Orchestra Guide

Get the real balance

Virtual orchestras use different libraries very often. They got different levels and different microphones. So it can be very difficult to create a real balance in volume, panorama und reverb. A lot of composers create a mock-up of an existing piece and compare to the original. But this means a lot of work.

So with the great team of Dynamedion I recorded a few phrases of a lot of sections at Budapest. Now you can match your libraries to a real orchestra.

The Orchestra Guide includes
– Sibelius Score
– PDF Score
– Mixdown Decca-Tree (44,1 kHz and 48 kHz)
– All instruments (sorted to names and score)
– ProTools Session (Decca Tree and Spot mics)
– Consolidated tracks (WAV) for all DAWs

                   79 $

Instruments
– Piccolo Flute (1)
– Flute (3)
– Oboe (2)
– Clarinet (2)
– Bassoon (2)
– Contrbassoon (1)

– Horns (4)
– Trumpets (3)
– Tenor Trombones (2)
– Tuba (1)

As a total noob in composing, I find orchestra guide really useful. I decided to test it with chamber-sized strings, because I find it hard to make this sound seem realistic
I tried mocking up Bach’s violin concerto (BWV 1042), and I took out the harpsichord to put even more emphasis on the strings.
If a natural instrument balance is desired, this guide is very helpful. For composers who have never actually played in a real orchestra it would be an invaluable resource.
For those with orchestral experience it is a fun tool to double check our decisions on volume balance.
Paul T McGraw, vi-control.net
I bought it and for me it really helped to balance the orchestra. This is a perfect tool for beginners.
I have also done many mockups to get the balance right but compared to that, this was a lot less work and gave me better sense how it should sound.
At least I am pretty satisfied how it sounds.

The Orchestra Guide Free includes
– Sibelius Score
– PDF Score
– Mixdown Decca-Tree (44,1 kHz)
– Instruments: Strings, Flute, Harp

                    Free

– Timpani
– Gran Casa
– Tam-Tam
– Triangle
– Tubular Bells
– Glockenspiel
– Xylophon
– Marimba
– Harp

– Violins 1 (12)
– Violins 2 (10)
– Violas (8)
– Cellos (6)
– Contrabasses (5)