Bernard Herrmann Psicosis and Vertigo. E.T John Williams, “End titles” and “Flyng”. Ennio Morricone Cinema Paraiso, “Final Theme” and The Mission, “Gabriel’s Oboe”. Miklos Rozsa “Eye of The Needle”. Bram Stoker’s Dracula Wojciech Kilar. And many more.
Great choice there. I’m a big fan of Herrmann too. Add Jason and the Argonauts, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, Mysterious Island, Taxi Driver and countless others to that list. John William’s scores are always favourites of course. As well as the usual classics (Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Jaws, Raiders, Superman, E.T. etc) I’d also like to add “The Witches of Eastwick” with its wonderful devilish themes and “The Towering Inferno”.
With regards Rozsa, Eye of the Needle is one of my favourite scores of all time with its sublime love theme and brilliant punchy fight/chase music that is so typical of Rozsa’s sound. I’d also add the recent release of “The Red House” as another classic from Rozsa and “Ben Hur” of course.
Also from the Golden Age, Max Steiner’s score to “King Kong” was one of the first ever and Steiner practically invented the blueprint for all symphonic film scores to follow.
There are so many more great soundtracks…too many to mention!!
Thanks everyone…first day of approval of this track and I’ve made a sale already. All the extra work re-mixing this might have paid off after all.
All’s well that ends well! The revamped track has just been approved!
I re-tweaked the EQ on all tracks, completely re-sequenced the percussion and removed those pesky cymbal rolls. In the end, the reviewer was right and I was wrong and I now have a better quality track for it..
Thanks MCDenny….yes, I never really liked the hi-hat sound either as it seems to stand out a bit too much.
So this track needs a good re-haul and remix…especially the percussion as suggested.
Reading the reviewers suggestions again, I may have been a bit hasty. I think it was suggested that the use of these rolling cymbals is a bit dated as opposed to the actual sound being out of date.
Must remember…always read a review properly before posting a complaint.
Hear4Now, thank you so much for your kind words….I appreciate it.
I think I will give this track another mix (as requested) and either try another cymbal roll or even get rid of it all together. Reading your comments and listening to the track again, the cymbal roll does seem a bit out of place I guess. If I’m honest, my mixing skills are still quite basic and I have a lot to learn to improve the sound. Having said that, I do find mixing a bit “hit and miss” and while one track can sound good with little effort, another track (like this one) can still not be right, even after spending a while mixing it.
Once more, thanks for the input and advice.
OK, so I’m not one to normally start a thread about a soft rejection but this one has bugged me a bit. I understand it when the rejection is concerning problems with the mix or the actual quality of the piece etc but when the reviewer starts rejecting because they think that the cymbal roll is “out of date and needs replacing” that is just ridiculous. I mean, as far as I am concerned, a cymbal roll is a cymbal roll is a cymbal roll and its the very same one that I have used on several other tracks that were approved.
So I’m disappointed with this soft rejection, not only because I thought this one was quite a good track but I don’t appreciate being told to update a sound, especially one that has been approved by other reviewers, several times before.
Here is the particular track…https://soundcloud.com/gae47/freedom
So, does there need to be more consistency between reviewers? What one allows, another doesn’t.. or is this just something that we have to accept? Is it all about the luck of the draw with both the individual track and the reviewer?
Time to move on to my next track I feel….
48…. but composing keeps me young at heart!!
Hi peeps, I think it might be fun and interesting to see what undiscovered gems are out there…
I’ll start with this beauty:http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XsHfW8ORb38
Blood On Satan’s Claw by Marc Wilkinson.
I love it. I am a big fan of old british horror films from the Hammer, Amicus and Tigon studios.
Terrific, haunting music.
Anybody know any other cool ones that we might not have heard? I am not talking about Star Wars, You Only Live Twice or other massively famous ones here etc…
Hi Revturkey…I’m a big fan of Brit Horror too and grew up watching all those Hammer and Amicus horror films on late night TV. James Bernard’s contribution to Hammer was immeasurable and the same goes for Douglas Gamley for Amicus. I also love Harry Robinson’s music for Hammer (Twins of Evil etc) and Hammer had some great composers for their movies.
Huge fan of Miklos Rozsa….here’s one of his Main Title themes on YouTube. Just love those low resonating trombones!!http://youtu.be/ihl5wJFrQLU
As well as the great film composers (we all know who they are) there are those lesser known ones who occasionally came up with a classic score. Russell Garcia’s score to the original movie of “The Time Machine” is a particular favourite of mine…http://youtu.be/pocF6k5BldE
Good news and it’s nice to know that our voices are being heard.
It’s a tricky one to judge. Envato don’t want to be too expensive of course, as it may affect sales, but on the other hand, the discontent of the masses (i.e. us ) needs to be appeased.
I think a slight increase in price is a good compromise. Well done to Envato for listening and responding accordingly.
Here’s to the next price increase (whenever that might be )