top of page
Orchestra Recording Services
BOOK A CUSTOM OR SHARED SESSION
The entire session is dedicated to recording your score. Depending on the score length and demands, the sessions can cover multiple days.
By sharing the cost of a session with other composers, you can book and pay for only the time you need.
These are our base prices. The final quote price is subject to evaluation of the score.
How does this work exactly?Our remote orchestra recording service allows composers and production companies to get their music recorded by a professional orchestra, choir, or use custom ensembles. All we need from you is your score, and your preference of session type, venue, and ensemble. We handle the rest while you sit back and relax in preparation for recording day. We will take care of printing both the score and the individual parts for the recording session.
How do I book and pay for a session?In just a few steps! First we need to review your score and get to know your recording needs. Start by completing our Booking Form. Tell us about yourself, the ensemble and venue requirements, the length of the score as well as any additional services you require. We strongly recommend uploading a copy of the score and a mockup track as this expedites the process. Once submitted, you can select a time to virtually meet with a member of our team. We'll use this meeting to discuss your score and recording needs in depth. Once everything is in order, we'll send you an invoice, which you can pay using PayPal.
Do I have to attend the recording session?No, this is a remote recording service. You can be anywhere in the world and get your music recorded by a professional full orchestra. We provide high quality, live audio and video feeds so that you can be a part of the session and communicate directly with the team during the session.
What do I have to provide for the orchestra to play my music?You'll need to provide the following: midi mockup of the piece (not essential, but recommended) sheet music (we can assist with the orchestration if not available) the instrumentations & sections you require any other special instructions
I need assistance with orchestration and score writing. Are these services offered?Outside of recording your music, we also offer engraving, transcription, and orchestration services. Our team will transcribe your track into both score and individual parts if needed. Please include these required additional services as part of your Booking Form submission, or feel free to Contact Us to enquire about these services.
Which instruments comprise the orchestra, and can I add other instruments?Our world-class partner, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, is a full-time professional orchestra whose level of musicianship is comparable to those found in any major international city. All members of the orchestra are on salary and our rates have no impact on their income. The permanent body of musicians comprise: 2 Flutes 2 Oboes 2 Clarinets 2 Bassoons 4 French Horns 3 Trumpets 2 Trombones 1 Bass Trombone 1 Tuba Timpani plus Percussion Tutti Strings (Violins I, Violins II, Violas, Cellos, Double Basses). The Woodwind players naturally double so the following auxiliary instruments are also available: Piccolo Cor Anglais (English Horn) Bass Clarinet Contra Bassoon. The orchestra can be further enhanced, from Harp to just about anything orchestral composers' scores may call for, at an additional cost.
What should I submit with the booking form?To ensure a fast and seamless process from booking to session, we recommend submitting the following items: 1. Score • scores and parts in PDF format • all instruments on individual parts – so, for example Flute 1 and Flute 2 should have separate parts and not share a single part • all scores should be extremely legible and of sufficient size when printed that the conductor can read with ease (the scores will be printed at A3 size and the parts at A4 size) • individual orchestra parts should also be easy on the eye with no awkward page turns 2. Tempo Track If necessary, please send us a tempo track in 48k/24 WAV file format with a 2-bar count-in 2. Mock-up Track A copy of the mock-up so we can hear the full track as you envision it.
Who owns the rights to the recording?You own 100% of the rights to your recordings. You can use them completely at your discretion and Cinemagic Scoring does not impose any royalties or additional fees.
bottom of page