Matt Vanacoro reveals five essential ways to transform your MIDI ideas into more human and realistic-sounding instrumentals.
If there's one crucial technique to master to make your DAW orchestral tracks sound authentic, it's this.
These composers have all played a pivotal role in defining the sound of cinema. How many of them do you know?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
This new software player for VSL libraries represents an improvement over its predecessor in every way. Jay Asher took it for a test drive.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.