Join Brian Lee White for an in-depth discussion in this video Constructing the rhythm section, part of Producing Music for Advertisements.
Now that we're all set up and have a plan, we can start building the track.…Now, for the purpose of this course and in the interest of continuity and time, I've…broken down this stage into four sections starting with the drums and percussion.…Full disclosure, I built this track over several days with my production partner,…and the order with which things occur in an actual scoring scenario generally…doesn't follow any one prescribed set of steps.…So what I want to do here is describe the individual sounds that make up the whole…piece and discuss some of the thought process that went into those parts.…
So I've gone ahead and brought in my drum tracks and you'll find those stems in your…Exercise Folder. You can bring them into any dock.…And I just want to go through here and discuss some of my ideas behind the sounds…I use for the drums, and let's just go ahead and watch the piece as it sits now.…(MUSIC). So that's a really good start, and fairly…simple here, I really just have this main Drum Loop where we have the kick and snare…
Note: While the composition of the music for this course takes place in Pro Tools, a majority of the content will be about the creative process and translates to almost any DAW.
- Reviewing the creative brief
- Working with temp music
- Choosing an appropriate tempo
- Marking keyframes
- Creating a theme
- Breaking down client feedback
- Implementing revisions
- Printing the music for delivery
- Understanding basic music licensing and publishing principles