Watching a legitimate ‘Hollywood’ composer taking you through his latest score is defiantly something of a rarity these days, and truly a treat for anyone interested in the subject. Composers often have substantial workloads with seemingly impossible deadlines and therefore just don’t have the time to produce content for YouTube. That’s why I appreciate what Junkie XL is doing, in-between his projects, he has been making sure to get some tutorials up for his audience, which are always full of insight and wisdom.
If you’re unfamiliar with Junkie XL’s work, he’s the man behind the scores for:
300: Rise of an Empire, Mad Max: Fury Road, Deadpool, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Tower, Tomb Raider, as well as many more huge titles.
He’s got around 2000 channels (not a typo) inside the Cubase project, which is not uncommon for this line of work, so understandably, he’s focusing on more interesting parts or sounds of the cue. I believe this video is going to be the first of a 4 part series; the rest of which will be looking at other cues from his Tomb Raider score, which I am incredibly excited for.