Today I came to a realization: I must stop spending hours perfecting my orchestral mockups! Composing and orchestration is challenging but trying to make the music sound great in a midi studio, is tough. It always takes hours to produce something good and it always sounds synthetic no matter how much time you spend producing your track. As well, the rules of orchestration don't really apply. The orchestral mock-up should only be a tool to help directors and producers to understand our music, not a replacement for a real orchestra. It's the actual printed score that counts!
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