The piano roll started out as one of the earliest forms of recording a musical performance. These days it is an essential part of any music studio.
I know it is one of those things that sounds like the dark arts in Harry Potter. But orchestration is a lot more straight forward and creative than you would think. Let me show you what I mean.
From the tiniest egg shaker to the biggest orchestral bass drum, the percussion family is filled with amazing and wonderful sounds. Let's take a closer look at what makes them tick, tap, bang and boom.
There are more pianos than you might think and each of them has their very own distinct sound and character. Let's check them out.
We are not talking about the qwerty keyboard you are typing on right now. We are talking about the keyboards with the white and black keys that make music from 12 semitones spread across several octaves.
From the vibrant melodies of the flute to the deep, resonant tones of the bassoon, the woodwind instrument family has captivated listeners for centuries. Let's take a closer look...
We all know and love a good trumpet solo, but what else is in the brass family and what are their characteristics? It can't just be that they are made of brass, is it?
From trailer music to pop arrangements, knowing your Flute from your Celeste is a vital aspect of being a composer and producer.
Improve your composing and orchestrating workflow by learning how to create an orchestral template.
I know the problem you face. You’ve written a piece of music that uses orchestral samples, like strings samples for example, and it isn’t sounding anything like the Hollywood score you hoped it would… So, how do you make your orchestra sound real? I have listed 13 ways...