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My favourite has to be the Edward Scissorhands score by Danny Elfman. So so beautiful, emotive, magical and haunting all at the same time. The film and music are perfect.

Some of my other favourites are Up by Michael Giacchino, Mouse Hunt by Alan Silvestri, Shawshank Redemption by Thomas Newman, Inception by Hans Zimmer, 28 Days Later by John Murphy and The Imitation Game by Alexandre Desplat :)

Ooops I forgot to write words about all the above, but really they speak for themselves ;)

Oh yeah, as you mentioned already, Hans’s work on Interstellar was stellar!! Loved the film too, the music was so absolutely perfect, as if the film and music were one.

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Congratulations ChocolateFix! I wish you al the best for your second year here in the jungle :)

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Congrats Pavel, and that’s a beautiful name :)

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Nice! Interesting to see your workflow – I use Logic as well, so interesting to see how you move around it so quickly. Nice to see you playing in parts and not quantising the hell out of everything as well :) gives a nicer feel to the music doesn’t it?
Thanks tako :)) not quantising everything is the key to achieve more humanised feeing to the whole process at least for my opinion. i guess there would alot of people that wont agree with that..

I totally agree with you. I try to paly as good as I can and if something is off I try these two non invasive methods:

first I move manually the offending parts in the piano roll

If is not enough, as a last resorts, I use quantize but, I also open the advanced parameters in the inspector region view (the ‘more’ arrow) and set Q-Strenght to something inbetween 60 and 90% depending on the kind of instrument and my performance quality :D

I agree. Not quantising, or quantising and then adjusting the strength or throwing things out of sync slightly is absolutely the key to having music that sounds musical and slightly “human.” The best way I find, as I’m not a good piano player, is to slow the tempo down and play stuff in. If everything is quantised, the music gets so fatiguing.

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You make it look so easy! You’ve clearly really honed your craft. Very nicely done and thanks for sharing :)

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This may be suitable…

http://audiojungle.net/item/hope/4937348

Good luck! :D

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A video from my graduation this week at Derby Uni and I know the music is from AJ but can’t think of who it’s by right now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-oPyZTBu4g

Congratulations, Sam! That’s awesome! :)

Are you on the video as well? Who are you there?

No idea who made the track. Somebody will know or activate soundizer. :D

All the best for your future career my friend.

Thanks matey, I need some luck!! I’m not unfortunately, but I was sat in the front row so thought I might have been ;) Ah well!

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A video from my graduation this week at Derby Uni and I know the music is from AJ but can’t think of who it’s by right now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-oPyZTBu4g
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I’m sorry, but that simply isn’t true. It isn’t that I don’t want to, it’s that somewhere out there is a huge mess of dozens of videos we created, with music licenses properly purchased in good faith, and some of you are earning money from the adverts that are popping up on them.

Still trying to look at things from your perspective here as it’s really quite important to those of us already on AdRev to try and see things from both sides.

But one thing I’m genuinely curious to hear and would be quite useful to know is, as a buyer, what you thought the licenses you had been purchasing were supposed to be used for? ie. for what purpose do you believe they serve?
+1 as well, I’m also genuinely interested too, might help us clarify where the confusion stems from.

I don’t understand your confusion. As an example, here in the UK, we need a TV license to have a TV in our homes. Because here in the UK, we part-fund the national TV station, the BBC. But just because we buy a license every year doesn’t mean we need to upload it anywhere, or click on a link to satisfy the TV licensing authority, nor the fact that we don’t show it does it permit the BBC to ever place ads on our programmes. It’s just a piece of paper designed to prove we’ve paid up the license for that year. I guess, it’s simply like a receipt. We don’t have to DO anything with it, it’s just there. Sure, there are some who flout the law, some who never buy a TV license. But just because THEY don’t, doesn’t mean the BBC are making the rest of us suffer in any way.

A gun owner with a license doesn’t really do anything with it unless something untoward happens. It’s just there to prove he has one if he ever needs to. The trouble is that you guys are now using these licenses as some kind of software serial code that must be punched in somewhere to release rights to use the music.

But that is never a requirement on purchasing the license in the first place, but it’s like you’re making it so.

Just because I own a license to use your music on a project, doesn’t entitle you to embargo my use of that music on a video without our knowledge and until we go through another process just to satisfy you that we’ve purchased one in the first place. At least it shouldn’t and never has before AdRev came along.

You are using a system designed to collect advertising revenue (hence the name, ‘AdRev’), for policing your music… But its not working, because you’re treating EVERYONE as guilty until proven innocent. It’s not fair to me and certainly not fair to my clients. Add to this, the real worry that non-ad-revved music now, could potentially be ad-revved down the line months later. Can’t have this.

Very seldom would there be an instance where I have to show my receipt as I leave a shop (in fact I don’t think I ever have had to do that in 45 years of life). Very seldom would there be an instance where someone would need to show their TV license to anyone… It’s just there… proof that we’ve purchased it.

The way I, and every other VP I’ve spoken to about this (been a bit of a hot topic in my quarters this last week or so), is that… just because you CAN, you’re punishing honest folk looking for cheap music to sync on low budget projects, because unscrupulous anon others are syncing unpaid for music on their work.

But as I said before, it’s really okay, because now we know what is happening we know what to look for in future. The real problem for us is that we were completely blind to this and if it wasn’t for that client going nuts over it to us, we might never have realised. (I do wonder how many VPs out there haven’t realised this yet either).

I think this is a problem for you as no VP I’ve mentioned this to looks favourably on it. It is a real concern. Perhaps this LicenseID you mentioned might work in the future, but as it is right now, AJ is probably a no-go, at least for those of you intent on utilizing advertising revenue in addition to collecting RF licenses.

Stop making ridiculous comparisons!!

Sadly in this digital age, music is constantly stolen, used for whatever purposes and the creators are therefore losing out, so this is why AdRev is in place and it’s something you’re gonna have to get used to, no matter where you purchase your cheap stock music from. Music composers/producers are sick of getting ripped off and now they have a way of gaining some of that stolen income back, and I think that’s pretty awesome.

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To be quite honest I feel the level of pain expressed by you did not match the size of the wound although I will accept those staples do look menacing!

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From that brutal tale I was expecting to see a half-severed thumb in the photographs, but no, it just looks like you had a little accident with a birthday badge. You should write for a newspaper ;)

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