• Jack Hughes

Best Resources For Film & Game Composers

As a developing composer, it can often be challenging to find the information and resources that will help you level up.That’s why we’ve assembled this list of useful resources all in one place to save you some time.


Be sure to bookmark this post for easy access to the resources that will help you grow as a film and game composer.



Books

Complete guide to film scoring – Berklee guide -

https://online.berklee.edu/store/product?product%5Fid=11222&usca%5Fp=t


On the track: A guide to contemporary film scoring - https://www.abebooks.co.uk/9780415941365/Track-Guide-Contemporary-Film-Scoring-0415941369/plp

Mixing Secrets for the small studio -

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/mixing-secrets-small-studio

The sound effects bible: How to create and record Hollywood style sound effects - https://store.bizbooks.net/thesoundeffectsbiblehowtocreateandrecordhollywoodstylesoundeffects.aspx

The Study of orchestration -

https://wwnorton.com/books/9780393920659

The Business of music licensing – Generating revenue through your music - http://filmandgamecomposers.com/blog/products/announcements/the-business-of-music-licensing-new-ebook/

The Emerging film composer: An introduction to the people, problems and psychology of the film music business - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19405161-the-emerging-film-composer

A composers guide to game music -

https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/composers-guide-game-music

Game Sound: An introduction into the history, theory and practice and video game music and sound design - https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/game-sound


Music theory for computer musicians -

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/6486885-music-theory-for-computer-musicians



Websites/blogs

http://filmandgamecomposers.com


https://soundtrack.academy

https://www.artofcomposing.com


http://www.midifilmscoring.com


https://www.spitfireaudio.com/editorial/features/scoring-a-film/part1/

https://filmscoringtips.com


https://www.diyfilmcomposer.com

http://magazine.scoreit.org


https://filmstro.com/blog

https://www.filmmusicnotes.com

https://www.344audio.com/blog


https://vi-control.net/community/




YouTube

Guy Michelmore https://www.youtube.com/user/thinkspaceeducation

Christian Henson

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXCXxhRVYvBOX45_gxr0iHA

Junkie XL

https://www.youtube.com/user/junkiexlofficial

Orchestral Tools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Joii13FkM0E

Daniel James

https://www.youtube.com/user/dazexus

Mix with the masters https://www.youtube.com/user/MixWithTheMASTERS


Inside the score https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4ihNhN8iN9QPg2XTxiiPJw

Steven Mellin https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBHe5JQqmJlwq3lsoswaopA

Dan Keen https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHfpqR3R5HlMCgPvhVAaNKQ

Dan is a rising star in the world of film music. You can find in depth reviews, spitfire

Produce like a pro https://www.youtube.com/user/WarrenHuartRecording



We hope you found this post useful!


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