Virtual Orchestration and Arturia Pigments

Two new in-depth courses dedicated to virtual orchestration and Arturia Pigments by Sergio Bachelet.

Advanced Course in Virtual Orchestration

The module is aimed primarily at students in the two-year specialization programs in Composition and Film Music and Applied Music. It consists of an introductory theoretical part and a practical part, during which the orchestral mockup of 2 pieces from different historical periods, Ennio Morricone’s “Deborah’s Theme” (1984) and Alexandre Desplat’s “Godzilla!” (2014), will be made, starting from the orchestral score.

By the end of the course the student will have known and begun to develop a competitive and modern approach on virtual orchestration. He/she will know how to make a professional mockup, developing greater awareness regarding the various issues that can arise in the working world.

Requirements for participation:

  • Thorough knowledge of a DAW of your choice (Logic Pro X, Cubase, Digital Performer, Reaper)
  • Mastery of Kontakt and knowledge of orchestral writing.
  • Computer with minimum 16 GB RAM, a sound card, headphones.

30-hour module, 8 meetings in mixed mode (alternating onsite and online classes), starting Saturday, May 8, h 9:00- 12:45.

Elective credits: 5 CFA

Monograph on Arturia Pigments

The module is intended for students in Level I and II academic courses in all departments who want to learn about and explore electronic music instruments that are strongly integrated into film composition. The course will run through a single VST (Pigments), which, because of its complexity and versatility, provides an excellent overview of the subject.

At the end of the course, the student will have in-depth knowledge of VST Pigments, experimenting with the most commonly used synthesis techniques and basic routing of modulations. He will also have developed techniques and ideas that will enable him to better integrate the electronic environment with his home environment. It will then have the ability to deal more easily with new VSTs that integrate the same or new features.

Requirement to participate: familiarity with a DAW of your choice (Logic Pro X, Cubase, Ableton).
20-hour module, 8 lectures by videoconference, starting Saturday, May 8, h 2:00-4:30 p.m.

Elective credits: 4 CFA