I was looking at Mikael’s course on Udemy about Orchestrating Strings. Not sure if itIs what I am looking for.
I play in a band and am building up a library of backing tracks to use for live performances.
Many of the songs we do (jazz, country, blues) have strings and I am struggling to get to grips with recreating string parts for my tracks.
I know quite a bit of music theory. I use Logic. I have som nice string libraries. I just need how to “bring it all together “ in the DAW.
So not really composing (I am copying really).
Can anybody suggest an on-line course that will help with this pls?
i can highly recommend Alex Moukalas tutorials:
also there are so many string (layering) tutorials on youtube:
The most imporant thing about strings is layering. Use octaves for the different instruments (Violin 1&2, Viola, Celli, Bass) and give them a nice expression with your mod wheel. So the sound gets more and more closer to realistic.
I have a YouTube video on writing for strings that you might be interested in:
How to go from Piano Sketch to String Arrangement
This video, led me to professional composers
Ah, haha…I’m glad it did my friend!
Many thanks for the recommendation, they all look great. I will be watching them today!