Category: Composing

  • The Ultimate Guide to Creating Underscore for Movies & TV Shows

    The Ultimate Guide to Creating Underscore for Movies & TV Shows

    Movie soundtracks are one of the essential elements of a film. They help to create mood and emotion and can even be the difference between whether or not someone enjoys a film. But what exactly is music underscoring, and how do you go about creating it? In this blog post, we will explain all of […]

  • The 440 Hz Conspiracy – What’s special about 432 Hz?

    The 440 Hz Conspiracy – What’s special about 432 Hz?

    The 440 Hz Conspiracy – What’s special about 432 Hz? In the early 20th century, there was a debate among musicians about the standard tuning pitch. A physicist named Joseph Goebbels believed that music should be tuned to a lower pitch in order to make it more accessible to the masses. However, the Rockefeller Foundation […]

  • Elden Ring: Epic Video Game Music by a Composer Playing Too Much

    Elden Ring: Epic Video Game Music by a Composer Playing Too Much

    Elden Ring is an popular video game for the Xbox One and PC. It’s set in a vast and fantastical world, with music composed by a musician who has played too much of it. Elden Ring Composers The highly anticipated video game Elden Ring is set to feature an epic score by some of the […]

  • How to Compose Music: Tips and Techniques for Composers

    How to Compose Music: Tips and Techniques for Composers

    Do you want to learn how to compose your own music? If so, you have come to the right place! In this blog post, we will discuss some tips and techniques that will help you get started. Composing music can be a challenging but rewarding experience. With a little bit of practice and patience, you […]

  • How to Price Your Original Composing Services

    How to Price Your Original Composing Services

    The cost of music and time is largely dependent on the individual’s experience and demand. Those who have a lot of experience with music and time will generally be charged more for their services. This is because they are able to offer a higher quality product and can command a higher price. Additionally, those who […]

  • 8 Essential Stages in The Music Production Process

    8 Essential Stages in The Music Production Process

    8 Essential Stages in The Music Production Process It can help with your workflows and productivity when creating music. The same is true for all the musicians in the beginning stages who have to continue working on the same project. It makes one feel frustrated by having incomplete project files when they have spent hours […]

  • Review of ChilloutEngine: Turn Your Chord Progressions Into Relaxed Keys, Smooth Basslines, Memorable Hooks, and Lovely Arpeggios

    Review of ChilloutEngine: Turn Your Chord Progressions Into Relaxed Keys, Smooth Basslines, Memorable Hooks, and Lovely Arpeggios

    In today’s fast-paced world, it can be difficult to find time to relax. However, studies have shown that listening to music can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Chillout music is the perfect genre for unwinding, with its slow tempo and mellow vibe. Unlike other genres, chillout music is designed to be relaxing, making […]

  • Epic Essentials Vol. 02: 8-Bar Orchestral Compositions in 3/4 Time

    Epic Essentials Vol. 02: 8-Bar Orchestral Compositions in 3/4 Time

    Epic Essentials Vol. 02 has just been released! This time, Alex Pfeffer focused on 8-bar orchestral compositions in 3/4 time. This is perfect for those who want to add a touch of class and sophistication to their tracks. Alex also included MIDI files for all of the compositions, so you can tweak them to fit […]

  • John Carpenter: Fearless Film Director & Composer

    John Carpenter: Fearless Film Director & Composer

    Howard Ralph Carpenter was a lawyer and Milton Jean (Carter) was a schoolteacher. He is the son of Milton Jean (Carter) and Howard Ralph Carpenter, both of whom were teachers. He was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. His parents are both professors at USC; his father teaches film there. John Carpenter’s Early Life […]

  • Composer May Care About 432 Hz Tuning: The Frequency of Bliss

    Composer May Care About 432 Hz Tuning: The Frequency of Bliss

    Did you know that the frequency of bliss is 432 Hz? This is a number that has been resonating throughout history, and many people believe that it is the key to unlocking our highest potential. Do you ever feel like there’s something missing in your life? That may be the world is just too fast-paced […]

  • The Basics of Music Copyright Law

    The Basics of Music Copyright Law

    This portion of the site is for general informational purposes only. The content is not legal advice. The statements and opinions are the expression of the author, not StrongMocha, and have not been evaluated by StrongMocha for accuracy, completeness, or changes in the law. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be […]

  • Copyright for Musicians: Who Owns the Copyright for A Song?

    Copyright for Musicians: Who Owns the Copyright for A Song?

    This portion of the site is for general informational purposes only. The content is not legal advice. The statements and opinions are the expression of the author, not StrongMocha, and have not been evaluated by StrongMocha for accuracy, completeness, or changes in the law. The information presented is not legal advice, is not to be […]

  • Top 6 Essential Trailer Music Tips

    Top 6 Essential Trailer Music Tips

    6 Essential Trailer Music Tips What would be the best advice for creating good music for a film? The trailer music industry can seem quite small and intimidating to some people. And if you do it well by producing music for the trailers, it can have huge rewards. Also for those who like to get […]

  • 17 Essential Trailer Music Tips Composing a Movie Trailer

    17 Essential Trailer Music Tips Composing a Movie Trailer

    17 Essential Trailer Music Tips for Composing a Movie trailer The music industry for movie trailers is definitely a smaller community than most others, but that doesn’t mean it’s any less frightening. You could be creating music for some of the biggest blockbusters and games of all time! The potential to have your work seen […]

  • Give Your Full Sustained Attention: The Value of a Creative Practice

    Give Your Full Sustained Attention: The Value of a Creative Practice

    Creativity is a skill that can be learned, but it takes time and dedication to develop. A creative practice is an important factor in developing creativity. One way to start this creative practice is by giving your full sustained attention to each task or project you are working on. You might be surprised how often […]

  • A Guide to Making the Perfect Pop Track

    A Guide to Making the Perfect Pop Track

    The song is the most important part of any track. You can have a great beat and arrangement, but if you don’t have a good melody it won’t matter how well mixed your track is. In this article, we will go over some tips on how to make a perfect pop tune in five easy […]

  • The Secrets of Epic Soundtracks – Epic Latin Music with Axé

    The Secrets of Epic Soundtracks – Epic Latin Music with Axé

    Epic Latin Music with Axé The music of Axé is a fusion of many different Latin American styles but also has an amazing sound. It’s the first time that these styles have been mixed together in this way before, and it will bring composers new ideas for what Epic Soundtracks could be. Epic songs are […]

  • The Secret of Writing Great Trailers (with AI)

    The Secret of Writing Great Trailers (with AI)

    Music Ai Writes Tracks to Match Your Trailer How many times have you watched a trailer with the perfect song playing in the background? We all know that music is an important part of any film or video, and it can make or break how well your project does. If you’re looking for someone to […]

  • The Audio Industry Facing a Gossip Crisis

    The Audio Industry Facing a Gossip Crisis

    Let’s save our industry The Audio Industry has been facing a crisis of gossip. We have some of the most energetic and most artistic characters in our midst, still, there is too much gossip in the Modern Audio Industry. Today we will review why it’s important to be mindful about what you say or do […]

  • Ai Composing – The New Wave in the Creative Economy

    Ai Composing – The New Wave in the Creative Economy

    Ai Composing Emotional Soundtrack / Music Compositions Artificial intelligence Artificial intelligence (AI) and research into music compositions began more than a decade ago, and several organizations have developed AI technologies to compose music without human intervention. However, a new wave has emerged that has the potential for artificial intelligence in the creative economy, including musical […]

  • W.A. Production announces the availability of InstaComposer as new-generation MIDI generator

    W.A. Production announces the availability of InstaComposer as new-generation MIDI generator

    W.A. Production announces the availability of InstaComposer W.A. Production, producers of high-end professional-sounding samples, instrument and effect plug-ins, DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) templates, and more, is proud to announce the availability of InstaComposer. A new-generation MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) generator plug-in that can conjure up Melody, Rhythm, Bass, Pad, and Chord parts at the […]

  • Ai Based Film Music Composing

    Ai Based Film Music Composing

    Ai Film Music Composing Synced takes a look at some of the latest AI music techniques and projects from tech giants and startups. Watson Beats is IBM’s cognitive cloud-based music program that uses AI and machine learning to help artists create original compositions. Built on IBM’s famous artificial intelligence platform Watson, the program uses audio […]

  • Aided Music Production with Animation Station

    Aided Music Production with Animation Station

    Sample Logic Releases Animation Station Sample Logic is proud to debut their first plugin – ANIMATION STATION – the next step in assisted music creation. With its intelligent “Step Animator” engine, creating powerful MIDI arpeggiation patterns and step sequences has never been easier. Now only $99.99 (normally $149.99) on intro pricing for a few days. […]

  • FeelYourSound Releases HouseEngine 1.0 MIDI Generator

    FeelYourSound Releases HouseEngine 1.0 MIDI Generator

    HouseEngine 1.0 MIDI Generator FeelYourSound released version 1.0 of its MIDI generator plug-in HouseEngine (VST + AU). HouseEngine transforms any chord progression into powerful piano rhythms, deep basslines, catchy melodies, and sparkling arpeggios. HouseEngine is an excellent choice for all House styles, and an exceptional match for other genres as well. HouseEngine is Simple Load […]

  • Trailer Music Course Early Access Phase Ends Soon

    Trailer Music Course Early Access Phase Ends Soon

    Trailer Music Course A heads up that the early access phase of my well-received TRAILER MUSIC COURSE (Affiliate Link) ends on the 31st of May, 2021, at 8 pm CET. After this time, the price will go up to 249 EUR instead of 189 EUR, and the money-back guarantee will be reduced to 7 days. […]

  • Exclusive Plugin Boutique Scaler 2 Spring Sale

    Exclusive Plugin Boutique Scaler 2 Spring Sale

    Empower the Composer Within Scaler 2 is an inspirational and powerful music theory workstation that gives you access to a world of new ideas, expressions, and melodies. With powerful detection of MIDI and audio, Scaler 2 can determine what key and scale you’re in and suggest chords that match your music. The plugin helps you […]

  • The Only Sample Library Comparison Video You Need?

    The Only Sample Library Comparison Video You Need?

    Is this the only sample library comparison video you will ever need? Is this the only sample library comparison video you will ever need? Let’s find out, and talk about when it makes sense comparing sample libraries … and when it doesn’t! 🙂

  • If you are a music composer don’t do this!

    If you are a music composer don’t do this!

    Tricks for any Composer There is something we have to talk about and if you are a music composer don’t do this! Just a little motivational video and I hope I can encourage, motivate and inspire you.

  • Writing Epic Trailer Music With Free Sample Libraries And Plugins

    Writing Epic Trailer Music With Free Sample Libraries And Plugins

    Writing Epic Trailer Music Let’s find out if we can get into writing epic trailer music with free sample libraries and plugins. I assume that if you are interested in music, you have already invested in a DAW such as Studio One, Cubase, Logic, FL Studio, Ableton Live, or whatever you prefer.

  • Epic Trailer Percussion | Two Steps from Hell Chaos Theory

    Epic Trailer Percussion | Two Steps from Hell Chaos Theory

    Epic Trailer Percussion Let’s take a look at Epic Trailer Percussion and dive into my track Manhunter from the album Chaos Theory that I have written for Two Steps from Hell. Let’s focus on the used sample libraries and the processing of the percussion section. Writing trailer music – my upcoming online video course

  • “MONOCHROME” Premium Experimental Sonic Tools

    “MONOCHROME” Premium Experimental Sonic Tools

    Experimental Electronic meets Cinematic Sound Design Monochrome is a premium sound libraries for composers, sound designer and experimentalists fusing a rough electronic aesthetic with film and trailer sound design for a unique set of sonic tools. Heavily processed ambient field recordings, short and long build-ups and transition effects, hits, slams, abstract foley fx, a vast […]

  • Writing Trailer Music | Two Steps from Hell – Chaos Theory

    Writing Trailer Music | Two Steps from Hell – Chaos Theory

    Writing Trailer Music Two Steps from Hell gave me permission to talk about the production and process for my album Chaos Theory. In this video, I want to talk about the form and structure of Trailer Music with my first track of the album: The Beginning. Writing trailer music – an my upcoming online video […]

  • Heavyocity Releases Scoring Acoustic Guitars

    Heavyocity Releases Scoring Acoustic Guitars

    GP07 Scoring Acoustic Guitars Heavyocity Media has released Scoring Acoustic Guitars, a new journey into the inspiring world of cinematic guitars. Long fascinated with the scoring capabilities of world-class guitars, this time Heavyocity has honed in on the emotional resonance and rhythmic drive of nylon and steel-string acoustics. Armed with an array of pristinely-sampled acoustic […]

  • ProjectSAM’s Pandora Price Drop & Pandora 1.1 Update Available

    ProjectSAM’s Pandora Price Drop & Pandora 1.1 Update Available

    Pandora 1.1 Update Available Symphobia 4: Pandora, the fourth installment in ProjectSAM Cinematic Sampling’s long-running Symphobia Series. Pandora impresses with powerful orchestral sounds, is intended for SciFi film scores, but will certainly find its way into productions of various genres. Pandora lets you summon rousing cinematic risers, foreboding falls, and earth-shattering crescendos with unmatched ease and […]

  • Elysion 1.1 – New Instruments & Themes, and Over 1.6 GB of New Sample Content

    Elysion 1.1 – New Instruments & Themes, and Over 1.6 GB of New Sample Content

    Elysion 1.1 Available Elysion is produced to expand the range of Sonuscore & Best Service library The Orchestra with hybrid sounds and the well-known Orchestra engine. “Elysion” was developed for Best Service by Sonuscore / Dynamedion, the makers of The Orchestra, Trinity Drums, and NI Action Strings, Action Strikes, and Emotive Strings. Elysion 1.1 update includes improvements and user-requested features as well as brand […]

  • UJAM Releases Virtual Drummer DEEP

    UJAM Releases Virtual Drummer DEEP

    UJAM Virtual Drummer DEEP UJAM launch DEEP, the fourth addition to their Virtual Drummer line. This virtual Neo Soul drummer is the perfect companion to Virtual Bassist DANDY, UJAM’s gentleman bassist. UJAM line-up of virtual instruments that strongly enables the producer to form new tracks and songs and composers to get the next trailer score, […]

  • Contemporary Drama Toolkit – More Feeling – Less Theory

    Contemporary Drama Toolkit – More Feeling – Less Theory

    Contemporary Drama Toolkit  Spitfire Audio is proud to musically (kick)start the New Year by announcing availability of its first ‘full-blown’ library of 2021 with the timely release of Contemporary Drama Toolkit — teaming up again with British composer, producer, and songwriter Samuel Sim, whose scores for film and television have won numerous awards and accolades including BAFTA and […]

  • Composing With Soundiron’s The New Shake 2.0

    Composing With Soundiron’s The New Shake 2.0

    Composing With Shake 2.0 In this video Nathan Boler (Soundiron) deconstructs his track “Forest Flight” using our newest upgrade for Shake. David Oliver’s Shake is a comprehensive collection of 95 shakers, tambourines, rattles, and bells from all over the world. This deep and stylistically expansive sample library focuses on live performed grooves, fills, flourishes, rolls, and individually […]

  • Scaler 2.2 – New Updates & Features

    Scaler 2.2 – New Updates & Features

    Updated Scaler Version 2.2 Scaler 2 (Affiliate Link) has been updated to 2.2. This is a free update for all Scaler 2 (Affiliate Link) owners. Already Own Scaler 1? Upgrade to Scaler 2 (Affiliate Link). Scaler 2 is an inspirational and compelling music theory workstation that provides you access to a world of original ideas, […]

  • Composing Tutorial With Hapi Drums by Soundiron

    Composing Tutorial With Hapi Drums by Soundiron

    Composing With Hapi Drums In this video, Nathan Boler deconstructs his track “Lucid Lagoon” using Soundiron’s newest library, Hapi Drums. Hapi Drums is an inspiring collection of four steel tongue drums crafted by legendary instrument makers Grahm Doe & Tricia Kelly.

  • UJAM Releases Symphonic Elements STRIIIINGS

    UJAM Releases Symphonic Elements STRIIIINGS

    STRIIIINGS Evokes Emotions UJAM releases Symphonic Elements STRIIIINGS – Modern String Ensemble Textures with a Sound Design Twist. A must buy for Film, Trailer and Ad Composer I did have the opportunity for some days to practice with Symphonic Elements STRIIIINGS and it is a charming library packed with absolutely perfectly recorded phrases, textures, and […]

  • TONSTURM Releases Sentient Frequencies

    TONSTURM Releases Sentient Frequencies

    ESOTERIC METAL From dissonant drones to massive swells, “Sentient Frequencies” lets you experience the richness of performed instruments with sound fx in mind.  Roaring didgeridoos, whaling timpani’s – TONSTURM performed in stunning spaces using extended techniques on a huge variety of selected instruments: Space Cello, Grand Piano, Concert Harp, Huge Pipe Organ, Concert Timpani’s and Base-drums, Overtone Flute and a Double Bass.  Like with its predecessor “Esoteric Metal”, the spaces TONSTURM captures […]

  • Riffer 3.0 Available Now

    Riffer 3.0 Available Now

    Riffer 3.0 Riffer in its latest version 3.0 is a smart MIDI tool that generates powerful sequences and unique melodies for you. It is built for your sounds, synths, basslines, beats, everything A module to feed ANY synth, sampler, drum machine, and everything that accepts MIDI signal, software, and hardware. You can choose scales, complexity, […]

  • Creating A Modern Hybrid Score: Darkstar — Haunted House

    Creating A Modern Hybrid Score: Darkstar — Haunted House

    Creating A Modern Hybrid Score Spitfire Audio in-house composer Homay Schmitz takes you through her composition, ‘Not the Same’, written using DARKSTAR – HAUNTED HOUSE and Originals Intimate Strings — showing you how to create a modern score combining electronic and orchestral elements. This brand new sample library Darkstar has been made in collaboration with […]

  • Evenant Black Friday Sale

    Evenant Black Friday Sale

    Evenant Black Friday Sale THE Evenant BLACK FRIDAY SALE (Affiliate Link) IS HERE!!! Enjoy 30% off selected courses and it’s the last chance to get an Evenant All-Access Annual Pass (Affiliate Link) for only $39.99 per month! Use the code EVENANTBF2020 (Affiliate Link) at the checkout. November 23rd-30th, 2020. Your once-per-year opportunity to get steep discounts (Affiliate […]

  • How I Organize My Song Ideas

    How I Organize My Song Ideas

    How I Organize My Song Ideas In this video, I go over the spreadsheet that I use to organize my song ideas. It’s super basic. You can find the template here

  • Plugin Boutique Scaler 2 Black Friday Sale

    Plugin Boutique Scaler 2 Black Friday Sale

    Scaler 2 Black Friday Sale Scaler 2 is an inspirational and powerful music theory workstation that gives you access to a world of new ideas, expressions and melodies. With powerful detection of MIDI and audio, Scaler 2 can determine what key and scale you’re in and suggest chords that match your music. The plugin helps […]