The Guide to MIDI Orchestration 4e

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-03-25
  • Publisher: Focal Press
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The Guide to MIDI Orchestration is the industry premier text on creating realistic emulations of a symphony orchestra using samples and computer recording techniques. Whether you are using synths to record a full orchestra concerto or just adding orchestral sound or an instrumental to a piece, the MIDI Guide to Orchestration is packed full of details and tips to explain the range and technique of the instruments to get the right sound, and advice on effects and placing instruments in a recording mix, to generate the real and realistic sound of being in a room with the actual orchestra. The insightful interviews with mastering engineers Bob Katz and Bob Ludwig, and library developers Eric Persing, Gary Garritian and Heb Tucmall provide real world knowledge that you can implement into your everyday work and get a glimpse of the future of the industry. Chapters on studio set up, requirements, effects and processing and plug-in considerations help you meet the high demands put on you as a MIDI composer. For further resources- audio clips, recordings and examples, up to date reviews and recommendations of orchestral libraries and plug-in considerations, check out the books website.* Includes reviews, recommendations and interviews from industry hard hitters * Provides arranging tips in the specific context of sampled instruments and computer- based software synthesizers * Shows how to achieve the perfect orchestral mix, choose instruments and modify traditional scores to create the 'Hollywood sound'

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