Composer | Guitarist | Audiophile
Music and Audio Post-Production from an independent artist.

Portfoliohighlights from past work

  1. Food Lion
    March 11, 2014
  2. Revenge of the Beard
    March 3, 2014
  3. SC Stingrays Hockey
    October 18, 2013
  4. BMW Manufacturing
    October 9, 2013

The Blogwords & sounds…. from the mind of Joe.

Jul
13

1m1 – cue numbers and names for music in film

If you’ve seen printed music scores from films, you’ll probably ask yourself “what does 1m1 mean?” or some similar question. It’s common for original music to be named with both a title “Knights Bridge” and with this formatted prefix (for example 2m4). The first number is the reel. The letter “m” stands for music. The […]

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May
18

Video Production Tip – When not to use a shotgun mic

The more production work I do, the more I encounter default or singular usage of shotgun mics. These are fantastic tools for video production, but not always the best choice. Sometimes they might even be a terrible choice. Here are insights on when not to use a shotgun mic. Shotgun mics are favored because they […]

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Mar
24

Orchestration – LASS meets VSS

Just experimenting with a template I use… I wanted to move away from LA Scoring Strings‘ internal stage and reverb, and started using Parallax’s Virtual Sound Stage plugin for placing instruments on the stage. VSS works fine with dry samples but any instrument recorded with much room tone doesn’t seem to fit as well on […]

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Mar

14

The beautiful and strange Hammer Dulcimer

I think this is going to be a fun addition to the palette of timbres. The hammer dulcimer is a beautiful instrument favored in folk traditions. I found this one wildly out of tune at Woody’s Music and thought this bizarre tuning would be great for a science fiction feature film I’m scoring. With some […]

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Mar
08

Mantra of Design

If you are designing anything, this advice is important. Websites, commercials, presentations, billboards, etc. Anything short of creative writings or a feature films… omit words. This philosophy was born from E.B. White’s writing in “The Elements of Style.” He titled a chapter Omit Needless Words.

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