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post Oct 24 2008, 11:53 PM
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I want to know if anyone know any good lessons, books or any thing else on how to create dark orchestral songs..

I really want to learn how to do it......

something like this

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post Oct 25 2008, 12:00 AM
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I too am interested in this. Well if theres anything better than what i do (Which im sure there is).
I just write things on guitar put them on tuxguitar (Or guitar pro if i have access to it) export as MIDI and put it on fruityloops then change it around a bit. However a lot of the time it's not as good as it sounds on guitar (Sometimes it sounds completely awful)

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post Oct 25 2008, 12:24 AM
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It's just to sit down with Guitar Pro and write down whatever comes into your mind and maybe get some VSTis so the instruments sound better smile.gif
As an example I have started on something that might sound a bit Lord of the Rings-ish, but it's not done yet, and there are some modifications that need to be done smile.gif

Lavendell uses Sampletank, the same as me that is tongue.gif

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post Oct 25 2008, 12:26 AM
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I think Marcus Lavendell is using some sort of orchestral VST program, as heard in his Neoclassical Etudes...

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post Oct 25 2008, 01:02 AM
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That band sounds very good. I think that the secret is to listen to a lot of classical music as well as Film soundtracks from composers like Danny Elfman. You also should buy a midi controller, a cool orquestal vst synth and try to record anything that comes to mind.
I recomend you to start composing short orquestal ideas or adding orquestal arrangements to any metal song (of you own or of any band that doen't use orquestrations).

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