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On the Composing Made Simple Podcast this month, we discuss, what we’ve been listening to lately and how it has affected our writing. Our opinions on phrase libraries– their strengths and weaknesses, the dangers of using them too often, and some recommendations on what Chris, Curtis and Todd use in their music. Output- Movement (https://output.com/products/movement)...
CMS08: The One about Business
This week on composing made simple, we dive into the business end of the music business and also discuss using old server hardware to run your samples. Business Stuff/Rates Hourly Per minute Packaged deals Sample Servers (Curtis Dell R610) https://www.vsl.co.at/en/Vienna_Software_Package/Vienna_Ensemble_PRO Picks of the Week Todd: Mandolin Curtis: Dell R610 Chris: Red Room Audio Traveller Series:...
CMS07: The Benefits and Downfalls of Live streaming and YouTube
On the Composing Made Simple Podcast this month, we discuss the positive and negative sides to live streaming and Youtube. Next, Chris deconstructs a recent trailer piece he composed for a music library. Additionally, we talk about new libraries Cinematic Studio Brass, along with Spitfire’s British Drama Toolkit, and 8dio super strings. Where to find...
CMS06: Playing an Instrument, does it really matter?
In Episode 6, of the Composing Made Simple Podcast we discuss should you play an instrument? Does it help? We dive into the question. Additionally, we talk about new libraries and score that we’ve been interested in, including Spitfire’s new London Contemporary Orchestra textures. Where to find us: Todd K. Edwards http://toddkedwards.com YouTube Instagram Twitch...
CMS05: 2018 Year End Review
Welcome back to the Composing Made Simple Podcast! In Episode 5, we have our 2018 end of year review, discuss our failures/ successes and much more. We also dive into a few topics discussing sample libraries companies. Lastly we discuss new gear we bought recently for creating music. Where to find us: Todd K. Edwards...
CMS04: DAW vs. Notation Software
On Episode 4 of the Composing Made Simple Podcast, we discuss composing in DAW’s versus composing on paper or in an engraving program, what your options in engraving software are, take a look at some new libraries including Time Macro and Eric Whitacre Choir, and give our picks for stuff to listen to. Composing in...
CMSMINI01: Why Michael Bublé Is So Comforting To Listen To
In our first mini-episode, Chris dives into the first single off of Michael Bublé’s newest album called . Chris discusses the theory and instrumentation behind the music, and why it makes us feel so warm and comforted. Enjoy! Where to find us: Todd K. Edwards http://toddkedwards.com YouTube Instagram Twitch Curtis Schweitzer http://curtisschweitzer.com/ YouTube Christopher Siu https://www.christophersiu.com/ YouTube...
CMS03: Writers Block, or When You Feel Non-Creative
Welcome back to Composing Made Simple! In Episode 3, we talk discuss what to do if you’re feeling like writing music is a chore, and how to deal with elitism in music circles. Lastly, we share our picks of the week. Picks of the week! Chris: Jacob Collier, Swing, Swing More, and Noir Curtis: Destiny...
CMS02: Just Show Up!
Welcome back to Composing Made Simple! In Episode 2, we talk about some of the more practical parts of modern composing– personal brands, how to present your music, how to find clients, and more. Additionally, we talk about the nitty-gritty of the day-to-day business, including rates, PRO’s, and other boring but important details. Show Notes:...
CMS01: Johnny loves his Glock
Welcome to the first episode of the Composing Made Simple podcast. Join Todd K. Edwards. Curtis Schweitzer, and Christopher Siu as we help composers try to figure out how to write for sample libraries, and the overhype of marketing plays when buying these sample libraries. Inspired by Todd’s trip to a John Williams concert, we...