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    DescriptionSince its initial release in 1997, Paul Gilreath's The Guide to MIDI Orchestration has been the premiere text on creating realistic emulations of a symphony orchestra using samplers and computer recording techniques. Now in its fourth edition, The Guide to MIDI Orchestration explains how to merge this ever-expanding technology with the artistry of orchestration to produce the most lifelike recordings possible. The book is written for composers, arrangers, and MIDI musicians of all levels, and will be helpful to game composers, film and television composers, traditional orchestral composers, teachers, instructors, and the serious hobbyist. Highlights of the book include: Introduction to and overview of the orchestra In-depth discussions of each orchestral section Detailed information on each instrument's timbre, range and uses Discussions of orchestration techniques Demonstrations on how to build an orchestration from the ground up Presentations on techniques for achieving balance and musical interest Setup and recommendations for software and equipment Details on setting up a multi-computer network for use as slave computers Overview of software sampler and Digital Audio Workstation software Presentation of note entry methods DAW and sampler template implementation Detailed steps for achieving realistic reverberation and instrument placement Start to finish steps to achieve a final mix Insightful interviews with top mastering engineers Visit www.focalpress.com/cw/gilreath-9780240814131/ for updates and enhanced content including PDFs of orchestral library reviews and additional written content, audio files of musical examples from the book, video demonstrations, and much more.


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    Title
    The Guide to MIDI Orchestration
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Gilreath
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 193 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 36 mm
    Weight: 1,474 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780240814131
    ISBN 10: 0240814134
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T General Subject: 540
    B&T Merchandise Category: STX
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVX
    LC subject heading: , ,
    BISAC V2.8: MUS013000
    Abridged Dewey: 786
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15990
    BISAC V2.8: MUS032000, COM087010
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 784.13740285
    LC classification: MT70 .G3958 2010
    Thema V1.0: AVX, UGM
    Edition
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    300 black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Focal Press
    Publication date
    04 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Paul Gilreath is an award-winning composer who creates original music in a variety of styles for video games, film, television, trailers, and broadcast advertising. Gilreath has written theme, underscore and broadcast advertising music for a wide range of clients that include NBC, CBS, Cartoon Network, ESPN, American Airlines and many others. His music has been used multiple times for the Olympic Games broadcasts on NBC and several PGA tournaments on NBC. He scored the feature film No Retreat No Surrender starring Jean Claude Van Damme, Knights of the City starring Curtis Mayfield, and Making Contact directed by Roland Emmerich (Independence Day).
    Table of contents
    The String Section The Woodwind Section The Brass Section The Percussion Section The Harp and Piano Orchestration Basics How to Begin Introduction to Sequencing Sequencing Techniques for Strings Sequencing Techniques for Woodwinds Sequencing Techniques for Brass Sequencing Techniques for Percussion Sequencing Techniques for Harp and Piano Creating Tempo Changes In Search of a Hall Effects Plug-Ins Software Samplers Types of synthesis Using Sampled Voices The Mix Process Sync techniques Commercial Instrumentation Broken Pony Studios Interviews Achieving Specific Moods Introduction to Orchestral Libraries Piano Libraries Appendix A: Instrument Ranges Appendix B: EQ Graphic Appendix C: Resources Index