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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?

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.

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...

Best of 2018: Kontakt Instruments

Kontakt-based instruments just keep getting better, and 2018 saw some of the most ambitious and great-sounding releases ever. Here are the boldest and best Kontakt instruments of the year.

Best Of 2018: Software Synthesizers

2018 saw a raft of updates and new releases, from emulations of vintage gear to new and totally unique soft synthesizers. There's never been a better time to make music with virtual synths.

5 Home Truths About Promoting Your Music

There’s plenty of advice out there about promoting your music. But how much of it is worth listening to? Here are some facts you need to hear - even if you might not like all of them.

5 Quick Tips For Composing Sound To Video

Producing and composing sound to picture has never been more accessible thanks to technology... but you'll still need the skills to make it work. Here are five top tips to help you on your way.

Why Tempo Maps, Clicks And Time Signatures Are Crucial For Orchestral Recording

Live orchestral recording brings its own unique set of challenges and they start with accurate click, tempo and time signature setup. Olajide Paris explains how to get it right.

5 Tips for Creating Transitions In Electronic Tracks

Transitions are a great way to bridge sections of a track when composing and arranging. Here are 5 ways to use them most effectively.

How To Write Better Music Scores With Powerful Rhythms

Understanding the relationship between the different rhythms in your melody, accompaniment and other musical elements can help you produce a more effective musical score. Here's how.

Designing Video Game Interface Sounds with Synths in Ableton Live

Ableton Live has all the tools you need to create your own video game interface sounds. It's fun and can even earn you some money! G.W Childs is here to show you how it's done.

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.

Improve Your Factory Instrument Patches with These Simple Tweaks

Most DAWs come with a ton of bundled content, but the factory patches can sometimes lack sparkle. Joe Albano shares his top tips for making them more dynamic, realistic and useful.

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.