I have always had a passion for music and art since an early age and chose not to settle on one particular instrument or canvas but build my knowledge across a wide range of both. Soundtracks and filmscore have always appealed to me; static and moving visuals are superb in their own right, but I could blend the two and change the shape, mood and appearance with one slow or swift enigmatic chord or sequence. An active background of sonics shapes the viewer into a far more deeper understand of what they are watching or interacting with. I have not been unfortunate as I have had tracks released via record labels and have also been hired to score for film and television. I would like though to enter the gaming networks and build a portfolio within this industry - after all I spend most of my time playing these infuriatingly addictive games when I'm not writing music...

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david_Orrick @ Farscape

A real shame, this would have been a great full conversion. The demo was good.

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david_Orrick @ Make Something Unreal Contest 2

Not a "Best In Sound FX/Music" to be found. Whilst I realize that this has nothing to do with the engine itself, audio has a huge part to play in all games and mods. Still a fantastic contest though, and good luck to all who enter!

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david_Orrick @ Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Deluxe 1.0

Good job on the fix! Bots are enabled \o/ yay!

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david_Orrick @ Dark Source theme (pre prod)

Rumour has it Dark Source could be back in business :)

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david_Orrick @ david_Orrick

Hiya and yep I just joined your mod! I listen to all sorts of gear from classical through to death metal and trance and back again ;)

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david_Orrick @ Thematic - orchestral track using old vsti's

A mixture of Atmosphere, Edirol Orchestral Vsti and some strings of a Korg sound module I had. Notice that the staging could be a lot better though, for example; placing the string section and the cello's in separate areas and the brass sections placed equally could give it a lot more impact and movement.

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david_Orrick @ audio tracks

Very atmospheric, would like to hear this extended

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david_Orrick @ Half-Life 2: Deathmatch Deluxe 1.0

Am i doing something wrong here, i cant get any bots to appear despite entering the number in the appropriate box.

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david_Orrick @ samGwise

Hey up cheers for the add, nice stuff you have here ;)

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david_Orrick @ Blind Monk's Society.

Yeah i think it was unless the monk lost his tongue :p Shame you couldnt be told that though and couldnt find the other monks after the jog, just the bell and the water, but great concept, very very original and a must have mod!

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david_Orrick @ Blind Monk's Society v1.0 Installer

Excellent mod! Very well though out idea.

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david_Orrick @ david_Orrick

Get them cheap?! omg I wish I'd known that sooner :p, but yeah Omni is a good one too, Spectrasonics make some nice and tidy gear :)

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david_Orrick @ david_Orrick

Atmoshpere has some very good stock sounds in most synth areas and is a breeze to use. Tbh I cant think of a better sounding orchestral set than the vsl though the prices of the vsl range will reach into thousands and you'll need a whopping hard drive too. If your budget cant go for those check out the Edirols vsti set as there are some very nice string & brass sections there that I use at times if others do not fit - or take a trip to East West's library range too.

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david_Orrick @ david_Orrick

Yes they do! tbh its to do with the sounds your using more than anything else but think about attack, decay and release on notes. As I use the vsl (which has every imaginable string sound available)and a vsti called Atmosphere - its not to much of a problem to get the effect I want. I have used Antares auto-tune before though as it has a vibrato you can add!
Probably worth saying here and on a side note, that I use a LOT of layers for each different part of the orchestra and that they are offset timewise by a fraction of a second sometimes milliseconds to capture the effect of a real section in motion. Even the slides and trems would be offset as no orchestra would play something perfectly in time across the board. Production wise strings need a cutoff around the 300hz to sound more natural and dont cook the reverb. Just a touch with a short decay time.

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david_Orrick @ david_Orrick

Hiya :)
I tend to use Pro Tools & Cubase far more these days mainly for the better recording stage/production, but I still use Sibelius when I'm penning an idea.

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david_Orrick @ Openings

well its purely for an intro - as used in moddb podcast 3 btw ;)

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david_Orrick @ Modcast Episode 3

Ah thx for using my intro music for this podcast :)

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david_Orrick @ david_Orrick

Hey how cool, he used my musak! :)

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david_Orrick @ Undertone: Music and Sound Team

thx guys :) how long does it normally take for uploads to be auth'd btw?

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david_Orrick @ Undertone: Music and Sound Team

Im a new member to this group so first off hi to you guys and hi to everyone else :)
I've just uploaded some example works which will prolly take a couple of days to be updated and available, though in the meantime there is a linky in my profile to some more extensive works.
Im not working on anything at the moment since Dark Source (HL2 Mod by Tkaza) went on hold so if you need anything throw me a line and we'll see if we can work together.
Cheers

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david_Orrick @ Dark Source

Im still here! Though only musically :p

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david_Orrick @ david_Orrick

New music has been uploaded and waiting auth ;) Check it out!

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david_Orrick @ TKAzA

A mighty thanks for the greets to DS! Lookin forward to being on board and meeting the team.

Darrr and pieces of eight... XD

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