A short orchestral cue intended for emotional scenes in advertising, movies, drama productions or podcasts.
The track features REAL orchestral instruments, synthesised sounds from Spitfire Audio and a live string arrangement, written by Derek Gibbons (delgibbons) and performed by Realstrings and Leo’s Strings in Manchester, UK.
Written using Cubase Pro 9 and ProTools 13.
The track begins with light strings performing a lilting waltz, before a dramatic keychange signalled by tremelo (trembling) strings – this is the point where the piano enters and the strings rise further with an additional octave above on the melody, driving home the emotion of the moment.
The piece then returns to the lilt of before, with a ritardando (slowing down) to the final chord.
Derek consistently provides music that is on the money! His understanding of a client’s needs, fast turnaround and innovative diverse style of producing never misses the mark. He has an intuitive way of knowing what you want before you do; as soon as you hear his tracks you know THAT’s what you were after.”
Rebecca Hughes, Development Producer Channel Five, Five Life, Five US (UK terrestrial and digital TV channels)
“Derek’s music combines originality with consistently high quality. He is fast, has a great understanding of the project and is extremely user friendly!”
Michael Leggo, Director of Television for NetPlay TV and Former Head of BBC Television Light Entertainment
“We, The Jewellery Channel, have been impressed with the level of service and the results of The Jewellery Channel’s international music. Derek has completely helped to create our on-air feel, adding both pace and drama to our exciting channels.
We would definitely recommend Derek and look forward to working with him on any future global projects as we found him to be friendly, fast and efficient”
Pardip Ram, Head of International Broadcasting – The Jewellery Channel (U.K., U.S. and German Shopping Channel Network)
“Derek’s relationship with Ostrich Media goes back years, and he has worked with us on terrestrial TV projects in the UK and internationally. Derek is talented, innovative and is always amenable to his client’s requests. Without exception his music fits the brief, and is delivered promptly.
I would have no hesitation in recommending him to any company.”
John Furlong, Head of Programming, Ostrich Media Ltd.
My track ‘Del Gibbons – “Freedom”’ made it onto MTV Dance, KISS100, BBC Radio 1 Xtra, Ministry of Sound, HedKandi Radio, and into DJs Tiesto (Club Life 216) and Stonebridge’s sets. Click here to listen to that track