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  2. Emanuel Fróes

    This is a common and awesome figure for strings. Can mockups come close?

    This is a common figure for strings in the romantic era, principally by Strauss, and later influenced the early hollywood film music. How good can virtual performances come close to this "defined but undefined chorus sound" ? Do you have any examples ? Look at the strings right at the start...
  3. peterharket

    Orchestral Pop Composition

    Here is a piece I composed using The Orchestra Complete 2. Enjoy!
  4. Four for Music

    Join our orchestra shared session! Book a slot at [email protected]

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  5. Ben

    Synchron Prime Edition 25% Off - Free Divisimate Template

    November is here, and this is your chance to save big while diving into the sonic world of Synchron Stage with a fantastic all-in-one package. All essential instruments and articulations of our more extensive Synchron Series collections in a resource-friendly 65 GB orchestration powerhouse...
  6. Duncan Formosa

    Film Logo Idea

    I wrote a little film logo theme for fun then added some visuals from an after effects template. This is the result.
  7. Duncan Formosa


    I really love a good RPG, especially the Baldur's Gate and Divinity Original Sin franchises. So I thought I would write a piece of music that kind of feels like you're embarking on an adventure through these mystical lands! I hope you enjoy it!
  8. Garlu

    "A Private Affair" available in Prime Video

    Hi there, One of my latest projects is available in Prime Video: "A private affair". 8 episodes of mistery, comedy and adventure, with some emotional touches as well. "1940s, Galicia (Spain). Marina Quiroga, a bold upper class girl with the soul of a detective, decides with the help of...
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  10. Emanu1674

    (Very WIP) Indiana Jones - The Raiders March Mockup

    I've been working on a mockup of the Raiders March for the last few hours and i think it's time for some real world exposure. This started as a brass orchestration exercise, and i'll probably never finish it. But i like sharing my unfinished projects anyway so here it is! As always, feedback is...
  11. Emanu1674

    Ludwig Van Beethoven, Symphony No. 10 (Arr. by Barry Cooper) MIDI Orchestration Exercise

    Another orchestration exercise by yours truly. This time i made a mockup of the first 6-ish minutes of Beethoven's 10th (The Barry Cooper arrangement, not the AI one). I'm not 100% happy with the mix but i've been around this for too much time already and my ears are getting tired for today...
  12. Emanuel Fróes

    Oh God, Why Dont You Hear Me? (Offertory for Strings)

    Please remember to like on YT if you liked. if you dislike, post the link of your music on the comments, for I can learn how to do it.
  13. Emanuel Fróes

    Best Cymbals (or a Cymbal that does not suck...) Or: The Secret for you Get Rich Sampling Cymbals

    *If there is another thread pls redirect* I observed many walkthroughs and it looks that Cymbals are a problem. Is there a VST that has many BASIC articulations in an organized manner? Dynamics, damping, timbre, and mallets are VERY RIGID in everything i observed until now. SO far what i...
  14. M

    Shayah - Thematic orchetral piece

    Hello everyone, I wanted to share with You piece I composed recently for my dear friend. Melody came to me when I looked at her photo and messed around with piano. I also composed theme based on her name and surname, of course it only consists of the letters that translate into musical notes...
  15. ChrisSiuMusic

    1 Idea, 3 Orchestrations!

    Had a ton of fun with this one - orchestrating 1 idea 3 different ways! I hope this is helpful, and shares some of my personal arranging insights along the way. Enjoy!
  16. rlundv

    Mockup: Shipwrecked (1990) - Patrick Doyle (Midi)

    This theme is my first experience with being absolutely mesmerized by the sound of the orchestra. I simply love the 90's - sound with narrower stereo image, close-mic'ing and no fear of motives being developed and repeated. I allowed myself to some small artistic decisions in the intro, and also...
  17. whgoss

    10 Tips for Writing for Virtual Orchestra

    Hey guys, I've got a new educational video on working with virtual orchestral instruments and some of the things I do to get a more professional, realistic sound. Just for some background, I'm a professional composer for video games and concert halls, and my aim is to peel back the curtain and...
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  19. Emanuel Fróes

    SEARCHING FOR WOOD ALIEN... , piano and orchestra

  20. DrSgtShock

    Covering Technical Death Metal w/ Orchestra (Fallujah - Sapphire)

    Behold, my latest attempt at rearranging metal songs for orchestra. I, of course, had to dial back a decent chunk of weedly-weedlies and double kick to make things a bit more believable but the energy is definitely still there. Unfortunately I don't think the trombone or cello players would...
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  22. Garlu

    "Llegaron de Noche" BSO binaural on platforms!

    Hi there, I'd like to humbly share the score I wrote to "Llegaron de noche" ("What Lucia saw"), which is on platforms: Link https://li.sten.to/llegarondenoche What's special about it? - Mixed on atmos/binaural (if you listen from Apple Music). - Performed by a super talented guitar...
  23. Bluemount Score

    Ethnic Orchestral with Vista, Phoenix Orchestra, Metropolis Ark & more

    This epic / ethnic orchestral track is part of my current album. Lots of different libraries mixed together in here. Hope you like it!
  24. J

    Orchestral Mids Conundrum

    Hey everyone. When producing my orchestral music, I often find myself in a tricky situation with the mids. I'm using the Cinematic Studio libraries primarily for a lot of the work I'm doing right now and I'm mostly very happy with my mixes, but I know they can be better. My issue is with harsh...
  25. Emanuel Fróes

    Return of Saint Joan of Arc - OST, or "My Power is God´s Power"

  26. ChrisSiuMusic

    Disney Orchestral Medley - A Blast from the Past.

    Hey friends! I'm so happy to share this Disney medley with you, containing many of my favourites. Please enjoy, and thanks in advance for watching! :)
  27. Hannes

    STELLA - orchestra session video

    Last year a fellow composer friend asked me to help out with a project, because it was fitting well to my writing skills. It was a short animated advertisement for an "asthma awareness campaign". They had quite a good budget, so I decided to book a 30 min orchestral recording session slot to...
  28. S

    Orchestral string pick percussion

    I don’t know how else to explain it other than the sound of the string being hit, or picked. I’m curious what libraries would have that?
  29. David Lee-Michaels

    Realistic dynamic changes/note transitions with orchestral tools

    Hi all My question might sound a little long winded so hopefully this will make sense. I use metropolis ark 1/2 and Berlin Inspire series and I'm confused about how to create realism between note changes. For example if I am using sustained horn and play a melody, the first note has that...
  30. ChrisSiuMusic

    Spitfire Appassionata Strings - First Look!

    Hey friends! In today's video, we'll take a look at Spitfire's newest string library, Appassionata Strings, along with a short demo. Enjoy!
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  32. ChrisSiuMusic

    A SIMPLE Way To Think About Orchestration.

    Hey friends! In today's livestream, we'll cover a simple way think about orchestration, and 3 practical tips we can use to arrange music with confidence. Please enjoy! :)
  33. iMovieShout

    Thank you Anne-Kathrin Dern: Orchestration Quick Tips

    Hey fellow VI'ers, Happy New Year!! :shocked: So, I don't often post here, but as I came across this little gem - quick tips guide today, I thought that this was worth a mention. Anne-Kathrin Dern, an upcoming composer, with some great projects under her belt, has a stream of really useful and...
  34. nuyo

    Mid Side EQ Epic Hybrid Orchestra

    Hey, So as Cinematic Composer we are mixing a lot of different sound sources together. Bass Synths, Brass, Strings, Choir and Sound Design. When I'm trying to mix my sounds together, they always sound like they are fighting with each other. The mix doesn't sound as wide as other mixes. It...
  35. D

    Hoopus vs bbcso black friday

    Hello! BF is coming around and I've been looking at all-in-one orchestral libraries for that are around 500USD or less. So far from what I've gathered, HOOPUS and BBCSO have been recommended at their sale prices. If you could pick one, which one, and why? If you have another recommendation...
  36. DreAxl

    Mirrors of Fate: Epic Orchestral Music

    Hi there, my second composition during this year from the genre of epic orchestral music. Have a great week everybody and stay safe! Br, Aleksi
  37. clynos

    Pharaoh (Orchestral)

    Hey. I'm a bit uncertain if this sounds Egyptian enough. It might sound more Spanish Arabic. I watched some documentaries on ancient Egypt in between making this song and changed my thoughts in that way at some point. The end represent the pharaohs death and ascent. The middle banging stuff...
  38. A

    Hello orchestral music fans.

    Hi, I didn't know this existed, im 19 yo, besides my studies and all I make music. I entered Berklee College of Music but couldn't go bc of the money. I really love film and videogame soundtrack, it creates an emotional bond with the music that lasts forever. I have a lot of emotional...
  39. clynos

    Hopes And Doubts (Orchestral)

    Hey again everyone. Any comment on improvement are welcome. Or just what you think in general of this sort of thing, Is it embarrassing? Difficult to follow? Too much variation? Like I've heard the track a few times now, and can "follow" it, because I made it. But if I leave it alone for 24...
  40. D

    Orchestral library for Film/game music (BBCSO Vs ?)

    I'd like to buy my first orchestral library this BF or Christmas. I'm interested in writing music for games/film. Regarding my tastes at the moment: John Williams - Hedwig's Theme Howard Shore - Old Friends David Arnold - Opening Titles (BBC series Sherlock) Jeremy Soule - Reign of the Septims...
  41. P

    Your Dream all in one Orchestral Library (Fantasy !) What would it be made up from ?

    Ok, Dream with me for a second, Imagine there was a "Super Collab" between libraries, and there was a "Super Orchestral Library" that had all your favourite individual sections, recorded in one space. So obviously Spitfire have BBC, Steinberg have Iconica, and O.T. made "Berlin Orchestra"...
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  43. ChrisSiuMusic

    6 Steps to Creating Your First Album!

    Hey everyone! Creating and producing your own album from start to finish is a labour of love and commitment, but it can also be overwhelming if you haven't done it before, or still daunting if you're a veteran. In today's video, I'd like to share what I've learned from producing my own album...
  44. Symphonova Stem Service

    Hybrid Production Transformed: Symphonova Stem-Production Software Service

    We are very excited to announce the launch of our new service for producing orchestral stems. Our method is similar to conventional hybrid stem production (musician + ‘mock-up’), except you don’t need to spend hours manually adding expression. Instead, our intelligent software captures the...
  45. nuyo

    Orchestrating Trombones and Horns

    After experimenting a lot with Brass orchestration in hybrid arrangements, I have the feeling that the brass section fits more with the rest of the other instruments if I let the Bones and the Horns play every 2nd note. If you have a simple A Minor Triade The Horns get the E and A and the Bones...
  46. S

    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.
  47. 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...
  48. Noc

    Basic advice for using parallel compression in an orchestral mix?

    Heya all, I’m aware of that other thread about parallel compression in orchestral music, but mine is a different question that doesn’t really get answered there, so I thought I’d post this here rather than add another reply to that thread. Hope that’s all right. In short, I want to use...
  49. 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...
  50. S

    Large Orchestral Manuscript Paper

    Is anyone able to tell me where I can find manuscript paper that looks like the sheet attached (in that it has around 36 staves per page and is laid out for orchestra)? The best I can find either has less than 30 staves per page or is simply just the staves (without any instrument names or clefs...
  51. LinearZero

    Mono/stereo orchestral samples: when to use what?

    Hi all Noob question here, I generally compose and arrange orchestral and cinematic music using libraries such Berlin Inspire and Metropolis Ark. I know that when composing many contemporary styles of music certain instruments/percussion are recorded in mono and others in stereo e.g a kick or...
  52. Timothy Schmidt

    RESONATE (Orchestral Album)

    Hi everyone! Today I released RESONATE, a collection of hybrid orchestral pieces exploring the intensity that develops from a combination of irregular rhythms and rhythmic layering. Neither trailer tracks nor cinematic cues, these works are simply experiments with various fundamental musical...
  53. J

    Looking for Small Ensemble Orchestra

    Hi there everyone ! I'm looking for a Small Ensemble Orchestral Library for adventurous video game music ! For sound references, I really like the sound of the "Ni No Kuni II : Revenant Kingdom" OST (Link) (BTS video with Joe Hisaishi (Link)) or some of the Hollow Knight soundtrack (Link) I was...
  54. Voider

    Voider - Liontech Plaza [Futuristic Epic Hybrid Composition]

    I've been working on this one for quite a while and I'm pretty happy to finally share it with you and the world! I hope you enjoy the newest story from Mega City 6. "Airships appear above Liontech Plaza, the big synthetic park in front of the Liontech corporation's tower. Even through all the...
  55. G

    First orchestral library purchase decision

    Hi! I'm trying to decide which orchestral library to start. There is the Spitfire spring sale going on right now, and I'm thinking about the BBCSO but I'm not sure what to do. I'm not new to orchestration, I have studied it and scored more than a few songs. I would like a library that I can...
  56. Voider

    Orchestral mixing - 3 different reverbs vs. 1 reverb for everything

    Hey fellow composers! A topic that has been discussed here many times, but I have some specific questions and would like to structure this pretty clear. My usual approach when mixing a composition with enough orchestral instruments isto treat it like a "real orchestra", is to set up a close, mid...
  57. Rasoul Morteza

    Would a YouTube Video Series on this Interest you?

    Hi folks, After a millennium of postponing my YouTube project, I've finally decided to start one with perhaps a series of videos on orchestral music in Ambisonics (HOA specifically); therefore the idea primarily concerns writing and production techniques when using orchestral samples for...
  58. FredericBernard

    Underwater Wonderscapes - Live Recording feat. Budapest Scoring

    Hey folks, Within the quarantine I found the time to work-out on a new piece for live orchestra (based on an piano solo piece of mine), which we recorded in Budapest. If you should be interested in the printed score let me know, so I'll drop it in this thread. Feedback (as always) much...
  59. reborn579

    My first big orchestral brass work

    hi guys! here's a track from my new album i've just released - 'humanity'. it's one of the first songs i write which features a big brass part: horns, trombones, tubas and even some trumpets. i'm curious what you guys think :) (the brass comes in around the 0:30 mark)
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  61. Pecchan

    My custom String Library - presentation video

    Hello! Here is presentation video of how we put together a custom sample instrument "Bethany" made from the strings of Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra. The instrument is a playable texture-generator with randomized aleatoric elements. Bethany is not for sale - this is not an advertisement but...
  62. Voider

    Reverb on each track vs. Reverb groups

    Fellow composers, how do you approach reverb especially in productions that have orchestra parts in it but aren't classical, e.g. hybrid stuff or cinematic music. Do you find it better to group instruments into the same reverb (for instance based on their distance to the listener) for a more...
  63. D

    Help with orchestra chords.

    Hallo guys Im new to the orchestral (cinematic music) Im pianist and i have a good knowledge with chords, But when it comes to strings i use the chords the same way i use them in piano example below, and i always use ensemble patches for chords (css 2 for example) Is this the right way to use...
  64. V

    Feedback on first "serious" virtual orchestration

    Hi Everyone, I recently finished my first serious virtual orchestration. I have worked with MIDI before, but this is my first attempt at making a mockup of a (full) piece that I wrote for live orchestra. There's a lot that I think can be improved, but after dealing with many bugs and losing a...
  65. T

    Help/resources/tips on manually tuning the orchestra to be more realistic and sonorous?

    Heya, I've known about the idea that the orchestra or other ensembles (string quartet for example) uses different tunings for different pitches/intervals depending on keys and chords, but I've so many other more important things to worry about I've never bothered with it. But now I feel like it...
  66. 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...
  67. Alfeus Aditya

    Somewhere In My Memory (John Williams)

    This is a piano cover that I made with the orchestra from EWHO, what do you think, I still really like the sound of HWO, especially the strings. Many thanks
  68. ChrisSiuMusic

    Performance Samples VOYAGE - Discussion!

  69. Aleela

    How to make MIDI sound real

    Hi! Can you please recommend some video tutorials (on youtube, free, or paid) that explain how to make MIDI sound real? Especially for orchestral and piano sounds. Thanks a lot!
  70. Aleela

    Template Building

    Can you please recommend me some videos or courses (free or paid) that explain in detail how to build an orchestral template, routing etc.? I use Cubase 10.5 and Spitfire Symphonic Orchestra plus some pianos and synths like Omnisphere, Zebra and Diva. Thanks
  71. P

    CLOSED SOLD Native Instruments Komplete Select 13 For Sale Includes Massive | The Gentleman Piano + more

    Got a SS61 MK2 KK keyboard, and as I already have all the products I am selling my Select 13 License - Never Registered . Take a look here for all the instruments and EFX included - https://www.native-instruments.com/en/products/komplete/bundles/komplete-13-select/ Will accept £85 over...
  72. ChrisSiuMusic

    Writing a Disney style piece from start to finish!

    Hey everyone! I'm so excited to share this video with you, where we'll go behind the scenes of how I composed my piece 'Tranquility', and show you every musical idea that comes to mind as I compose. Please enjoy, and let me know if you have any thoughts or questions!
  73. dman007

    Has anyone used The Orchestra ?

    Has anyone used The Orchestra vst instrument? Has anyone had any paid projects using it (film, tv, library work) ? How do the samples compare with other libraries?
  74. M_Helder

    SWAM Violin license

    Hi, I am currently in the process of cleaning the shop , trying to sell off the instruments that I don't really use anymore. - SWAM Violin license - 99$ (via PayPal). Current price is at 129$. You get a full license via official Audio Modelling account. Here is the info from support: The...
  75. pixelcrave

    One of my first orchestra comps (using Nucleus, Jaeger mainly) - feedbacks?

    Hi everyone I'm a beginner / hobbyist who only started playing around with composition earlier this year (due to covid lockdown). I only play piano, but am not classically trained. I have no formal music education nor I can read notes fast to play. I've been playing around with orchestral type...
  76. Navid Lancaster

    My latest rescore composition via The Cue Tube

    Hi everyone here is my latest rescore composition. The video comes from The Cue Tube. The Cue Tube is a resource for composers, who can find free videos to rescore and build a portfolio and professional network, and a place for filmmakers to find great composers for their projects. I really...
  77. S

    How much do you EQ your reverbs for orchestral music?

    I'd be interested to know! I use EW Spaces, and (using the built-in filters) have a 10khz HPF on every instance (seating positions AND hall, to help smooth out the sound), as well as a 120-130hz LPF to stop things from getting too muddy. Is it wise to go even further than this? It's very easy...
  78. nuyo

    Drastic Panning the Orchestra ?

    Why do people say you shouldn't pan Orchestral sample libraries ? I know they are "pre panned" but in our stereo we can pan things much further to get a clear and defined sound. Or is it the realism aspect ? I don't think anybody would listen to a well sounding cue and be like: "Man that cue...
  79. brandowalk

    Tribute to Ennio Morricone (StaffPad, Piano in Blue)

    Here is a recent tribute to the late, great Ennio Morricone produced in StaffPad. (Exception being the piano sounds, performed using Piano in Blue). This is the "music video" version. A link to the "conductor score" version can be found in the YouTube description. Hope you enjoy! Brandon...
  80. Secret Soundworks

    "Distress Call" (Epic Sci-fi Hybrid Sound Design Emotional Piece)

    Made a little hybrid synth orchestral sound design cinematic piece, hope you enjoy it! (image used is from the movie Oblivion, which by the way has a great soundtrack too!)
  81. ChrisSiuMusic

    Reacting to Thomas Bergersen’s Newest Album Humanity

    Okay, so this album is awesome haha
  82. ChrisSiuMusic

    A Guide To Traditional Chinese Instruments: A Video Essay

    Hi everyone! In this video, I wanted to take a deeper look into the traditional Chinese instruments heard in many pieces and film scores. I hope you learn and discover something from this presentation! ►► Download the slides for free! Click here → https://cutt.ly/ByVFUHU
  83. D

    Can someone tell me which drums these are?

    I'm looking to re-create this kind of music. Can someone help me?
  84. ChrisSiuMusic

    Internal Resolve - Inspired by Ip Man

    Hello my friends! As you may or may not know, I am an avid fan of the Ip Man film franchise, which follows a kung fu master throughout his life, displaying his bravery, standing up for what is right, and overcoming adversity. I was inspired to write a theme based on the main Ip Man theme...
  85. dman007

    Reverbs for film/tv orchestral mock-up and works

    What reverbs do you recommend and/or use for film / tv orchestral music ? Any thoughts on: UAD Ocean Way Studios UAD Lexicon 480L Valhalla Vintage Verb Perfect Room Pheonix Verb Any others? Looking to get room sound, that space and sense of distance Would like to know people's...
  86. M

    What orchestral templates cover and how to arrange it?

    Hi everyone, i'm quite new in here, probably my first post. I was searching for the most suitable orchestral template for my workflow (Cubase 10 Artist + MBP 2015 16gigs ram and i7) but probably heavy load of samples or something else, quite staggering to work. I mostly use Spitfire Symphony...
  87. 8Dio Productions

    8Dio Early Leap Year Sale 40% off all products.

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  88. fahl5

    Poll: Orchestra-Samplelibraries, are you ready for Beethoven?!

    In preparation for a Beethoven project, I did the as short as brilliant Prometheus Overture op43 with 11 different sample orchestras and would like to hear and - if you like - also to discuss your opinion about which sound is best suited for Beethoven's music. To allow an unbiased musical...
  89. gohrev

    Stuck with thinking in A-B-A patterns of four to eight bars each

    Hi everyone, I can't seem to get my brain to think outside the box, or.. bar. Classic patterns are deeply engrained in my compositions, which means most of my music follows sonata or rondeau forms. Eight bars A, eight bars B, eight bars A again (with small variations in orchestration). I would...
  90. 8Dio Productions

    ✨ Blendstrument + Century Strings Flash Sale 48H Left ✨

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  91. filipjonathan

    Orchestra reverb

    Hey guys! A quick question. When you're using an aux reverb with your sampled orchestra, how do you eq the verb? Do you cut everything below 100Hz? 80? 50? I would normally cut everything below 300Hz when mixing pop music but since I'm new to the orchestral stuff, I wasn't sure if you actually...
  92. Bluemount Score

    Walking with Dinosaurs - Soundtrack by Benjamin Bartlett (1999)

    I think this is an absolutely extraordinary soundtrack that brings back so many childhood memories. Glad that I found it again. No intentions to provoke even more BBC discussions in this forum :P
  93. 8Dio Productions

    Welcome to 8Dio's Holiday Sonic Advent(ure) Day 5!

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  94. M

    Mic'ing instruments

    I was playing around with the BBC plugin and after realising I liked certain patches better in close/room mic position, I got curious whether there are any issues with mic'ing various sections of an orchestra differently. If I'm writing a fully orchestral piece, should they generally speaking be...
  95. gh0stwrit3r

    Imperial March [Star Wars] - International Symphony Orchestra Lviv

    Star Wars belongs to our cultural heritage. The music is truly phenomenal! Written by John Williams, the man that plays in his own league. He is one of my biggest examples and a never ending inspiration source. How great it is then to attend a live performance of the International Symphony...
  96. Vsevolod

    Sonnox Inflator for Orchestra

    Hello! Does anyone else use Sonnox Inflator to saturate your orchestral soundtracks? This plugin was a revelation for me, although some say that it is already old. I add it to Master Bus. I love the effect knob at a position of 30 to 50%. Could you set this to 100%? I feel the maximum...
  97. ChrisSiuMusic

    Orchestral Tools - Time Micro (A Textured Beauty)

    Hello composers! In my final review of the year, let's discuss the newest library from Orchestral Tools, Time Micro. With a chamber-sized vision in mind, did they succeed?
  98. xanderscores

    Is MIR still a useful tool with so many "reverbed" libraries out there?

    I have a question, a fairly basic (hopefully not stupid) one: Since most libraries these days have several mic positions and therefore include the reverb and the positioning of the instrument (section) within the orchestra - is there still use for a tool like MIR? Would it add anything to my...
  99. Anevis

    8Dio Majestica

    I've looked at 8Dio what they have to offer for BF and discovered their orchestra Majestica that is on sale for $176 I think. I already own one of their strings library (Agitato Sordino Strings) and I find them very good. Since Majestica is more that 60% off I kind of want to buy it. They have...
  100. 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...
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