1. Bogatyr

    Long title ... - orchestral / dramatic

    This one has a title that's too long for a forum heading. Some experimentation with instruments, the cimbalom was useful in the 1st section but anywhere else was too intrusive. This is probably the 1st public production wherein I don't think I need to change anything after reviewing it a week later.
  2. S

    Horn Glissandi?

    In a composition of mine, I'd like the French horns to play a descending glissando spanning a major 2nd. I know some glissandi on horn are achieved by adjusting the position of the hand in the bell, but the passage is to be hand-stopped the whole way through, so that method wouldn't be possible...
  3. Illico

    Faouzia & John Legend - Minefields [Orchestral Cover]

    I posted in the wrong section of the forum. It seems more appropriate to post here. I challenged myself to do my first orchestral version of a Pop music. Unfortunately, like a lot of Pop music, the chord progression is not very developed. Thankfully, transcription was not a problem. The most...
  4. ChrisSiuMusic

    Debut Album 'Freedom' - Singles + Full Release!

    Hi friends, I'm very proud to share my lead single 'Spark' from my debut album 'Freedom'. Inspired by Pixar's Soul, this song tells the story of someone who is feeling lost and overwhelmed, but can be comforted knowing that there is light at the end of the tunnel, and that hope is never lost...
  5. 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...
  6. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Threnody Strings

    Get it here: https://www.soniccouture.com/en/products/28-experimental/g72-threnody-strings/
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    50% off almost all EastWest

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  8. Duncan Formosa

    The Battle

    Went back to a piece that I had started some time last year. I think this is starting to sound pretty good. A few sections I'm not sure about but there's some ideas I think that are quite good. Let me know what you all think :emoji_slight_smile:
  9. Duncan Formosa

    The Battle

    Went back to a piece that I had started some time last year. I think this is starting to sound pretty good. A few sections I'm not sure about but there's some ideas I think that are quite good. Let me know what you all think
  10. AdamSold

    Only one Chance | HGW style short score

    Hi! Its a short one, I just got into the mood of HGW's scores after watching Deja Vu with Denzel. Tried to create a quite similar musical enviroment. Hope u like it! :)
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  12. ChrisSiuMusic

    Checking Out: SOLO by Audio Imperia!

    Hey friends! In today's video, we'll discover the newest orchestral sample library by Audio Imperia, a collection of solo instruments designed to sit lyrically in front of your mix. Please enjoy! My personal favourites from this library are: - Cello (warm, rich, detailed) - Flute (full, nice...
  13. ChrisSiuMusic

    This arrangement and harmony are beautiful. Analyzing Josh Groban's 'She'!

    Hey friends! In today's video, let's take a look at Josh Groban's rendition of 'She', a beautiful song from his newest album 'Harmony'. Please enjoy!
  14. Alex Isiv

    Hello! Greetings from Mexico!

    Hello, people, I just found this forum, and seems really interesting, I look forward to meeting you all, to learn and also help. I've been into music composition since I was about 13 years old when I thought major scales were too hard for me. I am now 27, highly into music production and singing...
  15. Loïc D

    While we're waiting for Bond...

    I spent the last few weeks working on this tune. I actually started writing the revised Bond theme arrangement and variations upon God Save The Queen. Any comments a warmly welcome ! Video version (my first DAWcast !) : Audio only : The video took me a LOT of time - I'm learning Resolve...
  16. IKMultimedia

    Only $/€25/each: SampleTank 4 SE and Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE

    25th Anniversary SampleTank Krazy Deal Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE and SampleTank 4 SE for only $/€25 each Through April 27, you can own Miroslav Philharmonik 2 CE and SampleTank 4 SE for only $/€25 each. That's 83% off! IK Multimedia is starting its 25th-anniversary celebration with...
  17. R

    Is it worth running VEPro without a slave? (building orchestral template in Reaper)

    Short version: Will I notice a big performance boost by using VEPro to host all my instruments, (for a large orchestral template in Reaper) even without having a slave PC? Or should I not bother with VEPro until I can afford a slave? Longer version: Been trying to put together an orchestral...
  18. ChrisSiuMusic

    Need Comprehensive Orchestral Percussion? Check Out CinePerc!

    Hey friends! A recent thread about percussion sparked an idea for this video. I wanted to cover CinePerc, one of the most comprehensive orchestral percussion libraries on the market today. Please enjoy!
  19. Kenneth Malm

    Best full percussion library for the money currently?

    I'm currently looking to buy my first percussion library, which is meant to be used with orchestral music like film scores and games - not so much in the trailer and sound design department. I want it to be the full package, so it should have all the instruments you expect like timpani, taiko...
  20. AdamSold

    Oriental Orchestral piece for a short scene /BBC and others

    A simple melody just popped out my head last week. Also imagined a short movie scene for that: A chinese soldier/hero is arriving to the castle on a horse, the king opens the door and the hero walks thru the court and two side r the poor citizens facing down the ground being thankful to save...
  21. josh_campbell

    Progressive Rock & Metal

    Hello fellow composers! My name is Josh. I wasn't sure what kind of reaction (if any) I would get for posting in here. Like most of you, I am a composer of different styles, including orchestral, honing my craft and finding my way. Well, my other passion is progressive rock and metal and I...
  22. T

    Shopping advice: Laptop For Orchestral Work 🙏😖

    Hi guys! I wonder if anyone could help... I am planning to buy a laptop (possibly Windows) for my composing/recording work (using large orchestral libraries - on Cubase). I have a desktop pc in my studio, I know they're better, but this post is specifically about a mobile solution, which is...
  23. Duncan Formosa

    To The Rescue!

    Attempted to write a piece with the idea of a hero going off on adventure to rescue the love interest and then they venture off into the sunset. Tried to make it sound like an old fashioned adventure theme.
  24. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Areia Lite

    Get it here (be sure to ask for a crossgrade price if you own Nucleus or Jaeger): https://www.audioimperia.com/collections/all/products/areia-lite-edition-made-for-kontakt-player
  25. Secret Soundworks

    Horizons (Cinematic Sci-Fi Electronic Orchestral Music)

    Did a little sci-fi hybrid electronic orchestral piece called Horizons. Would love to know your thoughts :)
  26. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Cinematic Studio Woodwinds (pt.2 - The Details & Criticisms)

    Get it here: https://cinematicstudioseries.com/woodwinds/
  27. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Cinematic Studio Woodwinds (pt.1 - The Sound & Value)

    Get it here: https://cinematicstudioseries.com/woodwinds/
  28. ChrisSiuMusic

    The Best Cinematic Orchestral Libraries For Composers and Songwriters! (Buyer's Guide for 2021)

    This is it my friends. 2020's produced some wonderful fruit (in terms of sample libraries), so let's review some of the best. Please enjoy!
  29. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - LCO Strings

    Get it here: https://www.spitfireaudio.com/shop/a-z/london-contemporary-orchestra-strings/
  30. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - The Orchestra Complete 2

    Get it here: https://sonuscore.com/shop/the-orchestra-complete/
  31. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Vista Strings

    Get it here: https://www.performancesamples.com/vista/
  32. 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?
  33. dman007

    How do you get that orchestral film score sound?

    How do you get that orchestral film score sound? What are the key mixing elements to achieving that sound? It always seems "set back" and has a unique sound quality. Where do you aim to have peak dBFS and LUFS for the loudest part of a piece (in mixing and/or mastering) Do you apply any EQ...
  34. M_Helder

    Jeremy Soule like fantasy mockup

    Hello everyone, I've been checking the limits of EWCC libraries for some time now and wanted to see if it is (or I am) capable of soft and ethereal textural writing, which in my opinion it absolutely does (not sure about my end). Here is a piece inspired by The Elder Scrolls universe that I...
  35. M_Helder

    John Williams - Rey's Theme mockup

    Hey everyone, This is my first orchestral mockup of a real composition by the grand daddy of soundtracks John Williams. I've noticed that a lot of people usually mock up the 'Main theme' or the 'Force theme', so I wanted to do something different and see if I can get at least somewhat close to...
  36. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Nashville Scoring Strings

    Get them here: https://www.audioollie.com/nashvillescoringstrings
  37. Cory Pelizzari

    Afflatus Strings 1.3 Update

    Get them here: https://www.strezov-sampling.com/products/view/afflatus-chapter-I-strings.html
  38. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Perfperc II & III

    Check them out here: https://www.performancesamples.com/
  39. A

    Heroic and Epic Song Attempt - Thoughts, Feedback and Criticisms Welcome!

    Hi everyone, I created this piece for a competition and thought I would share it here. The track is called "Call of the King", and my intent was to make it sound heroic and powerful. Let me know what you think!
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  41. Kubler

    Score video – My Westworld Scoring Competition entry

    Hey everyone ! I thought about bumping the entry discussions topic, but starting a new thread in this section seems cleaner. I wanted to give a try to making a score video, something I rather enjoy and might keep doing on a regular basis with past and future work ! I decided to start off with...
  42. nuyo

    Smiley Face EQ in Orchestral Hybrid Music ?

    After I went trough a few post on VI, I kept reading smiley face EQ from time to time. I always saw that in combination with EDM Kicks. Is this a thing in Orchestral/Hybrid/Cinematic Music and for sound design ? Are there any existing resources that I can study about that and are there any key...
  43. Cory Pelizzari

    Infinite Woodwinds 2.0 Update

  44. ChrisSiuMusic

    The Music of Disney: Alan Menken

    Hi friends! I'm beyond excited to share that my newest (and biggest) video has been released on my YouTube channel! Covering some of my favourite Alan Menken/Disney songs, we do an analysis of the melodic, harmonic, structural, and orchestration elements, and see what goes on behind the music...
  45. 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...
  46. 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...
  47. ChrisSiuMusic

    Reacting to Thomas Bergersen's New Album! (Humanity)

    Hey everyone! Now that all the tracks have been uploaded by TSFH on YouTube, I think it's safe to re-upload my reaction to Thomas Bergersen's album. :) I'd love to know your thoughts! This album is pretty special.
  48. Secret Soundworks

    Future Rising (Epic Sci-Fi Hybrid Orchestral Sound Design)

    New sci-fi cinematic track I made, it starts with dark sound design and goes into a dramatic hybrid synth / orchestral build. Enjoy "Future Rising"! :) Listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/tM7F Listen on YouTube:
  49. ChrisSiuMusic

    5 String Libraries You GOTTA Know About!

    Hey everyone! Today's video features my top 5 string libraries. I'm a big believer in 'less is more', so if you're looking for a comparison of over 50+ libs, this isn't the one for you. Here's are 5 key factors that I look for in a string library: Detail of sound Recording quality...
  50. nuyo

    Is the highest Instrument always the most audible Instrument ?

    I'm analyzing other mixes to find out why my stuff sucks. ^^ What I noticed is that when I listend to them on a very low level, I usually hear the highest Instrument (that plays the melody) and the percussion. That isn't the case in my bad mixes. Could this be some kind of rule ? At least in...
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