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    Tips for fast TV Production Music

    I just got this gig as an orchestrator and arranger for a TV show which requires about 10 minutes of finished/recorded music per day. Can any of the professionals out there give me any tips on time management for creating this much music per day?

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    Deigratia

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    >>requires about 10 minutes of finished/recorded music per day.
    That's a lot.
    Hire someone to help you out.
    Kentaro Sato (Ken-P)
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    Re: Tips for fast TV Production Music

    pads and loops, baby. pads and loops.

    Seriously, that IS a lot. What style? If it is up to you, and you know some hot players, I'd suggest making it some kind of rhythm-section based thing. That way you could just get a great house group thing going, and the ten minutes will practically record itself.

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    Re: Tips for fast TV Production Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Ken-P
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    Hire someone to help you out.
    If you decide not to follow bruce's (very cool) idea, then think about delivering piano sketches to someone who can orchestrate, and either get it back to mix yourself, or have that person deliver the files to another for mixing....get a team happening. Three people with the same software and sample-folder hierarchy could work pretty quick...each does their one specialized task whicle the other continues their thing either ahead of or behind them. An assembly line, so to speak. I'd imagine this would work really well if it's in the budget.

    Good luck,
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    Re: Tips for fast TV Production Music

    Quote Originally Posted by Deigratia
    I just got this gig as an orchestrator and arranger for a TV show which requires about 10 minutes of finished/recorded music per day. Can any of the professionals out there give me any tips on time management for creating this much music per day?

    Thanks,
    Deigratia
    It depends on the nature of the music. If it is slow and ballady or contemporary that lends itelf to loops etc. then it is a piece of cake. An 8 hour work day should do it. If it is animation with lots of hits or orchestral reproduction you may need some help if you plan on getting any sleep.
    Composer, Logic Certified Trainer, Level 2,
    author of "Going Pro with Logic Pro 9."

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    Re: Tips for fast TV Production Music

    I'm a little unclear, did you say that you got the gig as orchestrator and arranger? So you're not actually writing the music right? You're just trying to get through being able to arrange 10 minutes of music per day?

    Get help, there's plenty around. It's better to get less $$ but look like a champ than to grab all the cash yourself and have sloppy and poorly developed charts delivered for the session.

    Aside from that, try to develop a regular schedule and make sure that while you're working you have no distractions, you might even turn off the phone and cel.
    >>Kays
    http://www.musicbykays.com
    Music Composition for Feature Films, Television and Interactive Entertainment

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    Re: Tips for fast TV Production Music

    Thanks for the ideas everyone.


    Deigratia

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    Re: Tips for fast TV Production Music

    No question about getting help. The post above by Midphase is states why perfectly.

    Dave Connor

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