Breakdown Charts

Breakdown Charts When you’re recording your music live, so-called breakdown charts are very helpful. Basically, this chart lists every cue that needs to be recorded with title, length and specific instrumentation of the cue. Also, it notes specials like when there’s a...

Recording in Two Minute Chunks

Recording in Two Minute Chunks Recording action passages and music that demands a lot from your players is best to be split into approx. two minute chunks and later edit them together again. With this procedure, the musicians can focus on certain passages and pull...

Remote Recording Sessions

Remote Recording Sessions Many orchestral recording facilities/studios/services offer the possibility to do a remote session either via Skype, Source Connect or another form of audio stream where you as the composer can hear what’s coming right through the monitors in...

Good Samples vs. Bad Orchestras

Good Samples vs Bad Orchestras On low budget movies, composers often try to squeeze the last penny out of their budget and try to get amateur or student orchestras involved to record their score. My general experience on such experiments is to rather go for a good...