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    Brass played 'into stand'

    Is anyone able to direct me to an example of brass being played 'into stand'? I'm considering using it in my orchestration but I want to make sure that it's the sound I want.
  2. Timothy Schmidt

    Chopin's Ballade No. 1 for Orchestra (NotePerformer+BBCSO)

    Hey all! Chopin's Ballade No. 1 in G Minor is probably my all-time favorite piano piece, and I've thought for years that it'd make a great orchestra work. I took an orchestration class in the spring, and an assignment in that finally forced me to start this significant undertaking. Finally...
  3. nuyo

    How to write big chords like this:

    How to write big chords like this: I can clearly hear horns but no trombones or a lot of low brass. Also choir and strings. If there are big brass chords with the whole brass section, the only instruments that play in the f range are the horns. And you ofthen hear people say that lower...
  4. Garlu

    Strings Arrangement for Flamenco artist

    Hi there, Now you can listen on all platforms an arrangement I did for, flamenco artist: Maria Toledo. She has just released "Ranchera flamenca" which is popular mexican tunes re-arranged in flamenco style, so, it was quite a challenge. :-) She is a great artist and they (producer and herself)...
  5. nuyo

    Melodies above C3 ?

    I was always unhappy with my mixes. For the last week I tried to only play bass parts under C3 (C5 for FL Users) and everything else above C5. My mixes sound much cleaner. I'm also analysing the music played on the radio and I would say that they aren't doing anything below C3 aswell. Could this...
  6. ChrisSiuMusic

    How the Harmonic Series Makes Orchestration SO Much Easier

    Hi everyone! I hope you're well. I wanted to share with you a concept that not enough people talk about, and it really can make or break an orchestral arrangement: the harmonic series. I think many people have a natural ear for what sounds muddy or clear in an arrangement, but hopefully this...
  7. RenePedersen

    Advice on finishing songs and developing themes

    Hi composer, I'm looking for some advice on composition in terms of coming up with sections and ideas for motifs and themes. I have now been composing music for about 4 months and feel quite confident in music theory with my 10+ years of playing multiple instruments and in bands but writing...
  8. T

    I arranged the ultimate Witcher 3 Blood and Wine orchestral medley

    I picked some of my favourite Witcher 3 - Blood and Wine tracks and arranged them into an epic orchestral medley, completely from scratch! Would love to hear your thoughts/feedback! I mainly used EastWest libraries for the instruments.
  9. ChrisSiuMusic

    How To Turn a Piano Sketch Into a Full String Arrangement

    Hey composers! Today's video is a highly-requested one: string arranging! Please enjoy my take on the process, and my workflow when it comes to this style of music.
  10. Andreas T.

    Greetings from a Video Game Music Composer!

    Hello fellow musicians! My name is Andreas and I am a video game music composer. I am from Greece but I've recently moved to U.K. to pursue my career. Creating orchestral music, guitar-driven music and, sometimes, chiptune stuff is what I would like to believe I am competent enough. Even...
  11. ChrisSiuMusic

    How I Created an Orchestral Arrangement for Tina Guo

    Hi friends! Today I wanted to share how I arranged an original composition for Tina Guo for full orchestra. Please enjoy!
  12. Neifion

    Final Fantasy Tactics - Trisection

    Greetings, This is my interpretation of Trisection, one of the battle themes from the classic RPG Final Fantasy Tactics. Still obviously in the orchestral genre, but playing around with some different instrumentation, movement, reharmonization and the like. Also testing out an “adventure”...
  13. M

    National Anthem - Gladys Knight - amazing arrangement

    Hey everybody, last night I watched the Super Bowl for a bit. And listening to Gladys Knight performing the national anthem gave me goosebumps, big time (I'm not American btw). So beautiful. Does anybody know who did the arrangement? Whoever did it - Thank you!!!! So amazing :-) !!!
  14. Soundlex

    20 trombones is all you need...

    The mass of this sound is close to a celestial body...lush and fat!!!! Beautiful.
  15. ChrisSiuMusic

    Rearranging a Hybrid Rock Track for Epic Orchestra

    Happy Sunday friends! I wanted to share a video where I break down how I approached rearranging a cinematic rock track for epic orchestra. Enjoy!
  16. ptram

    Making ready-made ensembles with normal libraries

    Hi, Since some time, there has been a lot of what I call "ready-made ensemble" libraries (elsewhere called "instant orchestra"), like Action Strings, Albion One, or the recent The Orchestra. These instruments allow to choose a type of ensemble, a rhythm, a "mood", and with just a keyswitch and...
  17. Garlu

    Funk RnB Cover - Shape of You (Ed Sheeran)

    Hi there, I thought I'd share something I did on a little break for fun, a few weeks ago, reharmonasing Ed Sheeran's hit "Shape of You" acapella, now in funk/RnB. All the instrumental parts are virtual: - Ekeys: Neo Soul Studio Keys (thanks @GospelMusicians for releasing that inspiring...
  18. JN Music

    Game of Thrones main title with tin whistle!

    Hello everyone, this is Joshua from Hong Kong. I've done some work for Chinese TV dramas and some Hong Kong films. Here's a personal project that I would like some feedback to, as I aim to improve my skills in mixing/arranging/orchestrating etc.. This is my personal take of the Game of Thrones...
  19. J

    A brief overview of acheiving realism with programmed orchestral music

    I think it would be a great idea for members to post "simple" ideas of how to make orchestral music sound more realistic. For example Im a guitarist by so could tell if a programmed guitar was indeed programmed by certain charicteristics or in orchestral music having the brass higher than the...
  20. leoniscaeli

    Game of Thrones - Blood of My Blood - ProjectSam Orchestral Essentials 1

    Hello, It took me quite some time to make this arrangement without any sheet music. VSTs used : SoundIron for the Choir ProjectSam Orchestral essentials for everything else. I'm open to suggestions if you think that there is something I could have done better for this arrangement. Thanks.
  21. G

    Why Layer The Sample Libraries?

    A while back on my Facebook page, I did a short series of posts called "Composing For Film". One of the topics I got asked about and posted was why laying when using samples is so important. I'm sure there will be people new to composing, so I figured I'd share here. If you already know this...
  22. Y

    Online music studio - your home studio

    YOUR HOME STUDIO is a professional and affordable music studio for everyone. We offer services like: session musicians, mastering, composition, music for your site, YouTube channel, podcast, soundtracks etc. Prices starting from only 10$!
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