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#5194776 Finished (A Guide To Midi Orchestration)

Posted by on 26 November 2014 - 09:24 AM

Hey guys, if you didn't get a chance to check out the finished "Guide to Midi Orchestration", you can check it out below. I had posted the 3/4 videos a month or 2 ago, but hadn't finished the 4th one yet. But here it is! Make sure to also check out my http://twitter.com/samgarnermusic and website (http://samtexstudios.com) to get updated on more of my content. 





#5163821 A Guide To Midi Orchestration

Posted by on 30 June 2014 - 07:13 AM

Hey guys, I've been doing a series of Midi Orchestration tutorials over on YouTube. Feel free to check them out and let me know what you think!


Part 1- http://youtu.be/Ia10YNvgryE

Part 2- http://youtu.be/NJc6l7Fk9xU

Part 3- http://youtu.be/gFnRTuZ3A8o

#5128498 Mac or PC for Game Audio?

Posted by on 03 February 2014 - 12:43 PM

I enjoy using Mac's, but in this day and age it's becoming less and less of a big deal. The grass is always greener, just get what you know and move on.

#5108519 Into the Lair

Posted by on 11 November 2013 - 01:53 PM

Cool, thanks for the feedback. After listening back I def could have done a better job with the bass.


Thanks for listening.

#5107883 Into the Lair

Posted by on 08 November 2013 - 09:36 AM

Hey guys, here's some new music I created intended for an interactive environment. Hope you enjoy!



#5012124 Temple Heirloom (KOTOR Inspired New Composition)

Posted by on 18 December 2012 - 12:16 PM


For this track I envisioned discovering something ancient in a temple, my mind kept going back to Star Maps in KOTOR. Thanks for listening!

Logic Pro 9.1.8

Native Instruments Komplete 8 Ultimate
East West Symphonic Orchestra
Hollywood Strings Gold
Symphonic Choirs Gold
Storm Drum 2
Cinematic Guitars


#4994838 Rates: A Habit of Underpricing

Posted by on 28 October 2012 - 03:10 PM

I enjoyed reading this thread.

Aaron Marks' book "The Complete Guide to Game Audio" has an excellent section on determining rates.

I just finished reading this book a couple weeks ago and the section on pay is phenomenal. It would do you, and every composer ever, to read the book, and of course the section hes referring to. I was scratching my head at some points wondering if people actually charged based off what he said, but it's legit and worth reading.

So the "qualities in a composer and their music" that let people charge a lot (per minute rates sometimes as high as 2,500), have as much to do about professionalism and reputation as the music itself.

Amazing point. Aiming to be professional is so important. I just cancelled working with this singer a couple hours ago because he's been late 5 rehearsals in a row. Professionalism is something I highly admire in all my colleagues and friends around me.