Couple of scores I am trying to square away for a cinematic game scene currently in production.
It is the eve of Sea battle and the armies of Sea creatures (Mermaids, Sirens, Sea Serpents and other guardians of the seas) are gathering to fight against an invading fleet of ships that threaten their hidden kingdom. The kingdom is hidden deep beneath an ocean maelstrom so the soundscape has a bit of a mystery element tied to it.
Kingdom of the Seas
Call of the Siren
sort of hitting a creative block. I know need some kind of underwater effect at times, a bit of muffled sounds maybe, or ocean currents or something. Any ideas?
I like the tracks, nice harp sounds like Andreas Vollenweider I think we discussed before, and Taiko drums it sounds like? The siren voices are pretty good, definitely sets a mood.
Maybe a reverb effect could create an underwater type sound, with a high-cut EQ? Or go back to that stream in the park where you got the water rippling/splashing sounds and put a mic underwater for a ‘base’ underwater sound file? You can put a mic inside a plastic container to submerge it. Or there may be some free or royalty-free sound files online that accomplish the same thing.
Truly magnificent compositions, and I love 'em!!!
The :call of the Siren: I can hear from both recordings, and I like the thematic musical sense.
Your imagination is clearly transporting me in the Kingdom.
Love your work!!!
It’s quite possible. I’m curious now. The Leslie Speaker (if you didn’t know) is frequently used with a Hammond organ (i.e. Jon Lord of Deep Purple). Many other uses for it as well. It’s an amp with a swirling speaker cabinet (treble/bass) that creates chorus and tremolo sounds, with a range of tweaking abilities IIRC. You might still need some depth reverb on top of that sound to give an ‘underwater’ vibe, though the Leslie could likely emulate the ‘waviness’ and ebb/flow of water (Doppler Effect).