orcherstration

  1. L

    [QUESTION] Which Orchestral Libraries are a must-have for film/game scoring?

    If you could choose only one per category, i.e (Solo Strings, would be separate from the orchestral range of string libraries). Which Libraries are a must-have and why? I am trying to build myself a collection of libraries that I would be able to compose almost any orchestral score with...
  2. 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...
  3. Dyllan Mills-Harte

    Balancing study and music composition

    Hey all, I've been having a bit of an issue balancing studying the theory/orchestration of the greats, and actually writing music. I spend whole days of frivolously writing notes, ideas, and tips, but don't really know how to stop, and start a piece. Any suggestions?
  4. Norman

    [email protected] Discount on Film Composition and Orchestration Ebooks!

    Halloween Sale! 20% off on all Ludwin Music ebooks! Nine books: Film Music Anthology-Developing Material-Scoring Tips-Composer's Handbook-20th Century Score Anthology-15 Lesson Orchestration Course-Composition-Focus on the Strings 20% off on all ebooks-until November 3rd! Click here...
  5. Dyllan Mills-Harte

    Books/manuals in audio/pdf

    Hey there, I have been looking everywhere for pdf's, and audiobooks for the big orchestration manuals (Adler, Schoenberg, Forsythe, etc.). My cp makes turning pages difficult, and I'm having trouble finding anything digital. Any suggestions?
  6. João Pinto

    The Study of Orchestration (Samuel Adler) question

    Hi! I really need to buy this book for study, can someone kindly explain to me what's the actual difference between the Student version and the "Standard" one? Because there's no information about it on the website. Plus, are the online resources paid in both versions? Thx
  7. A

    My Utterly Spiffing Guide to Light Music - Part 3 - Complex harmony

    Continuing our foray into 40s and 50s Light Music orchestration and concepts. This time looking at complex harmony and several period scores. Hope you find it useful!
  8. marcodistefano

    Virtual Orchestration - Composition Walk through

    Hi everyone, hope you will enjoy this video where I am showing in detail how I managed to achieve a realistic orchestral sound in one of my recent compositions. Other videos are coming soon, let me know if there is something I should add in the format for the next ones.
  9. H

    Reduced Orchestral Scores

    Hi, This is my first time here. first, I would like to Thank Mr Daniel James. In one of his interview he said a lots of good thing about this forum. I'm here now, And i'm glad I did. Can any one tell me how or where I can find some information that can teach me how to Reduce Orchestra Scores to...
  10. Garry

    It starts with the first step...

    So my cryptic title is thematic: this being my first post (hi everyone!), and my question about the first steps when composing for film. I'm new to composing, and having recently purchased Albion, which I absolutely love, have started to compose orchestral music (just for fun, no pretensions...
  11. Norman

    Private Lessons on Composition, Arranging, and Orchestration

    Do you want your music to stand out from the pack? Do you want to take one on one, private lessons with an industry pro? Do you have questions on how to develop your musical ideas or add pro touches to your orchestrations? If you answer yes, then check out my private lessons, offered via Skype...
  12. Norman

    Ludwin Music Presidents' Day Sale

    Presidents' Day Sale All ebooks 20% off! Coupon code: 1234 All eight books only $144! Click on this text to go to the site: Eight books on film music, orchestration, and composition. The Anthology Volume Three-Film Book includes analyzed scores by John Williams, James Newton...
  13. Norman

    Orchestration Master Class Series (5 Sessions with free MIDI mockup session)

    It's been said before that fantastic and realistic MIDI Mockups are actually only possible when you approach each cue with vital attention to many details. Those details include the actual composition, the arrangement, your use of orchestration and finally the MIDI Mockup itself to present a...
  14. marky7400

    Overall mixing and mastering

    Hey All I am still beginning my journey as an orchestral composer and have trouble with getting the overall mix and content as accurate as I would like it. I am working through a few courses in production and composition for orchestra and wondered if anyone could listen to my track here and...
  15. gigio76

    Templates

    Hi, Do you usually use any instrument templates? If so what's your preference in terms of structure? g
  16. tarantulis

    Holiday Mock-up/Rework

    As an orchestration/mock-up/ear-training exercise, I threw together my own version of John Debney's "Elf" theme in Logic. Some parts are lacking, I know (woodwinds and brass especially), but I think it helped me improve my string articulations some. Trying to move away from the...
  17. Norman

    Black Friday Sale!

    Ludwin Music is having a sale through this weekend. All items are reduced by 20% and the 7 ebook bundle has been marked down to $145. I also have two movements I analyzed from Ravel's Pictures at an Exhibition as a free download. Check it out:www.musicnewapproach.com Thanks!