I am currently in the process of creating some full symphonic work. I am following the same structure as the YS 95 Symphony did. They had five movements. I did something similar a few years back, but it was never mastered or orchestrated properly. This is going to be the biggest project of mine in my composing history. I will be using full dynamics and proper humanization techniques.
The question is... Reverb. I am thinking of using a large medieval cathedral IR which was captured in the UK. Does anyone have any recommendations on the proper settings for reverbs that sound the most natural, should I even be using a different type of space. I find that when I listen other people's demos with orchestrated music they sound quite different than mine in terms of the atmophere in which the sound is played.
I am trying to get this kind of a sound (2:39 and 3:52 are my favorite parts in this, I find they leave a real haunting experience like memories coming back to the present kind of a feel):