George Strezov
George Strezov is a student from Bulgaria, studying conducting at the National Academy of Music, Sofia. His passion is composing, and he has made soundtracks for various movies - documentaries, short-films, commercials, TV and radio spots.
  • Music & Audio
    Making Your MIDI Strings Even More RealisticPreview
    As I said in my previous article Making a Convincing Melody with Sampled Orchestral Strings, one of the toughest things when making a MIDI mock-up is the string part. Sadly for me, since my last tutorial, I haven't had the chance to try Hollywood Strings or LASS, so I'll be doing this tutorial with my good old friend East West Quantum Leap Orchestra Complete, without blending different patches, using just one!Read More…
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    A Guide to Producing an Epic Orchestral TrackPreview
    Although I'm not a huge fan of epic productions, they are definitely the thing that producers/directors/game developers search for nowadays. Now, as a whole, epic orchestral tracks can be heard on movies, TV, commercials, video games, trailers. They always support tension, battle, chase – all of these extremely dynamic moments that always catch the attention of the customer (whether a gamer, listener or spectator, doesn't matter).Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Epic Drum Sequencing with QL Stormdrum – Part 2Preview
    Getting the most out of drum samples is very important, because it can give “life” to your mixes, especially when we talk about epic cinematic music where percussion instruments are very important. In this second part of the tutorial we will be talking about stereo doubling. Using stereo enhancer effects and playing around with stereo is a great way to add variation to your music. For those of you, who bought some of East West Quantum Leap's products and haven't tried the stereo double yet, I'd strongly recommend using it – it will definitely add colour to your music. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Epic Drum Sequencing with QL Stormdrum – Part 1Sd2
    Probably most of you have played computer games or have watched movies, where the music is made with large percussion hits and really low ethnic drums. I remember watching the Warcraft 3 introduction video, where the attack of the orcs was accompanied by smashing drums. I always wanted to capture that sound and in this quick tip I'll try to explain you some of the techniques I've come across in my experience. Read More…
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    Making a Convincing Melody with Sampled Orchestral StringsEast west ewqlso platinum complete
    When it comes to MIDI orchestration, the string section is probably the most difficult to emulate. That is because it, even though the strings are probably one of the most homogenous sections of the orchestra, it has some characteristics that are extremely hard to produce via samples. Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Create Templates EastWest PLAYPlay
    When you have to work hard and fast on a project that has its deadline, templates are a valuable tool for the composer. You know what you have to do and you simply start doing it, without searching for the correct samples, because you've selected them before. In this quick tip I'll try to explain how to create templates with PLAY, developed by East West. Templates – are they good or are they bad? To be really honest, I seldom use templates. Even when I'm working on a deadline (I was told once or twice to make 50-60 minutes of music in one week) I prefer to sweep through my samples and VST instruments and to get the most suitable sound for the music.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Use DXF Patches in East West Quantum Leap OrchestraEast west ewqlso platinum complete
    Do you have high standards about achieving realism with orchestral sounds? DXF Patches in East West Quantum Leap Orchestra are controlled via the mod wheel and they can help you achieve better realism when sequencing orchestral music in your DAW.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Create Orchestra HitsEast west ewqlso platinum complete
    When you listen to 80% of the dynamic and action-oriented orchestral music, you'll notice that when used appropriately, orchestral hits can bring tense feeling to your tracks.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create a Pad From Scratch in Cakewalk z3taThumb
    One of my favourite composers is Cliff Martinez, an ex-drummer of Red Hot Chilli Peppers. He is working as a film composer right now, scoring most of Steven Sodenberg's features.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: 3 Useful FL Studio ToolsMake fruity loops fl studio 200x200
    In my experience with music software I've come to the conclusion that FL Studio (despite being disapproved by most of the music producers) is an excellent software for composing and arranging.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Getting Realism in Orchestral MusicEast west ewqlso platinum complete
    Getting the best of an orchestral library is sometimes the worst nightmare for a composer or orchestrator.Read More…