Los Angeles (January 5, 2005)–Created by Emmy Award producer Glenn Gordon Caron, NBC’s mid-season mystery thriller Medium features Emmy Award-winning composer Jeff Beal’s edgy, Hitchcockian theme featuring the new Kirk Hunter Concert Strings in GigaStudio format.
In his direction to composer Jeff Beal, the producer of the show stated he was looking for a main title sequence that “sounded like death–cold and scary.” To achieve this effect, the Emmy-winning composer used the short bow and non-vibrato bowings from the new Kirk Hunter Concert Strings library, which features the players in their recorded on-stage position in three different mic positions: close, far and distant. “They had a great scary vibe to them,” said Beal.
When the producer heard the final recorded version sweetened with a 12-player string section, he decided on the original version featuring the Kirk Hunter Concert Strings. “He thought the ‘live’ version sounded too old and less scary,” explained Beal.
Beal also said that the Kirk Hunter concert strings are of amazing quality and value: “The combination of three mic positions, countless articulations, all recorded muted and un-muted, plus Kirk’s solo strings in a 100-gig package for under $600 made buying this a ‘no-brainer’ for me. The sounds have great ‘big movie’ size, with a lots of emotional variation, bite AND warmth.”
“Kirk made sure the programming lends itself to working fast, which is always a necessity in my projects. The ‘load and go’ approach makes using these sounds very fun and intuitive. I also like to program my own patch variations–this is simple to do given the inclusion of every layer as a separate program in the files–nice touch! I’m sure I’ll be using and tweaking these sounds for years to come.”
Kirk Hunter Concert Strings