Hi! I just started composing about a month ago and would really like some advises. I intend to maily focus on Movie scoring or orchestral music since this is something that have Always been a dream to work with. So I have a few questions since I am pretty new to this. And by the way, I currently use FL Studio 11 with the EWQL CCC2 and some other soundfonts that I have downloaded.
1. What to about when mixing different instruments and equalizing them? I usually just go by feel now but would like to have some method.
2. How do I get my music to sound "louder". I Always have to turn up my volume when listening to the exported mp3, and also in the DAW. When I play it in the DAW though the sound goes to the limit on the dB scale so if I turn it up more there it gets distorted.
If you have some time, please have a listen to: https://soundcloud.com/elias_nilsson/road-to. This is my first real score and I would like any tips on how to get a better mixing or just tips on the general sounds. Any other advises or tips are off course also very appreciated since I really want to improve as a composer :)