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So,  I'm trying to make a video game snow theme styled thing. Any ideas on what instruments I should use? I know that Piano would be one, and theres some type of Shaker-sounding thing, and also orchestra could be used too, but I can't do orchestra because I don't have it.

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I forgot to make it notify me when I get replies. ok i can't make it do that :((
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You haven't said much about where you're at? A short bio would help people help you. Like - do you play piano? Have you a DAW or notation program. Do you mean you haven't orchestral sound samples by not having an orchestra. And how long you've been composing; what research you've done into the game industry or how game music works?

How about it?

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@quinn I started composing in december of last year, I use LMMS, I do play piano, but I don't have a proper keyboard to hook up to my computer, I DO mean that I don't have any orchestra sounds, and I've done no research on music game sound. 😕

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15 hours ago, maxlazenby44 said:

So,  I'm trying to make a video game snow theme styled thing. Any ideas on what instruments I should use? I know that Piano would be one, and theres some type of Shaker-sounding thing, and also orchestra could be used too, but I can't do orchestra because I don't have it.

 

The arp and strings playing high pitches should be useful. Also maybe a flute could work. 

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18 hours ago, maxlazenby44 said:

So,  I'm trying to make a video game snow theme styled thing. Any ideas on what instruments I should use? I know that Piano would be one, and theres some type of Shaker-sounding thing, and also orchestra could be used too, but I can't do orchestra because I don't have it.

Sleigh bells, shakers, church bells, piano, Violins, women's choir, harp, horns, celesta, glockenspiel are common.

Lydian mode, extended chords, woodwind runs, and octave harmonies are pretty common in those kinds of themes...

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2 hours ago, AngelCityOutlaw said:

Sleigh bells, shakers, church bells, piano, Violins, women's choir, harp, horns, celesta, glockenspiel are common.

Lydian mode, extended chords, woodwind runs, and octave harmonies are pretty common in those kinds of themes...

 

Awesome! Thanks!

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5 hours ago, Left Unexplained said:

Well, I think if you are asking this question then you have kind of missed the point, being that the only way to describe something is through your own personal experience. Making something that is like other things that have in the past described such thing is wrong, because those people aren't you. You know how to write it, don't ever doubt that. This is all in my opinion by the way so it could be wrong, I just think you have to come from more of an honest place than being told something works and then trying to emulate it

 

Its just that there are instruments I'd need to use to make specific songs, like for beach songs, they'd need steel drums.

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