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benxiwf

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Hello all! We are currently working on assembling a group of great members to help write quality articles that will be relevant for all forum members. This forum is designed for your feedback and questions. Do you have a class that you think is missing from our tutorial/masterclass section? Submit your ideas here. We will do our best to find an expert in the field that you are interested in and write a masterclass that will fulfill your needs.

This is a forum where you can ask "difficult" questions, in which the answer can be given in paragraph form, rather than sentence form. Here are some examples of questions you may ask here:

How do I write a piece using an existing form (Rondo, Sonata, etc.)
I don't understand chords or harmony, how does all of that work?
I have a terrible ear, how can I learn to write down my music without trying to find all of the notes on my instrument?
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Our goal is to make sure that no question goes unanswered. Thus, our teachers will be obligated to answer your question in the form of a tutorial if we feel that the question warrants a tutorial. If the question does not warrant a tutorial, your thread will be moved to the appropriate educational forum.

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CheeseLord

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Hi,
Great work in getting the masterclasses system up and running BTW!! Hopefully we'll see a lot more articles for me to follow :P
However, one thing I would particularly like to see is a 'Step by step guide for Digital Orchestration'. This, I feel, has long been a neglected factor in terms of orchestration - it's one thing when you use Sibelius to compose, quite another when using a DAW. I don't believe there is anything of its kind online at the present.

Having experienced this stage myself, I think that despite the huge differences composers tend to have in their setups, there are several things that could be standardised - for example, automation, reverb usage, common techniques, a rundown of DAWs and samples etc, basic things that could be easily explained, and would definitely speed up the learning process.

Somebody in the professional field would be ideal, for example, Marius. I would myself, but I feel as though as I don't have the necessary knowledge and experience to take on writing a guide.

Hope someone considers this suggestion!!
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Marius

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However, one thing I would particularly like to see is a 'Step by step guide for Digital Orchestration'. This, I feel, has long been a neglected factor in terms of orchestration - it's one thing when you use Sibelius to compose, quite another when using a DAW. I don't believe there is anything of its kind online at the present.

Way ahead of you, CheeseLord. I'm not only writing a "guide", I'm writing a fully fledged book on it. It's my big personal project for the summer. It's all about Digital Music Production for media and it aims to cover a lot of ground so I gotta make sure to keep motivated so I can finish it this summer. It's basically going to be the book I wish I had available when I was starting. Want to be on my trial read team? ;)
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CheeseLord

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Really?? Yay, Marius to the rescue!! And yup, count me into the trial read team!! :happy: :happy: I look forward to seeing how this project progresses.
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