Different techniques for voicing and playing chords can radically change the way a piece of music sounds. Matt Vanacoro shares 5 pro tips for better accompaniment.
With major Hollywood movie scores to his name, Kevin Blumenfeld has recently turned to the Moog Mother 32 for his latest TV show. Here he explains how it fits into his sonic world.
Here's how using different kinds of common tones - additional notes held as part of a chord - can add an extra quality to your playing and go beyond simple chord structures.
If you're looking for an affordable but great-sounding solo string instrument collection for your scores or soundtracks, Cinematic Studio's latest release may be just the ticket.
Practicing your instrument can sometimes seem like a chore, but by changing your approach and identifying goals you can make it more enjoyable, and achieve more as well.
Beams are a standard way of simplifying certain elements of a musical score. Gregg Fine explains why you should be using them.
This Kontakt player instrument, Apocalypse Elements takes the core from the 25 GB Apocalypse Percussion Ensemble for a more streamlined, accessible edition. It sounds incredible. Take a listen.
Steinberg tell us that Dorico defines a new standard in notation software, designed to be intuitively accessible while allowing its users to craft and print publication-quality scores. More info below
Interested in learning tips for orchestration and scoring, for both MIDI & "real-world"? This excerpt from Thomas Goss' book on 100 Orchestration Tips that accompanies his Ask.Audio videos is for you.
To anyone that says there's no money in music anymore you can tell them there is where scoring for film, TV and video games are concerned. Here's 9 steps to scoring to picture in Cubase 8 Pro.
Keyswitching in Logic Pro X just got a whole lot easier thanks to Peter Schwartz's Logic Environment, SkiSwitcher 2. Jay Asher finds out if this is an essential tool for MIDI scoring Logic Pro users.
The new big cinematic instrument from Heavyocity adds a staggering array of inspiring sounds to your setup. Matt Vanacoro finds out if this instrument, with its unique motion engine, will pull you in.
Whether you're the music composer for a Hollywood blockbuster or a smaller production, there are certain things you NEED to be prepared for. Experienced composer, Jay Asher, shares the knowledge.
Working with video in PreSonus Studio One is easier than you might think. Gary Hiebner shows how to get videos into your project and use markers for transitions to help you score your music better.
If you're even a little interested in how to create moods in your music, for film, games or for any reason, this tutorial is for you. Gary Guttman explores 4 simple ways to add emotion to your notes.