Acoustic and MIDI Orchestration for the Contemporary by Andrea Pejrolo, Richard DeRosa

By Andrea Pejrolo, Richard DeRosa

Get entire tips on either conventional orchestration and glossy construction suggestions with this certain ebook. With potent factors and transparent illustrations, you are going to how you can combine the conventional method of orchestration with the trendy sequencing recommendations and instruments on hand. you can find how one can bridge the 2 ways with a purpose to increase your ultimate production.

The accompanying CD incorporates a entire and large choice of examples, templates and sounds to permit you to listen to the strategies in the book.

By overlaying either methods, this ebook offers a accomplished and reliable studying event that might enhance your talents and turn out super aggressive within the track construction enterprise.

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This is because instruments are made in various sizes and, owing to the inherent physical qualities, larger objects will sound lower than smaller ones. The following analogy should help the reader to understand this aspect. Imagine blowing into three empty bottles: small, medium and large. The effect will be that the smallest bottle will offer the highest pitch. The medium-size bottle will offer a pitch lower than the small bottle but its pitch will also be higher than the largest bottle. The same principle applies to instruments of any type: drums, saxophones, string instruments, etc.

13 up an octave for double bass. 14 up an octave and written only in treble clef for guitar. 15 up an octave and a major 6th for baritone saxophone (remember to use only the treble clef). 1 Writing and Sequencing for the Rhythm Section Introduction: general characteristics The rhythm section is the foundation of most contemporary popular music productions. In more traditional ensembles (orchestra or band), rhythmic momentum is usually supplied through melodic counterpoint along with various harmonic accompaniment patterns heard in the strings and winds.

These messages allow you to control certain parameters of a MIDI channel. There are 128 CCs (0–127); that is, the range of each controller extends from 0 to 127. Among the 128 control change (CC) messages available in the MIDI standard, there are a few that can be particularly useful in a sequencing and music production environment. In particular, some CC messages can be extremely helpful in improving the realism of MIDI sonorities when used to reproduce the sounds of acoustic instruments. Among the most used CCs, there are four that, in one way or another, you will use even for the most basic sequencing projects.

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