I need some help with tralnslating dynamic markings to velocity for East West Symphonic Orchestra.
A guy posted a translation from a scoring program (a velocity rule from Notion to EW), but I am feeling a little confused about it.
For example: The velocity for mf was 85, and another source said that the horns timbre should sound “brassy” (instead of soft) when they are playing mf. In EWSO I get to the brassy sound first when I reach 90 and above. So, I am not sure if the velocity translation is incorrect or if the info about brassy sound with mf is incorrect, so I thought I’d check with you guys.
I am new to orchestrations and obviously dynamic markings is an important thing. I’d appreciate any help, tips or tricks for this subject