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TV Composer Double Feature: Fil Eisler and Mac Quayle

Mac Quayle and Fil Eisler - Composer Quest
Mac Quayle and Fil Eisler

I’m excited to announce this Composer Quest double episode with TV composers Fil Eisler (Revenge, Empire, UnREAL) and Mac Quayle (American Horror Story, Drive, Mr. Robot). First, we hear from Fil about what he learned while composing for an orchestra during four seasons of Revenge. He shares his tips on getting hired for composing gigs and his tips on scoring the entire arc of a show without getting musically stale.

Next, I interview Mac Quayle about how his dance music background (41 #1 Billboard Dance Hits!) influences his film and TV scoring. He gives some music mixing pointers and explains how to build momentum in a song or soundtrack.

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Right click to download Ep. 122, or open in iTunes.

Say hi to these guys on Twitter: @fileisler and @macquayle.

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Special thanks to Mac Quayle for taking on my challenge and creating a custom intro for this episode! Thanks also to Jana Davidoff at CW3PR for arranging these interviews.

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3 comments

    • Charlie McCarron

      He talks about it around 33:30 in the interview. Apparently he didn’t want to be too obvious about making the soundtrack computer-y, but it just naturally went that way in his synth choices.

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