Sometimes a new composing project can drive you nuts. Momentarily I have to deal with one of those. I can’t put my finger on it, but something is wrong. Something is missing. Something doesn’t work. Which is really frustrating. I guess there are many strategies to get out of these situations. One that often seems to work for me, is studying work from others. Doing a remake of an existing score. And that is just what I have done this time. A remake of a small piece of the Polar Express Suite!
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Realistic Orchestral Mockup Polar Express
First of all, many credits go to Ashton Gleckman who made a midi mockup of the Polar Express Suite which I’ve used as a starting point.
I’ve changed a couple things like adding missing instruments, reworked the modulation and expression. Of course I picked the virtual instruments I like to use and balanced them and cleaned them up. That’s the point I am at at this moment.
And I thought it would be great to share it with you all. Showing you what I’ve done and how I’ve done it.
Download and remake it yourself!
You can download my adjusted midi-mockup of this particular piece of the Polar Express Suite on Patreon. It’s free to download.
When you support me on Patreon for only one dollar a month you’ll get my STEMS and master version too. You can use these project files to learn even more and you can use them as a reference for your own Polar Express project.
Allright, enough said. When watching the video you’ll get a quick look at the midi mockup. And hopefully I’ll see you next week when we dive into the details of this midi mockup project.