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ToddK
06-10-2005, 06:30 PM
Here's a very nice piece i just did yesterday.

This is exclusively GOLD, and nothing else.

No extra reverb, and no EQ on anything. Totally outta the box.

Running Kontakt 2 in Nuendo 2. I like to see numbers from people
regarding performance, so i'll give you mine.

P4 3.o ghz, 3 gigs of ram. 3 WD SATA 7200rpm hard drives.

My main Orch template is around 60 patches or so.

I didnt have to render anything for this piece. I really thought i would have to,
but Kontakt 2 just kicks ass. :)

http://michaelk101.com/todd/toddmp3/epic2mix1.mp3

I always like to hear thoughts and comments.

Hope you enjoy!
TK

Dogforester
06-10-2005, 07:37 PM
Classic Toddk, I love it ! Don't have enough experience to give advice LOL. Actually your high seas song inspired me to try and write a fanfare(is that the right word ?) type song which I'm working on now(It's sounds rubbish at the moment !). Anyhoo I always look forward to your work and yes I started using keyswitching(thanx for the vid,cleared things up a bit). 60 patches is impressive, not sure how many I can use, I only have 1 gig ! :eek:

Kayamb
06-10-2005, 09:18 PM
Todd,

You are very talented, and quite versatile if I consider the few pieces I could hear from you.

Question: Is composing just a hobby of yours, or do you do it carrier wise?

And, what a massive computer you have! :eek:

My 1 gig, struggle with Silver.... and I want to upgrade to Gold.... :rolleyes: that's a money-consuming hobby...


Keep up Todd, I am quite fan of your work.

Julien

ToddK
06-10-2005, 09:39 PM
Thanks very much for the good comments my friends. :)

I have so much fun with Gold, its just great!

I was actually running with 1 gig of ram for a bit, and didnt have any
problems as far as number of instruments playing at one time.
I just couldnt load up as many sounds at once.
It slowed me down, cause i couldnt have the whole pallote in front
of me at once. I always had to bounce down/ or render individual
instruments as i went along.

Writing goes faster now, so its worth the few hundred bucks for Ram. :)
I went for midgrade, but still ended up forking out about 400 dollars U.S. :eek:

But hey, i love making music! Its my life!

Wich, to answer your question, i am a proffesional guitarist. Flamenco classical,
to Rock Jazz, you name it. I do sessions in local studios, and i have a small
project studio where i live. I also teach guitar privately.
I have never sold any Orchestral pieces, or had them used for anything other
than for fun.
I am planning to release a guitar album very soon. Flamenco and Classical mainly.
Checkout my website. Go to my forum. There are videos of me, and many other
members playing some pretty mean nylon strings. :D

Doing music for TV , Video Games would be a dream. That's what i'm trying to
do. Well, right now im just trying to get better at it. Im not sure how to go
about getting work.
Getting to hang out with all of you on this forum has been fantastic.
Ive learned so much from Northern sound, and Soundsonline in the last year,
it boggles my mind!
Its really been great. So many talented people around, its crazy!

Anyway, thanks ya'll
TK

Evan
06-10-2005, 11:06 PM
great as always! Im a Toddk fan for sure now! :)

eyes of a stranger
06-11-2005, 01:38 AM
Great piece! I especially love the dynamics in that song. It has a nice curve, a certain build-up of tension. Sounds like a very nice piece of music for a trailer to me... All in all very professional sounding.


regards,
marco

neoTypic
06-11-2005, 05:59 AM
Awesome writing bud.

My only complaint is that it's a bit too wet for my ears, but that's a personal preference. ;)

ToddK
06-11-2005, 09:40 AM
Too wet? Well, i didnt add anything to Gold at all.

So you'll have to talk to Nick and Doug about that one. :) :D

T

neoTypic
06-11-2005, 09:44 AM
Too wet? Well, i didnt add anything to Gold at all.

So you'll have to talk to Nick and Doug about that one. :) :D

T


Heheheh. Some of the details get washed up in the big orchestrations is all. It could really use a bit of the close mics to bring it out. :D