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Director and Composer => James Newton Howard => Topic started by: generalcobra on November 29, 2007, 12:56:48 PM

Title: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: generalcobra on November 29, 2007, 12:56:48 PM
Its pretty ovoius that M.Night Shyamalan and James Newton Howard will team up. They said there like Steven Speilberg and John Williams.


I personaly think that the Track Team will colaberate with him to help bring the music to the Big Screen and make it Cinimatic gold.


A member at this Fourm made a beutiful Oppening. To that person well done!

http://www.teddyblass.com/mp3/AvatarRemake.MP3
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on November 30, 2007, 01:39:56 PM
That's really good.  How did you do the music.  I really liked that.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on November 30, 2007, 10:55:44 PM
Thanks for the complements guys.

I've been writing all sorts of music for years now, and I've recently gotten into writing music for video games. I have a lot of equipment and software which helps me to compose music that sounds realistic enough to bypass recording with a full orchestra if a budget doesn't allow for it. It's amazing what software can do nowadays. That whole Avatar piece was composed using various virtual orchestra programs. If wish to know which programs specifically, just ask.  ;)
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on December 01, 2007, 08:41:47 PM
I'd love to know which programs.  I am an amateur filmaker, but for my first few films I just used movie music.  For my next film I want to compose my own music, but that is really hard.  Maybe I should just hire you.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on December 01, 2007, 10:46:03 PM
I am a big fan of the EastWest/Quantum Leap sound libraries, almost all of my virtual instruments are made by them.

I have:
EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Gold XP Pro (full orchestra sounds: strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion)
EWQL Symphonic Choirs (boys choirs, female choirs, male choirs)
Quantum Leap Storm Drum (all sorts of percussion instruments: japanese taikos, african dumbeks, etc)
Quantum Leap RA (loads of ethnic instruments from africa, europe, asia, middle east, and america)
Quantum Leap Ministry of Rock (guitars, bass guitars, and drum kits)
EW/PMI Bosendorfer290 (recorded from the worlds largest piano which costs 200k+)

All in all the virtual instruments cost me several thousand dollars. Most of them are on sale for the holidays now (up to 60% off). Check out soundsonline.com (http://www.soundsonline.com). Don't forget there is stuff like a powerful enough computer needed to run them, keyboards, speakers, audio interfaces, sequencing software, etc. 

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For my next film I want to compose my own music, but that is really hard.
I think it's pretty cool when filmmakers write their own music, do you have any musical experience?

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Maybe I should just hire you.
Lol. That'd be so neat. Just let me know if you don't have time to do it yourself, but you want something original.  ;)
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on December 05, 2007, 10:10:12 AM
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Anyway, long note, but if you are interested, I could send you a plot outline of the movie, and the script as it progresses, my producer (a good friend) looks over it with me but I would love to know what someone else thought.

Sure.  ;D
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on December 06, 2007, 10:15:45 AM
Good, I'll try and get that stuff to you as soon as I can.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on December 07, 2007, 11:08:16 AM
I'll PM it to you Dr. Malcom Crowe, because there is a decent amount of stuff.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on December 07, 2007, 01:14:25 PM
good idea.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on December 07, 2007, 07:41:16 PM
I just was on soundsonline.com thank you so much for the tip.  That is excellent.  I am so excited, and you were right, they do have good prices.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Legolas on February 04, 2008, 06:16:17 PM
Excellent work on that Avatar music, Crowe.  If the music in the movies were similar to that, I would be very pleased.  I've been curious as to what JNH (if he does write the music) will do about the music.  That is, whether he will base it off the Avatar music as you have, or if he will create something completely new.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on February 05, 2008, 09:28:05 AM
I think he needs to base some of the main themes off the Avatar music, and then everything else should be original.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: generalcobra on March 23, 2008, 02:16:26 PM
Really the music should be incrideble!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwxHvLEa_OM
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Lifeordeath1 on March 23, 2008, 07:34:12 PM
Hey Dr. Malcome Crow!  Is there software you need to start this?  Obviously. like you said, you need a fast computer, keyboard, etc etc.  But say you buy the EWQL Symphonic Choirs (boys choirs, female choirs, male choirs), do you need anything else?  Also, I didnt do a lot of searching, but do they work on both PC and MAC? 

My friend and his brother are really into making music and have tons of programs, but I dont think they have some of this.
Thanks!
 
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 24, 2008, 08:39:08 AM
Yes, I was wondering the same thing, what's neccesary to run the programs. 
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on March 24, 2008, 10:45:23 AM
It's a bit complicated, but to record the music you create using Symphonic Choirs, you will need a sequencing program or DAW like Pro Tools, Cubase, Sound Forge, Digital Performer, Logic, etc.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 25, 2008, 07:49:01 AM
What do they mean by sound interfaces?  ??? By the way, thanks for the info above.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on March 25, 2008, 11:14:45 AM
A sound interface is basically an external sound card to an extent. They connect to your computer usually via FireWire or USB. They often have multiple audio inputs (1/4 Inch Jacks, XLR, and MIDI) and they also sport a number of audio outputs.

Programs like ProTools require you to have certain interfaces, and others don't.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 26, 2008, 08:53:39 AM
Oh, okay, thanks, that's interesting to know.  One last question, if I am going to get some programs from soundsonline, specifically East/West Quantum Leap stuff, what do I need to run it and use it?
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on March 26, 2008, 12:29:46 PM
I would recommend having

A PC or Mac with at least 2GB of RAM
2.5 GHz processor if PC / 1.5 GHz for non-intel Mac
2 Internal Hard Drives - both should be at least 7200rpms -1 with around 250GBs of storage.
DVD Drive on your computer
M-Audio Midi Controller Keyboard
Pro Tools LE with a MBOX 2 interface
Pair of non-computer speakers


Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on March 26, 2008, 02:01:11 PM
Allright, cool, thank you so very much for all the information you have given, it's been a big help. 
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: iamkatara on March 30, 2008, 07:51:53 PM
great job on the score. It sounds amazing!!! ;D
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: generalcobra on August 28, 2008, 04:51:02 PM
Should he go to The Chinese Opera to record this?
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Specter on December 22, 2008, 04:32:48 AM
I don't know about a Chinese Opera, but he's officially on the project now!

Don't worry though, just listen to the many scores he's written, and you'll know that he's more than capable of providing the score to this.  He'll not only capture the themes of the show, but elevate them to new levels that the tv show didn't approach.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on December 22, 2008, 01:09:04 PM
I'm looking forward to Howard's score for the Avatar films.  And, because it's a trilogy he'll have a chance to create themes and enlarge upon them through each movie.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Psychilles on June 24, 2009, 01:36:45 PM
Back to the score, I was pretty impressed with what I've heard so far, in the trailer.
I was expecting it to be "big" certainly after the bombastisc score that the happening got.

The thing I likes most was the fact that with the second shot (the tilt and pan) the music starts out big and epic and all that, but when it moves down it get's this realy cool warning tone, the big horn-like sound and then the music makes these realy cool brakes/stops which makes it realy realy exiting. Love the last part!
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on June 24, 2009, 03:31:18 PM
Is the music for the trailer even his?
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Psychilles on June 24, 2009, 05:55:18 PM
I've read it on this forum at two places... so that's what I asume....
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on June 24, 2009, 09:55:30 PM
yes it is his. he scored it with a live orchestra on may 11th.  8)
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on June 25, 2009, 03:13:14 PM
Okay, sweet.  Thanks.
That's means he's involved early with the project, which is good.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: moonrise on June 27, 2009, 05:40:03 PM
amazing music - fits perfectly with the show in my opinion  :) :) :)
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on July 06, 2009, 03:21:52 PM
I'm not sure how you can tell that, with only about a minute of music.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on July 06, 2009, 05:03:49 PM
it shows great promise
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: moonrise on July 10, 2009, 11:53:57 AM
thanks Dr. Malcolm Crow  -   if the most of the movie is like that it should be great
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Mr_Glass.1 on July 14, 2009, 12:15:57 PM
Ahh, I understand.  Yes it does show great promise.  Highly looking forward to this score.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Sri HK on June 14, 2010, 11:25:34 PM
Time to bump up this thread!

I think JNH nailed it once again with this score.  I cannot wait to hear it on the big screen.  I love Flow like Water.

 :)
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Imalshen on June 18, 2010, 10:33:28 PM
I know! I'm so psyched for this movie and I'm going to have the whole soundtrack memorized before it even comes out. lol
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: moonrise on June 21, 2010, 12:21:49 PM
btw, Sri HK, i mentioned this in another thread but might as well do it again:
one of the water tribe tracks (longer than the youtube video sampler) is avalible to listen to on www.thelastairbendermovie.com under the tab called features - explore the water tribe

i listened to that track quite a few times and i couldn't get tired from listening to it over and over...
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: mnightfan4lyfe on July 04, 2010, 11:41:00 PM
I really love this soundtrack. I think it might be my favorite so far.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Dr Malcolm Crowe on July 04, 2010, 11:52:02 PM
This score is bloody fantastic. 'Flow Like Water' is one of the best single cues in all of film music in the past 10 years I think.

Amazing work.
Title: Re: Avatar The Last Airbender Score
Post by: Imalshen on July 05, 2010, 01:49:24 AM
It's been stuck in my brain since I saw the movie. lol