Well, the music mix is under way and I am recording all the guitar, bass, drum and synth parts now, so the music is starting to take its final shape as we head toward the final mix.
We have had to do quite a bit of EQ work on the mix because the hall was small and the acoustics were strange and the orchestra was laid out very tightly. Not ideal. But it is sounding pretty good today and we will get something good out of it.
I am recording all the rock guitar parts for the introduction of Silk Boy; he is associated with the electric guitar.
There might be some guitar added to the orchestra as well in other parts of the score where I had not originally written it in, but we’ll see, I am not sure about that.
We have a lot of time until we need to deliver, the foley and sound effect work has not even begun, but I don’t want it to drag on either, so I want to get it done.
I have a piece to write for the VMO anyway, I’d like to get going on that.
Also, I am eager to start doing a series of posts called “what I learned from Silk Boy” as way to crystallize in my mind all I have learned during this project as I get ready for the next one.
Well, it’s all done. I haven’t written in a while because I had to deal with audio files and jet lag upon my return. I meant to, but I was just too tired!
Perhaps I will go into greater detail about the sessions, perhaps not, I’ll see, but for now I will say that it was a fantastic experience. The orchestra was top notch, the players all wonderful and very strong.
It took the first couple of days to get to know each other, but the third and fourth there was a rapport building there, smiles were more frequent and we started having a good time and being increasingly productive at the same time.
The playing came out great, the engineer was top notch and everyone there who helped out was a real treat to be with. Thanks to Ken, Andrew, Mr. Chang of Evergreen, Mr. Vincent Sung, Scott and Yungshen, Evergreen’s resident conductor Chung and everyone else for making this a really great experience.
And of course to David, the director, for giving me a chance to score this great movie!
I look forward to presenting this score to the world, but now on to the mixing!