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THE Book for Composers Who Want Successful and Realistic MIDI Orchestrations!

“Teachers, students and composers alike will find this a valuable resource. A fascinating read.” – Music Tech Magazine Recommended Award
Since its initial release in 1997, Paul Gilreath’s The Guide to MIDI Orchestration has been the premiere text on creating realistic emulations of a symphony orchestra using samplers and computer recording techniques.
• Provides arranging tips in the specific context of sampled instruments and computer- based software synthesizers
• Shows how to achieve the perfect orchestral mix, choose instruments and modify traditional scores to create the
‘Hollywood sound’

Now in its fourth edition, The Guide to MIDI Orchestration explains how to merge this ever-expanding technology with the artistry of orchestration to produce the most lifelike recordings possible. The book is written for composers, arrangers, and MIDI musicians of all levels, and will be helpful to game composers, film and television composers, traditional orchestral composers, teachers, instructors, and the serious hobbyist.
Paul Gilreath is an award-winning composer who creates original music in a variety of styles for video games, film, television, trailers, and broadcast advertising. He has written theme, underscore, and broadcast advertising music for a wide range of clients that include NBC, CBS, Cartoon Network, ESPN, American Airlines and many others. His music has been used multiple times for the Olympic Games broadcasts on NBC and several PGA tournaments on NBC.

The Guide to MIDI Orchestration 4e
ISBN 13: 978-0-240-81425-4
PUB DATE: March
US PRICE: $39.95
EUR PRICE: €28.95
GBP PRICE: £24.99

About the publisher: Focal Press has been a leading publisher of Media Technology books for 70 years. We provide essential resources for professionals and students in many areas including: film and digital video production.
Contact Bob Dodd for a review copy, author contact information, or electronic material.

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