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 a lot of good books out there and I can't decide which one to choose, especially because they aren't particularly cheap.
I was hoping to get some suggestions on which book I should buy and maybe get some pros and cons of certain books.
One book that came to my mind was "The Guide to MIDI Orchestration" by Paul Gilreath.
I like composing on Finale but at the end of the day I work much more on Cubase.
The biggest issue I have are the limits of instruments in the Orchestra and what all the possible ways of writing for them are.
It doesn't have to be something specifically for MIDI orchestration since at the end I really just want to learn how to properly write for instruments and how to make them sound interesting instead of writing normal triad chords without inversions for the strings as an example.
I find myself having the biggest issues with brass and woodwinds because of the different color these instruments bring on different octaves.
Anyways, I hope I am not reviving a dead thread on this forum by asking this question.
Also, I want to apologies for writing a huge thread instead of a short and simple one.
Thank you very much in advance for any advice.