…follow the recipes, recreate the sound.

Step-by-step orchestration for DAW composers.

…follow the recipes,
recreate the sound.
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…follow the recipes, recreate the sound.

Every recipe starts with a video…

You’ll hear the orchestration, then see a quick DAW build.

Every recipe starts with a video

You’ll hear what you’ll be creating, then watch a quick DAW build.

Every recipe starts with a video

You’ll hear the orchestration, then see a quick DAW build.

…then detailed Chef’s Notes

Now go deeper. See every step, with commentary.

then detailed Chef’s Notes

Now go deeper. See every step, with commentary.

then detailed Chef’s Notes

Now go deeper. See every step, with commentary.

MIDI files & scores

Every note of the demos, ready to import.

Includes all MIDI files & scores

Every note of the demos, ready to import.

then it’s over to you:

Practice. Until the recipe lives in your head. Then it’s yours, always.

(Ingredients? The libraries you already have are fine)

(Ingredients? The libraries you already have are fine)

Got woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion, choir, any developer? You’re good to go.

Ingredients? The libraries you already have are fine:

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includes all videos, Chef’s Notes, MIDI files and Scores

About the Orchestration Recipes Chef

Philip Johnston is one of music education’s best selling authors, known for presenting complex ideas in simple, engaging formats. Classically trained, he has a Masters Degree in Music from Indiana University and has recorded for Warner Music as a pianist/composer.

Philip has been working with orchestral sample libraries since the Gigastudio days. (You can still hear some of Philip’s Gigastudio demos at VSL’s website—created in 2003 on a PC that has worse specs than your phone…it’s all about the recipes, not the gear)

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