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April 2020 Blog Posts (11)


I wrote a postcard piece today, which is also a 30 second piece. Well, it's thirty seconds if you play it left to right with all the instruments. If you play it per the instructions, it is of infinite length, or until the players have had enough. I've left it full width, so you can read it, but I may have to edit it if that doesn't work.…


Added by Stephen Ferre on April 28, 2020 at 4:35pm — No Comments

Creating Clips in Cakewalk


Added by Ali Riza SARAL on April 26, 2020 at 5:34am — No Comments

Scoring For Film - The Composer Dynamic

With the modern world being largely visual in associating anything with music, there is something to be said for a composer's skill set to work with visuals, such as with scoring for film, whether it be short film, or a full blown production. Having the skills to create great music is just one facet in the arena of scoring.

Being apt, efficient, and to create something on-the-fly for a director is paramount. Also, having an environment of technology that provides quick turnaround on…


Added by Bongo John on April 23, 2020 at 5:30am — 5 Comments

How to use Sonatina VST with Cakewalk - Piece for Brass and Strings

Recently I wanted to use Sonatina VST with Cakewalk. I first installed Cakewalk and then Sonatina VST.

While working step by step I met difficult problems, such as rendering switches to staccato and missing sounds in the imported MIDI tracks.

The problems I met are shortly:

1- Sonatina soft synth works one per track, so 10 instruments means 10 soft synths.

2-Headers and other controls in the MIDI file has to be deleted.

3-Cakewalk base C is one octave…


Added by Ali Riza SARAL on April 18, 2020 at 3:00am — No Comments

Prelude and Fugue for Piano - A comparison of Cakewalk-Sonatina VST with MuseSCORE output


I decided to write my impressions and technical notes about Cakewalk here in my Blog.

Prelude Fugue for Piano is a 2 + 3 minutes long piece.  I chose it to be able to

play with track parameters easily.  

First I played with the QuadCurve Equalizer of the Sonatina output track.

Than I played with piano tracks, reverb etc.

References for these:

QuadCurve Equalizer module…


Added by Ali Riza SARAL on April 16, 2020 at 3:16pm — No Comments

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