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A template is an important tool that will help the composer keep things organized. There are all sorts of templates. They range from small ones with a few tracks and buses,
Composing, like any other labor, has to be both organized and efficient. There has to be space for spontaneity and a bit of messiness, of course, but the more organized your system is the more
The arrangement plays a major role in defining how good your mockup will sound. More importantly, it is vital to get the arrangement right because you won’t be able to fix any arranging mistakes
If you are working on a professional level, you should be able to compose quickly, not because your hours will be worth more money, but because efficiency enhances creativity.
Balance determines whether your orchestral mockup sounds realistic or not. No matter how skilled you are at mixing and mastering, or how great your instrument or
EQ The goal here is to gain clarity. The foundation of this is done with your choices during the arranging process. Adding EQ will help to take this one step further. When adding tracks,
As discussed earlier for the mixing process, let’s open a new project. I’ll load all the audio stems that I exported before, and I’ll do the mix in this project, with all the additional
MASTERING I export one track at the end of the mixing process and then import it into a new project for mastering. Mastering, for me, means preparing the track for whatever purpose it is intended.
Of all these techniques for mockup production we’ve seen in the blog, the most important ones are described in the posts about arranging, balance & panning,