I went to my first GDC a few months ago and heard some great advice from composers telling us to do more work with live musicians and rely less on samples.
This also happened to be the same GDC where Journey won every award ever :)
SO...I decided to do an arrangement/transcription of Nascence, and enlist the help of some talented musician friends to record it live.
I tracked in Logic using a pair of Schoeps mics into a Presonus StudioLive at 48/24. Minimal EQ/limiting was used once in Logic, although I did employ a healthy amount of Space Designer since the AC in the room we used was pretty loud :)
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Austin Wintory -- Composer
Maren Hobbs -- Cello
Stephanie Layton -- Bass Flute/C Flute
Kayla Cox -- Violin/Double Bass
Dave Shumway -- Arrangement/Audio/Video