How to create an unique score for your unique artwork?
Creating original music or ambience sound score needs a lot of creativity, but also a bit of planned work too, especially if the score should support a scene based artwork. Below you will find some information about the M.I.P. music in progress process, which shows the principle of creating an unique score that fits best into an existing artwork.
Step 1 - Create score storyboard
Identifying key scenes for ambient sound and music, changing moods, dramatic outbursts, roles to be supported by a leitmotiv. Most useful would be the availibilty of your artwork (e.g. video premaster) itself, if already available.
Step 2 - Create trigger list
List of frame- or timepositions where sound or music should start, stop or change.
Step 3 - Creativity cycle
Developing of ambient sound and/or music score based on score storyboard and trigger list. Within the creativity cycle there is enough room to review ideas and develop them further to the final score. This step will take the longest time to finish.
Step 4 - Create score premaster
M.I.P. music in progress delivers the score as premastered 32-bit stereo wave files at 48 khz, those can be easily used for mixing and final mastering. Note that M.I.P. music in progress usually does not create a final master. You will need the support of a mastering studio to create the final master mix, especially if you plan to use surround sound and/or to create a deliverable cd/dvd mix.
Can you add prerecorded sounds?
Of course, but you will have to keep in mind that adding prerecorded sound into the ambient sound or music score premaster will limit your options at the final mastering process (e.g. surround panning). In the case of using a prerecorded sound within the ambient sound or music score, you will have to provide at least an uncompressed soundfile containing the prerecorded sound. The best option is to provide a 24- or 32-bit stereo wave file at 48 khz.
Can you record some sounds for me?
No, because M.I.P. music in progress is focusing on composing ambient sound and music score only. You will need the help of a recording studio to record additional sounds. For adding prerecorded sounds into the ambient sound or music score see the above paragraph.
How M.I.P. music in progress does create scores?
Well, creating original scores needs in the first step some ideas and a piano. A state of the art 32-Bit DAW (digital audio workstation) will be used to create complex arrangements out of those previously created ideas.
Currently M.I.P. music in progress uses the DAW application Steinberg Cubase Studio 4 in conjunction with several digital instruments like Steinberg's HALionOne / Prologue synthesizers, Steinberg's HALion symphonic orchestra, Steinberg's virtual guitarist 2, EMU's Proteus X sample based synthesizer, Korg's virtual M1-/Wave-synthesizers, Motu Symphonic Instrument and many more to create state of the art sounding ambient soundtracks and music scores.
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