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  1. S

    Learning How to Produce Film-Quality Recordings with Samples and Live Tracking

    Hello Everyone, I'm a composer who is learning how to score for media. I've been in studios a lot in the past, but as a performer and not at all on the tech side. I recently got Logic Pro X and a Mac Mini M1. For now will be using free sample libraries like LABS, etc. I had an issue...
  2. Ray

    Media Music: only got a degree in Jazz Composition - I lack the knowledge and it's getting frustrating.

    So, a year and a half ago I got on the Media Composition road with an optimistic attitude, thinking that I could study this on my own. I don't have enough money for a degree or even for online courses (for the time being), so my strategy was to just listen to the best media music out there: BBC...
  3. Z

    How to make legato string note transitions smoother ?

    I use ableton and have the albion one library plus the ableton orchestral strings. I learned to use dynamics and expression to make virtual strings sound more alive but I can't figure out how to make quick legato string note transitions sound smoother, I don't know how to describe it well but I...
  4. gamersensual14

    Best library for me?! (Intermediate)

    Hi everyone! Just discovered this forum and I'm finding it very useful! This is my first post ever! :dancer: I'm not a complete newbie in music, but not a professional either. I just started with orchestra composition (through the Evenant course CM1) and I want some guide on what libraries to...
  5. ChrisSiuMusic

    Kontakt For Beginners: Setup and Getting Started!

    Hey friends! So if you're just starting out with Kontakt and music making, you might be wondering how to integrate Kontakt into your workflow. Honestly, the process can be very simple. Let's talk about it!
  6. aurorajones

    Will this make a good base orchestral library?

    Hi everyone, I'm pretty new to making string music and am mainly interested in using beautiful instruments to make sounds like Frank Sinatra and oldies like that along with Lana Del Rey. I LOVE CSS and I was planning to buy it this black Friday but I just found this Orchestral Tools offer and it...
  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. X

    How to sketch with EW Hollywood...?

    Hi, Totally new to orchestration/composing using orchestral stuff, but very experienced with DAW production/sound design. I'm just getting settled into the Composer Cloud and I've been painstakingly setting up my template in ableton. I personally think overall it sounds pretty amazing and is...
  9. L

    Beginner talk: How can I try a demo of a sample library ?

    Hi! Beginner here. I am currently trying to produce uplifting trance music as a hobby of mine. I don't work in the music industry, but I always loved the genre, which mixes both synth and orchestral instruments. And over the last year, I challenged myself to learn music theory, piano, synth...
  10. X

    Advice for New Composer

    Hi there, I am a professional musician, however I perform rather than compose. I will occasionally arrange and compose pieces for myself and my quartet but nothing larger than this. I am looking to extend my skills and start composing larger pieces for an orchestra. I would think my music...
  11. Aleela

    Best VST Piano to start with

    Hi! Which are the best VST pianos to start with? (Beginner)
  12. Jacques Heine

    Beginner Reaper Midi Editor

    Hello Everyone, Please be tolerant with my belgian college level english I'm new to MAO and occasionally a sax player in a municipal brass band I have a PC laptop, Reaper installed and I don't intend to record any music through audio input device My present ambition is loading into Reaper a midi...
  13. kusheln

    Beginner's Shopping-List Questions

    Hi there, I just registered here to specifically get your guy's opinion on my plan to start out in composing. First off I come from a production/engineering background so I'm more than pleased with my mixing/effects plugins (all Fabfilter, Soundtoys, Waves) Furthermore I own Komplete 10...
  14. Walid F.

    Black Friday: Learn How To Make Soundtrack Music - Online Course

    ** A FULL 30% OFF! USE CODE BLACKFRIDAY DURING CHECKOUT ** Hi! Are you a beginner composer? Want to learn how to start composing, recording and mixing soundtrack music? I'm here to help you out! I've created an online music course where I'll Answer common questions like: How do you compose...
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    Beginner Composer - NEED ADVICE

    Hey guys, I want to start producing orchestral music on a more serious level than I have been. I've been doing it as a hobby for a couple years now but I really want to start taking it seriously. Up till now I've been using a Macbook Pro with 16 GBs of RAM. However I always find myself...
  16. d.healey

    Beginners guide: How to install third-party Kontakt libraries

    I'm often asked by people new to third-party libraries how to use them in Kontakt, so I've written a little article with some pictures and videos to help explain it. Click Here to have a read.
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