How to… deal with unavoidable software requirements
Nearly every mix ever done for a music for picture job overseen by a mix engineer will be carried out in Pro Tools. By all means compose in whichever software programme you choose but the inevitability of Pro Tools’ involvement means that if you’re writing to picture, familiarity with Pro Tools will help. Learn to track-lay (prepare Pro Tools sessions with the individual parts or stems from your mix) or set up recording sessions if you’re working with live players. There is a little more variation in terms of scoring software but Sibelius has ruled the roost there for sometime, so similar rules apply.