This is one of the most common - and expensive - music licensing mistakes I see! Whether I'm coaching someone or reviewing their song, time after time I hear great tracks ruined by bad virtual instrument choices. There's nothing that's going to send buyers running faster than a cheesy sounding saxophone solo (unlike the dulcet tones of Kenny G)!
In this video, I'll show you how to know if you've picked the wrong instrument. But the thrust of this music licensing tip is simple - if an instrument ever jumps out at you and you think, hmm, maybe that sound fake, you need to reconsider.
I'll also show you some tips for getting the most out of the instruments you already have, so that you can make your virtual instruments work for you. Sometimes this just means tweaking your virtual instrument's settings (I'll show you how). Other Times you may need to re-write your melody to fit within the limitations of your instruments. And of course, there's some powerful things you can do in the mixing stage to make your instruments sound a little more realistic.
Watch the video below for all some great music licensing tips about using virtual instruments.
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