1. A

    Realism in Orchestral Tracks

    This might sound like a very basic question, but I've been yet to find anything on the internet that provides me a decent solution or workaround. Let me inform you of my situation first - I'm 17 and have been dabbling in orchestration since I was 14. At the moment I am using a combination of...
  2. ChrisSiuMusic

    Disney Intro Rescore

    Hope you enjoy! Libraries used: Strings: Berlin Strings and CSS Winds: Berlin Woodwinds Brass: Berlin Brass and CineBrass Perc: CinePerc Harp: CineHarps
  3. D


    Vent time: So, after years of keeping my music low profile on my own websites, and working primarily with classical music for live performance, I decided to start a Soundcloud. I put up a few of my orchestral works (not my concert music, but more film/game stuff) and promoted the heck out of...
  4. D

    Dance of the Devilish Demons

    Hi all! I'm a Soundcloud virgin, and would really appreciate some listens and follows for my new Soundcloud page! I'll post a sample work here and hope you'll subscribe for more! Cheers! David Carovillano
  5. J

    VSL Bundles

    Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, I have decided to sell my VSL licenses. These are the following: Vienna Instruments Pro Comes with 3 licenses to allow simultaneous running on up to 3 computers. Originally purchased for €146, asking price €122. VSL Symphonic Cube + Downloaded...
  6. hozierschurch

    Convolution Reverb (Spaces)

    If using convolution reverb (in this cases Spaces), how do I deal with mic positions for instruments before I apply the reverb to each section of the orchestra? Just thinking that if I use a Mid mic setting for example, am I not duplicating the space that's been created - in which case should...
  7. ChrisSiuMusic

    Determination - A Track in the Style of Disney

    Hi all, I'd like to share my newest track with you: Determination. I hope it will inspire you, and make you feel fulfilled by the end. I will be doing a walkthrough and breakdown of the track next week, so feel free to subscribe! Thank you :)
  8. Brendon Williams

    My Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire Contributions

    Hello Everyone! At the urging of @AlexanderSchiborr, I've decided to share some of the music I wrote for Guild Wars 2 this last year. I had the pleasure of working alongside the amazing Wilbert Roget II to write the battle music for the expansion (who recently composed the soundtrack for Call...
  9. ChrisSiuMusic

    Berlin Strings: A Personal Review

    Hello my friends, I’m quite new to this community, and have not seen very many personal reviews of Berlin Strings, likely due to its cost. For those considering it, here’s a review I uploaded on my channel last week. Please enjoy! Feel free to subscribe if you would like to see more reviews.
  10. D

    Can I Dream?

    Greetings! "Can I Dream?" is my newest piece for violin, clarinet, and piano. Hope you'll enjoy! http://www.maestroscorner.com/audio/vsl/canidream.mp3 Cheers! David Carovillano
  11. borghipablo

    Orchestral recordings in Russia

    https://www.moscow-scoring.com/ Has someone made a sharing recording session in Russia?, the prices are really good, opinions? Thanks!
  12. N

    Regarding the Albion series

    Hi everyone! I'm quite new to the game and currently looking around for the best orchestral package for me. I am kind of on a budget though, so I really want to make sure I get the most out of the money I invest. Anyway, I'm pretty keen on the Albion series, especially Albion ONE, but I'm not...
  13. Red Room Audio

    "Creating Palette" Featurette

    We've just released a little featurette detailing the origin, production process and features of our Palette Orchestral Series. Ever wondered what goes into creating an orchestral sample library? Hope you enjoy!
  14. Epicomposer

    Spitfire albion one 10th anniversary edition - review

    We reviewed Spitfire Audio's brand-new ALBION ONE - 10th Anniversary Edition for Epicomposer! "Featuring a 109-piece orchestra accompanied by a thunderous cinematic percussion and synthesizer section, ALBION ONE provides media composers with everything they need to create compelling scores...
  15. reutunes

    Balkans, bargains and bell-ringing cats... Samplecast #62 is LIVE!

    Greetings, It's been such a busy week for me with videos and music to make. I've been producing a couple of walkthrough videos for Sonokinetic's new brass library and an incredible FIVE videos for the new orchestral collection from Red Room Audio. Somehow I've also managed to put this week's...
  16. P

    Starting orchestra sample library

    Hello all VIControllers! I'm looking for an orchestra sample library. I'd like it to have separate instrument groups, like violins, violas, etc., not only ensembles, like high strings, low strings. Also solo string would be good to have. I'd prefer dry sound or switchable mic positions. I...
  17. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Solid State Symphony

  18. Michael_Picher

    "Halloween Leftovers" (Using OE1, CSS, & GPO5)

    Halloween quickly disappeared after October 31st, but I'm still in that mood! I mainly used Project SAM's "Orchestral Essentials 1", "Cinematic Studio Strings" (which I'm still getting the hang of), and "Garritan Personal Orchestra 5".
  19. Mads Skønberg

    Johannes Visits by Mads Skønberg

    Finally I found my self again. Please listen and be free to comment.

    What kind of brass are used in this soundtrack?

    Hi, I think this piece is a full orchestral piece. I'm asking my self what brass are used in the first part where there is a dark atmosphere. Can anyone help me?
  21. Samulis

    VSCO Pro Library Update 2.6: Now for Kontakt Player!

    Versilian Studios' Chamber Orchestra 2 Pro is back with Version 2.6! NEW! Now made for the free Kontakt Player as well as the full Kontakt. As a licensed library, it will also appear in your libraries tab for increased workflow! Over 90 unique instruments, all originally and faithfully...
  22. K

    Orchestral work with piano

    Greetings! I usually spend summer times by a lake called Ekoln from where I composed this tune. I find it pastoral since its inspiration originates from nature around and in the lake. There is also a video to the tune which I will post on youtube in due time. As usual, all kind of feedback are...
  23. K

    A Study in Contrast and Continuity

    Here is a piece for orchestra and piano with the intention to maximize contrasts while preserving continuity. I'd love to receive your comments. It is produced by Finale+Garritan Personal Orchestra.
  24. Michael_Picher

    "Ancient Archeology" (Cinematic Orchestral Piece)

    My latest composition, which was inspired by Jerry Goldsmith's score from "The Mummy", as well as John William's music from the Indiana Jones series!
  25. D


    Greetings all! Just thought I'd take a moment and introduce you to my new website, http://www.dearvillainmusic.com To coincide with the launch of the site, I've released a brand new album of orchestral music which I hope you'll check out here Cheers! Dave
  26. N

    New track

    Epic hybrid orchestral track.
  27. ptram

    Making ready-made ensembles with normal libraries

    Hi, Since some time, there has been a lot of what I call "ready-made ensemble" libraries (elsewhere called "instant orchestra"), like Action Strings, Albion One, or the recent The Orchestra. These instruments allow to choose a type of ensemble, a rhythm, a "mood", and with just a keyswitch and...
  28. MoeWalsaad

    Honest Reviews on (The Remote Orchestra)

    Hello Everyone, I would like to hear unbiased reviews on the Remote Orchestra, Of course, I went to the website and heard the samples, pretty awesome but I would like to hear from composers directly who are not associated with TRO, and I would like to hear some samples of your music that were...
  29. antcarrier

    Fretless Guitar Orchestral Prog Rock

    Hi! I have just finished writing my latest piece. It is a combination of classical music and prog rock. It has fretless guitar and bass, orchestra and a LinnStrument. I had a lot of fun making this. I hope you enjoy! :) Jon
  30. Knomes

    Owning KU11, it's convienent to buy Symphony Series?

    I own KU11 so i'd be eligible to buy all the symphony series collection at 150€ each one. I found two reviews about Brass ans Woodwinds here: http://www.samplelibraryreview.com/the-reviews/review-symphony-series-woodwind-collection-by-soundiron-native-instruments/...
  31. Jediwario1

    Raiders Bounty (original orchestral piece)

    Hi everyone, here's a short orchestral piece I recently wrote. With this piece I was wanting to create something upbeat that didn't rely on generic epic percussion or synth arpeggiators to maintain the rhythm/beat/pace. Sample libraries I'm using are: Cinematic Studio Strings, Cinebrass...
  32. D

    Drone Attack

    Hope you'll check out it out! Comments always appreciated :)
  33. 1

    Live recording with orchestra! :)

    Hello everone! :) I've been lucky enough to get a track I've composed recorded with the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra. It was written as practice in film scoring and it is for a comedy scene. Link to the track: Hope you'll like it :)
  34. FredericBernard

    My Re-score Projects for a few Animated Films

    Hey guys, I did a bunch of re-score projects, means I've replaced the original music of the specific films with mine. The music I've used is a mix of tracks that I had recorded with a studio orchestra in Hungary, while other tracks were produced solely with my sequencer. -Ardman's Arthur...
  35. Phryq

    Christ Hein "Solo Orchestra"

    I've always thought Chris Hein has amazing solo instruments. I wonder, has anyone ever composed for a Christ Hein Solo Orchestra? As in, his solo strings, solo woods, and solo brass together to make a very small orchestral sound?
  36. rlundv

    First attempt at happy cinematic music - Albion ONE

    Hey guys! Norwegian noob trying to get some overview on orchestral mockups and writing with samples. I have never studied music, and I can not read from sheets, so I can only rely on my ear and what I can hear inside my head :) This is my first template, and my first "real" composition. If...
  37. G

    What Harp libraries do you recommend?

    I'm looking for a new Harp Library. What do you guys recommend? So far I've just ben using the Harps in EWSOQL, but am looking for a new more detailed Harp. Also one with some Harp Effect options. I really like the Hard Effects runs in EWSOQL, but feel like it sounded a bit dated, or I've just...
  38. D

    Soaring...epic trailer/game music

    Thanks for checking it out! http://maestroscorner.com/audio/soaring.mp3 Dave
  39. D


    Hope you enjoy it! http://www.maestroscorner.com/audio/longing.mp3
  40. dog1978

    Orchestra Guide - Get the real balance

    How do I find the right balance of virtual orchestra instruments? Many composers play entire pieces in a mock-up, in order to find out the best set-up for each instrument. But that takes a lot of time. Orchestra Guide solves this problem. For many instruments, a short melody was recorded in...
  41. J

    A brief overview of acheiving realism with programmed orchestral music

    I think it would be a great idea for members to post "simple" ideas of how to make orchestral music sound more realistic. For example Im a guitarist by so could tell if a programmed guitar was indeed programmed by certain charicteristics or in orchestral music having the brass higher than the...
  42. MarcJovani

    Bobby Fernandez - "There aren't any mixing secrets. I can teach you everything that I do"

    Hi everyone, this is my first forum post ever. Please, forgive me if I mess up with the format or style. I wanted to share with you the video of an interview with 3 times Grammy winner, mixing engineer Bobby Fernandez (Clint Eastwood, Danny Elfman, Brian Tyler) Watch the full interview here...
  43. Syneast

    Affordable lightweight full orchestra?

    Pretend for a moment that you are building a full, high quality orchestral library to use on a sort of mid grade, affordable laptop. I'm thinking Core i5 with 8 GB of RAM or something. Whether or not it has an SSD shouldn't matter. The point of this challenge is to pick the orchestra for the...
  44. 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...
  45. Pianistikboy

    Two excerpts from my 'Agnus Dei', for mezzo-soprano, choir and orchestra.

    Hi ! This is my last composition for orchestra entitled 'Agnus Dei'. Hope that you'll enjoy it. Thanks for listening and for your feed-back.
  46. danielb

    Epic Elf War ... #Trailer #Evenantcourse

    Hi guys I just finished a trailer track after beginning to follow the evenant trailer course ( http://courses.evenant.com/ ) Nice and instructive if you don't know nothing about trailers... So here is a first try, I tried following the steps they describe and to make it powerful !! :) any...
  47. calebfaith

    Angels In Cloud

    Hey, Here's a composition I've been working on lately. Its impressionist inspired and I've been working on my orchestration. I'd love any feedback! Thanks, Caleb
  48. Pianistikboy

    'La Vallée d'Eschcol' - CSS and other orchestra stuff...

    Hi ! This is my last composition for orchestra entitled 'La Vallée d'Eschcol'. Hope that you'll enjoy it. Thanks for listening and for your feed-back.
  49. A

    Recording Sessions in London starting at $299

    The $99 Orchestra has evolved from a Crowdfunding project into a full service company. Customer service, a new booking system, more recording options and new recording session options. New available options London Recording session (20 union musicians) London strings session (10 union...
  50. DanielOutro

    Looking for musicians and producers to work remotely

    We're Outro, a Montreal-based company that has recently launched an online marketplace for musicians, producers and singers. Our mission is to give talented artists a consistent source of revenue — you can work by selling your own loops and samples, or by collaborating directly with Outro users...
  51. DanielNeelMusic

    Into the West

    This a fun/wacky orchestral piece I wrote this week. It was inspired a bit by the Banjo Kazooie Nuts and Bolts soundtrack.
  52. Pianistikboy

    Arrangement for string orchestra of my piece 'Libera Me' (whole piece) - CSS

    Hi, I have just finished the arrangement for string orchestra of my piece 'Libera Me'. You can now listen to the whole audio track. For this demo, I have used again my go to string library CSS. I hope that you will like the rendition. Don't hesitate to comment. P.S. According to Morodienne's...
  53. tav.one

    Funniest Orchestra?

    I've never laughed so hard since a very long time :rofl:
  54. UVI

    UVI Black Friday Sale: 30% Off Storewide

    This Black Friday, we’re taking 30% off our entire product line!! Treat yourself with our FX Plugins, our Soundbanks ranging from vintage synths to orchestral, and even with Falcon our creative hybrid instrument covering both synthesis and sampling techniques with 15 oscillators, 80+ effects...
  55. ricz

    $99 Orchestra -- RIP OFF?

    Hi folks, Anybody had any luck communicating with / receiving files from the $99 orchestra? I have been trying to reach them unsuccessfully for several weeks through email, Facebook, Indiegogo and their website and am beginning to get rather frustrated. Other clues lead me to believe this is...
  56. Pianistikboy

    Mélancolie - Anthony Sylvestre

    My last track entitled 'Mélancolie' : Turn up the volume to catch the best of this music... Give me your impressions... Keep tuned to my last news on my facebook page : www.facebook.com/anthonysylvestre.composer
  57. calebfaith

    8DIO Majestica Review/Walkthrough

    Hi, I just recorded a review/walkthrough of 8DIOs Epic Orchestral Library Majestica. I would also like to say that I have not received anything from 8DIO to do this review and that I purchased the library myself. Here it is: - Caleb
  58. Demisane

    Hey Guys Would love some input on post production (Mastering)

    It has been a while since I posted anything on this forum. But recently I took the plunge to get a lot of vsts and have been working towards perfecting my production skills. Would be quite greatful if I could get some feedback on possible sound corrections.
  59. A

    Learning about the different roles of the instruments

    Hi VI! This places sound like a place for me and my new interest :-) For a start. Do anyone know a good places for me to study Orchestral/Cinematic music? I am mostly self learned in producing music and do stuff without knowing what I do. Right now I could really use some studying in what all...
  60. StudioSpotlight

    VIDEO | VEPro 5 & 6 - Brief overview and loading time comparison

    ------------------------------------------- NEW FROM STUDIO SPOTLIGHT ------------------------------------------- In Studio Spotlight's first video, we look at the recently released Vienna Ensemble Pro 6, comparing the load times of a string section from EastWest's Hollywood Orchestra Gold with...
  61. Pianistikboy

    Seven Kings - CSS strings & orchestra

    Hi ! this is another track showing CSS strings in an epic orchestral context. I admit that I have left my Hollywood Strings library, and have changed for those Cinematic Studio Strings. I think it's for a long time my new go to library. Imo : a great one ! and as I've already said, a great step...
  62. phil_wc

    Any one know more of Orchestra recording service?

    I search but can't find the list of where they provide orchestra recording services. Now what I know is http://www.sofiaso.com/ http://www.budapestscoring.com/ Budapest Anyone know more of these? I'm finding place to record for low-budget film and has a standard performers. Thank you.
  63. Vartio

    Jupiter Needs Drones

    Just a little sketchy thing I wrote today. I hope you dig it.
  64. mcalis

    Great collection of free orchestral (raw) samples!

    EDIT: Made the mistake of not using search before posting this (in my enthusiasm). I see that this resource is already fairly well known and used in the VI community. Apologies! Perhaps this has already been posted here at some stage, but this is a fantastic resource of free samples...
  65. leoniscaeli

    My cover of the Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale - Light of The Seven - Piano Cover - All instruments

    My cover of the Game of Thrones Season 6 Finale. A great theme for a great episode. Now that I analyzed it in order to make this video, I love it even more. The structure of this theme and its build up are so well done. All the other instruments were done by ear. I recorded all the...
  66. tymax

    New Album "Abandoned House" - Cinematic Hybrid Music

    Dear friends! I am about to finish working on a new album. Here are some tracks from the album, I will be really glad to get some comments, critic and any feedback! Thanks!
  67. Samulis

    Versilian Studios Chamber Orchestra 2.5 - $229

    Hi everyone! After about two years of development, I'm pleased to present Versilian Studios Chamber Orchestra (VSCO) 2, a lightweight but powerful orchestral sample library with a focus on chamber music and unusual instruments. It comes in four 'Editions', each geared towards a different...
  68. Mundano

    Orchestral Woodwinds Panning (MIDI)

    Hello dear musicians and recording artists, i have searched the forum for specific Woodwind's positioning in the mix, but i have found small to none information. Beside plugins like Altiverb, Vienna MIR PRO or Virtual Sound Stage help, beside Virtual Instruments Libraries rooms and mic...
  69. N

    Symphonic fantasy track

    Just posted a new track, and thought of sharing it here:
  70. 1

    First Live Recording!

    Hello everyone! :) This is my first live recording with an orchestra :D I have composed this track for the graduation film "Generation Mars" at the Norwegian Film School at Lillehammer, directed by Alexander Armas Kereklidis Turpin. Recorded with the Norwegian Radio Symphony Orchestra (KORK). A...
  71. Jetzer

    MIDI mockup of The Last Samurai by Hans Zimmer (cover)

    Did this about a year ago, don't think I ever shared it here. Fun to listen what my mockups sounded like a year ago, that solo cello though...ugh. Learned a lot from doing this + it was a lot of fun! Can recommend it to anyone. The piece is called "A Small Measure of Peace" from the original...
  72. MoteMusic

    "Not So Normal"- Orchestra, electric guitar, piano.

    Hello everyone! I have just finished the score for a short independent film. This is a cue in which our character is at first dreamily drifting in his disturbed state, and then as he walks he sees everyone as peculiar strangers, who may all know his secret. He then finds that his medication has...
  73. 1

    SPAT vs Altiverb

    I've looked for a comparison, but have not found one for orchestral music. I'm trying to decide whether to go with Spat or Altiverb, but the decision is rather difficult. What do you think sound best for orchestral positioning and verb? 10Dman
  74. 1

    Streamers and Punches in Cubase (for film scoring)

    Hello, I'm going to use some streamers in a cue I'm writing for the orchestra (first time live!), and I'm trying to find out how to add streamers in Cubase. I've heard it should be possible in PT, but as of now I only use Cubase. Does anyone know how to do this in Cubase? 10Dman
  75. Phryq

    New Album V

    Here it is I'm into any kind of feedback, especially reverb, but really anything (including artwork).
  76. 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...
  77. 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...
  78. E

    "Desert Rose" [Epic, Choral, Action, Uplifting]

    Hello everyone, I would like to share one more track I made. I thought this might seem nice for Call of Duty. Hope you enjoy it. Happy New Year to all!
  79. fiestared

    Merry Christmas... Mr Lawrence live Ryuichi Sakamoto

    Enjoy ! Love and Peace to all my friends, Musicians and composers F.red Ryuichi Sakamoto Live
  80. Jonas.Ingebretsen

    Piece from my new Symphony - MERRY CHRISTMAS :)

    Hello there. Here is a short piece I wrote for my new 30 minute symphony. Hope you enjoy it. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones :2thumbs:
  81. Vartio

    Little groovy orchestra doodle

    Some more "why not try pulling this style/idea off" things lol. I hope you like it.
  82. tymax

    In Search Of Treasure - Virtual Orchestral Cinematic

    Hello! A new approach to mixing was used in this composition. Do you think I have achieved the good sound? I would appreciate any help in finding the weak points of this track, what should I pay more attention to and what did I miss. I would be happy to get your feedback. Thank you!
  83. B

    Emotionscore - Score Prep & Orchestral Production

    EMOTIONSCORE MUSIC SERVICE Our expert score and part preparation allows composers to focus on their work. // *October* special rates for 1st time customers We work with European orchestras and have the best session musicians at hand. Orchestration and orchestral session production in close...
  84. TomNoyd

    Tell me what's wrong with these meager attempts at Hybrid music (works in progress)

    I don't mean that in a defensive, sarcastic, rhetorical sort of way. I'm sincerely inviting people to take a listen and give their 2 cents on what needs to be improved with these tracks. (I'm still not too savvy with embing Soundcloud playlists so I may be editing this post a few times)...
  85. W

    Loud piece

    virtual recording of chorus & orchestra. I know the consonants are over-heavy in the quieter section .. working on that. Comments welcome. http://www.hartenshield.com/0565_15_and_the_lord.pdf
  86. A

    Slow piece to test Cinestrings sample library

    This is a short piece featuring Cinestrings Core along with a few other instruments that are part of Hollywood Orchestra Gold. I don't play piano, so I made a conscious effort to make the instruments feel like they were played (using MIDI CC etc.). Any advice and critique is welcome. Thanks...
  87. R

    5 Things Every Composer Should Do Before A Remote Recording Session

    Hello Everybody. Thought you would enjoy this little article we wrote about 5 things that composers can do help better prepare themselves for a remote recording session (or recoding session of any kind for that matter). There will be a follow up to this so looking forward to your feedback...
  88. esencia

    Tips about mixing epic orchestration with UAD plugins

    Hi all.. This is a message mainly for UAD users..but I'm pretty sure that other composers could also contribute a lot with their experience with other plugins... I wonder if you could share your experiencience about mixing strings within soundtrack compositions to make them fit better into a...
  89. NoamL

    A Sea Voyage (sketch for orchestra)

    I wrote this short piece for fun. I got this I-v idea stuck in my head and decided to develop it :)
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