Podcast Audio | Posted by Phil Leigh on May 14, 2007
If you would like to learn about a professional musician who has turned his Apple computer into a symphonic orchestra, this interview is for you.
Suppose you are an aspiring film producer. You don’t have the money of a Hollywood production company. So you want to follow in the footsteps of the Florida college students who made a success of their self-produced Blair Witch Project eight years ago.
While the cost of video cameras and computerized editing equipment has dropped markedly since then, you recognize that every great movie needs a high-quality film score. But, you cannot afford to engage the services of a symphonic orchestra because that might cost $50,000 or more. However, if you know a good composer, you can perform his score at a fraction of the cost with the Fauxharmonic Orchestra.
Using digital instruments The Fauxharmonic Orchestra’s mission is to bring fresh and artistically meaningful experiences of orchestral music to a diverse, world-wide audience. Nearly 500 Gigs of MIDI notes and phrases for all instruments are stored on the Orchestra’s Apple computer. Essentially the computer functions as the orchestral instrument for the composer and conductor.
Our guest today Paul Smith who is the founder of The Fauxharmonic Orchestra.
This interview is about 22 minutes long.