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Composing Made Simple

A definitive resource for musicians and composers

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Finding the Muse

This month on the CMS podcast:  We talk about taking breaks, getting back to basics, the controversies around software development (by way of Hollywood Orchestrator Opus Edition), a chat about hardware, sample servers, and what we’re all running, and of course, our picks! (Including a stolen one from Todd). Topics Taking a break from composing...

1hr 23mins

31 Mar 2021

Rank #1

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The One without Todd

After a brief hiatus, the CMS podcast is back! We discuss getting over the lockdowns, diversifying income streams, and cover a few of the big libraries that have come out over the past couple of months. Glad to be back, and looking forward to more episodes! Here are the topics covered in this episode: Catch-up...

28mins

24 Feb 2021

Rank #2

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More Q&A from the Discord Community

This month on the CMS podcast: We take more questions from the Discord community. We discuss Mike Patti taking full ownership of Cinesamples and have a discussion of the company and its products. As always, our picks of the show round out the episode. Here are the topics covered in this episode: What do you...

59mins

23 Oct 2020

Rank #3

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How to Make a Living with Alex Pfeffer

This month on the CMS podcast: We discuss how to make a living making music as a composer. Also, we invited a special guest Alex Pfeffer on the show to give his perspective as well. All this and more on this month’s episode of the Composing Made Simple Podcast. Where to find Alex online: YouTube...

1hr 31mins

18 Sep 2020

Rank #4

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Q&A from Our Discord Community

This month on the CMS podcast: We reach out to the Discord community to submit us questions they would like for us to answer! As always, our picks of the show round out the episode. Here are the topics covered in this episode: Why you don’t need as many libs as you think you do...

1hr 6mins

14 Aug 2020

Rank #5

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Spitfire Audio’s Westworld Competition

This month on the CMS podcast: We discuss BBC Spitfire Core/Discover, and the drama surrounding the Spitfire Audio’s Westworld competition. All this and more on this month’s Composing Made Simple podcast! Podcast on YouTube BBC Spitfire Core/Discover (Chris/Curtis) SPITFIRE DRAMA AGAIN!!!!!! (Contest) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tcpg0KycJVI– Paul Thomson Links: Patreon Discord Facebook Instagram Twitter Email: podcast@composingmadesimple.com

1hr 14mins

7 Jul 2020

Rank #6

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BBC SO Orchestra (Free) and Passive Income

This month on the CMS podcast: This show is a bit different this month, we discuss another way to generate passive income with Dividend Investing. Also, I’ll go over my thoughts and experiences on Spitfire’s BBC SO Orchestra (Free). Finally, we discuss our picks of the show, and All this and more on this month’s...

37mins

19 Jun 2020

Rank #7

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Quarantine

This month on the CMS podcast: We discuss affordable all-in-one orchestra sample libraries in-depth and the best choice to make. We celebrate our 2 year anniversary since starting the podcast. COVID-19 is affecting our work, projects, and personal life. Finally, we discuss our picks of the show and starting our new Patreon campaign and how...

1hr 19mins

30 Apr 2020

Rank #8

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Building an Online Presence

This month on the CMS podcast: Building your online presence: tips and tricks, platforms, and social media– how do you do it? Schedule it? Be like Curtis and almost completely ignore it? Answers to these questions and more. We also list our picks of the podcast and talk about the Native Instruments registration controversy. Topics...

53mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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Getting Started Gear

On the CMS Podcast this week: We’re back! After missing a month (sorry about that!), Chris, Curtis, and Todd are here to talk about getting started gear– what kind of computer/OS? What specs? What are some good sample libraries to get started with? Of course, we also do our picks of the week as well...

1hr 21mins

27 Feb 2020

Rank #10