Music Composers Unite!
I'm pretty much a newcomer to the composing world and I've been composing in Finale for the last year. I have Kontakt 3, Ethno World 4, all the Garritan instrument packages and Tapspace percussion.
For some of my work I'm getting great results, however in the case of composition where I want to depict a lot of action, such as war, I can't seem to get enough vigour into individual notes (on playback) where I want it. I've tried using expressions etc such as ffff but that still doesn't depict say, how vigourous a violin bow stroke should be.
Other problems I have include occasional slightly flat notes on violins, (when played in conjunction with other instruments) and squeeks and hmmms at certain note frequencies when certain instruments are playing in combination.
Would I be right in thinking that I need a DAW to iron out these problems when I have done the bulk of my work in Finale? If so a haven't a clue which to go for! Can anyone else reccommend a DAW for use in conjunction with Finale for orchestral, world and eclectic soundtracks?
The Izhaki book is really fantastic too. It's about $33. I refer to it often. It comes with a DVD of audio examples.