NEWS The Balance and Ruin digital release has been pushed back until late Spring 2013. I'm sorry about the delay and even more so that the release of Trauermarch must inevitably wait as well. But the wait will be worth it, I promise, so please stick with us! And for you restless fans out there, you can check out my exclusive interview below which will be featured in the bonus DVD of Balance and Ruin.
Derek Oren Balance and Ruin Interview
04/03/13 @ 12:23 AM post a comment
This video will be featured on the bonus DVD that comes with the Final Fantasy, Balance and Ruin Album. In this interview, Derek previews his newest pieces in the much anticipated release of the collaboration for Spring of 2013.
Oren Productions is owned and operated by Derek Oren. Derek has been sampling, editing, and arranging orchestral music ever since he was 14 years old. With the advancement of technology in the past few years, it's now possible to create highly realistic orchestral works just from samples. Derek takes advantage of this technology to create and edit his music.
Do you play live?
I sample and edit out of my home.
How, do you think, does the internet (or mp3) change the music industry?
It's changed it for the better. Now composers and artists who would have never been able to get their music heard because of marketing limitations now have the potential to have the world literally at their doorstep.
Would you sign a record contract with a major label?
Oren Productions was founded in 2007 but I have been arranging, composing, and doing sound design since 1994.
Jeremy Robson was my inspiration for starting to sample with the new current technology. But other influences classically are: Howard Shore, Elliot Goldenthal, Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Nobuo Uematsu, Dvorak, others that I can't think of right now.
(Host Machine) Dual Quad Core 16GB RAM, 1212M PCIE, 4 SATA drives=3TB (Slave machine) Two Core I7's, 16GB RAM (each), M-Audio 61 Keyboard, 4 128GB SSD's in True Hardware RAID 5 (For Hollywood Strings, Brass), Cakewalk Sonar X1 Producer Edition, Kontakt5, Hollywood Strings Diamond, Hollywood Brass Diamond, EWQL Platinum+XP Pro, EWQL Symphonic Choirs, RA, Stormdrum, Vienna Epic Orchestra,Project SAM Brass Collection + Solo Sessions, Project SAM Symphobia, VSL Pro Cube, Various soft synths.
I hope you enjoy my music and will come back soon, we really appreciate our listeners!