Hehe, sorry Setanta. Rarely expect me to reply on Saturday’s and Sunday’s They do lower prices Gold versions of some of the libraries but they are expensive. You can get 8 products for like 700 Euro though on the Complete Composers Collection when they have sales on (there is one ending, or just been on for a huge -75% off the usual price. Requires you to buy all at the same purchase though, but it’s a steal and they have that on a few times per year.) I’, actually hoping for a halloween sale too on Symphonic Choirs so I can afford it lol.
LA Scoring Strings sound really nice and I’d like it for some types of projects, but Hollywood Strings is definitely the more realistic product. But like all of these you need a pretty damn good computer to run them at highest quality, which I’m trying to upgrade to :3
For the CC stuff I just draw it in the the different types of lines, and pencil in the expression track. I can’t record that data in real-time with the mod wheel, just not good enough to get it down accurately enough xD
You’re not hijacking the thread at all, feedback is good however large or small especially with more people interested in orchestra I’ve actually only ever posted one cover song and it’s an orchestral arrangement of a Snow Patrol song that my friend asked me to do for her wedding. Other than that I hate covering or arranging other peoples music xP Thanks again, feel free to ask questions anytime. I may not check everyday but I will always reply at some point ;D
Thankyou, I may consider doing an extended version when I hopefully get choirs in a halloween sale. But there should be a 1:30-2:00 version of any longer pieces anyway so it’s a nice point to end it for now xP For 1:15 part it should have choirs singing full, and then for the cymbal a lot more soothing. I was thinking to write some lighter percussion parts, possibly tabla or djembe with a faster rhythm and progress it from there but we’ll see! Thanks
Thanks, glad you liked it ;D I like the production on your stuff too. Cinematic production has varying approaches though. I got my first instrument an electric guitar at 16 playing Metallica etc. At 17 I saw Lord of the Rings and was blown away, so I got a notation program Finale 2001 or 2003 idk, and I started trying to write my own orchestra music. I’m 26 now and I didn’t know sample libraries existed until a few years ago. I was just writing orchestra music because of the enjoyment and had no idea to ever bring it to a cinematic production level or if there even was a goal career back then.
The plug-ins make such a big difference that they are essential, but the base ability of knowing how to write the music as notated score is equally as valuable in my opinion. Theory is required, but I’m no expert. Orchestration is more valuable than theory, because you can just follow your ears to write the melodies and then use orchestration to write it correctly or how you hear it for the whole orchestra in your head. Nothing brings creativity like pressing the keys or physically playing, but at night when I lie down I’ll often score the next part of the piece I am writing in my head.