orchestra

  1. ChrisSiuMusic

    Reacting to Thomas Bergersen’s Newest Album Humanity

    Okay, so this album is awesome haha
  2. 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
  3. D

    Can someone tell me which drums these are?

    I'm looking to re-create this kind of music. Can someone help me?
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 8Dio Productions

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  8. 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...
  9. berlin87

    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...
  10. 8Dio Productions

    ✨ Blendstrument + Century Strings Flash Sale 48H Left ✨

    Blendstrument Bundle Flash Sale Sale Ends: 01/16 11 AM PST The Blendstrument is a deep creative environment that gives you the ability to create an entirely new instrument with a single click of a button. The Blendstrument has an infinite amount of combinations and can never produce the same...
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. 8Dio Productions

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

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  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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?
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. TiVAN

    Orchestral Track for the Video Game about Dragons

    Hello everyone! This is a demo track that I've composed as an audition for the "Day of Dragons" video game. The music had to be inspired by "How To Train Your Dragon" films' soundtracks. Another composer is now officially hired, so I decided to share my work with the world and maybe get some...
  22. M

    Stumped for frenetic chord progression

    Right, so I'm composing for a fan video game project at the minute, which for the most part has been going well so far, but I've been asked to score a level that previously had no music. It has to be a minute-long loop of combat music that evokes massive frenetic tension and danger. The...
  23. M

    Torn about Brass/Woods libraries...

    So I've been composing for about 4-5 years now and it feels like I'm starting to hit a wall with what I can do with Brass and Woodwinds now that I've actually started scoring projects. Albion One is great for big epic sounds, but doesn't let me compose for instrument sections (plus, I don't...
  24. lgmcben

    Please recommend good orchestral library for learning (eg. lets you peek into pre-orchestrated patches)

    Hi. Sorry for my imperfect English and lack of musical knowledge in general. I'm a professional software developer who is still a newby in music composition. Until now I only composed 1 video game song which took me 10 months. I only use a free sample library. (which already sounds good to my...
  25. lgmcben

    [Berlin Inspire] Is it possible to know what instruments are playing in each patch?

    Hi, Note: It's my first post here. Please bear with my imperfect English (and my lack of musical knowledge in general). I'm a full-time professional software developer. I have zero formal music education and can't play any instruments. I love video game music. One day I picked up a Udemy...
  26. S

    Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra - anyone here use this outside of sketching?

    I was looking at a few threads here on VIC and walkthrough videos of Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra. For 150usd (99usd with EDU), it sounds really good to me! - Scripted legato, but not such a big problem imo, as it also sounds good to me. - A lot of instruments, and even the choirs sound pretty...
  27. beyd770

    60min speedscoring - now using my own vocal! :O

    Decided to do speedscoring daily for min 60 mins, and just have a go at whatever comes out of it. I decide the theme by choosing a picture, and then disconnect internet and phone, and will go with the first idea that presents itself. It's amazing how often I go back to the first take/version...
  28. Best Service Wolfgang

    Best Service, The Orchestra Complete V1

    The Orchestra Complete V1 - The Next Big Step This brand-new complete bundle comes with 108 new presets - Colors / Rhythms / Animated. It includes the latest version of "The Orchestra", "Strings Of Winter" and Tuned Percussion in the Ensemble Engine. An 80-piece orchestra, 60 new and pristine...
  29. Best Service Wolfgang

    Best Service, TO - Strings of Winter Released!

    TO - Strings of Winter - An Icy Blast of New Sounds Arctic plains. Shimmering glaciers. Far-reaching steppes. A one-of-a-kind instrument that perfectly captures the spirit of these rough, untamed and raw landscapes. An absolutely honest and atypical new sound that portrays scenes of fragile...
  30. BlackDorito

    JW-style collage

    "Scenes of Light and Dark" In this piece I've taken a theme and put it thru a collage of short JW-style action-adventure-danger expressions. I don't claim any structure or narrative .. just having fun with the libraries :)
  31. Genki

    Performance Samples + Musical Sampling libraries as core libraries?

    Hey guys, I'm getting back to composing and I'm basically starting over with building my libraries collection, from zero. I've had this idea, but I don't know of it's a good one, so I need some of your thoughts to help me out. Now here is the thing, I could get Albion ONE as a nice all in one...
  32. 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...
  33. Michael_Picher

    "Scramble the Bolts!" (Orchestral)

    This piece tells a story, from a sudden call to action, to a bittersweet end. The main theme was written in the style of a military hymn, though the actual lyrics didn't make the cut.
  34. ChrisSiuMusic

    The Concept of Layering: 2 Of My Favourite Instrument Combinations

    Hello fellow composers & arrangers! Today let's discuss a couple effective instrument combinations that will enhance your sonic palette.
  35. beyd770

    Wandering - Orchestral Projects:

    Here is my recent composition, which is my first finished track (!). I started the process by finding motifs, harmony and countervoices with a pianosketch. The tempo has later been adjusted, and all themes have been re-recorded to match the individual instruments used in the mockup. Libraries...
  36. APD

    70% OFF: Front Row Violins by Kirk Hunter Studios

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  37. Grim_Universe

    Eugene Latsko - Molokiya Game Soundtrack

    Sorry, guys, I have to delete the post. Until the game is released, I cannot publish the soundtrack. Sorry one more time.
  38. ChrisSiuMusic

    Orchestration for Tina Guo!

    Hi all, I just finished orchestrating a composition of Tina Guo’s, where I expanded upon her original cello idea, arranged, and mixed it. Please enjoy! :) Thanks, Chris
  39. M

    The Orchestra (SOLD) and T Racks 5 MAX (SOLD)

    The Orchestra (By Sonuscore / Best Service) - €199 T Racks 5 MAX (By IK Multimedia) - $149 I can't believe I'm doing this... These are my "lowest price ever" offer. Loosing so much money already! Selling only for financial reasons.
  40. Transients

    Prepare Song for Mixing

    Hi When composing cinematic orchestral music with kontakt sample libraries and a huge number of kontakt instances and instrument tracks with midi note information. How do you guys prepare a song for mixing? When the composing part is finished and its time to start mixing the song, everything...
  41. Transients

    Epic Orchestral/Cinematic Drums & Percussion Elements

    Can we try put together a list of all percussive elements/instruments needed for this kind of music? I am trying to set up a percussion template, which can get me started layering elements instantly without having to go thru the kontakt libraries each time. For the most part ive just banged away...
  42. SwedishPug

    Altiverb Orchestra Tips?

    Hey everybody, I was wondering if anybody has advice on how to best use Altiverb for orchestral music. I started learning about how to do the positioning recently and it has been fascinating. Anybody have tips about Altiverb I should know? Perhaps something that will help with realism or...
  43. Serg Halen

    Two Steps From Hell - Bravestone (Mockup)

    Hey guys! This is my 1st thread on the V.I. and i think i should post my mockup of this incredible track. Maybe you have some comments, or thoughts. Thanks for listening.
  44. 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”...
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    50% off all EastWest

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  46. M

    Suggestions for all-in-one Kontakt library for orchestral solo instruments?

    Hello! I've been trying to dip my foot into composing as a hobby for years, and I've finally taken the leap of getting into software. I'm still pretty new to it, but it's very fun and interesting. For one of my first forays into this stuff, I wanted to get an all-in-one orchestra package. I...
  47. thestickman8

    Cherry Blossom Boulevard

    Hi all, I recently completed a new track and thought you might enjoy it!
  48. beyd770

    What kinds of woodwinds does Blakus use in this video?

    I know the strings/brass-samples are custom made, but I can not find out what f.ex SO 2fl legato etc is. I see Berlin Woodwinds, Albion 1 Legacy/ONE, but I'm stuck at the flutes! Any takers? :)
  49. JaikumarS

    Smart Tempo - Logic Pro X 10.4.3 with James Horner's music

    Hi, I tried importing James Horner's Avatar Track (05 James Horner - Becoming One of -The People- Becoming One With Neytiri) into logicx10.4.3 to figure out the tempo with adapt mode, Flex and follow( on + Align bars and beats) but its not playing to click after the bar no 45 of the...
  50. K

    My Adventure Theme previously entered in the VI Comp...

    Hello, everyone! I've shy'd away from getting critics on my compositions until very recently, and I realize that it is absolutely essential for me to improve my quality and understanding as a composer and producer. I'm seeking the critic of any able and willing body! If anyone is feeling...