real instruments for Strings Section. So we made the music then translate it into a score. We used strings quartet which contain violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello. In the end I'm using both of the audio recorded strings and the midi strings for achieving the sound I want. I'm not that good in mixing so maybe the mix sounds a bit muddy but hope you enjoy :)

Saturday, May 26, 2012

MSNCP - 3rd Semester Live Recording

In the third semester we learned how to make music with combining real instruments and midi instruments. We were using one of orchestral element (strings, woodwind, brass, percussion) in each project. By using real instrument though it just one element in our music, the music will sound more "live". Of course you need to program the midi with detail also.

For each music, first we got to make the basic music (guide) before the recording process start. It will define the music and the composition. Then you make the score of the instruments which will recorded live (for example strings). I'm using Sibellius for writing the score. First step you have to tidy up the midi signal. Especially the time and velocity. Then export the midi signal into midi file. Then you import the midi file to Sibellius. Sometimes the score got messed up. That's why we still have to read again the score and make correction for the wrong score.

It's very important for you to have the score as perfect as possible. Because we want the player to be able to read our score easily and understand the part clearly. It affect their confidence and the sound they will make. It's better to take longer time to perfect the score before the recording starts rather than you edit it while recording.

Sometimes the recording process is not going as smooth as we expected. We don't get the sound we expected to hear. There's where the editing skill is needed. You can edit the music or even double it up with midi instrument. In the end what's important is how our music sounds good for the audience.

Hi There!

It has been 2 months since my last post (Sorry). I got tons to do with so little time. However I have finished 1 commercial jingle, 1 TV Commercial Jingle, 1 Single for an upcoming singer (Andira), and of course my weekly homework. And also SOULVIBE has finally finished the recording process and it's about time before the album launched (Horraay!) I gonna post all of those in my next post. Oh by the way, you can also visit my music website it contains all of my work I've done.

Raisa's 3rd Single - Could It Be

Raisa's Second Single - Apalah (Arti Menunggu)