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About Klingsor

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  • Birthday 10/27/1988

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  1. Music for horror film

    Howdy, I tried my best to compose the score to a little horror production called „Sarah”, a short film (18-19 min) produced by film students from all departments about a series of murderous events around a remote cabin the woods. It was executed for educational purpose only; nobody involved got any money. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVx9Q85qQ40 However, I am eager to get some early feedback on the music, especially some hints concerning the mix and the overall sound. Is it realistic enough? If not, what sucks the most? Of course, there were no real accoustic instruments involved. Fell free to tel me what you think about it. Maybe you'll recognize the major motif (a falling fourth/tritone shift) here or there. Best regards Dustin
  2. Since I wasn't entirely satisfied with the MIDI-based recording of my orchestral version I transcribed it for solo piano. I tried to stay as true as possible to the original orchestral version, especially in keeping the bass ostinato as well as the off-beat fills for pizzicato strings beneath the melody vocings. Maybe one or two of you here find it interesting to watch all the different voices in action. Hope you'll enjoy. https://youtu.be/RgFdfjqNtag
  3. Steve, Jim, thanks you very much for your acknowledgement, especially concerning the synthetic sound of the oboe in the middle part. It's extremely useful information for me since I listened so often to this track that I lost in a way my power of justice when it comes to the sound of particular instruments. I'll definitely work on that for a revised version!
  4. Hey Richard, thanks for your feedback, really appreciate it. Glad you like the piece. I certainly will dry doubling some of the main melody voices when I am going to rework the piece. As a software sequencer I am using Ableton Live and Cubase AI 8, VST-plug-ins (run with the Kontakt Player) consist of 88 Ensemble (Sonivox), Xpand2 (Air) , Fx Suite (Steinberg) plus some stuff from my Giga Nemesis v1.5 library by Nemesis as well as sf2 files from http://www.hammersound.net/ For the final mix and the mastering process I am still using Audacity...
  5. Hi there, I spent the last days working on this little tune... https://soundcloud.com/dustin-naegel/journey-onward ...a somewhat rhythmically driven (almost march-like) medieval/fantasy theme soundtrack theme. It's build upon a (hopefully) heroic melody and is intended to accompany the travel montage of a fantasy epic (game/film). But it's not really complete since I am not satisfied with the overall sound. If you have some handy tips, especially concerning the mix, please do not hesitate to share your insights. Best regards Dustin
  6. Klingsor - Introduction

    Thanks, you're very welcome
  7. Klingsor - Introduction

    Hi there, my name is Dustin, I grew up in a hillbilly town next to Cologne, Germany, and started venturing into the world of music at the age of eleven when I got my first piano lessons. Right from the start I wanted to play some stuff from my favourite movies and after a while a tried to compose my own modest little tunes. Apart from that, me and my brother always loved to fool around with a camcorder making clips and flicks of all sorts. I found the most enjoyable part of the process was the post production: cutting and especially putting music to the picture. After a while I became curious to apply self-made music and started some experimentation. However, I never really considered a career in the film industry or something alike since besides music I have another huge interest in science, particularly life science. This resulted in the choice to study biology and chemistry as well as music (with an emphasis on piano performance and music pedagogy) as a combinatorial degree. As a compromise, with the intention of combining my rather bizarre mix of interests, I am aspiring to become a high school teacher. Despite the fact that I'm not aiming to write music for a living, I invest a large part of my time to compose, using a digital sequencer plus some software synthesizers and a notation program. For piano recordings I take an analogue approach. Three years ago I scored my first short film, which I absolutely enjoyed. Now I am looking forward to get more experienced with new projects. Just send me an email if you are interested in my style and need some music for the game/film project you are planning or (even better) have already finished. I would absolutely enjoy helping you guys out! If you want to check out my stuff: Best regards Dustin