Mockup Quality to Justify Real Orchestra

Mockup Quality to Justify Real Orchestra The quality and also availability (more sample content creators, smaller price tag) of orchestral samples has increased dramatically over the last 10-15 years and while back then they were easily to distinguish from the real...

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...

Learn Your Tools

Learn Your Tools Working as a composer for commercial media requires you to stay up to date regarding technical and stylistic developments. This means, it is part of the job to more or less regularly get accustomed to a new piece of soft- or hardware. This could be...

Mutes on String Instruments

Mutes on String Instruments Using mutes on string instruments has some important things to consider and remember. Mutes as seen on this picture have no influence on the vibration of the strings but simply alter the way how the vibration of the strings is transmitted...

Loops, Prerecorded Phrases and Presets

Loops, Prerecorded Phrases and Presets The use of loops, presets and prerecorded phrases is seen very controversial among the community of composers with some people using only their own individually programmed presets and loops. There are of course two sides to this:...