I heard a lot of film music these last days, and, each time, I have the same feeling; how would sound this piece beeing played by a real orchestra? I mean, would we hear a flute solo in low register while brass section is playing loud scales?
Gary was talking about that in a recent post, during rehersalls for the winner of the GPO competition, orchestration problems appears.
Even GPO is a fantastic tool for composers, we all know that, it's not the reality, and many of composers should be carrefull with this.
As a professional player, I record some music - specialy contemporary music- and I'm both amazed and affraid when I see what you're able to do with the mastering; in one way, you have a very good sound and result, but in other way it's not the reality, it's not what you hear while playing during a performance.
Virtual make your dreams come true, but the reality is so different...