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Movie Masterpieces

This series of masterpieces are made by our true master of virtual orchestration: Jay Bacal. He uses Synchron and SYNCHRON-ized libraries for the most beautiful compositions in film history.

Jay Bacal

Meet Jay

Jay has worn many hats over the years including advertising writer, animation director, and video game designer. But his first and deepest love has been music — well, after his amazing wife, son, 2 cats and chihuahua of course!


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Bruce Broughton

Director: Barry Levinson
Starring: Nicholas Rowe, Alan Cox, Sophie Ward
(1985)

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Alex North

Director: Elia Kazan
Starring: Vivien Leigh, Marlon Brando, Kim Hunter
(1951)

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Featured Library:  SYNCHRON-ized Saxophones

James Horner

Director: Ron Howard
Starring: Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon
(1995)

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Featured Library: Synchron Brass

Jay also uses Synchron Elite Strings, Synchron Percussion I, Synchron Percussion III, Synchron Woodwinds, Synchron Blüthner 1895, SYNCHRON-ized Woodwinds and SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volume 1

Alan Silvestri

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Llyod,
Lea Thompson
(1985)

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Featured Library: Synchron Brass

Jay also uses Synchron libraries exclusively (with the one exception of a SYNCHRON-ized solo violin layered over the first violins).

Movie_Masterpiece_Elfman

Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer
(1992)

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This piece has a very dense orchestration, requiring over 100 instrument instances!
Featured Libraries: Synchron Series

Alan Menken

Directors: Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise
Starring: Paige O'Hara, Robby Benson
(1991)

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Featured Libraries: Synchron Brass, Synchron Strings Bundle

Movie_Masterpiece_Steiner

Director: Michael Curtiz
Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman
(1942)

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Featured Libraries: Synchron Strings Bundle

Basil Poledouris

Director: John Milius
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, James Earl Jones, Max von Sydow
(1982)

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Featured Library: SYNCHRON-ized Woodwinds

Alan Silvestri

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey
(1997)

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Movie_Masterpiece_Elfman_Edward_Sissorhands

Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder
(1990)

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Featured Libraries: Vienna Boys Choir

Alan Silvestri

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Starring: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise
(1994)

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Featured Library: Synchron Duality Strings

Jay also uses the Synchron Fazioli F308 for both piano parts.

James Horner

Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington
(1989)

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Movie_Masterpiece_Jarre

Director: David Lean
Starring: Peter O'TooleAlec, Guinness
(1962)

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Featured Libraries: Synchron Strings, Synchron Percussion

Movie_Masterpiece_Horner_Legends

Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn
(1994)

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John Williams

Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Robin Williams,
Julia Roberts
(1991)

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Featured Library: Synchron Elite Strings

Jay also uses Synchron Strings I, Synchron Brass, Synchron Woodwinds, Synchron Harp, Synchron Percussion, Synchron Blüthner 1895 and SYNCHRON-ized Solo Strings

William Walton

Director: Laurence Olivier
Starring: Laurence Olivier, Robert Newton,
Leslie Banks
(1944)

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Featured Library: Dimension Strings I

Jay also uses SYNCHRON-ized Solo Strings (Solo Cello)

Movie_Masterpiece_Desplat

Director: David Yates
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson
(2010)

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Featured Libraries: Synchron Percussion Bundle

Movie_Masterpiece_Jones

Director: Michael Mann
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe
(1992)

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Movie_Masterpiece_Zimmer_PiratesOfTheCaribbean

Director: Gore Verbinski
Starring: Johnny Depp, Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom
(2003)

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Bernard Herrmann

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Starring: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin
(1960)

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Featured Library:  SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Strings II (sordino)

Jay also uses SYNCHRON-ized Solo Strings (sordino).

Michael Kamen

Director: Kevin Reynolds
Starring: Kevin Costner, Morgan Freeman,
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
(1991)

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Featured Library: Synchron Brass

Jay also uses Synchron Strings Pro, Synchron Elite Strings, Synchron Woodwinds, Synchron Percussion, Synchron Harp, SYNCHRON-ized Solo Strings, SYNCHRON-ized Woodwinds, SYNCHRON-ized Dimension Brass II, SYNCHRON-ized Special Edition Volume 3

Movie_Masterpiece_Gregson-Williams_Shrek_b

Director: Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson
Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz
(2001)

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Featured Library: Synchron Woodwinds

Joe Hisaishi

Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Starring (voices): Daveigh Chase, Suzanne Pleshette, Miyu Irino 
(2001)

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Featured Library: Yamaha CFX

Jay also uses SYNCHRON-ized Appassionata Strings, Chamber and Solo Sordino Strings in the first third of the piece. Furthermore, he also includes Synchron Strings Pro, Synchron Elite Strings, Synchron Brass, Synchron Woodwinds, Synchron Percussion and Synchron Harp.

Movie_Masterpiece_Bernstein

Director: John Sturges
Starring: Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen
(1960)

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Movie_Masterpiece_Newman

Director: Barry Levinson
Starring: Robert Redford, Glenn Close
(1984)

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Featured Libraries: Synchron Brass, Synchron Percussion

Movie_Masterpiece_Thomas_Newman_Copyright_Fernandez_

Director: Frank Darabont
Starring: Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman
(1994)

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Movie_Masterpiece_Giacchino

Directors: Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
Starring: Edward Asner, Jordan Nagai
(2009)

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Featured Library: VI Series

Jay mostly used SYNCHRON-ized libraries, VI Series, Vienna MIR Pro 3D for the solo instruments and SYNCHRON libraries for the percussion as well as Synchron Elite Strings.

Movie_Masterpiece_Newton_Howard

Director: Kevin Reynolds
Starring: Kevin Costner, Jeanne Tripplehorn
(1995)

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Featured Libraries: Synchron Strings Bundle


Downloads

Click on the "i" to download the mp3 file as well as Jay's Cubase project.

Movie Masterpieces by Jay Bacal - Audio Demos and Cubase Projects
A Streetcar Named Desire Alex North 2:17
Apollo 13 - Main Title James Horner 2:36
Back to the Future Alan Silvestri 3:14
Batman - Main Title Danny Elfman 2:40
Beauty and the Beast - Overture Alan Menken 3:15
Casablanca - Suite Max Steiner 8:39
Conan - Theology Civilization Basil Poledouris 3:13
Edward Sissorhands Danny Elfman 1:46
Contact - End Credits Alan Silvestri 7:56
Death of Falstaff William Walton 3:21
Flight to Neverland John Williams 4:56
Forrest Gump Alan Silvestri 2:40
Harry's Closet - Polyjuice Potion (Harry Potter VII) Alexandre Desplat 4:33
Last of the Mohicans Trevor Jones 2:01
Lawrence of Arabia - Overture Maurice Jarre 4:14
Legends of the Fall James Horner 2:57
Glory - Preparations for Battle James Horner 7:27
Pirates of the Caribbean Hans Zimmer 6:04
Psycho - Prelude Bernard Herrmann 1:54
Robin Hood - Home Michael Kamen 2:31
Shrek: Fairytale Harry Gregson-Williams 1:45
Spirited Away - One Summer's Day Joe Hisaishi 3:07
The Magnificent Seven Elmer Bernstein 5:31
The Natural Randy Newman 5:10
The Shawshank Redemption Thomas Newman 1:38
Up - Married Life Michael Giacchino 4:10
Waterworld James Newton Howard 2:19
Young Sherlock Holmes Bruce Broughton 6:29