This is my first experiment with Spitfire BBC Orchestra Core. All tracks are from Core except for the solo violin and solo viola, which are from 8Dio Anthology. Core doesn’t include solo instruments for the strings.
I made a point to use a broad cross-section of the available instruments in this little piece. In BBC Core, the mix of mics is fixed, and the position in the sound spectrum is pre-set, although you can play with the panning and you can add reverb. But you can’t remove the natural reverb of the room. The idea is that with every instrument recorded from its proper place in a very good live room, featuring top musicians with top instruments, all you have to do is compose.
I felt the need for the violin and viola to have solo lines, so I did my best to fit those into the mix with Cubase Reverence (warm wooden church).
Considering that I’ve written for full orchestra 2 or 3 times in my life, this BBC Core instrument is pretty cool and probably all that I will ever need. You really have a good orchestra at your fingertips.
Would appreciate any comments; thanks in advance. Are others here using this instrument?
Susie in Heaven