Category Archives: Samples

What a time to be alive

In case you happen to think that SSO is the only free and open orchestral sample library on the market, think again. This year has seen the release of no less than three (!) free orchestral libraries, which must be … Continue reading

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Scoring Central

I don’t know how many of you have noticed the “Forum” link up top. It’s been there for almost a couple of months now but I didn’t want to post about it officially unitl things were¬†properly under way. Anyway, Scoring … Continue reading

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New article: Let the samples dictate the music

When your idea isn’t working out because of the nature of the samples you have… maybe it’s time to rethink the idea rather than feel frustrated with your samples? Enjoy!

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Netbook orchestra!

Being a sick and twisted person I actually enjoy some amount of limitations in my musical tools. Limitations can be frustrating, no doubt about it, but they can also be inspiring and, for me, strangely liberating. I’m a tinkerer if … Continue reading

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Orchestral template rundown

I have been asked so many times what DAW and sample libraries and other things I’m using so I decided to write a more or less complete rundown of my main orchestral template. I guess this is going to be … Continue reading

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Miroslav Philharmonik

It’s been something like three years since I added Miroslav Philharmonik to my arsenal, and to this day I have yet to find more than one-off uses for what surprisingly many people claim to be a “unique” and “musical” orchestral … Continue reading

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Stem tracks for 2007-2008 music released

I have released stem tracks from a number of my older tunes, namely Traveling Minstrels, The King is Dead, Over the Northern Mountains, Exploration, The Silver Tree, Through the Gates, Reunion and Dark Passage. If you feel like creating remixed … Continue reading

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Embrace the dinosaurs

Most of us who use computers for music production are caught in an unending spiral of upgrades and migrations and searching high and low for new toys. But in this high-tech maze of almost endless possibilities it’s easy to forget … Continue reading

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Samples page updated

Some updates to the Samples page. First of all, I have uploaded everything to Google Drive, let me know how that works out for you. Secondly, I have added three experimental SSO packs: sustain variations for 1st and 2nd violins, … Continue reading

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SSO — Past, present and future

Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra’s second birthday is getting awfully close now. I just can’t believe it’s been that long since I released it. And before that I tinkered with the library on and off for almost a year and a half. … Continue reading

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