Trick for Realistic Sounding Orchestral Samples

Trick for Realistic Sounding Orchestral Samples

Using Keyswitches In this tutorial I’m going to show you how to use keyswitches to make your orchestral samples sound realistic.  You can hear examples of this in my latest orchestral trailer called “Tomorrow’s Battle.” For this tutorial I’m going to be using East West’s Quantum Leap orchestral sample library.  I’ve loaded the solo violin, […]

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Simple Tricks to Improve Workflow

Simple Tricks to Improve Workflow

Writing Orchestral EDM songs involves a lot of music layers, so organizing your projects becomes crucial.  Simple things, like grouping instruments together and color coding, can make it much easier to avoid delays and focus on the songwriting. It will help you–and your computer–work more efficiently. Grouping instruments gives you an opportunity to apply the […]

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Unstoppable Forces

Picture yourself in a completely dark room. You can’t see anything. Suddenly a small glimpse of light seeps through a crack in a door. You walk towards it slowly, unsure about the floor in front of you. As you begin to walk faster the light doesn’t seem to be getting any closer. Panic breaks into […]

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Orchestral EDM humble beginnings

Orchestral EDM humble beginnings

Orchestral EDM is music that mixes organic instruments with electronic sounds. Electronic-influenced productions are all around, even when we don’t realize it. Technology keeps music evolving, and the balancing act of electronic and acoustic instruments propels music forward into a new form. When composing, I rely on organic and electronic textures. I call it Orchestral […]

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Pharrell Williams Happy Remix Performance

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dDvwXxMLLdA This is a video performing a remix of Pharrell Williams’ song Happy in real-time. The only pre-recorded element is the drumset; everything else is produced using a percussion midi controller. I created this way of performing. Challenge accepted!

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