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Scoring Tools

Modus: Interview with Jeff Russo

Back in January 2019, Jeff Russo approached us about creating a custom library for his work on Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard. This marked the beginning of Modus—Jeff Russo: The new toolset for TV and underscoring. In this video, Jeff talks about the challenges in scoring for TV and how the unique articulations and features of Modus helped him overcome them.

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    Instrumentation Series

    Meet David Newman

    Composer legend David Newman will give you a closer look at the instruments of a symphonic orchestra in Orchestral Tools' new Instrumentation Series. We will talk about the components of the instrument, its role in the orchestra and the common playing techniques. New episodes every Thursday 8pm PST!

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    Instrumentation Series

    The Violin

    David Newman talks about the Violin to which David has a personal connection. In his twenties he played the violin as a studio musician for 20th century fox and countless movies.

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