Not so long ago I created this orchestral remix of Rihanna’s track “Umbrella”.
I’m not usually a Rihanna fan but used this as an exercise to get to grips with the Cinematic Strings sample library. I wanted to choose a well known track but show how it could be done in a completely different way.
This is the first time I have ever arranged for strings. The string sections are realistically placed in the stereo field and there are a lot of harmonies going on. Because of this, it took me about a week to make the track.
If you like it, please let me know below, and perhaps you could tweet it over to Rihanna too!