I watch loads and loads of these type videos on youtube and one of the best I have seen is how Junkie XL composes his scores.
Ok, like most film score composers, they all use the libs to make the mock ups which in themselves do sound pretty damn good lol but they will have the mochups and cues eventually recorded by live orchestras.
The thing is though one of his videos was how he uses synths underneath the orchestral libraries to beef up the piece. I had never really thought of doing that and I haven’t really tried that.
When I write orchestral music I tend to just use orchestral libs and my sound just doesn’t seem to really ‘punch’ but his orchestral mock ups sound huge and very powerful.
Does anyone else here use synths with orchestral libs. The synths are not really ‘heard’ but they are used just as undertones to bring out the orchestral instruments used.
Is it because his studio is mega huge and expensive although I use quite a few of the same orch libs as he uses or is it because he doubles and trebles up different libs together or is it the synths that bump up the power of the pieces?
Any views on this would be appreciated.