From DAW to Score is an 88-page comprehensive guide for those that want to find out more about film and TV music. It goes into detail about many topics, from how to deal with clients, right through to how to prepare your midi ready for the quickest approach to orchestrating in Sibelius. This book unlocks all of the secrets of MIDI orchestration and allows anybody to begin their quest to orchestrate film, TV or games music.
Why should you purchase this eBook?
This eBook delivers a comprehensive and essential guide to working in the film and television music industry. One of the key elements about being employable in today’s tough climate is the ability to work quickly. This book breaks down all the barriers and secrets that have been kept for years regarding how orchestration is achieved, from exporting midi out of a DAW, and into a notation software.
Very few institutions offer this kind of detail, knowledge and insight into the realm of film and television music, and will no doubt be beneficial for anyone from a student, to a seasoned composer who hasn’t had much experience with recording sessions.
What will you learn?
The Musical Process Within Film and TV Music
When you’re working in a team of people, it is essential to know everybody’s role, and how you can work together to be as efficient as possible. This section of the book gives you an insight into many of the different job roles, enabling you to understand what is expected of them, and how you can get the maximum out of their skill set.
Making Life Easier for the Orchestrator (When You’re the Composer)
Having worked as both an orchestrator and composer, I understand that a lot of time gets wasted because the composer has not taken a few simple steps to ensure that the orchestrator can get straight on with their job, without getting caught up with small (but time consuming) details. This section of the book lists a number of ways that you can avoid your orchestrator getting bogged down by confusion.
Problems That You May Encounter in Sessions (And How to Avoid Them)
It is likely that the more inexperienced you are, the more mistakes you will make. Fortunately, with this eBook you can avoid many of the common errors that occur at recording sessions, as either the composer, orchestrator or copyist. This will ensure people trust you, which is key to developing successful relationships in this business, as well as being easy to work with and friendly.
Quantizing Your Midi Data, and Orchestrating in Sibelius
Modern day orchestrators need to be well versed at tidying midi data in preparation for the midi import phase into Sibelius/Finale. This section of the eBook gives you a thorough understanding of what skills/processes are need to ensure that you’re doing it correctly and quickly. With these skills, you’re essentially opening yourself up to a more diverse range of jobs available to you, and therefore more income. There are plenty of screenshots to give you a visual reference, alongside text to describe how you need to quantize and tidy the midi data.
And much more!
What else is included?
- A FREE industry-standard & fully customized Sibelius Scoring template, designed by Tristan.
- An PDF example score of the cue in the book that gets orchestrated in Sibelius.
- An mp3 demo of the cue taken from a sequencer and orchestrated in Sibelius.