Composing Spaghetti Western Style Music
I've learn long ago when the creative spirit hits and you're on a roll....roll with it! I've had a blast the last several days composing and producing Spaghetti Western style music tracks. I've always loved the music in Clint Eastwood's Westerns (The Good, The Bad, The Ugly) and the music of Ennio Morricone is so creative and original. Using the flavor of his music I've written several pieces that put you right in the middle of a cinematic Western. I used my Gretsch Country Gentleman along with classical acoustic guitar, orchestral strings, choirs, drums, percussion, tubular bells, male shouts, whistles and whip sounds. It takes you back to the 60s and 70s westerns where a gun fight is brewing!
Witch Boiling Cauldron Sound Effect
We are still recovering from Hurricane Florence and last week I was emptying a recycle bin that I had filled with water just in case we needed it. Before I emptied it and used some long plastic tubing I bought from Lowes to make lots of different bubble sounds. I attached the tubing to a brick with duct tape to make it sink to the bottom of the bin. Using my Sennheiser MKH 8040 stereo pair I recorded several different runs of bubble blowing. I also used a long broom stick to stir the water to make stirring sounds. After I dropped the sound in Logic Pro X, I was able to sample it and pitch the bubbles down a bit. I added some compression/EQ and added a track with a fireplace sound I recorded some time ago and another track of boiling steamy water. One I mastered it I have a nice witches boiling cauldron sound effect!
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