1. I

    Relaxing classical music

    Can you please recommend some relaxing classical / orchestral / strings music, with or without modern elements, I'm having troubles finding some. Composers usually go too emotional, or do ambiguous harmony and that's just tiring for the brain. I'll start:
  2. marcodistefano

    My new piano solo album: rendered with Garritan CFX Grand

    Hi folks! I just published a new piano solo album, all rendered with Garritan CFX Grand as my previous one Feel free to share your feedback! you can find streaming links here
  3. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Westgate Woodwinds (pt.1)

    Get it here: Forum with Patches: Dry Examples...
  4. P

    Nightfall (classical/soundtrack)

    This is still a work in progress but I wanted to share it anyway. Also do you think it has too little brass? The first half doesn't use a single brass instrument.
  5. A

    Looking for feedback on Piano / Cello Cover of Christmas Classic

    Hi all, I am about to publish a cover of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel". I would greatly appreciate any feedback you have (especially on mixing, mastering) thanks for listening and hope to hear from you! Aron
  6. M

    Wanderers - testing out Cinematic Studio Strings

    Hello! I've owned CSS and CSSS for a few months but haven't gotten a chance to properly give them their due. I finally found some downtime to sketch something, though! I wanted to avoid my usual habit of over-orchestrating, and to instead maximise the impact of what each section is doing. If...
  7. Chorny Serge

    New composer is here to show some mock-ups, talk about music and of course make some! Greetings!

    Hi everyone! My name is Serge and I'm a self-thaught composer from Ukraine. I would like to share my work with you. I am only at the beginning of creating content for social networks, you can listen to some of my music by following the links: Here's my attempt to record the flute (with midi...
  8. Sarah De Carlo

    Handel 'Sarabande' Epic Orchestral Arrangement using Spitfire Hans Zimmer Strings

    Hello everyone. I have read in many forums about the difficulty of using 'Hans Zimmer Strings - Spitfire' in more 'classic' productions, so I wanted to do this experiment by producing the famous 'Sarabande' by George Frideric Handel using this library together with 'Forzo' for brass 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. hemosis


    Hi everyone I wanted to share with you my latest composition and first ever cut. I'm not an editor but I figured having some feedback here on the cut might be interesting too. Here's a small description of my work: I wanted to do something for the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11. It's an...
  11. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Studio Woodwinds

    Get it here: Fluffy Audio's Solo Woodwinds...
  12. stan-k

    New Release - some synths, some strings, and some trumpets.

    Hi everyone, just released a new EP. There are some electronic and orchestral elements, all created with virtual instruments. Hope you enjoy!
  13. cliffordmartin

    Classical String writing "Chamber strings"

    String Writing Practice from awhile back, Thanks for listening!
  14. K

    Waltz for String Orchestra

    Good Evening, old fashioned wiener waltz was my ambition for this piece produced by Finale and GPO using strings only. The title ´joyful´may come as a surprise but dancing is usually a joy. Hope to get some criticism and comment for this tune. Greetings
  15. jdrcomposer

    Brass Quintet (Cinematic Studio Brass)

    I'm loving CSB so far and decided to put it through its paces in an exposed brass quintet context. Would love feedback on composition, mix, programming, etc.!
  16. Knomes

    5 Pieces on Internet

    Hi, I post here the first five pieces that I shared on internet (a part from a 30 seconds piece of one year ago.) Here is the link to the SoundCloud playlist: To make these pieces I used: Reaper with OTR Cinematic Studio Strings Cinematic Studio Solo Strings Cinematic Studio Brass Ivory II...
  17. Jean Phi

    LASS good enough for classical music scores ?demos on vsl

    I didn't found any classical music demos on Lass website... Maybe it can't do that ?? I m always impress by Guy Bacos demos on VSL website, so convincing and emotive. Any links out there with LASS ? Can LASS sound as smooth and airy as VSL in mixes with good eq and MIR ?
  18. K

    BB or CSB?

    I've long been excited about the idea of berlin brass as my new workhorse for brass, but the recent release of CSB has caused me to think twice about purchasing it as a christmas gift to myself. I recently got CSS and was really impressed-even more than I had thought I would be. What lured me in...
  19. victorkws

    Ralph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 5 in D major Mockup

    I love doing mockups for studying purposes. I thought it would be interesting to see how these masterpieces would look like in piano roll. Here's Vaughan Williams' Symphony No. 5 in D Major, 3rd Movement, "Romanza". It has the most achingly beautiful harmonies and longing melodies, probably one...
  20. cliffordmartin

    Classical String Writing Part 2

    Classical String Writing Development/Programming idea Narrow Version
  21. Bernard Duc

    Strings ultimate challenge: Mahler 5th Adagietto

    After the success of my LOTR mockup, and since I have too little work and too much time since I move back to Switzerland, I decided to tackle a new piece. I asked for suggestions and received quite a few... but finally I decided to go for what I consider the ultimate challenge for string writing...
  22. cliffordmartin

    String Writing "Old School!"

    String Writing Practice. 20 century classical style "Old school" writing. Not everybody's cup of tea, but hey I like it!
  23. antcarrier

    Psychedelic/Classical/Jazz-Fusion/Prog tune

    Hello musos! I have just finished mixing my latest track. Its a mixture of electonica, jazz fusion, classical, and prog rock. There is plenty of fretless guitar and LinnStrument :) I hope you enjoy! Jon
  24. Dear Villain

    How many are successful on Spotify with Orchestral Music?

    I'm just curious if anyone has had success in selling tracks/albums that are modern classical/orchestral (not epic/film) via Spotify, iTunes, etc. If so, have people found your music through related searches for other artists, or do you do a lot of promotion via social media and/or other...
  25. Cory Pelizzari

    What's Up with Auddict's Master Brass?

    UPDATE - I was cross-checking some of the affected waves with Thorsten Meyer of Strong Mocha, and he sent myself and Dorian from Auddict an example of him fixing one of these waves with RX6 within minutes - so apparently this problem was easily fixable this whole time, but someone from Auddict...
  26. W

    Invention for piano and pizz also birds

    Hello, I had this invention sitting around and thought I throw it over some bird videos haha. Hope you enjoy, comments, thoughts welcome :) made with spitfire tundra
  27. Cory Pelizzari

    Con Moto Chapter I - Cellos

    Get it here:
  28. Cory Pelizzari

    Some Fantasy Themes

  29. Sibelius19

    My wife doesn't get it

    So she said that the harmonies, melodies, and pretty everything don't seem "right." Funny thing, I was kind of going for that. I want sort of an off kilter sense of movement. Things were slightly "off" with the octave jumps in the woodwinds and strings as well. I don't know, maybe I'm crazy...
  30. Dear Villain

    Can I Dream?

    Greetings! "Can I Dream?" is my newest piece for violin, clarinet, and piano. Hope you'll enjoy! Cheers! David Carovillano
  31. DJ LFD

    Made a Sound Track style Track, Any Advice?

    Always looking to better my tunes, here's the soundcloud:
  32. dman007

    Reverbs for piano ?

    Hi, What reverbs do you use for piano for classical piano, and piano for tv/film cues and scores? Which reverbs, and what settiings do you use?
  33. Mads Skønberg

    Totally new to orchestral music

    Hi! I started making orchestral music 2 weeks ago with Logic Pro X on my iMac. I would be really happy if you will listen to my work so far. - please visit and listen. Very happy if you tell me what is good and what is not. I have composed music since I...
  34. Epicurse

    Hello everyone... I am Epicurse

    Good afternoon members, My name is Eric Oriol and I go by Epicurse when I compose epic orchestral music. Started back in March 2016 with no instrument experience nor music theory knowledge, I decided to use Studio One from Presonus as my DAW and I started composing one track at the time. I...
  35. beyd770

    Any recommendation for quality classical MIDI-files?

    Hey guys! I am at the beginning of my journey as a composer and mockup-artist, and my understanding of musical theory is still very limited. I see a lot of you guys recommending going through orchestral scores to learn about the individual instruments and how to write for them, and how they...
  36. E.Heart

    My mother died. I composed this Serenade for Strings for her...

    My mother Annemarie died on July 6th, 2017. I composed this Serenade for Strings for her, which was played at her funeral. It expresses the emotions I felt when faced with this final goodbye. This music also tries to express the silence and beauty which is beyond life and death. It begins in a...
  37. Maxfabian

    VSL solostrings "In Motion" new track!

    Hi, I made a new track that i would like to share with you. Pleas let me know what you think about the sound and the composition. Libs used: VSL Solo String and Ravenscroft 275 (Piano) I wish all of u a pleasant weekend!! Cheers:)
  38. FredericBernard

    Op. 0 No. - 2: "Piano Episode - Inside A Devastated Mind"

    Hey guys, check out my new piano solo composition: A quite special work for me, as it's my first offical release of "serious music", which just covers solely the piano. The work is basically a mix-up of modernistic composition principles, which came up in the early 20th century. I was...
  39. APD

    DEAL: Get 60% off Embertone's Intimate Solo Strings Bundle + $25 Embertone Gift Certificate.

    60% off Embertone Intimate Solo Strings Bundle + $25 Embertone Gift Certificate Embertone’s Intimate Solo Strings Bundle is an astonishing collection of the most detailed, life-like solo strings on the market today, with all the controls necessary to create beautiful and realistic...
  40. stan-k

    Original symphonic work: feedback on realism

    Hello everyone, I would very much appreciate your feedback on the technical side/execution of this work. Obviously, it was rendered using sample libraries (VSL), and I'd like to know if you find anything particularly unnatural or unrealistic, i.e. use of articulatoins, dynamics, etc. Basically...
  41. W

    Ave Regina Caelorum for Chorus, Woodwinds, and Strings

    All samples so far. Score video at Suggestions for improvement welcome.
  42. SamiMatar

    Live Orchestral Album

    I am thrilled to finally announce the release of my first orchestral album in many years, Atmos: Symphonic Odyssey. Making this album was a unique experience for me because I exercised something unique: Where I could, I would write a note and not look back, there's no changing it. This...
  43. N

    Eastern Dream by Nektarios.

    After one year of creating my song "Eastern Dream", I finally released it and finished the music video for it. This song is about war and refugees and their struggle and dream to find a safer and better place. In my eyes, refugees from the Syrian war, Ukrainian war, or any war, are the same. So...
  44. donbodin

    Review of Evolution Modern Nylon from Orange Tree Samples

    My new favorite nylon string guitar library, Evolution Modern Nylon, continues Orange Tree Samples' tradition of transforming midi into credible guitar performances. Full review, demo and more: Evolution Modern Nylon is avillable from from
  45. Pianistikboy

    World of Life (piano & orchestra) - Hollywood Strings Diamond, Cinewinds & Cinebrass

    Hi guys ! Here is my music for piano and orchestra entitled 'World of Life'. It gives an overview of the capacities of the beautiful Hollywood Strings Diamond vst, and also Cinewinds and Cinebrass. Let me know your impressions. I hope you'll like it ! Thanks for listening. Anthony

    New to VI - New Year, New Studio !!

    Hello and a happy new year to you all. I've just joined VI having discovered the forum completely by accident. And wow, looks like I've missed out on so much useful and constructive content, tips and helpful banter. Anyway, just wanted to intro myself. I'm actually more of an amateur these...
  47. Anze Rozman

    Phoenix for flute solo and orchestra (Live recording)

    Hello everyone! I hope you all had a nice new year's eve! On 11th of December of 2015 I had performed my piece Phoenix for flute and orchestra by flutist Eva-Nina Kozmus and the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. The piece was originally written for Eva-Nina Kozmus in 2010 for flute and piano...
  48. Anze Rozman

    Phoenix for flute solo and orchestra (Live Recording)

    Hello everyone! I hope you all had a nice new year's eve! On 11th of December of 2015 I had performed my piece Phoenix for flute and orchestra by flutist Eva-Nina Kozmus and the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra. The piece was originally written for Eva-Nina Kozmus in 2010 for flute and piano...
  49. Satzclock

    Centrifugal Satz Clock

    Greetings! I am Steve Kusaba and currently I am producing the Centrifugal Satz Clock ( the worlds largest musical production, 47 hours long. There are some very talented people who have played on it. Currently we are looking for singers who wish to participate. There is a...