i was wondering if it would be cool to get one huge big list of just hints and tricks you would like to share with the community. i think we could really get a nice and long list of stuff we use during orchestration, working with samples etc.
in my opinion the fact is wrong, to NOT share tweaks, tricks and stuff we use while working with samples only because we are thinking someone could be a better technician, composer or "sample-orchestrator".
so the thought of: "damn, this guy now does better sounding staccato string parts than me, he will get more jobs in the future than me" ... is simply bullsh*t
at least everything is in the head and the IDEA of the composition is 90% of all. without the idea the samples are nothing, idea is everything because it could also be played with real orchestra.
so, for those who don't want to share undiscovered mysteries only by themselves leave this thread alone ... for all the other guys who would like to share stuff and also learn something from this little thingy - go ahead, i will do a little start
- STORMDRUM: try to use different samples of the same beat if you do a phrase or a pattern - it gets more realistic than just using the same sample during a phrase
- GENERAL ORCHESTRA: if you put some soft EQ on the higher frequencies of your strings you sometimes get a nicer color and bow-sound to your ensemble
- GENERAL ORCHESTRA: if you like to add more warmth to your brass phrases, try to support the lines or stacc parts with contrabsassoon or bassoon (depends on the key range)
- GENERAL ORCHESTRA: don't forget to use the tuba
... to be continued ...