Hi - I\'m relatively new at sequencing and samplers. Over the past few months, I\'ve purchased some tools (Sonar 3P, GPO, Silver, and some non-sampling VSTs like DR-008) and have just been learning the tools, midi, etc.
I\'m now ready to do a real project - so I purchased the full score to John William\'s Olympic Fanfare and Theme. While I\'m passing on composition, I do know there is a lot to learn on getting the right sounds layered correctly with the right midi data, as well as final mixing - and that\'s what I want to focus on right now.
The workflow I envisioned was to
1. Input the various parts, using dry placeholder sounds, either live via keyboard or by drawing the notes(any recommendations?)
2. Going back through and setting up the proper sound groups for each track.
3. Setting note velocities where appropriate and then drawing in the appropriate controller data.
4. Introduing the reverb and other effects
5. Mix down.
I\'d probably do 16 measures for each instrument just for positive reinforcement of hearing it come together.
I know I can\'t gain 10 years experience by making one post, but if there is any feedback on how you all approach your work flows (whether composing or just following a score), I stand to learn a lot from it.
I look forward to all of your responses.