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New article

Sooner or later it happens to all of us. But here’s 10 tips for getting out of a creative rut. Hopefully something in there will be of use!

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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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The sample quality myth Pt 4: The human factor

Took a bit longer than anticipated, but the fourth and final installment of The sample quality myth article series is now up. It’s called The human factor and deals with both desirable and undesirable human elements in our sample-based compositions. Enjoy, … Continue reading

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Choosing a Reverb article updated

I have done a bit of housekeeping on the Choosing a Reverb article, adding Sanford Reverb to the list of recommended freeware reverbs and removing Ambience from it. I have also updated the description of Eos as I now own it … Continue reading

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Share knowledge, don’t hoard it

Considering that I’m a tiny tadpole in a huge pond and not even extremely experienced as far as virtual orchestrations go, I understand that writing lengthy articles about this subject might be perceived as hubris of the highest degree. Every … Continue reading

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The sample quality myth Pt 3 is up!

Read it here. Stand by for the fourth and final part later this week.

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The sample quality myth: New article series

A few weeks ago I happened across a completely lopsided discussion about virtual orchestration on a well known music forum (which shall remain unnamed and not-linked-to), and it struck me that I’ve seen this exact topic come up over and over … Continue reading

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Another new article: Layering orchestral samples

When I asked for suggestions on new topics for articles, Otto Halmén asked if maybe I could write something about sample layering. I responded that I didn’t think I could write a whole article on the subject. Turns out I … Continue reading

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New article on virtual orchestra mixing and processing

Yep, another new article is now up. Hope you’ll enjoy it. I’m also looking for suggestions on additional topics to cover. Requests, anyone?

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“Choosing a Reverb” article now up

I have just published the fifth and final article in the Orchestral Positioning series. It deals with the subjects of algorithmic vs convolution reverb, stereo processing techniques, and also features some free and inexpensive plugin recommendations. Enjoy!

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