For the album “In The Air”, we had a number of tunes that needed orchestrations. In fact, the song “Steppin on Floor Meat” is primarily an orchestral tune. Hiring and recording with an actual orchestra is extremely expensive. But that’s where the amazing folks at Spitfire Audio come in. They have meticulously sampled every orchestral instrument at London’s famous Maida Vale Studios — home of the BBCSO, and host to The Beatles, Hendrix and Bowie. Check out there amazing product by clicking HERE. This essentially enabled us to play every part using a digital keyboard.
We used this product to write and record all the parts. Each section had to be written and performed on the keyboard. Then the various articulations (ways a note can be played) were chosen/performed to achieve the most realistic and natural sounding performance.
Each of the “rows” above represent a section of the orchestra. The dots and dashes are the performed notes that are triggering the BBC orchestra!!
So yea…we get to say we played with the BBC Orchestra. 🙂
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