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In this Groove3 video tutorial series, DAW pro Gary Hiebner presents a video series all about mixing orchestral music and instruments. Learn how to approach this artful task and get results that sound both realistic and incredible.
Gary welcomes you to the series and discusses the approach to take when mixing orchestral instruments, as well as explaining the different sections of an orchestra, the different microphones used and why, standard orchestra positioning, and the differences in sound and qualities of an ensemble section versus a solo player.
Next, you’ll learn about the foundations of orchestral mixing such as how to balance the different sections and creating reverb sends for the different instruments. Gary then focuses on mixing techniques for the different ensembles including Strings, Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion, plus extra orchestral instruments like Piano, Harps and Choirs.
Moving on you’ll explore how to enhance the dynamics of your orchestral mix with VCA Automation, and the steps to take to finalize and master your orchestral mix, including what mastering processors are usually used.
Gary then gives you more videos on related topics like mixing smaller orchestral setups, using EaReckon's tool EarReverb and Parallax Audio's Virtual Sound Stage for better placement of your orchestral instruments in the mix, and mixing a Hybrid Rock/Orchestral production so you’re ready for any mix task that incorporates orchestral instruments.
See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you’re new to mixing orchestral instruments or just want more tips, ideas and techniques, this is the tutorial collection to watch… Checkout “Orchestral Mixing Explained®” today!
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