Wednesday, 14 April 2010
MIDI orchestration is an integral part of today's film scoring. It is cost effective and allows for more trial and error. MIDI has been around for quite some time, and as this book proves, it is getting stronger in film scoring.
"The Guide to MIDI Orchestration" is now in its fourth edition. It originally debuted in 1997. While I have now strict basis for comparison from the previous edition of the book, considering the last edition was released in 2004, this edition is a welcome update. Several new and updated technologies have been released in the past several years. This book attempts to briefly cover some of them.
However, this book is structured for a music orchestration course and not a technology course. The first two thirds of the book deals solely with the structure of an orchestra. The author nicely separates ...