- Are your strings lifeless?
- Does everything small and sound muddy?
- Does it sound like your samples are tripping over the notes?
- Does your piece feel generally flat, uninspiring, and well... meh?
Well, these 21 tips by composer and virtual orchestration specialist Benjamin Botkin probably can't solve ALL your problems, but it might help you take a step in the right direction and give you some ideas for how you can cultivate increasing vitality and realism in your music.