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    Director James Cameron wasn't the only one who relied on technological advances to give Avatar an otherworldly feel. Award-winning film composer James Horner also broke new ground with his compelling soundtrack, relying on Pro Tools|HD and Sibelius to compose the music, orchestrate parts, and sculpt otherworldly sonic textures.

EternalNjem
EternalNjem

Avatar 2 won’t be the same without him

Vor 4 years
EternalNjem
EternalNjem

@Dezz still won’t be the same

Vor 2 Monate
Dezz
Dezz

@EternalNjem nope, the composer for Avatar 2 is Simon Franglen who also works with James Horner on 1st one

Vor 2 Monate
EternalNjem
EternalNjem

@tctyt yes! This will be his return to big cinema

Vor 6 Monate
tctyt
tctyt

@EternalNjem yea we need Howard Shore!

Vor 6 Monate
EternalNjem
EternalNjem

@Ic'eom'Istar I’d say get the Lord of The Rings composer

Vor year
Jade Donovan
Jade Donovan

James Horner is and always will be a musical genius. I remember hearing his music first when I was really really young on the Soundtrack of Once Upon A Forest and feeling really sad and sorry for the animals and thinking how much the music made a difference even at that age.

Vor 7 years
Khaja 27x
Khaja 27x

I'm from India I loved ur voice can u reply to me after seeing the notification

Vor 3 Monate
Khaja 27x
Khaja 27x

Hlove

Vor 3 Monate
Kade Kitchen-Glodgett
Kade Kitchen-Glodgett

I loved his music for the land before time, and it was my favorite movie growing up

Vor year
zolhof
zolhof

RIP James Horner Thank you for the amazing music!

Vor 7 years
Cassidy McKissic
Cassidy McKissic

The music in avatar is absolutely extraordinary ... I cry every time I listen to it. This movie would be nothing without the beautiful music.

Vor year
Omkar Thakur
Omkar Thakur

period.

Vor 4 Monate
College P
College P

What a great video, guys at the top of their field, talking about the things they love. Walking through that whole process was amazing to watch and it gives you a unique perspective of the jobs they do.

Vor 6 years
PlayPlace Productions
PlayPlace Productions

🎶James Horner🎶: He brought a mouse back to his family, he made a big love in a big tradegy real, and gave a boy the realization that with great power comes great responsibility. Rest in Peace Mr. Horner, your music will never be forgotten

Vor 10 Monate
Mireya Cortina
Mireya Cortina

Lamentable y dolorosa pérdida de talentoso y gran músico James Horner qepd 💓🙏

Vor 3 years
SLC One90
SLC One90

I miss hearing your scores James Horner. Movie scores aren't the same without you. Thanks for this interview Avid

Vor 2 years
andrew larsen
andrew larsen

James Horner you are like mother nature. If James Horner Would still be Alive, then the Avatar Sequels Would be the Best!😍😭😍😭😍😭

Vor 3 Monate
Jim Hults
Jim Hults

Oh no, what can we do without James Horner.

Vor year
andrew larsen
andrew larsen

@Timothy Odom I'm in.😭😭😭😭😭

Vor 3 Monate
Timothy Odom
Timothy Odom

Be sad

Vor year
arbitrary_library
arbitrary_library

Great job. Gonna miss you but your music will live on.

Vor 2 years
Rodrigo Zamora
Rodrigo Zamora

also the 192 stands for the model name and the sample rate in which it records at, which is 192,000 samples per second... think of these samples as pictures, pictures of the audio wave... the more pictures you use to capture the sound wave, the higher the resolution and "true" reproduction of the "real" sound wave that is coming into the box you are gonna get. Saddly CD's quality is compressed to 44,100 samples per second so imagine how much you loose.

Vor 9 years
Solarphonix
Solarphonix

genius ........R.I.P another talent gone

Vor 4 years
Maidenaust
Maidenaust

In a world where you think your production kicks ass.... Then your ass gets kicked by these guys.

Vor 8 years
Patricia Aviles
Patricia Aviles

Crying cause I was praying he'd used something easier for my small brain to understand. . . Pro-tools is still tough for me unlike Logic Pro where I am all in with the MIDI. I am a noob of course.

Vor 5 years
Omkar Thakur
Omkar Thakur

if you disappointed with the ironic video...and itscomment section....yeah me too... AVATAR'S Soundtrack is LEGENDARY FOREVER :)

Vor 4 Monate
Matthew Griffin
Matthew Griffin

I have previously worked with Pro Tools and I couldn't really get my head around it, then I took a class that worked mainly with Adobe Audition and that was very simple and I thought, hey this is kind of like Pro Tools, I think I'll try to start that back up again, so I went back to Pro Tools and now I'm worse off than I was before hahahaha

Vor 10 years
hans hannes
hans hannes

one shot for every "pro tools"

Vor year
SergioWW1WW2
SergioWW1WW2

James Horner = GOD

Vor 8 years
Rodrigo Zamora
Rodrigo Zamora

you will have to get a special Pro Tools HD sound card to plug these in and get it installed in your computer, you only actually plug one in and the rest are chained by ADAT optic fiber cables... the trick to not lag them is to set only one as your "master clock" and the others are only used as extra inputs to plug in more instruments/ microphones... as long as you have a decent computer with plenty of RAM you're good, the idea is that the boxes do all the work so the computer only "writes"

Vor 9 years
Marek Schott - Mówię jak powinno być
Marek Schott - Mówię jak powinno być

any movie is not enjoyable to watch without soundtrack

Vor 9 years
Key to Kung Fu
Key to Kung Fu

James Horner is the SOUND GOD

Vor 9 years
Luidgy Makx Vilma
Luidgy Makx Vilma

What about Hans Zimmer?

Vor year
Gredran
Gredran

Pro Tools is AMAZING for recording, but currently, the MIDI is meh... Yes you can obviously make good sounds and scores out of it, but other programs that are MIDI focused(obviously of course) like Logic and Ableton are better in that regard... I've used the MIDI in Pro Tools and its a little clunky and limited... Hopefully as they upgrade versions, they improve it... Yes I know MIDI wasn't in Pro Tools from the start, but I'm just saying... If you are wanting a DAW and you are mostly doing electronic instruments, then use Logic or something, but Pro Tools is again, EXCELLENT for pretty much ANY form of audio editing from music making to sound editing.

Vor 8 years
LemonSlice
LemonSlice

"but other programs that are MIDI focused(obviously of course) like Logic and Ableton" More like Digital Performer and Cubase.

Vor 5 years
Gredran
Gredran

@Avid Thank you for the response! I will check it out! I actually have Ableton, Logic, and Pro Tools at my school and apparently they are getting brand new Mac Pros and the latest versions of all that software so i can't wait to get my hands on all of those new versions of the programs!

Vor 8 years
Avid
Avid

Curious to know if you're running the latest--Pro Tools 11. MIDI for composition in Pro Tools is more powerful than most know. In fact here's a recent tutorial on on of Pro Tools trainers just publish. Have a look: http://www.avidblogs.com/music-quickly-and-accurately-line-up-with-pro-tools-midi-editor/. AK

Vor 8 years
Gredran
Gredran

Also, I know this was 4 years ago, and the MIDI has improved, but I used it recently and am talking from opinion, just saying 

Vor 8 years
Swidhelm
Swidhelm

@maltcus I second that. I'm a sonar user as well. It just works for my needs. But ultimately you can do more or less the same things in any DAW.

Vor 11 years
Greenjah81
Greenjah81

@jnyce695 Agreed, you can definitely perform same things with Logic absolutely. Especially if you have all the rack gear to support it on the side. PT is ok too, it's just a co-called industry "standard" that's all...

Vor 11 years
Jim Hults
Jim Hults

I like him and John Williams.

Vor 3 years
Anthony Larsen
Anthony Larsen

I love and like a lot of James Horner music. I love a lot of John Williams music. James Newton Howard, Michael Giacchino, and Danny Elfman are some more of my favorite Composers. I sometimes like and love Hans Zimmer, Thomas Newman, and many more.

Vor 3 Monate
andrew larsen
andrew larsen

Me too. But with some of John Williams Music's in 1974-2011.

Vor 3 Monate
Sub Felony
Sub Felony

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAH, So much talent by these men

Vor 9 years
sam 방탄
sam 방탄

Each 'box' has say 16 inputs for instruments, so having more boxes will enable more microphones/instruments to be plugged in and recording at once. Sorry for the explanation, I'm not very good at it :D

Vor 10 years
Mitchell Caliman HaLevi
Mitchell Caliman HaLevi

Great stuff!!! Now if I could only afford an ICON board!!!!

Vor 12 years
PianoSalmon
PianoSalmon

God I'm so happy that I bought sibelius :D

Vor 11 years
Guoguodi
Guoguodi

Amazing, thanks!

Vor 12 years
Swidhelm
Swidhelm

@kingtoadius Yeah, I find it funny that in these kinds of promos it's always (without X we couldn't have done it.) In this case, what they did could have been done in just about any DAW. For us home studio guys though, that can't afford Pro Tools HD, anything below that is a waste because of the track limit. Better off with Cubase. Me, I use Sonar.

Vor 10 years
JJ - Firefly
JJ - Firefly

Simon Franglen will do Avatar 2 en 3 So I trust him doing this job.😀 (Wikipedia) Love James Horner btw❤️

Vor 2 years
Anthony Larsen
Anthony Larsen

I trust everyone in the Avatar Cast, including James freind, Simon Franglen. I too love James Horner.

Vor 3 Monate
navylaks2
navylaks2

Great soundtrack but they did a huge mistake at the end with the song i see you, it was Titanic part 2. They could atleast have chosen a male voice this time to make it different and more fidding with the main caracter of the movie

Vor 12 years
raf raf
raf raf

I agree with navylaks2. Song "I see you" is almost similar to Titanic.They should be more original to it, but I liked the movie.Although is a bit predictable, you know what is gonna happen.

Vor 12 years
wizztizzlm
wizztizzlm

Stupendous material.

Vor 12 years
Paul Rankin
Paul Rankin

Pro tools has a monopoly on recording when it comes to profession studios PERIOD and no one else including Logic etc will ever topple them. In fact when I called the head of Logic and asked them they said Pro Tools owns the market share. Can u make music on anything else yes but if you have 50+ tracks its gonna be mixed and mastered on pro tools.... NOT TO MENTION IT JUST SOUNDS BETTER! If every top music maker uses it I hardly think they are drinking the coolaid!!!

Vor 9 years
James Chen-Smith
James Chen-Smith

Excuse me for the novice question, but at/ around 5:50 why are there stacks of the same equipment (some of them have 192 on the left)? And could you tell me what they do and why having many of the same thing is beneficial? Thanks.

Vor 10 years
Sebastian Kierkegaard
Sebastian Kierkegaard

5:07 which cue is This? Can you find it on the complete score?

Vor 11 Monate
RediForKing
RediForKing

This are all avid audio interfaces. They allow you to record and have a given number of physical inputs into your DAW. Each of them has as far as I know 16 inputs. But large studios require up to a hundred tracks or even more. In order to have more tracks yo need more interfaces.

Vor 9 years
TRANCOS :V
TRANCOS :V

😭😭😭😭😪como extraño a James horner 😪 dios no te lleves a hans zimmer te lo ruego 😪...

Vor 3 years
Sandy Loam
Sandy Loam

I know you can send scores to sibelius from pro tools, but can you send scores from sibelius to pro tools?

Vor 12 years
Jim Hults
Jim Hults

2:11 Simon Franglen work with James Horner on any movie like The Magnificent Seven, Southpaw and all that.

Vor 2 years
Austin Butler
Austin Butler

Yea he definitely made this movie Avatarded!

Vor 9 years
Gregory Porter Loomis
Gregory Porter Loomis

Do you have to be named Simon to work as a musician on this film?

Vor 11 Monate
Swidhelm
Swidhelm

@Diefordethklok333 No I didn't contradict myself. That's why right off the hop I said more or less. It depends on your needs, but most features are covered in each of the daws. Sure, Pro Tools is better at mixing features, but you can mix features in any of them. My point is if you spend say $400 on Pro Tools, or Cubase, or Sonar, or Logic (depending on the version) regardless of what your goal is, you could pull it off in any of them.

Vor 10 years
Jim Hults
Jim Hults

No hans Zimmer on Avatar 2. That Zimmer dork will not score Avatar 2.

Vor 2 years
Diefordethklok333
Diefordethklok333

@Swidhelm Well when you say something that you mean, and then all of the sudden mean something else, that's what we call contradiction no matter how strategically you tried to phrase your opinion. And NO in the industry it´s NOT the same at all. Sure you might be able to do some of the same things after a fashion but its important to note that time is money and 9 times out of 10 PT can do the deed faster, with more efficiency allowing for more creativity. Leading to a better final result. There.

Vor 10 years
distortingjack
distortingjack

@BigMoeFo 99% of producers and composers emphatically do NOT need an ICON. Get the cheapest version of HD possible and a fast Mac.

Vor 11 years
Gabriel Rodrick
Gabriel Rodrick

Can someone explain to me how can protools be better without the 64 bit support?

Vor 10 years
Trent Williamson
Trent Williamson

RIP

Vor 2 years
JimmyTheReach
JimmyTheReach

@Firsttimebeez Without a soundtrack, any movie is unwatchable. It always feels awkward :/

Vor 10 years
druidmechanics
druidmechanics

@maltcus Samplitude is pretty good. :)

Vor 11 years
juniorninetyy
juniorninetyy

good job taking what he says and taking it in some random direction that has nothing to do with what he actually said.

Vor 10 years
Swidhelm
Swidhelm

@Diefordethklok333 Well any of the decent daws. Sonar, Logic, Cubase, Pro Tools are fairly similar. Obviously though the more money you spend the more feature rich the daw.

Vor 10 years
Derek Pearson
Derek Pearson

Talk about overwhelming track counts!

Vor 8 years
Reda Deroua
Reda Deroua

Rip

Vor year
Chivalrics
Chivalrics

Thanks for this information dude. :]

Vor 9 years
SuperBoogerhead
SuperBoogerhead

did anyone notice the send to sibelius option? This is a ProTools 8 Feature? So, a synth violin part can send direct to sibelius for editing? No fiddling, (excuse the irony)?

Vor 10 years
Cassidy McKissic
Cassidy McKissic

James Horner is Eywa

Vor year
sgtpepper1138
sgtpepper1138

WOW, Horner has lost weight. He looks a lot thinner in the face compared to the Aliens DVD.

Vor 10 years
David Jay
David Jay

This movie was WAY better than Hurt Locker!!! to bad Hurt locker got more oscars, it was such a disappointment.

Vor 12 years
Jackal
Jackal

Why the fuck did you have to die...

Vor 6 years
Kenneth Sampson
Kenneth Sampson

hans uses cubase, and look at what he's doing!

Vor 10 years
michael86734
michael86734

cool I was familiar with logic  but I guess this is better

Vor 7 years
Frisson
Frisson

@michael86734 logic is good for its price, Pro Tools is not the best but its good for mixing i heard, i rather Cubase over pro tools

Vor 7 years
theBbOoSsSs
theBbOoSsSs

kid really why all the hate on pro tools? i'm sure all the hate comes from people who never used the system. in fact most of you bashers never even used the standard version of pro tools or maybe they just tried it for 2 seconds then put it off.

Vor 9 years
Lucas Edwards
Lucas Edwards

“We couldn't have made the score for avatar without Pro Tools HD” 6:24 This sounds pathetic — regardless of how true it is. Come on Avid, you can do better than that!

Vor 9 years
Tom Bowman
Tom Bowman

I don't understand him saying he didn't write the score. Well then who did?

Vor 7 years
Chris Banisch
Chris Banisch

@Tom Serizawa He's saying that he used the method of "improvisation" to create the score. he still created it. but he didn't write as he went.. he improvised it. which is actually incredible.

Vor 7 years
Diefordethklok333
Diefordethklok333

@Swidhelm You just contradicted yourself so perhaps you should know what your talking about before you make a point. "Its more or less the same" "Well it depends how much you spend". Some DAWS do things others don´t because not all DAWS are made with the same purposes in mind. Cubase is not nearly as equipped for mixing movies like Protools is and I should know, I just finished mixing a feature. I am fluent in Cubase and PT and you couldn't pay me enough money to do the same job in Cubase. Peace

Vor 10 years
Charvin Kessler
Charvin Kessler

coo :D

Vor 11 years
Lukas Lindner
Lukas Lindner

what means the title "9M4R" that he uses in Sibelius?

Vor 7 years
Enlightened
Enlightened

Good to know. :)

Vor 6 years
Lukas Lindner
Lukas Lindner

+Enlightened The letter m means "music" and devides the reel number and the cue :) I found the answer myself. :)

Vor 6 years
Enlightened
Enlightened

+Lukas Lindner It means "Reel 9, Cue 4 - Revised" (Don't ask me why they use the letter "M" - I really don't know). In the _Avatar_ film score, that cue is "The Battle Continues".

Vor 6 years
jaccochrysler
jaccochrysler

@drakimetal it's the controllerconsole

Vor 10 years
Applehead Defender
Applehead Defender

Srsly with pro tools...

Vor 2 years
D3adMetal
D3adMetal

I have stopped replying negative comments these days, people don't know the difference between Pro Tools and Pro Tools HD. Really not worth my time to explain amateurs what they really don't want to hear, because they don't understand it (few people work in studios with Pro Tools HD racks) The amount of inexperienced people commenting idiotic lines is sad. They only reference to their own thoughts and experience, not the people who actually work with these blockbuster movies everyday.

Vor 9 years
jimmy3189
jimmy3189

@jnyce695 Yeah like VCA groups, beat detective, 7.1 mixing, Oh wait logic has none of those. The beat arranger is poor in logic.

Vor 11 years
Michael User
Michael User

...my name is Simon Franglen and I'm AVID Propagandist....

Vor 9 years
Firsttimebeez
Firsttimebeez

without the soundtrack avatar isn't a watchable movie.

Vor 10 years
Frisson
Frisson

Cubase > Pro Tools

Vor 7 years
Diefordethklok333
Diefordethklok333

@Swidhelm so not true...

Vor 10 years

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