Tired Ears

Tired Ears If possible never deliver a final mix for important clients right after you finished working on it but rather sleep over it. Very often, when you work for a long time on a piece you either start to not hear problems or start to hear problems that are not...

What is an A Orchestra?

What is an A Orchestra? When you’re on a tight music budget and still want to record an orchestra, it is a good plan to set up orchestral sessions with a so-called A-, B- and sometimes even C-orchestra, meaning that you specifically write certain cues for a smaller...

Vibrato

Vibrato The amount and intensity of vibrato as a default playing style is highly depending on the instrument and also location of the orchestra. While string players naturally add vibrato to longer notes, brass players only play with slight vibrato when they have an...

Safety Takes

Safety Takes Whenever you record live instruments, no matter if it is just a soloist or a whole orchestra, always go for “safety takes” if time allows. Those are takes that you do after the point where you are happy with a take. It can and will happen that you don’t...

Click Track and Gradual Tempo Changes

Click Track and Gradual Tempo Changes Ritardandos and accelerandos are very tricky to do with a click track that live players need to record to later. Especially the standard tempo changes that DAW’s offer with a constant slowdown or speedup usually feel very...