Mixing orchestral music TUTORiAL

Mixing orchestral music TUTORiAL

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Orchestral cues often have lots of ‘moving parts’. There’s the living, breathing dynamics of each of the sections as they play off each other, there’s the incredible range of timbres that the instruments are able to produce and there’s the sheer size of the soundscape.

The job as a mixer can seem overwhelming. You often start with hundreds of individual tracks and somehow have to find a way to blend them together to bring a balanced and ‘well rounded’ sound.

What we need is a system we can use for ‘every mix’ that breaks things down into logical steps and explains every aspect of orchestral mixing.

Piece by Piece

In ‘Mixing Orchestral Music’ we’ve provided a blueprint to help you build a great orchestral mix ‘from the ground up’. We’ve taken away the guesswork at every point of the process so you can be confident of finishing up with a professional sounding track. You’ll learn everything from how to set up your session for maximum efficiency to the use of effects like EQ and compression, the magic of automation, and finally how ad saturation and warmth to your sounds.

Meet your trainer

Marc Jovani, Composer, Teacher, Cofounder of Cinematic Composing

• Based in Los Angeles. Has composed soundtracks for more than 50 movies
• Has provided music for major studios such as NETFLIX, Amazon, Lionsgate, Syfy, FOX.
• His movies have been distributed internationally on leading, nationally broadcasted television channels, including Lifetime (USA), TF1 (France), the Hallmark Channel (USA), Canale 5 (Italy), Antena 3 (Spain), HBO (USA) and more.
• His music has been recorded in major studios: Warner Bros (Burbank), EastWest (Hollywood), and others.
• Co-founder of Cinematic Composing (2016) with more than 10.000 students and growing
• Berklee College of Music: Composition & Orchestration teacher at Berklee (2010-2016)

What You’ll Learn

1. Get it All Under Control
Learn how to bring all those tracks into stems to make your mixing job easier and more spontaneous.

2. Enhance and Sculpt
Learn how to add some spice to your samples with analog saturation and then sculpt them to give them character.

3. Inject Some Realism
As good as modern sample libraries are, you need need to take control to make them sound more ‘human’. This is where automation shines.

4. A Deeper Look
This is where you are shown how to get the absolute best out of your samples libraries. It includes a comprehensive guide for each possible scenario for just about every instrument. Eg. Mixing for both ‘low’ and ‘high’ strings with short and long notes, Mixing trumpets, horns and brass ensemble, Hi and Lo percussion, etc

5. Front to Back
Discover how to enhance the depth of your mix using a variety of tools and techniques including reverbs and delays.

6. A Look Behind The Scenes
Study some pro tracks as they move through from the ‘composition stage’ all the way through to the mixing stage to the mastering process.

The curriculum

Explore Mixing Orchestral Music

This course will take you through the complete process of how to mix orchestral music.
Available on your Personal Computer, Tablet & Smartphone.

You’ll start by building some structure into the session by grouping your tracks into stems to make the job less daunting and you’ll learn how to use effects correctly with orchestral instruments and sections.

You’ll learn about the types of reverb plugins available and how to use them to give your track the required ambiances.

You’ll discover how automation can help bring your track to life by simulating the real dynamics of an orchestra.

You’ll study ‘pro level’ soundtrack stems and get a feel for what you should be aiming for in your own mixes.

Modules includes in this course

MODULE 1. Mixing (1). Secrets Of The Pros

Mixing with Stems
Analog Saturation
Reverb – Introduction
Reverbs – Examples
Automation: Where the Magic Happens
Bonus Video – Remember: a good mix cannot fix arranging/composing mistakes

MODULE 2. Mixing (2). Secrets Of The Pros

Mixing – Overview Sections
Mixing – High Strings
Mixing – Low Strings
Mixing – Strings Automation
Mixing – Horns
Mixing – Trumpets
Mixing – Choirs
Mixing – Brass Ensemble
Mixing – Flute
Mixing – Electric Bass
Mixing – High Percussion
Mixing – Mid & Low Percussion
Mixing – Piano
Mixing – Celesta
Mixing – Harp
Mixing – Connecting Reverb
Mixed Track
Mixing – Bass and Low Pulsing Synth
Mixing – Making Timpani More Aggressive
Mixing – How to Clean a Bussy Percussion Stem
Mixing – Cymball Swells
Mixing – Raiser & Shouters

MODULE 3. Mixing (3). Secrets Of The Pros

Expanding Mixing Depth
Expanding Mixing Depth – Reverbs
Expanding Mixing Depth – Delays
Expanding Mixing Depth – FX
Expanding Mixing Depth – MaxxBass

MODULE 4. Case Studios, Behind The Scenes

Romantic Love Ballade – Part 1
Romantic Love Ballade – Part 2
Grand Orchestral Trailer – Intro
Grand Orchestral Trailer – Composing
Grand Orchestral Trailer – Mixing
Grand Orchestral Trailer – Mastering
Action/Adventure – Synthestration
Action/Adventure – Mixing 1
Action/Adventure Mixing 2


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