The Glockenspiel – Orchestral Mallets

The name glockenspiel means “bell play” in German. It refers to the sound of small bells. Indeed, the very first instruments to bear this name consisted of a set of exactly that. They were either played by a group of musicians, a style which is called...
Transform Random Noises Into Atmospheric Instruments

Transform Random Noises Into Atmospheric Instruments

Noises To Voices   Today I have captured the mechanical noise generated by a free plugin called Vinyl by iZotope and turned it into an atmospheric Kontakt instrument that can suit many styles of music, film scores, and video games. The most significant process is...
5 Steps to a Deep Drone

5 Steps to a Deep Drone

If you’re a fan of film and game music, you have probably heard a lot of these evolving drone sounds that carry suspense and tension over a scene or two. They are suitable for a lot of different moods: sad, contemplative, hopeful, angry. Some sound realistic, others...

Film Score Orchestration

What is Film Score Orchestration?   In technical terms, orchestration is the process of assigning, in the form of a musical score, a composition complete in form melodically, harmonically, and rhythmically. The task is to designate melody, harmony, and...