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Press Release: May 27, 2009

Computer Orchestration Tips and Tricks--New from PC Publishing: A Beginner's Guide to Creating Realistic Sounding Orchestras

Sebastopol, CA—Using modern technology, composers no longer need to wait until an orchestra plays their score to hear what their music will actually sound like. Using a computer and suitable software, it's possible for anyone to produce high-quality results that can be used for music CDs, film and TV scores - or even as a basis of a recording session using orchestral players.

Many musicians would like to add synthetic orchestral colour to their work but are often left feeling frustrated that their first attempts don't sound very realistic or that the techniques needed will be too difficult to learn.

Computer Orchestration Tips and Tricks ($19.95 USD)--the newest installment in PC Publishing's series--is aimed at those with little or no understanding of music notation. It gives the reader a basic understanding of the principles of orchestration and offers tips and techniques to help get the best simulated orchestral performance out of their equipment.

With the help of this book, you will also learn how to:

  • Create realistic sounding orchestras on your computer with little or no previous musical notation knowledge
  • Create scores for real players to read
  • Get the best out of your software

For a review copy or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information.

Stephen Bennett is a musician, writer and filmmaker based in Sweden. He is the author of other PC Publishing titles, including "Logic Pro 8 Tips and Tricks," "Making Music with Logic Pro," and "Making Music with Your Computer."

He runs Chaos Studios in Sweden and is currently recording with bands The Fire Thieves, NoMan, Tim Bowness and Henry Fool, alongside other multimedia and editing work.

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Computer Orchestration Tips and Tricks
Publisher: PC Publishing
Stephen Bennett
ISBN: 9781906005054, 160 pages,
Book Price: $19.95 USD

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