Carol Sovinski is a partner at Audiomachine with Paul
Dinletir and says that while most of the company's revenue is come from
licensing, the studio also offers custom scoring capabilities should clients
"It seems like we will get asked to contribute something
original to a new trailer after the music supervisor has listened to everything
he or she has available and [has] still not found the 'right fit," says
Sovinski. "Our ultimate goal is to produce compositions that anticipate what a
music supervisor will need before they get to the point of calling music
libraries for additional material."
Audiomachine released "Trailer Acts" late last
summer. The collection is broken down beyond categories and themes to include
also three different movements, or acts.
"Act I contains compositions tailored for the opening
segment of a trailer, while Act II contains 'main body' compositions, and Act
III provides the big, climactic finishes," Sovinski explains. Tracks from the
library have been used in trailers for The Prestige, Harry Potter and the
Order of the Phoenix, The Kingdom, The Reaping, The Good Shepherd and Rescue Dawn.
Audiomachine is currently working on "The Platinum
Series I," a collection that will feature big, cinematic, orchestral
themes for motion picture advertising campaigns. The project has been in the
works for 18 months and will feature 41 new compositions recorded by a
100-piece orchestra and 40-voice choir, triple tracked to deliver a high-end
experience. All of the cues will contain modulations, builds, hits, starts and
stops, making them easy for editors to cut to. Most of the compositions will
also include choir, non-choir and drums-only versions.
Audiomachine uses a non-exclusive licensing model. Other libraries
offered by the company include "Atomic Music Station," "Tools of the Trade" and
"Big, Big and Bigger."