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Who Needs To Do What When Recording An Orchestra

Recording a full blown orchestra is definitely not a one-person task. Olajide Paris reveals the list of roles that will need to be filled on anything from a smaller to a heavy cinematic session.

Here's 2 Simple Ways To Get Pro-Sounding String Performances

Understanding glissando and portamento will help your string orchestrations to stand out, whether you're recording live strings or using MIDI to program articulations. Here's how.

This 50-Piece Orchestra Is Made Up Entirely Of Robots

The rise of mechanical robot orchestras is just beginning. Think of this as a fusion between MIDI controlled robot operators, real acoustic instruments, and a laptop running Ableton Live.

Review: Heavyocity NOVO Rhythmic Textures

The latest expansion for Heavyocity's NOVO sample-based instrument is a sound designer's dream. Matt Vanacoro explored NOVO Rhythmic Textures.

Here's How To Make MIDI Orchestras Sound More Believable

If you have ever wondered how to make your orchestral MIDI parts sound more believable, how to work faster and get better results, you'll want to watch these two short videos.

Orchestration: Hard Vs Soft Quantization

When preparing a score for transfer between applications, knowing the best form of quantization to use can be crucial. This video explains why.

Orchestrating Strings: Libraries And Programming Techniques Explained

Your approach to programming virtual strings depends on whether they will eventually be played by real instruments. This short video has some pro library selection advice.

How To Create Authentic, Expressive String Ensemble Sounds

NI's Symphony Essentials distils the best of its larger Symphony series into a more affordable and compact collection - but it still sounds great, as Matt Vanacoro demonstrates.

Review: Sonuscore’s The Orchestra from Best Service

The latest offering from Best Service contains a wealth of multi-layered sampled orchestral instruments. Jay Asher put it to work creating some lush sounds for his productions.

Review: Sonokinetic Espressivo

An atonal orchestral phrase library can be just the ticket when you're looking for something a little different for your scoring or composition work. Gary Hiebner road tests Sonokinetic's Espressivo.

Review: iSymphonic Orchestra

A professional orchestra sound module/sample library with effects for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch? Matt Vanacoro finds out if Crude Byte's iSymphonic Orchestra app delivers.

Review: Vienna Ensemble Pro 6

Vienna Ensemble Pro 6 is a mixing and hosting application for making a multiple computer network for serious cross-platform audio production workflows. It also comes with a 9GB Orchestra VSL library!

Review: Cinematic Studio Strings

Cinematic Studio Series says their new Strings library for Kontakt is bursting with character with stunning true-to-life dynamics and a wide variety of articulations. Jay Asher puts it to the test.

Review: Orchestral Tools Metropolis Ark 1

You want epic cinematic sounds for film scores and trailer music, but also lots of control over the sounds? This. Is. It. Orchestral Tools Metropolis Ark 1 is simply stunning. Jay Asher delves deeper.

Native Instruments Introduces SYMPHONY SERIES – WOODWIND Instruments

Aimed at the professional composer, NI's new Woodwind Solo and Woodwind Ensemble instruments are two more Kontakt instruments that bring earthy woodwind orchestral sounds to your tracks and scores.