Don’t know if you are familiar with this web site or not but there you can find lots of great midi and pdf files of Orchestral and cinematic music: https://musescore.com/
To me this web site is a time and life saver cuz about 2 years ago I got an pdf file of “Star Wars - Imperial March” original score. And when I wanted to make a mock up it took me around 3 months to write down all the notation in Logic Pro X from original pdf file.
Then luckily I found MuseScore and maaan it has so many great orchestrations in midi and pdf files so you don’t have to spend 3 months of your precious life for typing note by note from a pdf file to your Daw!
Wow! That is an incredible resource. Thank you Alexey for sharing. But, now you got me curious, can we hear your re-score of Star Wars?
I downloaded Musescore (version 3). It is an amazing piece of software. Free, and I received many sounds to use with it, What is surprising is that these sounds are better than many sound libraries I bought!
Wow thanks, I will check that out. Free sounds as well!
Do you still use a DAW too?
I’ve been using musecore for about 2 years … it was needed for my music program…Overall it is a great tool for my composition course …which is currently ongoing …
I like Musescore much. Very rich program. Also, the soundfonts are of surprisingly good quality. I remember having bought Garritan Personal Orchestra and I made a song with this, and the sound of the same song in Musescore sounded better! However, I recently bought Overture, and this one is just great.
Yes, I do. Just now having bought a PC, I like Cakewalk too much. Very good DAW, and FOR FREE! I cannot understand how it is they give such a GREAT software for free.
I think I like it even more than Logic X.
I was a heavy duty Cakewalk Sonar user for years up to the point where the future of tge company became unsure …I bailed to Presonus studio one …Just remember Cakewalk has had a 30 year evolution in Daw development …from when they were called 12 tone systems and only had a dos based midi sequencer!
Definitely a great resource! One thing to bear in mind though: a lot of scores submitted there are “user generated” (as in, people’s own transcriptions and arrangements) - so don’t expect 100% accuracy!
Some other useful places too, in case anyone didn’t know:
Public Domain scores: https://imslp.org/ (no film music, but good for orchestral stuff)
If you want to buy film scores: https://omnimusicpublishing.com/ (accurate/detailed, but expensive!)
And Marco Beltrami often puts some of his scores on his website for free here: https://marcobeltrami.com/sheet-music/