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Resources for Film and Game Composers
Top resources and free guides for film and game composers, regularly updated.
Learn how to find film scoring jobs and game audio jobs online with this guide. Understand the different film scoring opportunities that are available.
A regularly updated guide to the best online film scoring courses, programs, and schools. Includes free courses and tutorials for film and game composers.
A list of the best film scoring books and the best orchestration books. Also includes books on game audio and MIDI orchestration techniques.
Top Film Scoring Tutorials
Popular film scoring and game audio tutorials from the blog and the MFS YouTube channel. Learn the basics of MIDI orchestration and how to make your VST instruments sound real, as well as some contemporary film scoring techniques.
In this video tutorial, Los Angeles film composer Dan Brown demonstrates how to work with virtual instruments to make your MIDI mockups sound realistic.
Learn how to make realistic-sounding orchestral mockups in Part 2 of this video tutorial by Los Angeles film and television composer Dan Brown.
Learn the basics of composing video game music! In this intro to adaptive music, audio designer David Franco takes us through a video game arrangement.
Even the most beautiful melody can be boring on its own. Listen to 3 compositional techniques commonly employed by film composers to support a melody.
Apply EQ to each of the orchestral families to get that Hollywood sound, make extra room in your mix, enhance solo performances, or create abstract effects.
Learn how to master your DAW’s volume automation feature to manage instrument attacks, create seamless chord progressions, and vary harmonic textures.
Learn 5 creative techniques for spicing up orchestral music with contemporary effects, and listen to audio demonstrations from film, TV, and video games.
Sound designer James Ede discusses how to create your own ambient soundscapes for film and games using virtual instruments and effects plugins.
Midi Film Scoring Blog
Check out the latest film scoring and game audio articles on the Midi Film Scoring blog. Browse film scoring tutorials or find out what’s happening in the film scoring and game audio industries on the MFS news channel. Or, you can check out studio gear and VST instrument reviews.