1. bleupalmtree

    Do you find it's better to work in a dark or bright painted room for at home studio?

    So I'm looking to finally put together my little work space in what you call a guest/spare room (11x13). But the paint is just BLEH! I want the room I'm in to be comfortable and give off good vibes to get the juices flowing. So right now I'm looking at paint from Sherwin Williams called DARK...
  2. Leslie Fuller

    Evenant Composer Accelerator Challenge

    Not a competition, but a short scoring challenge from Evenant. It is entirely free to enter, with the object of helping you compose faster. There are three videos from 4th to 6th April, with the first one linked below:
  3. A

    Ramin Djawadi on Scoring Adventure for the ‘Uncharted’ film

    I'm glad to give you the in-depth story behind the score for Uncharted, in this new interview with award-winning composer Ramin Djawadi: Here, he talks about finding inspiration in the Uncharted games' scores and classic adventure films, working in comedy beats, creating a cohesive score...
  4. RRBE Sound

    Mac Pro Conundrum.....

    Hey All... Hope you are doing well? :D Over the past 6-8 months or so, I have been experiencing crashes from my trusty Mac Pro 2013 (Trash Can)... - However, the crashes variate from being only Logic shutting down, to the Mac freezing and then either crashes or I force shut it... I have been...
  5. A

    New Here - Greetings!

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and thought I would share some of my recent commercial work. Here's a piece I was hired to write for David Yurman's Holiday Film. I'm also the Founder and CEO of a new VST company focused on extended techniques (currently in development). I'm excited to get to...
  6. Robert S Parker


    This is a two part question, apologizes if it belongs somewhere else in here. I’m linking two tracks, both military styled. My two questions are 1. What sample library would best fit to capture this type of sound, especially the brass. And 2 who is the father of this sound, who first composed...

    Thank you Anne-Kathrin Dern: Orchestration Quick Tips

    Hey fellow VI'ers, Happy New Year!! :shocked: So, I don't often post here, but as I came across this little gem - quick tips guide today, I thought that this was worth a mention. Anne-Kathrin Dern, an upcoming composer, with some great projects under her belt, has a stream of really useful and...
  8. Piers Hudson

    Hello, I'm Piers Hudson, a composer from the UK

    Hello to everyone on this site! I'm a composer who has studied classical music, although my future work will venture out into more popular terriory, drawing upon anime and video game music in particular. I've already made some forays into this stylistic approach with my 'Second Innocence' and...
  9. Westwood

    Short film scoring competition

    As part of the release of our Lost Piano sample library, we’ve made a short film for you to create your very own score to. The competition is free to enter and you’ll be in with a chance to win some prizes as well as get your work heard by our esteemed judging team. WATCH THE FILM, READ ALL THE...
  10. Q

    Tristan Blaskowitz - Believe (New Age/Ambient Video Game Soundtrack)

    Hello everyone, I would like to introduce you to my latest work: Believe. This is the soundtrack to the video game of the same name from Sleeping Forest Interactive. Believe is a short first-person exploration game with elements of puzzles and adventure. You slip into the role of an...
  11. ChrisSiuMusic

    Should You Start a YouTube Channel?

    Hi everyone! On the heels of just breaking 1,000,000 views on my channel, I wanted to address the common question: is it necessary to have a YouTube channel as a composer/musician in today's day and age? We'll have an honest discussion about the pros and cons, and why you might want to consider...
  12. ChrisSiuMusic

    Chatting with: Anne-Kathrin Dern! (Film composer, songwriter, orchestrator, mockup artist)

    Hey friends! In today's interview, I have the pleasure of chatting with Anne-Kathrin Dern! In case you're unaware, she recently brought me on to work on a film with her, which was definitely a great learning experience and one that I'll remember for a long time. Please enjoy our chat! 0:00...
  13. ChrisSiuMusic

    Love Themes - I'd appreciate your help!

    Hi friends! I'm doing some research on love themes and romantic music in general, in order to create some future content on the topic and share my appreciation for the genre. If you have 3 minutes, I'd really appreciate if you could fill out the survey below! It'll give me a great sense of...
  14. U

    2021 International Digital Music Festival of SHCM calls for entries!

    2021 International Digital Music Festival of Shanghai Conservatory of Music For the preliminary round, contestants must submit an original soundtrack between 3-5 min long. Both soundtrack to video and audio only submissions are accepted. There is no fee to enter the competition. Entry...
  15. pablodelcampo

    COVID-19 composers survey. I'd appreciate the help.

    Hi everyone, for my film composition master degree thesis I am analysing the effect of COVID-19 in the composers and, as part of the work, I elaborated this anonymous survey in order to get more data about your experiences. It is very short (1 or 2 minutes) so I would appreciate the help if...
  16. Navid Lancaster

    I have now become a Brand Ambassador for Stage32

    I am deeply honoured to be a Brand Ambassador for Stage 32, the world's largest social network and educational hub for film, television & digital creatives with over 750,000 members from around the world. I want YOU to be part of it. Sign up, network, create and learn. The link is here...
  17. Sean J

    Fablehaven Books ~~~ via StaffPad

    The piece is about my all-time favorite book series. I'd trade Harry Potter for Fablehaven and Dragonwatch any day. He writes for ages around 12, but there's a mature psychology, moral grasp, and clever plot twists. It's entertaining and immersive enough to have made a perfect way for me to...
  18. Ilay Skripch

    Composer from Israel | New playlist

    Hello :laugh: I am a composer from Israel My new 2021 music playlist, genre: orchestral : More information about me on the website: Friends, waiting for your comments!
  19. ChrisSiuMusic

    What is one piece/song you’ve written that captures you as a whole?

    Hi friends, This thought just came to mind. Throughout our lives as writers and creatives, we’re always trying to put together music that defines who we are, and are proud to share with the world. However, it’s so easy to become overly critical of our own work and lose sight of the progress...
  20. Alex Isiv

    Hello! Greetings from Mexico!

    Hello, people, I just found this forum, and seems really interesting, I look forward to meeting you all, to learn and also help. I've been into music composition since I was about 13 years old when I thought major scales were too hard for me. I am now 27, highly into music production and singing...
  21. SoundYeti

    Wave – Ambition Expansion Pack Out Now

    Introducing the latest Ambition Expansion Sound Pack, Wave - a blend of lush bass & synth leads accompanied by emotive pads and motions. 🎹 Out Now - (On Sale – Special Intro Price – Limited Time) Built from a powerful collection of retro synth & dark wave...
  22. SoundYeti

    Explore a World of Big Picture Sound with Ambition by Sound Yeti – Now On Sale (Special Code Below)

    Are you looking for the freshest tools to help inspire your creative audio genius? Ambition is the perfect instrument for you. Capture breathtaking emotion and deep intensity with awe inspiring ease. Make your musical visions become creative reality, effortlessly, with Ambition. Save 30% on...
  23. SoundYeti

    The Mission of Sound Yeti

    Our Mission is Simple... We strive to provide producers, composers, and musicians of any skill level the tools need to create impactful music. We know how frustrating it can be to feel uninspired. Or maybe you feel like your skill level isn’t enough to make the music you hear in your head. We...
  24. hauspe

    Trance Trailer - Release

    Hi there, as a new member I'm grabbing the chance to announce one of my newest compositions: "Trance Trailer." Trance Trailer is for the main part "Uplifting Trance" including typically film trailer elements. I merged both worlds into one epic piece. I used Omnisphere, Soundmaster One and 2...
  25. mr23

    Hi everyone! Another Belgian is in the house :-D

    🎶 Hi folks! 🎶 I'm glad I've joined the VI Community! Let me introduce myself in a few words : I've been playing and composing music for 30 years. And working in the sound archiving & audio digitization industry for 20 years. Played in various bands, having different projects over the years...
  26. nogills

    Hello from Atlanta! New-ish composer here!

    Hello! I have been a long time lurker of VI Control but recently decided to make a username. I have been an EDM producer for about a decade, but within the last few years have gotten really into orchestral/hybrid composition. Throughout my career as an EDM producer I almost always incorporated...
  27. SoundYeti

    Ambition - Find Your Signature Sound

    A NEW LENS FOR BIG PICTURE SOUND Ambition inspires new vistas of musical exploration, and you become the sonic pioneer. Explore a panoramic trail to undiscovered and timeless soundscapes, emotion filled pads, evolving textures, anamorphic rhythms, elemental keys, and experimental undertones...
  28. SoundYeti

    Relic Ambition Expansion Sound Pack - 33% Off Intro Sale - Ending Soon!

    Intro Sale Ending Soon - =AT3q1s16L7mjhe-dpSeX5a7KTqSqLEH6AxdlCrCUbzURFV_aXPLNkKkauheXVw59pwdK_8V1GMhxQoQh_1z2TQdFQaq8M1rNniWblgi1RZUg_7wloTX4g4V8p3h9KYYCg6zwvAv7BasktNKgBUkcyIF7ia-DNKtgbfFWX_sZLsJ8WxGyL0TtgjZe0-4GfamJyNZgt1baDliufLoaOWlB'] A foundational...
  29. SoundYeti

    Relic Ambition Expansion Sound Pack - Out Now

    Intro Sale Ending Soon - A foundational collection of dramatic & expressive scoring presets derived from modern hybrid sample sources. Relic includes a blend of evolving synths and tranquil pads ranging from calm & subtle to lush, grimy & dark. Relic evokes...
  30. Navid Lancaster

    My Scorerelief 2021 Entry

    Had lots of fun composing the music for this resocre competition. Using the four notes of the girl knocking as a leitmotif. Hosted by The Cue Tube and Northern Film Orchestra. Score Relief is also raising funds in support of the Backup Hardship Fund, which provides relief to technical workers...
  31. ChrisSiuMusic

    RIP Sammy Nestico.

    Legendary composer and arranger Sammy Nestico passed away earlier this year. He was one of the people who put big band swing on the map, working with bands including the famous Count Basie big band. This is one of my favourites of his:
  32. SoundYeti

    All Sound Yeti Plug-ins On Sale Now!

    There is still time to save on all of our music software... Find your sound today, only at!
  33. ChrisSiuMusic

    Writing a Disney style piece from start to finish!

    Hey everyone! I'm so excited to share this video with you, where we'll go behind the scenes of how I composed my piece 'Tranquility', and show you every musical idea that comes to mind as I compose. Please enjoy, and let me know if you have any thoughts or questions!
  34. napes01

    Debut Album as an Ambient/Electronica Artist

    Hey everyone! At the beginning of 2020 I released my debut album as an ambient/electronica artist-- I wanted to take a break from music that was beholden to director's visions, market forces etc etc and out came this collection of tracks. I couldn't TOTALLY escape my film music roots as there...
  35. SoundYeti

    Sound Yeti Storewide Black Friday Sale

    Find out for yourselves why our users stand by our plugins.. Get inspired today with Sound Yeti. Save BIG on all plugins now through December 4th only when you visit
  36. ChrisSiuMusic

    How to Write an Effective Countermelody! (Live Lesson Excerpt)

    Hey friends! In today's video, my good friend and student Shaheen allowed me to upload an excerpt of one of our composition/production lessons onto the channel! You'll see specifically how my approach to writing a countermelody works against a lead line, and hopefully it gives you some ideas for...
  37. João Pinto

    Cubase Stems Out of Sync / Misaligned

    Hi folks, I've got an issue here and I was hoping someone could help me out. I'm trying to use Cubase's "export multiple" option to bounce my 70 orchestral tracks. The thing is, since I'm using multiple Kontakt libraries with different sample starts, I had to use the delay compensation...
  38. HIWES

    Composer looking for work | HIWES

    I can make any genre that you are looking for and make all the sound effects you might need. Rates/Payment Method: Prices will be negotiated privately in DM's. Because i don't want to give a specific price and deny indie developers that are creating some incredible games that work on a low...
  39. Loïc D

    The French film composers appreciation thread : ep.5 Bruno Coulais

    Hi there, Lately I thought to expose more of French film composers, probably unknown to most of us. Why ? Because I think there's a special vibe in French film music, something I can't really find in European and US scoring. So, I will post here bio & links for composers from any period of...
  40. SoundYeti

    Ambition - Score Your World - See It In Action!

    We had the privilege of having the incredibly talented Producer/Composer, Gilde Flores, take Ambition for a test drive. Check out how he uses some of the built-in presets to create a huge, cinematic soundscape. Get inspired with Ambition! - On Sale Now For more info go to -...
  41. Navid Lancaster

    Film Composers - May I have your attention please! (Part 1) - blog on Stage32

    I am deeply humbled that I was asked to contribute a series of blogs to be featured on Stage32. I am a proud member of them since 2011. Stage 32 is the world's largest social network and educational hub for film, television & digital creatives with over a half million members from around the...
  42. Rob Cavallo Music

    Shostakovic Symphony 8 3rd Movement - Electric Version

    I just wanted to share this "thing" with you guys. No VST involved, just real drums, xylophone,marimba, electric guitar and bass. It's the first time I had to seriously play Shostakovich and I actually got my mind blown in the process. The phrasing and the melodies are so hard to follow that...
  43. LeSoma

    Looking for a video game music composer!

    Hello everyone! We are currently looking for a music composer for our upcoming indie game! The game is a pixel-art side scroller Die And Retry game that takes place during the Greek Mythology. We wouldbe looking for someone who can make the perfect soundtrack for this game and that would fit...
  44. S

    Aviram Spies - Sharing my work :)

    Helllo everyone! I'm pretty new to this forum so I wanted to introduce myself. I'm Aviram Spies, From Israel, just finished my 3rd year studying classical and contemporary composition at the Jerusalem academy of music. I'm originally a jazz pianist but as we all, I deal more a broad variety of...
  45. P

    Looking for a One 2 One Online Orchestration / Composing lessons

    Hey All, i am not sure if this forum is the best place to ask, but i am looking for some one 2 one Orchestration / Composing lessons, looking at creating realistic mock ups in various styles, for media (especially shorter pieces >5 mins ) . Is there anyone on here that offers such a service...
  46. H

    Independent Sample Library/ Music Plugin Manufacturers Directory (In-Progress)

    Sample/ plugin Directory in-progress! Hi everyone! Hope you’re all doing well! Greetings from Ireland! I created this a few weekends ago; it struck me that there was a public spreadsheet created of musicians who were available for remote recording, however nothing had yet existed to support...
  47. ChrisSiuMusic

    Your Questions for Christopher Tin?

    Hi everyone! Upon the positive reception of my previous interview with Tina Guo, I wanted to continue by chatting with one of my favourite composers & arrangers today, Christopher Tin. He's worked on many video games (Baba Yetu) and put together some beautiful arrangements. So I'd like to ask...
  48. TRKStudios

    Working Composer here from ORLANDO, FL - *New Website

    Composer here from Orlando, FL. Just saying hello and wanted to share my newly updated website: Hope everyone is staying safe and doing well! Tyler
  49. Loek Mulders

    Hi Everyone, I’m a Composer from the Netherlands.

    Hello, I’m a composer that grew up in the 90’s and loves video games! You can see the connection here but in short: I’m looking indie game developers that need original music. The things I value highly: -Memorable Themes -Getting in sync with the vibe of the game/movie (Image and Sound go...
  50. M

    Dissertation on Vangelis' Blade Runner

    Hello all! UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who got in touch. This is now complete, so no longer seeking interviewees. I'm putting together a dissertation on why Vangelis' Blade Runner score cemented him as a pioneer in not just electronic music, but the wider scoring world. As such, I can't...
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