Being a music composer is not an easy task. You have to write tons of musical knowledge, and to place a huge amount of your time enhancing and refining it. Yet I think I found my greatest niche in the music business, being an Epic Orchestral Music Composer.
Epic orchestral music, is the kind of music you hear in movies, the really huge music, with all of the strings, and big drums, and singing in a strange dialect and such. The music on the whole is meant to make you are feeling epic, and awesome, as for those who went through an adenterprise solely by listening to the music itself.
To turn out to be a composer for this type of music, you'll have to master a number of features in the music business:
1. Turn into one with one of the music manufacturing programs on the market, the better the software, the better you can obtain your sound and editing. The principle huge gamers in these areas are: Pro-Instruments, Cubase/Nuendo and Logic. I use Cubase, but everybody can choose his best taste.
2. Be taught and know easy methods to use software synthesizers and and samplers. When utilizing a manufacturing software, it would be best to record and use special sounds. Among the more electronic sounds, you may get from software synthesizers, which are precise synthesizers you can join a midi controller to, and playback by means of your computer.
The other important factor is to know how you can use samplers. Samplers are software devices which emulate premium sounds you could get only via this special program. Many of the epic samples, like world drums, strings, orchestra and ethnic devices can only be found in samplers. The most effective sampler in the present day is Kontakt 5, by Native Instruments.
3. Listen to nice composers in the genre to get an idea of what works and what doesn't work. If you will get a superb reference, your work will probably be more professional, and will sounds means better. Notable composers on this style are John Williams, Hans Zimmer and also Innon Zur.
Now to some necessary information about the writing itself. It is rather necessary to know tips on how to write in an atmospheric temper, and to use sound effects and alejandroguardiajr
a-tonal sounds. Also it is very necessary to research strings in other works and to try to make something that is as nice is what you hear. Good string libraries are: VSL, Hollywood Strings, and Platinum Orchestra by East West. For drums and such, you must check out War Drums 2. For an general synth with superb sounds, check out Omnisphere by Spectrasonics.