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 Posted:   May 12, 2011 - 11:38 PM   
 By:   hiRidge   (Member)

Okay, I'm not saying necessarily that he's been reading this thread and decided to do this, but coincidentally Mike Verta's latest podcast was on "Finding your own voice". ! http://www.mikeverta.com/Posts/Finding_Your_Own_Voice.mp3 It's intended for other musicians/composers, but interesting stuff nonetheless!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2011 - 12:15 PM   
 By:   hiRidge   (Member)

He posted the raw mix of the live recording of The Race: http://www.mikeverta.com/Posts/The_Race_TM.mp3

Jim

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2011 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   skyy38   (Member)

Verta managed to do what I'm sure John Williams fans have always dreamed of: take Danny Elfman's theme for BATMAN and arrange it as if Williams were forced to to do so wink

No, I'd rather hear John Williams *original* take on Batman..........

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2011 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   skyy38   (Member)

WOW... enjoyed the hell out of listening to that. Is that sound all done on synth or does he compose for orchestra?? Can't believe that is electronic. I had to laugh- as good as they all are my fav would have to be "So 80's"... he nailed Faltermeyer!

LOT's of things are electronic...doesn't mean they have to look or *sound* that way...

http://soundcloud.com/skyy38/waiting-for-the-empire-from

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 5, 2011 - 6:41 PM   
 By:   hiRidge   (Member)

Much as I appreciate your taking a chance to promote yourself, Skyy, your snippet is most definitely synth-sounding! smile I might recommend listening to, or asking Mike about increasing the width and depth of your soundstage in the mix, and possibly some library recommendations. He has the #1 composition thread over at VI-Control (http://www.vi-control.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15017) and is one of the nicest, most generous members when it comes to providing tips and advice.


 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2011 - 4:42 AM   
 By:   hiRidge   (Member)

Oh, and another gem: Yesterday he posted a Wonder Woman Main Titles idea! http://www.mikeverta.com/Posts/Wonder_Woman.mp3

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2011 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   hiRidge   (Member)

This guy's a machine. Today, a Superman cue!: http://www.mikeverta.com/Posts/Lois_and_Clark.mp3

I heard Zimmer passed on the new Superman... somebody call Verta stat.

 
 Posted:   Aug 6, 2011 - 5:59 AM   
 By:   DavidCoscina   (Member)

This guy's a machine. Today, a Superman cue!: http://www.mikeverta.com/Posts/Lois_and_Clark.mp3

I heard Zimmer passed on the new Superman... somebody call Verta stat.


Even though it's clearly played on samples, the music quality is just terrific. I love how he incorporates snippets not only of Williams' themes but the same harmonic tapestry that was used in the original Superman score.

I love Mike's "The Race" which I linked on another thread here. It's played by a real orchestra and gives people a clear idea of what this guy is capable of. I think something that Verta demonstrates is his solid musicianship as heard in his ability to develop and vary his material. I think David Raksin said almost anyone can come up with a nice melody. They don't have to be trained. A composer is someone who knows how to bend it, shape it, develop it, vary it. That's the difference between a song writer and composer. Verta is definitely a solid composer. GIVE THIS GUY A BIG MOVIE!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2011 - 1:02 AM   
 By:   hiRidge   (Member)

David, did you see Mike posted the live recording of his piece the other day? I mean, the mixed version? If not, here it is: http://www.mikeverta.com/Posts/The_Race.mp3

Jim

 
 Posted:   Aug 20, 2011 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   Paul Ettinger   (Member)

I'm a fan. I haven't looked at the posted links yet but I've had a couple of promos for a few years and they get a lot of play. FORBIDDEN WARRIOR is a favorite.
Far, far better than what passes for blockbuster scores these days.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 4, 2013 - 8:42 PM   
 By:   skyy38   (Member)

Oh, and another gem: Yesterday he posted a Wonder Woman Main Titles idea! http://www.mikeverta.com/Posts/Wonder_Woman.mp3

Dosn't sound ANYTHING like Wonder Woman........

All flash and bombast.....no *substance*.........

 
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2013 - 7:29 PM   
 By:   skyy38   (Member)

Oh, and another gem: Yesterday he posted a Wonder Woman Main Titles idea! http://www.mikeverta.com/Posts/Wonder_Woman.mp3

Was he posting that because it was an honest effort, or was it another "speed drill"?

Methinks it's the *latter*

 
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2013 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   skyy38   (Member)

...Conrad Pope's a fan, all of Williams' principal players have done endorsements on his site...

The latest mock-up from composer Mike Verta, whose work I have been championing for years:

http://www.mikeverta.com/Posts/The_Race-2011.mp3

I swear it's only a matter of time for this guy. I know Hans heard his stuff and immediately called him in, but I don't know what's become of that, though it scares me a little bit. But he's got the sound, the sensibilities, the melodic gift... I gush, obviously smile

He put up a page with a bunch of pieces not long ago: http://www.mikeverta.com/VIP.html and I also found a big thread on a professional composer forum, where's he's got the most popular composition thread on the entire site: http://www.vi-control.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15017&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

I'm mostly a lurker on FSM, but I'm a huge fan of great film music, and if you are, too, I just can't see how you wouldn't love this stuff. I wish we, as a community, could do something to get young guys like this some attention, so it's not all electronic crap 24 hours a day. smile Anyway, I was really inspired and wanted to share!

Jim


"Electronic Crap"???

Do you actually think that Mike Verta has 24/7 access to a REAL orchestra?

And......even when he DID use an Orchestra, he found out that it wasn't all that it was cracked up to be......as concerns *his* music.....

 
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2013 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   skyy38   (Member)

Some extra info. He's married to "Winnie" from The Wonder Years. Danica McKellar.


So WHAT????

Of course, THAT is now *academic* seeing how the two have been divorced for quite some time............

 
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2013 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

So do you like Mike Verta?

 
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2013 - 9:12 PM   
 By:   skyy38   (Member)

WOW... enjoyed the hell out of listening to that. Is that sound all done on synth or does he compose for orchestra?? Can't believe that is electronic. I had to laugh- as good as they all are my fav would have to be "So 80's"... he nailed Faltermeyer!

I could "fake you out" with a $200 software and you wouldn't know the difference.



*really*

 
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2013 - 9:15 PM   
 By:   skyy38   (Member)

Verta managed to do what I'm sure John Williams fans have always dreamed of: take Danny Elfman's theme for BATMAN and arrange it as if Williams were forced to to do so wink




BULLSHIT!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

 
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2013 - 9:22 PM   
 By:   skyy38   (Member)

This guy's a machine. Today, a Superman cue!: http://www.mikeverta.com/Posts/Lois_and_Clark.mp3

I heard Zimmer passed on the new Superman... somebody call Verta stat.


Even though it's clearly played on samples, the music quality is just terrific. I love how he incorporates snippets not only of Williams' themes but the same harmonic tapestry that was used in the original Superman score.

I love Mike's "The Race" which I linked on another thread here. It's played by a real orchestra and gives people a clear idea of what this guy is capable of. I think something that Verta demonstrates is his solid musicianship as heard in his ability to develop and vary his material. I think David Raksin said almost anyone can come up with a nice melody. They don't have to be trained. A composer is someone who knows how to bend it, shape it, develop it, vary it. That's the difference between a song writer and composer. Verta is definitely a solid composer. GIVE THIS GUY A BIG MOVIE!!!


"Clearly Played On Samples"?????

Who the fuck are you.....CLARK KENT???

I don't think so........

That's like saying "The Spaceship in this movie is a special effect"!!!
\DUH!!!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2013 - 9:28 PM   
 By:   skyy38   (Member)

...Conrad Pope's a fan, all of Williams' principal players have done endorsements on his site...

The latest mock-up from composer Mike Verta, whose work I have been championing for years:

http://www.mikeverta.com/Posts/The_Race-2011.mp3

I swear it's only a matter of time for this guy. I know Hans heard his stuff and immediately called him in, but I don't know what's become of that, though it scares me a little bit. But he's got the sound, the sensibilities, the melodic gift... I gush, obviously smile

He put up a page with a bunch of pieces not long ago: http://www.mikeverta.com/VIP.html and I also found a big thread on a professional composer forum, where's he's got the most popular composition thread on the entire site: http://www.vi-control.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15017&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0

I'm mostly a lurker on FSM, but I'm a huge fan of great film music, and if you are, too, I just can't see how you wouldn't love this stuff. I wish we, as a community, could do something to get young guys like this some attention, so it's not all electronic crap 24 hours a day. smile Anyway, I was really inspired and wanted to share!

Jim


"Electronic Crap"???

Do you actually think that Mike Verta has 24/7 access to a REAL orchestra?

And......even when he DID use an Orchestra, he found out that it wasn't all that it was cracked up to be......as concerns *his* music.....


Mike Verta hired an Orchestra for his *own* stuff...and found out, it wasn't all it was cracked up to be.....

 
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2013 - 9:29 PM   
 By:   skyy38   (Member)

So do you like Mike Verta?

I like him, but Hollywood is sooooo*slow*

 
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