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Offline BobM

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TV Show Soundtrack
« on: May 13, 2020, 08:57:45 PM »
One of the software vendors I use for my musical instrument sounds is holding a competition. They have edited a 4 minute car chase sequence from season 3 episode 5 of Westworld on HBO. They stripped out the musical score and everyone entering creates their own and uploads it to YouTube.

I hope you like my entry. I had a blast making this. It was fun and educational for me. First time doing anything like this. I have to say, after doing this I am acutely aware of all music behind movies and TV shows. It's almost distracting.

https://youtu.be/TeoEydG1-so
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Offline Barry (NJ)

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Re: TV Show Soundtrack
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2020, 07:53:25 AM »
Pretty cool Bob, but maybe a bit too ethereal, and not intense enough(?)
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Offline Nick B

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Re: TV Show Soundtrack
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2020, 09:51:29 AM »
One of the software vendors I use for my musical instrument sounds is holding a competition. They have edited a 4 minute car chase sequence from season 3 episode 5 of Westworld on HBO. They stripped out the musical score and everyone entering creates their own and uploads it to YouTube.

I hope you like my entry. I had a blast making this. It was fun and educational for me. First time doing anything like this. I have to say, after doing this I am acutely aware of all music behind movies and TV shows. It's almost distracting.

https://youtu.be/TeoEydG1-so


Not being an HBO subscriber, I wasn’t familiar with the show. I really enjoyed your artistic style and presentation. Also thought it was very well done technically.
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Re: TV Show Soundtrack
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2020, 09:31:50 PM »
This is great! Been a fan of the show but am behind. How did you come up with the music and how did you decide what cues to emphasize?

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Offline BobM

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Re: TV Show Soundtrack
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2020, 05:24:29 AM »
Thanks everyone. I paid attention to the soundttrack on other episodes and saw how the show's composer used different instruments and chord patterns, especially dissonance, to create a mood. Then I just pulled out some sounds from my synths and used them. I definitely needed strings and piano plays a big role in the show's opening and other scenes. Mostly I just went by feel, then listened, changed something, then listened, played it for my wife and daughter and got their feedback, then tweaked the cues and timing so it lined up better with each clip and with each other. Some things didn't work so they came out. Listened on headphones, then on speakers, adjusted EQ and compression, mastering levels and such. It's a process, but not terribly different from putting together any other song or recording.

A lot of trial and error, like most anything else you do for the first time.
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