BOSTON & BERLIN — Orchestral Tools (orchestraltools.com) has launched Virtual Orchestration, a new YouTube channel created in collaboration with Berklee College of Music. The new channel is designed to teach viewers the art of composing with sampled orchestral instruments while exploring all aspects of the compositional creative process.
Viewers don’t need to be well versed in music making to find value in the channel. There will be episodes aimed at both aspiring and experienced composers looking to expand their musical capabilities. Together with the launch, Orchestral Tools is making the Berlin Orchestra Collection available for a special price of $430 until January 31, 2023.
The channel’s host will be composer Alex Lamy, who earned his masters degree in Composition for Screen at the Royal College of Music. The wealth of knowledge being made available has been curated alongside the faculty of Berklee College of Music’s Screen Scoring department, as well as some well-known special guest presenters from the professional scoring world.
Each lesson is designed to be both inspiring and practical, with a wealth of useful tips and tricks that can be quickly implemented into any composer’s workflow. The first episodes of Season 1 are available now, and the channel will release a new episode every Sunday.
Berklee’s Screen Scoring faculty had already worked directly with Orchestral Tools to build the Berlin Orchestra, a full symphony orchestra library designed to meet the exact requirements of Berklee’s Screen Scoring curriculum. This library provides students with a professional-grade toolkit that can support them in the professional world, as well as in the classroom.