Alibi Music Library has released Sorcery, the newest collection in its recently launched ATX catalog for high-end theatrical trailers and TV series. From epic magical quests and enchanted journeys to fantastic family adventures and whimsical mysteries, Sorcery is a collection of orchestral trailer cues that embody the unique sensibilities of such films designed to create an instant emotional link among viewers. Users can sample the new album here.
ATX’s Sorcery, which features 10 tracks along with numerous stems and alternative mixes, was composed by long-time Alibi partner René Osmanczyk of DosComp, whose goal was to write a family-friendly, adventure-steeped album inspired by the soundtracks to Avatar and the Harry Potter franchise. Each of the 10 tracks has five different mix versions as well as stems for every instrument group so that clients can create their own custom mix versions.
“I wanted melodies that take you on a musical journey through each track, plus the classical trailer build that every cue has,” Osmanczyk explains. “I started composing this album in June, a process that took a bit longer since it was written for full orchestra.”
In terms of tools, he used the Steinberg Cubase 10 DAW and Native Instruments Kontakt 6 as the main sampler. “When it comes to libraries, I used things like Cinematic Studio Strings, Cinematic Studio Solo Strings, Cinematic Studio Brass, Berlin Strings, Orchestral Tools harps, various Hans Zimmer Percussion, Trailer Percussion and also self-crafted hits, etc. … Oceania choir, Berlin Woodwinds and many other things.”
Alibi VP/creative production Sam Wale adds, “What René ultimately delivered will provide trailer editors with some pretty amazing options. I would describe Sorcery as majestic and magical, epic and emotional, haunting and heartwarming.”
Alibi’s music and sound design has been used to promote projects such as the film Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood and the TV series American Horror Story.