Are there any benefits to using more instruments?

• Sep 2, 2015 - 05:29

I have seen many scores on this site that use lots of instruments, for instance, if you search 'Two Steps From Hell' you can find a copy of their song 'United we stand, Divided we fall' composed for a ton of instruments, including three trumpets, five clarinets, and four types of trombone. My question is this:

Are there any benefits to using loads of instruments, or is just using a handful sufficient? When I add a bunch of extra instruments to my tracks it doesn't seem to make much of a difference.


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