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Orchestrating for beginner

Hello fellow composers, one problem has struck me hard the last couple of month. I've started to put emphasis on realistically orchestrati…

Started by Paul Walker

8 Jul 9
Reply by Paul Walker

Best VST for string runs..?

Hi! I'm using Cinematic Studio Strings atm and havent yet quite figured our how to make the that runs I want.. (working on it) What's your…

Started by Johannes Bergcrantz

0 May 21

Orchestral Composing and Mixing Views

I watch loads and loads of these type videos on youtube and one of the best I have seen is how Junkie XL composes his scores. Ok, like mos…

Started by Keith Theodosiou

6 Apr 13
Reply by michael diemer

Help choosing an orchestration/instrumentation book.

Hi there, I just got paid and wanted to invest some money in books for orchestration/instrumentation. The trouble I have is that there are…

Started by Marcel Müller

7 Apr 11
Reply by Dane Aubrun

Trying to create a printed score for Animal Contest entry. Help?

Hello fellow musicians! So I’m basically self taught and never really explored printing out sheet music. Using Logic X for many years now,…

Started by Daniel Krausz

5 Oct 9, 2018
Reply by John Driscoll

Contemporary new music time signatures

Hello, I write contemporary classical music (a bit experimental) mostly with Sibelius and often struggle with time signatures, i.e. I'll pu…

Started by eboats

53 Jul 21, 2018
Reply by Graeme Helliwell

Basing a play on my album?

Aside from the musicals that review recording artists' repertoire, are there musicals where the book was written after the songs? I believe…

Started by Jim Harris

3 Jun 27, 2018
Reply by Bob Morabito

Behind the scene of rendering a composition with a DAW and spitfire audio

Hi All, I just published this video which is a detail overview of how I orchestrated and rendered my latest composition in cubase, let me…

Started by Marco Di Stefano

0 Apr 24, 2018

What is the best way of getting feedback for a composition?

I have tried in the past, but have gotten next to no response from various places, and was just wondering if there was something I could do…

Started by Patrick Boynton

9 Nov 2, 2017
Reply by Dave Dexter

Hello. Farmer George Here - Searching For Honest Critique

         Hello.   I just became a member here and am trying to get a few ears on my original compositions from those who do create  themsel…

Started by George Abbott

9 Jun 14, 2017
Reply by George Abbott


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