Paul Gilreath's Guide to MIDI Orchestration Since its first publication in 1997.

The first text on creating realistic symphony orchestra emulations using samplers and MIDI instruments. Computer recording techniques. In recent years, tremendous advances have been made in sampling technologies. Likewise, the demands on MIDI composers to create highly realistic compositions have increased. Orchestral textures have never been higher. The MIDI Guide is now in its third edition. Orchestration explains how to combine this ever-expanding technology with the artistic talents of orchestrators. Orchestration, to create the most realistic recordings possible.

The book is a comprehensive hardcover text of more than 700 pages. from an overview of the history of the orchestra to a detailed discussion of each part of the orchestra. At The book is printed in four colors throughout. Detailed information about the color, range and use of each instrument is included. Specific Orchestral techniques for orchestral instruments, including how each instrument is used. Accompaniment and melody, how to approach orchestration from scratch and how to how to achieve balance and interest in orchestration. Gilreath then shifts gears and It translates these elements into a MIDI and sampling environment and provides clear and precise instructions on how to convert them. The approach will enable the reader to use the necessary techniques with confidence. Chapters cover studio setup and requirements, effects processing and plug-in considerations, DAW selection and mixing guidelines. Detailed reviews and recommendations orchestra libraries. Mastering engineer Bob Katz. and Bob Ludwig provide useful, real-world information you can apply to your work. Daily. Interviews with library creators Eric Persing, Doug Rogers and Gary Garritan. and Herb Tucmadle (among others) give readers insight into various aspects of how libraries work. A look at the development of orchestral libraries as well as the future of the sector.

Written for composers, arrangers and MIDI musicians of all levels Useful for play composers, film and television composers and traditional orchestral composers, teachers, trainers and the seriously interested. The MIDI Orchestration Guide is a unique publication for anyone who wants to learn how to orchestrate. It provides the necessary information for composers who demand the best in their genre. Achieve successful and realistic MIDI orchestrations.