Mix Automations in Orchestral Music

Mix Automations in Orchestral Music Mix Automations are pretty common in music productions. It basically means that you program parameters of the mix (like fader levels, pan, reverbs etc.) to change automatically during the course of the track, e.g. raising the levels...

Microphone Spill

Microphone Spill When recording a real orchestra, unless isolated in separate booths or recorded in several sections, you will basically hear every instrument on every microphone. This goes particularly for loud instruments like percussion and brass in forte or above....

Modern Score Sound Esthetics

Modern Score Sound Esthetics Some sound esthetics that are practically not possible to be reproduced by acoustic instruments are nowadays “style defining” for a lot of film music. So, often a large amount of manipulation is being done on the music. Apart from the very...

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...