George Abbott replied to lulu zhang's discussion Sources for notated scores
"    I write complete orchestrated soundscores from simple jazz and pop music to symphonic title pieces. How about giving a listen to one of these. I have several on soundcloud. All are done here at my farm in New Jersey USA. I would love to hear…"
Jul 13, 2017
Gmo replied to lulu zhang's discussion Sources for notated scores
"I have a bunch for the books from the smalley orchestration courses. Plus a few random ones and also the john William that a lot of folks have.
I think if you take the online course for smalley course he will provide a bunch.
Those are cool as some…"
Feb 3, 2017
lulu zhang replied to lulu zhang's discussion Sources for notated scores
"I'm looking for the LOTR & The Hobbit scores and a load of other ones. Yes in regards to orchestration and notation, so I'll take what I can find for now. Thanks for those links! Dave Dexter said:
The internet has made us forget that some things…"
Feb 3, 2017
lulu zhang replied to lulu zhang's discussion Sources for notated scores
"Thanks Dave. Where did you find Star Wars? Maybe I can look there. It doesn't have to be a film score, but I'm just being picky right now because everything else I can find for free very easily."
Feb 3, 2017
Ingo Lee replied to lulu zhang's discussion Opinions on this Digital Piano?
"Yeah my controller works fine for $50 bucks, but the other stuff adds up quick."
Dec 6, 2016
lulu zhang replied to Steve Yee's discussion My story and a great source of info for new composers i discovered.
"Thanks"
Dec 6, 2016
lulu zhang replied to lulu zhang's discussion Opinions on this Digital Piano?
"Thanks Ingo. I might get both. I have yet to figure out a clear goal as I'm very inexperienced so I'll make that my priority. I know I want to focus on film scoring though.

Ingo Lee said:
Casio makes a decent product and Costco is a good retailer,…"
Dec 6, 2016
Ingo Lee replied to lulu zhang's discussion Opinions on this Digital Piano?
"Casio makes a decent product and Costco is a good retailer, no problem there. To make your decision you need a clear idea of what you want to do with your music.
The pianos that you linked to are intended for home use by hobbyists and they are fine…"
Dec 6, 2016
lulu zhang replied to lulu zhang's discussion Opinions on this Digital Piano?
"Also I'm wondering if there are specific advantages to getting a controller keyboard over a DP.  The DP can act as a MIDI controller as well."
Dec 6, 2016
lulu zhang replied to lulu zhang's discussion Opinions on this Digital Piano?
"Thanks for the suggestion Ingo. I was deciding between a MIDI keyboard and a DP but as I'm still an amateur pianist I'd like to be able to develop that so as to enhance the experience more than anything else. In terms of computer set up what do you…"
Dec 6, 2016
lulu zhang replied to lulu zhang's discussion Opinions on this Digital Piano?
"Dave, I'd like to have that option, but they don't have those models where I live. The only source is online. Costco has a good return policy so if the sound isn't what I'm looking for I will return or exchange it.
I'm not sure how this works. I'm…"
Dec 6, 2016
Ingo Lee replied to lulu zhang's discussion Opinions on this Digital Piano?
"Hi Lulu -
If you are seriously going to compose music you will need to record and/or score your compositions, and a decent computer setup with an interface and recording/scoring software is the best way to go.
If you are going to do that you don't…"
Dec 5, 2016
lulu zhang replied to lulu zhang's discussion Novice composer looking for advice
"Thanks for the detailed response. I will look into FL Studio. Actually one of the biggest obstacles is the daunting task of producing music with technology that I'm totally unfamiliar with, so I'll take your suggestions to heart. Same goes for my…"
Nov 23, 2016
andrew thornton replied to lulu zhang's discussion Novice composer looking for advice
"My current work flow works like this:
I compose my piece in Finale. 
Then I export as a midi file and import the midi into my DAW - FL Studio. 
Then I set up the mixer, instrument/s, effects such as a reverb and eq. 
Then I make it into a wave file…"
Nov 22, 2016
lulu zhang replied to lulu zhang's discussion Novice composer looking for advice
"That's very useful. Thanks again. What specifically do you mean by particular concepts? I'm aware there's also the consideration that you have to be able to match your score to film, and to compose in very short periods of time, which I'm not yet…"
Nov 22, 2016
lulu zhang replied to lulu zhang's discussion Novice composer looking for advice
"Hi Andrew, thanks for the reply. It's good to know I'm not the only one. With regards to notation software, did you use that by itself? Do you play an instrument at all (I'm assuming not)? If you dont' mind I'd love to listen to some of your work …"
Nov 22, 2016
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