Writing epic orchestral music is really fun to do! And it can be rather full-filling when you have written a great epic part. A climax with mighty brass, an epic choir and strings. In this video I show you how I layered these orchestral sections in the music track Unleashed. Giving you a simple trick, a guideline, how you can write these epic parts yourself!
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Think in octaves, think in space for an epic orchestral sound
The most simple trick that I can give you is think in octaves. Think in space between the midi notes. Between the different instruments and between the orchestral sections.
So to make it more concrete. Put the tuba an octave below the trombones. Add a horn patch an octave above the trombones. That will give you a massive brass sound. You could even add a trumpet patch above the horns too!
Do the same with the strings. Double basses follow the tuba. Cellos follow the trombones. And the violins follow the horns.
Put on top a men choir and a women choir and you’ll get an awesome epic orchestral sound!
In the video I show you exactly how I applied this layer strategy for my hybrid orchestral music track Unleashed.