Could anyone recommend a good reference piece, and a recording by an excellent orchestra, so that I can make a midi mock-up? That way, I can set everything up for correct ambiance, panning and ballance between instruments. By A/Bing my Mock-up with the recording, I should end up with a good orchestral template for my future work.
The piece should showcase each section separately at some point, so I can learn to program each section\'s characteristic expression.
I think this would be a great excercise for anyone attempting to simulate an orchestra. Any thoughts??
PS: the piece should include difficult-to-emulate stuff, like fast string runs, etc... It will be great practice!
PPS: thanks to all those that recommended all those books on orchestration and cointerpoint a couple of months back. I have been studying hard!