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MOCKUPS

A couple of years ago I got contacted by the French Audio Company AOC, which offered me a quite puzzling/challenging project: to produce a cover album of famous film themes, basically using sample libraries. After a bit of thought I accepted the challenge and embarked in a journey that has changed what “working hard” means to me. It was an amazing experience to delve deeper into the orchestration details of such brilliant themes and find solutions for mockup programming challenges. Not an easy task. Here you can listen to some of them.

 

I must thank Fabrice Smadja from AOC, who helped me through the process with great comments and corrections lists.

 

NOTE: Some instruments come from live performances, they have been marked below.

Home Alone Theme composed by John Williams

NOTE: All orchestral sounds come from Jacques mockup programming, EXCEPT the Boys' Choir, which has been recorded live.

Mixed and Mastered by Jacques Mathias.

Flying Theme composed by John Williams

NOTE: All orchestral sounds come from Jacques mockup programming.

Mixed and Mastered by Jacques Mathias.

Hedwig's Theme composed by John Williams

NOTE: All orchestral sounds come from Jacques mockup programming.

Mixed and Mastered by Jacques Mathias.

A Whole New World, composed by Alan Menken

NOTE: All orchestral sounds come from Jacques mockup programming.

Mixed and Mastered by Jacques Mathias.

The Great Escape Theme, composed by Elmer Bernstein

NOTE: All orchestral sounds come from Jacques mockup programming.

Mixed and Mastered by Jacques Mathias.

Pacific Rim composed by Ramin Djawadi

NOTE: All orchestral sounds, Synthesizers and Drum Machines have been programmed by Jacques. Guitars are live, played by Jacques, too.

Mixed and Mastered by Jacques Mathias.

Gonna Fly Now Theme composed by Bill Conti

NOTE: All orchestral sounds come from Jacques mockup, EXCEPT the drums and the Lead Trumpet, which have been recorded live.

Mixed and Mastered by Jacques Mathias.

Battle Without Honor or Humanity by Tomoyasu Hotei

NOTE: All sounds come from Jacques programming, except Guitars and acoustic drum kit, which are live.

Mixed and Mastered by Jacques Mathias.

Misirlou by Dick Dale

NOTE: All sounds live, Guitars, Bass and Piano played by Jacques.

Mixed and Mastered by Jacques Mathias.

The Pink Panther Theme composed by Henry Mancini

NOTE: Big Band, Piano and percussions programmed by Jacques. Lead Sax and Acoustic Drums have been recorded live.

Mixed and Mastered by Jacques Mathias.

Indiand Jones composed by John Williams

NOTE: All orchestral sounds come from Jacques mockup programming.

Mixed and Mastered by Jacques Mathias.