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...

“Real Orchestra” Problems

“Real Orchestra” Problems Coming from a sampling background, many young composers are surprised about what main problems usually arise in “real orchestra” recordings that are practically non-existent in the sample world. When recording a real ensemble, the...

Orchestration strategy

Orchestration Strategy When orchestrating music, one of my favorite strategies is to orchestrate from most important to least important which means that you start off with the element that you need to be perceived as the main idea and work your way down to the...