Category: Features


Composer Christian Henson on what he would tell his five-year-old self

As a five-year-old, Christian Henson (Alien: Isolation, Inside No. 9) already knew he wanted to be a composer. Today, as the father of a five-year-old, he knows that someone of...

/ 15th March 2017

Watch Geoff Zanelli give advice to aspiring composers

In a recent short video, Pirates 5 composer Geoff Zanelli talks about how as a little boy he thought music was something other people in other cities did. But that...

/ 16th February 2017
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Q&A with Planet Earth II composers Jacob Shea and Jasha Klebe

Following our review of Jacob Shea’s and Jasha Klebe’s score for BBC’s Planet Earth II (main theme by Hans Zimmer) we were curious about the process behind the wonderful score and...

/ 15th February 2017
Don't be precious - Jeff Russo on starting out as a Screen Music Composer

“Don’t be precious” – Jeff Russo on starting out as a Screen Music Composer

At this year’s Soundtrack_Cologne 13 we were fortunate to sit down with composer Jeff Russo (Fargo, Manhattan, Legion) to hear more about his creative process. While an extensive article on his work...

/ 12th December 2016

Trailer Music Placements October 2016 (incl. Rogue One, Planet Earth II, Final Fantasy XV)

Following our previous monthly placement recaps, let us have a look at the music in October’s trailers! ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Trailer Music feat. Michael Nielsen The second Story Trailer...

/ 25th November 2016

On A Different Note: Christian Henson about Spitfire Audio’s creative foundation

The huge number of high-quality virtual instruments on today’s market is a blessing and a curse. It has become fairly easy to create professional-sounding music, including large orchestral scores. However,...

/ 10th November 2016

Danny Jacob on scoring Disney’s TV series ‘Milo Murphy’s Law’

Practically everyone has heard of Murphy’s Law that “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” What happens when you create an entire TV series based on this specific law …...

/ 9th November 2016

“Pursue what you may not expect”: Tips for Screen Music Composers from Danny Jacob

In our recent interview with three-time Emmy nominated composer Danny Jacob, he mentioned a few tips to keep in mind as a screen music composer. Danny has a background as the...

/ 9th November 2016

Q&A with the artists behind Full Tilt’s Trailer Tools Volume 5 ‘Machine Head’

These days you can hear a lot of rock cues in video game or film trailers making good use of classics by the likes of Led Zeppelin or Queen. For...

/ 8th November 2016

Listen to an epic cover of ‘Apocalypsis Noctis’ (Final Fantasy XV)

I bet many of you can’t wait for the belated release of Final Fantasy XV. To ease the wait a little, parts of the original music composed by Yoko Shimomura...

/ 21st October 2016

Trailer Music Placements September 2016 (incl. Miss Sloane, Nocturnal Animals, Collateral Beauty)

Following our previous monthly placement recaps, let us have a look at the music in September’s trailers! ‘Miss Sloane’ Trailer Music feat. Keaton Simons If you don’t watch ‘Suits’ you...

/ 19th October 2016

Tips for young composers from Richard Jacques (James Bond 007: Blood Stone, Mass Effect)

When speaking with Multi-award winning, BAFTA and IVOR NOVELLO nominated composer Richard Jacques about his album ‘Heroville‘, he mentioned a few things to keep in mind when starting out in...

/ 19th October 2016