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Sound design serves almost exactly the same purpose in electronic music that instrumentation does in orchestral music. Orchestral composers will play with elements like giving different lines to different instruments, giving instructions for articulation and dynamics, and using unique techniques like pizzicato strings or brass mutes to create a specific ...


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Yes, whether using traditional instruments or designing your own - and any sound used in a musical composition can be considered an 'instrument' - a composer chooses a sound that suits the music. If you need a pad, don't score pizzicato strings. If you've written a sprightly melody, a slow attack isn't going to be much use. Incidentally, your timpani ...


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The chart is from Principles of Orchestration, by Rimsky-Korsakov. Here's a response from the video author: OrchestrationOnline 5 years ago Hi Anji! That is an excerpt from Rimsky-Korsakov's "Principles of Orchestration." Many orchestration manuals have indexes of instrument ranges, but since there are so many instruments that might be used, these ...


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