Mock-Up Weaknesses

Mock-Up Weaknesses If you can not mock-up an instrument convincingly in a piece (that eventually will end up without recording of real instruments in a score) due to the lack of decent libraries or just out of the fact that this instrument can not be simulated...

Protools in the Film Scoring World

Protools in the Film Scoring World No matter what DAW you use to work in and produce, when working in the film scoring field you should have at least elementary knowledge of using Protools. Most recording studios run on that software providing nothing more but a...

First Chair Simulation in Mock-Ups

First Chair Simulation in Mock-Ups A good way to make loud brass chords in the same family (e.g. a triad in the trumpets) sound more realistic in mockups, is to have the top note playing with a slightly stronger dynamic than the other notes. In real orchestras, this...

Choir Recording

Choir Recording When you’re adding a real choir to your music, in most cases it is recorded seperate from (and after) the orchestra has been recorded. There are three main reasons for this: A choir needs to rehearse and can’t really sing music prima vista. Even the...

Basic Orchestral Microphone Setup

Basic Orchestral Microphone Setup In orchestral recordings, the main microphone is the so called Decca Tree, which is positionated a few meters over the conductor pointing towards the orchestra. The signal from these microphones is also the one that is used as...