More About Instrumental Music

____________ Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6-eBook Bundle, and build your audience base. _____________ I’m on a short road trip at the moment, so I won’t be able to give a full blog post today. But I thought I’d mention one thing that came up in conversation with other musicians regarding MIDI orchestration. I’ve written on […]

MIDI Orchestration: Making Fake Instruments Sound Real

Download “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” 6 e-book bundle and get your songs working! _________________ Orchestration, whether for MIDI instruments or the real thing, can be a bit like walking a tightrope. Done well, MIDI can sound real enough to fool most listeners, and you’ve got what sounds like a full orchestra at your disposal. […]

When MIDI Orchestration Sounds Horrible

by Gary Ewer, from “The Essential Secrets of Songwriting” website: MIDI orchestration can sound wonderful if it’s done properly. But if your orchestrations sound lousy, there are usually good reasons that are easily solved by understanding real orchestras. If you are emulating real orchestral instruments with MIDI, the whole thing can sound really bad really […]

Making a MIDI Orchestra Sound Real

MIDI stands for “Musical Instrument Digital Interface.” Many of you use MIDI to create instrumentations for your songs, and it’s a fantastic way to have synthesized versions of instruments literally at your fingertips. In short, MIDI is a way of controlling electronic instruments (usually synthesizers), and allowing those instruments to produce many different kinds of musical timbres. Used […]