Today, I went through my orchestral samples and setup an orchestral template, for the purpose of composing for orchestra, using Sonar. I previewed each sample type, choosing those that sounded acceptable. I wasn't using a sample library, instead I was using samples in a Roland orchestral sound expansion module, the M-OC1, and also some samples in my Alesis Quadrasynth Plus. I've created a template in Sonar that lists all of the 'OK' patches for orchestra. I have them arranged vertically as MIDI… Continue
More than knowledge of music, talent, or ability on an instrument, very important is your ability to effectively communicate with the director, and your ability to analyze, understand, and translate their vision and story into musical ideas which work to picture.