orchestral

  1. 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?
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Nashville Scoring Strings

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

    Afflatus Strings 1.3 Update

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

    Library Spotlight - Perfperc II & III

    Check them out here: https://www.performancesamples.com/
  8. 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!
  9. Soundiron Team

    Soundiron Autumn Sale - Save Up To 40% Off Storewide

    Learn More: https://soundiron.com/collections/all-products We're unleashing our best deals of the year on every instrument in our store. Save 30% off all Kontakt Player/ NKS Libraries and Bundles and 40% off all individual non-player libraries. Save big on our most popular libraries such as...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. Cory Pelizzari

    Infinite Woodwinds 2.0 Update

  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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.
  17. 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:
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. Secret Soundworks

    The New World (Epic Sci-Fi Hybrid Orchestral Dramatic)

    Made a little track today, cinematic synth sound design and orchestral kind of thing. Hope you like it!
  21. Duncan Formosa

    In a Land of Myth [Orchestrated]

    Finally got round to orchestrating this. It's turned out better than I thought it would and I'm quite pleased with it. Let me know what you all think.
  22. ChrisSiuMusic

    Tranquility (Emotional Disney, Cinematic Orchestral)

    Hello friends! I wanted to share a brand new piece with you, entitled 'Tranquility'. Defined as 'a state of peace and quiet', and inspired by John Williams' 'Luke and Leia's Theme', I hope you feel a sense of stillness and calm during these uncertain times. There is also some passion and emotion...
  23. E

    Smart Voice Split on Kontakt

    Hello, Is there another sample library (preferably orchestral) that have smart voice split feature like session horns and session strings? Here's an example: Thank you.
  24. 8Dio Productions

    8Dio Eternal Summer Sale - New Offer Every Day

    8Dio Eternal Summer Sale ... But first a little love letter from 8Dio ... 8Dio just turned 9 years old! It doesn’t FEEL quite right to celebrate ... and yet ... it doesn’t feel right to not recognize this milestone either? When 8Dio went live in 2011 - we held our breath knowing we had...
  25. Adam Takacs

    The arrival of mankind | orchestra, electric guitar and synths |

    Hi there! I'd like to share my latest work which is an orchestral/electronic hybrid piece. I used many different sample libraries and some live guitar recording. Mixed with my Audio Technica M40x headphone and my two favorite plugins for mixing: Fabfilter ProQ-3 and Gullfoss. Comments would...
  26. ChrisSiuMusic

    3 Important Tips to Mix a Live Instrument into an Orchestral Mockup (ft. Tina Guo)

    Hi friends! In today's video, let's answer a widely asked question: How do you go about mixing live instruments in with an orchestral mockup? Let's discuss 3 considerations, and I hope you'll find these useful and practical for your own workflow. Please enjoy! In case you'd like to hear the...
  27. BlackDorito

    Orch ... with a smattering of jazz

    In this piece, which features piano, I've tried to incorporate a few jazz elements within colorful orchestral textures. No Tin Pan Alley tunes, just variations of a 4-note figure. "Four Note Fantasy - Part 1": Active 12/8 with slow section featuring jazz trio. Some cinematic touches...
  28. Soundiron Team

    Soundiron's 2020 Storewide Summer Sale Starts Now!

    Learn More: https://soundiron.com/collections/all-products As the summer heats up, we've decided it's that time for us to unleash some sizzling deals! We're running a 33% off store wide sale on over 130 virtual instruments in our shop. Includes all ']Kontakt Player/ NKS Libraries and ']Bundles...
  29. Kubler

    “Or Noir” – Trap / synth / orchestral sort of thing I guess

    Hi everyone, This week I wrote a main theme for a webseries, Or Noir (“Black Gold”) that will be released weekly on YouTube. It's a heist story set in the parisian suburbs. The director wanted the theme to convey a human, optimistic side in addition of the traditional "urban" feeling, so I...
  30. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Perfperc Volume 1

    Get it here: https://www.performancesamples.com/perfperc-vol-i/ Buy an album: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/
  31. Firesouldier

    Danish guy moved to United Kingdom

    Hiya, As the title suggests, I am Danish, but last year I moved to United Kingdom to a town close to London. I am slowly getting used to the new ways over here and so far I am enjoying my new life :) I just joined this forum today and I am excited to be a part of the community, and find out...
  32. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - L&S Chamber Strings

    Get it here: https://www.lightandsoundsamples.com/chamberstrings.html Dry examples: https://www.dropbox.com/s/0dtbvacziz0sh97/L%26S%20Chamber%20Strings%20Dry%20Examples.wav?dl=0 Buy an album: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/
  33. dman007

    Which type of panner do you use in Cubase for orchestral / film / tv work?

    Which type of panner do you use in Cubase for orchestral / film / tv work? (esp. using sample libraries) Stereo Balanced Panner or Stereo Combined Panner ?
  34. ChrisSiuMusic

    Common Orchestral Doublings & Combinations (Explored)

    Hey everyone! I hope you're having a wonderful day! I'd like to share with you a video on orchestral instrument doublings. This is a widely discussed topic that works especially well with auditory examples, so I hope this video gives you some insights. As always, let me know if you have any...
  35. 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...
  36. B

    Benji filmer game/film composer

    Yo yo yo I’m doing some game music composing, here’s my demo if ya need a boy to do your music I got ya just hit me up with a DM: benjifilmer on twitter or Instagram my demo:
  37. ThomCSounds

    Checking Out : Copernicus by Indiginus (Free for a limited time)

    Hi everyone, Here's my review of Copernicus by Indiginus, an orchestral library, free for a limited time. Copernicus is a great audiovisual sketching tool featuring orchestral, synth layers and a "movie" feature allowing you to watch slides of the solar system and beyond while playing. I...
  38. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Venice Modern Strings

    Check it out here: https://www.fluffyaudio.com/shop/venice-modern-strings/ Support my work: https://www.patreon.com/corypelizzari Buy my albums: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/
  39. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Symphony Series Strings

    Avoid this one if you value your money. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/corypelizzari Albums: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/
  40. jadedsean

    Midi Tags question

    Hey guys I was wondering if any of you guys use midi tags to balance your templates. Usually CC7 and CC1 are used I think, anyway the reason I ask is, i have setup my template with this procedure and it works great except when I need to skip to a section of a track, and then all hell breaks...
  41. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - Westgate Woodwinds (pt.1)

    Get it here: https://www.bigfishaudio.com/catalogview.html?1&24&1:::::::::::::Page=1&Bran=1378 Forum with Patches: https://vi-control.net/community/threads/new-homemade-westgate-modular-series-crossfade-patches.19760/ Dry Examples...
  42. Cory Pelizzari

    Library Spotlight - LA Drama Drums

    Get it here: https://audiobro.com/ab-store/ Custom Patches: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mel1hzu2u6044iz/AACKVjAlXboqbfx7zFdbzlhia?dl=0 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/corypelizzari Albums: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/
  43. Soundiron Team

    Composing In The Style Of Danny Elfman (Soundiron Session)

    In this episode of Soundiron Session Craig Peters deconstructs his track titled "What Lurks Beyond The Grave" which was inspired by film composing legend Danny Elfman. Craig shows how he built the track from the ground up using various Soundiron virtual instruments like Hyperion Strings...
  44. ChrisSiuMusic

    Mixing Orchestral Music Live! My Personal Approach

    Hi friends! In the start of this new series, I'm so excited to take you through a live mixing demonstration of my newest piece 'Path to Freedom'. In this first part, we'll explore taking our tracks and organizing them in a simple and clean way. Please enjoy! Every subsequent part will be...
  45. P

    What are the frontiers of realism in sampling?

    I believe there are five main frontiers in orchestral sample library realism. Essentially, these are the big dead giveaways that you are hearing samples rather than the real thing. These five things still need improvement and will define future big innovations in future sample libraries. 1...
  46. AdamSold

    Cinematic Orchestral Intro /BBC SO

    Hola! Last week I decided to rescore one of my short orchestral pieces I've composed exactly 8 years ago. Hope u like it. Any feedbacks r very welcome :)
  47. Loïc D

    Singapore 7PM (2020 reorch)

    Hi everyone ! Lately I've been reworking an old track, to give the orchestration, arrangement and mood I wanted but missed to produce in the original release. Any comment or feedback is welcome ! (and will be rewarded with a virtual Singapore Sling with the little paper umbrella) ____ And...
  48. Cory Pelizzari

    Placing Instruments in a Space (pt.1)

    Presets for Seventh Heaven Standard: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ap0tu4sraxjzj3s/CP%20Presets.rar?dl=0 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/corypelizzari Albums: https://corypelizzari.bandcamp.com/ The presets provided must be unzipped to you "user presets" folder for Seventh Heaven. These presets...
  49. ChrisSiuMusic

    Path to Freedom (Official Audio)

    A Disney-inspired orchestral piece to lift your spirits during this time of Covid-19. Enjoy!
  50. Bluemount Score

    BREAKTHROUGH - Short epic track incl. CSS, Metropolis Ark and more

    Enjoy and feel free to leave feedback if you have some :) Thanks! Strings: Cinematic Studio Strings, Metropolis Ark 1 & 2 Brass: Metropolis Ark 1 Woodwinds: Native Instruments Symphony Series Choir: Metropolis Ark 1 Percussion: Damage, Action Strikes, Native Instruments Symphony Series...