Focal Press Book: The Guide to MIDI Orchestration, 4th ed. by Paul Gilreath

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Focal Press 978-0-240-81413-1 Overview

The Guide to MIDI Orchestration, 4th ed. - For a long time, this has been considered the bible on how to create the most true-to-life recreations of a symphony orchestra using both computers and sampling techniques.

This book teaches you how to combine both your artistic talents as well as the technology available to achieve it. Whether you are a full-time musician, composer, arranger or MIDI user you'll learn how incorporate the technology into your musical vision. 

About the Author: Paul Gilreath is an award-winning composer who creates original music in a variety of styles for video games, film, television, trailers, and broadcast advertising. He has written theme, underscore, and broadcast advertising music for a wide range of clients that include NBC, CBS, Cartoon Network, ESPN, American Airlines and many others. His music has been used multiple times for the Olympic Games broadcasts on NBC and several PGA tournaments on NBC.

Topics Include

Introduction to and overview of the orchestra
In-depth discussions of each orchestral section
Detailed information on each instrument's timbre, range and uses
Discussions of orchestration techniques
Demonstrations on how to build an orchestration from the ground up
Presentations on techniques for achieving balance and musical interest
Setup and recommendations for software and equipment
Details on setting up a multi-computer network for use as slave computers
Overview of software sampler and Digital Audio Workstation software
Presentation of note entry methods
DAW and sampler template implementation
Detailed steps for achieving realistic reverberation and instrument placement
Start to finish steps to achieve a final mix
Insightful interviews with top mastering engineers

Focal Press 978-0-240-81413-1 Specs

AuthorPaul Gilreath
PublisherFocal Press
Publication DateMarch, 2010
ISBN NumberISBN 13: 9780240814131
Number of Pages608
Cover TypeHard
Dimensions8.5 x 11.0" / 216.0 x 279.0 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.9 x 7.6 x 1.6"
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