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Basspartout says

Congrats, Jaap! I see you’re an exclusive author here one AJ….:zipped:

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Basspartout says
Monophobia’s great track ‘Inspire’ in this successful kickstarter 3d printer project:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/m3d/the-micro-the-first-truly-consumer-3d-printer
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Basspartout says

Haha, brilliant, need to get that plugin!! :D

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Basspartout says

Congrats, Lumen!! :)

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Basspartout says

Nice work, Josh! Well deserved! Congrats :)

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Basspartout says

Awesome post, Gareth! Thank you very much for this. Everybody trying to produce orchestral stuff should pin this next to their monitor :)

The fact is: producing a good orchestral trailer with convincing strings is A LOT of work. I did some arrangements for strings in the past, some have even been played by real performers/instruments, so I knew at least a little bit when I sat down and did a small orchestral piece for AJ two years ago. (It’s not in my portfolio anymore, decided to delete it last year from here)
I didnt have any expensive string library by then (still dont own one), I didnt even have Miroslav Philharmonik by then, so I had to do everything with the built in sounds of my DAW (Presonus Studio One) and a few soundfonts I think.
Like Gareth said: Hiding the attack of mediocre samples is a must in this case.
I chose to use a piano for that for example.
But the main work went into automating the volume. Making the strings breathe and follow the ‘ductus’ , follow the imaginary conductor. I spend two days ONLY with the automation of the volume(s).
Nothing puts me more off than listening to an ‘Epic Orchestral Trailer’ that uses high quality samples that are off the pulse and ‘ductus’ of the intended phrase, melody line or whole passage, sometimes even the whole piece. In no other genre would pieces get accepted with this happening. Imagine a guitar player doing the same, it would just sounds like a total amateur and the track would get rejected. There are countless examples here of bad orchestral trailers on AJ, so many that I stopped listening to this genre completely, except for a few authors of whom I know that they take the time to get it right.I hope with Gareth in charge now, AJ will be more strict about it.
Gareth tips are solid gold and by following these rules you can get a great sounding convincing orchestra out of even not so ‘expensive’ libraries.

If you cant afford one of these reverbs Gareth mentioned yet, you can start with some good free convolution responses for Reverberate LE or get Halls Of Fame Free.
It is also a good idea to get a feeling what works with the samples you have and what doesnt. I find that if you work with sample libraries it is a good idea to first write for the samples and their expression possibilities. Because if it doesnt work, asking a decent violinist or cellist to double a line doesnt take long and usually there are many music students that are happy to play a few lines for you for a reasonable price.

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Basspartout says

Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO :)
Went into a big musicstore with a few of my recordings and tested everything around the 200,- price range. DT 770 for my taste was by far the best sounding and by far the most comfortable to wear. Really love those headphones and use them not only for mixing/mastering but also for listening to vinyl over my vintage Grundig MXV100. It’s sound heaven :)

Edit: Have to admit that the bass is overemphasized. It sounds great, but for modern recordings I almost always have to move the bass knob a little to the left. For listening to older vinyl it’s just perfect.

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Basspartout says

Congrats, Benji!! All the best for the future :)

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Basspartout says

and a metronome

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Basspartout says

Hey David,
sales are ok and slightly better than average so far with my non exclusive Basspartout account, but sales of my new exclusive GreenAudio account have indeed completely stopped since two weeks now. Got two new tracks in the pipe, will see if this will affect my sales there… hopefully.
Cheers and good luck

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