PAldousMusic

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About PAldousMusic

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    Bedfordshire, UK

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    https://philipaldous.bandcamp.com/

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    I studied Music Composition And Technology For Film & Games (basically, I just looked at film and game scores for 3 years) at the University of Hertfordshire. I got a 1st class degree there, and now I'm making music, writing about games, and... bartending for a living.
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    Philip Aldous
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    Composer/Writer/Bartender
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    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Mixing & Mastering
    Synthesis & Sound Design
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Acoustic Guitar
    Drums
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm
    Viola
    Violin

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  1. My (vaguely) christmas themed piano arrangement of Stardew Valley's Nocturne of Ice and Winter Festival music.
  2. In celebration of the announcement that The Last Of Us 2 is coming our way, here's my Piano Arrangement of Gustavo Santaolalla's The Path (A New Beginning) from The Last Of Us. I hope you enjoy it!
  3. I don't write much 8 bit type music, so this is actually a little out of my comfort zone. Anyway, I spent between 1 and 2 hours on this, so please,bear that in mind when giving feedback
  4. Not really sure what you're referring to here. I guess it must be an encoding problem. I'll reexport the file and hope that fixes it. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5lS6lBc6h18UkdJLUx4cmV3M1U So, I'm not sure how I should change that section, without just scrapping it entirely. I was trying to make the two sections sound really different on purpose, to keep the piece interesting, and to show the evil goings on in Celadon City compared to how it appeared. Sure, on surface level, the city is an upbeat, happy place, but underneath the game corner, the Team Rocket Hideout is hidden away, working on their nefarious Pokemon stealing plans. The sad section is actually a sad variation on the Pokemon centre theme. Team Rocket have got the Silph Scope, which you need to get, so you can free the Marowak spirit that's trapped in Lavender Town. As subplots go, its pretty much as sad as the Pokemon games get.
  5. OK, 2nd attempt at eval on my String arrangement of Celadon City from Pokemon Red/Blue. I've taken the previous criticisms on board, and spend ages carefully riding the gain, and getting right into the automation controls to try to humanise the strings as much as possible. It's a pretty massive improvement on the original version I submitted for Eval before (I've no idea how I thought the previous version was worth submitting). Also, I have no good idea for a title. Is Celadon City for Strings interesting enough, or do I need to come up with something a bit more clever before I submit the final version. Hope you enjoy the arrangement https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5lS6lBc6h18d2o4U0pWbHpxMGs
  6. Slightly improved the mix before i posted it on youtube. Thoughts?
  7. First... I love this. So how do we make this more awesome than it already is? I would recommend adding some more variation to the track as it progresses. The second chorus shouldn't be exactly the same as the first. Add an extra layer, or something to add some variation. The intro could use a little work. When the drums come in, the track comes to life, but the intro just sounds a bit weedy at the moment. There are currently no cymbal hits to accentuate the ends of phrases. They really add a lot of punch to the phrases when used right. The vocals could use a bit of double tracking to give them a bit more bite. Watch this video for a demo of what I mean. Thant's all I got, but good work man
  8. Thanks for the constructive criticism. I'm always a bit aggressive with my use of reverb, so I'll definitely pull that back in. I was trying to find a way to switch more of the parts to arco all the way through, so I'll try to find a good way to get some more bowing in. Hope you enjoy my edits when I've made them
  9. I wrote this in a couple of hours, as a kind of speed writing experiment. Feel free to let me know what you think
  10. My remix of Celadon City for Strings. I've turned it into a kind of theme and variations, using the main melody from Celadon City as the main theme and composing my own variations around it. I've also mixed in some of the Pokemon Centre theme as well. To keep it interesting, I kept changing the key throughout, and tried to vary up the texture as much as possible with such a limited pallette (or should I say, "Pallet"...) of instruments. I've also used lots of secondary dominant chords, and other harmonic progressions that hopefully take the piece in directions you wouldn't expect. Hope you enjoy it If you listen to the piece, feel free to let me know what you think. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B5lS6lBc6h18SUhxTjV3NUFpUjQ
  11. All sounds are from Garritan personal orchestra 4. Really glad it sounds convincing - I still have a ton more editing I can do to make it sound more lifelike.
  12. I've been playing Pokemon Red again, since it was rereleased for the virtual console for the 20th anniversary. The Pokemon soundtrack has always been one of my favourites, but as I was replaying it, I thought, "wouldn't this music sound great being played by a string group." I decided to give arranging the Celadon City theme for strings a go. This is just a sample extract of the main A section of the piece, but I feel like I should let other people hear it before I do too much work on it, in case it turns out to be a waste of time. Let me know what you think https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5lS6lBc6h18a2MtQUE0MFBsZDg/view?usp=sharing
  13. So, I recently lost my entire sample library, after a hard drive crash - remember to back up your computers people. I've decided to rebuild the whole thing from scratch, and then share it with other composers as I go... I would give it away free but, you know, I need the money :/ So yeah, that's pretty much it. No sales pitch, just seeing if people are interested. 100 snare samples for £1, it literally works out at a penny a sample, so if anyone wants to build up their percussion library, this is a pretty cost efficient way of doing it. Also, feel free to let me know what you think of my work https://philipaldous.bandcamp.com/album/100-snare-samples-for-1