The Guide to MIDI Orchestration by
Call Number: 784.190285/5
Publication Date: 2010
First published in 1997, Gilreath's guide is the premiere text on creating realistic emulations of a symphony orchestra using samplers and computer recording techniques. The book is written for composers and arrangers of all levels, and will be helpful to screen composers, traditional orchestral composers, music instructors, and serious hobbyists. Highlights include in-depth discussions of each orchestral section; demonstrations on how to build an orchestra from the ground up; techniques for achieving balance and musical interest; recommendations for software and equipment; and details on setting up a network of 'slave computers'. Includes a companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/gilreath-9780240814131/) with enhanced content including orchestral library reviews, audio files and video demonstrations.