Hyperion String Scoring Contest

The last week Soundiron launched an express contest to rescore the trailer of the new string library Hyperion Strings that seems to be an excellent library. The deadline of the contest was only two days so I had to work fastly to compose and produce my entry. It took me 4 hours more or less and I hope you like it.

“Hollywood Demo Choir” contest

During March, the compay EastWest Quantum Leap organised a contest to compose a choral piece using their new library Hollywood Choir and other libreries of the company. For this, they send Hollywood Choir licenses for 1 month of use . The most insteresting feature of the libreary is the Wordbuilder tool that allows us to create personalized phrases for the choir using sampled phonemes. You can listen the short piece that I composed below. In order to create something different from the epic choir tracks (choir singing in staccato or marcato, or a choir behind singing syllables “ah” or “oh” as many cinematic tracks) I wanted to compose a piece where the choir was more relevant so I composed a little hymn with a text written by me in Italian.

Although I couldn’t test and compose with this library enough time due my tasks in other projects, I think that this library is not fit for me. In my opinion, the wordbuilder produces not enough realistic results due to the unions of phonemes. Also some phonemes have different volume so it is hard to play with it. It requires to make hand corrections to get a result that sounds better and more realistic.  For me, the use of traditional choir libraries based on syllabes produces better results fastly although we sacrifice the possibility of write the text.

ALBION ONE 10th Anniversary competition

At the beguining of the year, I participated in the international contest organised by Spitfire for the 10th anniversary of one of his most important libraries, Albion.

The task of the contest was to create a score for the trailer of the new update of Albion One. There was no rules about the style of the music so I took as reference the style of the video that is a bit futuristic and modern, and for this reason I decided to mix some synth sounds with the symphonic orchestra. This is precisely the concept of Albion One because it includes orchestral sounds with a module of hybrid sounds and synths.

This is my entry for the contest. I had to make the entire music the last day (it took me four hours) due to  I was working in a short movie soundtracks the previous days. But, even with this time constraint, I think the result looks very well.

“Show us your musical Genius” contest

Some months ago, I participated in the international contest “Show Us Your Musical GENIUS” leaded by Indi.com with the collaboration of the composers Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe which are the creators of the excellent soundtrack of the TV series “Genius” about the life of Albert Einstein.

The task of the contest was to make a version of the main theme. As I can saw, the quality of the tracks was very high and I could listen some really interesting.

I post here my track. I decided to vary the theme to give more power that increases the intensity with the time. The whole creation proccess took me almost five hours. It was really fun. I love this kind of challenges.