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Spitfire Audio BBC Symphony Orchestra Now Available

British music technology company Spitfire Audio have released their highly anticipated BBC Symphony Orchestra sample library. Here's everything you need to know.

Ten Film Composers Every Composer Should Know

These composers have all played a pivotal role in defining the sound of cinema. How many of them do you know?

Spitfire Audio Launches BBC SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA At Barbican In London

With 99 players, 55 different instruments and 418 techniques, Spitfire Audio's latest orchestral instrument captures the BBC Symphony Orchestra at its finest. Here's what you need to know.

Music Scoring Skills: How To Create Epic Buildups

See and hear how to layer and arrange orchestral instruments to create epic buildups and swells that are perfect for creating an emotional response. This video shows you how.

Review: Venice Modern Strings

This 55GB, 24-bit Kontakt library contains some of the best strings and articulations in the business, as Jay Asher discovered when he turned to it for his scoring needs.

Spitfire Audio Enters Exploratory Sonic Universe Of KEPLER ORCHESTRA Orchestral Tools

Ultra-realistic, dynamic polyrhythmic scores with ultimate control can be yours with this new collection from Spitfire Audio, available at a discount for a limited time.

The Clarinet Is A Unique Instrument To Use When Orchestrating. Here's Why.

The design, evolution and range of the clarinet make it a fascinating instrument to play and score with. Here, Thomas Goss shows you exactly why that is the case.

Review: VSL Synchron Player

This new software player for VSL libraries represents an improvement over its predecessor in every way. Jay Asher took it for a test drive.

Here's Why The Flute Is The Most Expressive Wind Instrument

The flute's unique design makes it incredibly expressive even for a woodwind instrument. In this short video, Thomas Goss explains why, and how you can turn it to your advantage.

Orchestration Tips: "Sauce Making" With Sample Libraries

What's the secret to making great-sounding orchestral parts? As Jay Asher explains, it's all in the sauce. Read on to find out the recipe...

Review: Cinematic Studio Brass

This sampled brass instrument runs in the free Kontakt Player and brings the sound and feel of a lush horn section to your tracks. Jay Asher put it to the test.

Review: Amadeus Symphonic Orchestra

A solid set of orchestral instruments and articulations for use in your productions, all for under $150? Jay Asher wonders if it can be true...

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.