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Impact Soundworks: Forest Frame Drums Review

If there’s one thing that we composers always like more of, it’s percussion. Impact Soundworks have delivered some great libraries of both acoustic and electronic drums in the past and now they tackle ethnic percussion. This should be no surprise to those who are aware of Andrew Aversa and his

Composer Interview: Elliott Wheeler

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where do you come from and what do you do? I’m a film composer and producer from Sydney, Australia. I studied classical composition and jazz at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and have been working in film, TV and theatre for most of my

Composer Interview: Dino Meneghin

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where do you come from and what do you do? I originally come from Walnut Creek, California. I am a composer for TV and Film, and every so often, I still get to play guitar. You’ve performed as a guitar player for a number

Composer Interview: Mark Smythe

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where do you come from and what do you do? I grew up in Nelson, New Zealand – a small but idyllic coastal town that punches above it’s weight artistically and is officially the sunniest in the country. Got musical chops happening early courtesy

The Sound of Monsters University

In this episode SoundWorks Collection interview Tom Myers of Skywalker Sound and discuss his work on Monster University. A great video showing how foley and sound effects interact with music in a film, and how decisions are made around what to leave out/add in.

Rhythmic Robot: Shortwave Review

Once in a while something comes along that sends you way back to days long gone and you get that Deja-Vu feeling and can even smell and feel how it was at that exact time in the past. Shortwave from Rythmic Robot Audio just did a major time-travel for me.

A Definition of Music Licensing Terms

The following music licensing term defnitions are from my eBook “The Business of Music Licensing – Generating Revenue Through Your Music” which is available at   Exclusivity- In music licensing, you can choose to have one company represent your music exclusively, or have numerous companies represent your music non-exclusively. Both

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