This video is about a basic, but also essential concept to create professional, realistic and good sounding orchestral midi mockups: balancing. It seems simple, but this is a hard and difficult topic. It’ll take a lot of practice and effort to reach a professional level.
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The orchestral families: balancing is key
To create a good balance in your music composition you have to apply this concept between the orchestral families. In the video I talk about how to balance between the string family, the brass family and the woodwind family.
But that’s not all! You also have to balance within the orchestral families. That is why I discuss several individual instruments and how to balance them within the total orchestra.
For example, I talk about the violins, violas, cello and double basses. And the trumpets, trombones, horns and tubas. But also about the piccolo, flute, oboe, clarinet and bassoon.
Next week: the concept of panning
Last week I posted a video about the basic concept of dynamics. Next week I’ll talk about the basic concept of panning. With these three videos you’ll have a good basic start as a media composer.