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Composing Made Simple is a monthly podcast aimed at composers of all experience levels, discussing the craft of music composition in the digital age. From commercial music to concert music, we talk about the latest news and tools. Our goal is to demystify the art and craft of music composing. Whether that be music theory discussions, sample library recommendations, or film scoring dissections, we strive to help you become more comfortable and confident in your music-making career.

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Composing Made Simple is a monthly podcast aimed at composers of all experience levels, discussing the craft of music composition in the digital age. From commercial music to concert music, we talk about the latest news and tools. Our goal is to demystify the art and craft of music composing. Whether that be music theory discussions, sample library recommendations, or film scoring dissections, we strive to help you become more comfortable and confident in your music-making career.

    What’s up next? (Year in Review)

    What’s up next? (Year in Review)

    In our end of the year special, we take a look back at 2019, and what we are looking forward to in 2020. We also cover the new JXL Brass library from Orchestral Tools, touch on the Discovery Channel residuals controversy.  Topics: Favorite VI’s of the Year/Year in Review Chris: Elysion, Glory Days, Cinematic Studio...

    • 1 hr 2 min
    It Doesn’t Sound Terrible

    It Doesn’t Sound Terrible

    In this episode, we discuss different sample engines (Kontakt/PLAY/Spitfire/SWAM/etc), the pros and cons of each, and cover some recent library releases, and of course, do our picks of the week! Topics: Sampler Engine Overview (Kontakt/PLAY/CAPSULE/Spitfire Player/Upcoming OT/SWAM/Omnisphere/VSL) VENTO Modern Woodwinds Symphobia 4: Pandora Spitfire: Aperture Strings, Epic Strings, Percussion Swarm Picks of the week Curtis:...

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Mixing

    Mixing

    In this episode, we’ll take on the topic of mixing and production– Chris, Todd, and Curtis will go through their general approaches and how they set up templates and tracks, give some of our tips and tricks that they’ve learned. Additionally, we’ll explore our picks of the week, including Spitfire BBCSO, The Unfinished Drumstruck V,...

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Dynamic and Sample Library Layering

    Dynamic and Sample Library Layering

    This month on the Composing Made Simple podcast, Todd and Curtis take a look at the ins and outs of sample dynamic layers. Should you have 3 or 5? What are the pros and cons? We’ll answer these questions and more. Additionally, we’ll talk about layering different libraries, and talk a little about Spitfire’s new...

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Death of Melody

    The Death of Melody

    This month on the Composing Made Simple podcast, we discuss a recent video posted by a fellow composer on YouTube called The Death of Melody. We cannot have a podcast without a discussion on Spitfire Audio’s new announcements, along with a few other sample libraries that were announced over this past month. The Death of...

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Imposter Syndrome

    Imposter Syndrome

    This month on the Composing Made Simple podcast, we cover Imposter Syndrome– what it is, how to deal with it, and most importantly, the fact that everyone feels it sometimes. We also discuss the new VE Pro iPad App, Spitfire’s new Orbis Synth, CineSite LITE, and of course, our Picks of the Week. Imposter Syndrome...

    • 1 hr 9 min

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