Having a hard time getting your virtual instruments and performances to sound lifelike? In this 5-page PDF composer Benjamin Botkin offers 21 tips for improving the realism and vitality of your MIDI performances.
For more personalized instruction, Benjamin Botkin offers remote one-on-one coaching sessions on orchestration, composition, film scoring, or a combination of all three.
MAKING IT AS A FREELANCE COMPOSER: STRATEGIES AND TOOLS FOR SUCCESS
This free webinar training provides a practical and informative dive into the exciting-yet-daunting world of music-for-media by offering perspective, strategies, and tools to composers with big dreams but seemingly bigger hurdles. Take a look into some of the strategies I use to support my family of five with my musical endeavors.
Benjamin demystifies much of the film scoring process in this course (Film Scoring for Beginners), and I resonated with Ben’s emphasis on the EMOTIONAL role of music in film. Not only did I learn how to approach different genres of film music, but I also discovered some best practices of how to interact with movie directors and what to do in spotting sessions. If you’re looking for a course that leads you through the film scoring process, with plenty of examples and practical assignments along the way, you’ve come to the right place. Highly recommended!
The Forte Composer Academy is a great tool to help composers master the art of film scoring. Whether you are a seasoned in film scoring or just starting out, I guarantee that you will benefit from these courses. The practical advice alone that Benjamin Botkin gives throughout the course is invaluable. I have thoroughly enjoyed Benjamin Botkin’s Forte Composer Academy and I look forward to taking more courses in the future.
Learning to compose music can be quite frustrating, to say the least. I remember many times I felt like giving up. Then I discovered the course How to Compose with MIDI & Virtual Instruments that teaches you about the basic tools you need and how to use them as a composer. Thank you, Ben, for making learning to compose easier!