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.

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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Mar

03

MIDI Continuous Controllers – reference chart

If you ever use MIDI, you’ll want to master the use of continuous controllers. Here’s a reference chart for the standard CC mapping. Learn these things and share the info. MIDI CC List CC Number Purpose Description CC 0 Bank Select Allows user to switch bank for patch selection. Program change used with Bank Select. […]

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Jan
18

Music Royalties – the basics

Musicians earn income royalties in a few different ways. For instance, a musician who performs a song on a recording but didn’t write the song, receives one type of royalty; the performance royalty. The writer of the song (even if they didn’t perform it on the recording) receives other types of music royalties. What are […]

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