"Temp tracks can help a lot. Otherwise, it might help if the composer asks (and gets answers) to questions such as:
Why are you using music?
What do you [dir./prod./client] want to say?
What emotional response do you want the music to elicit from…"
"Hi Jeanette, my best guess is that the clips are in a format that is not compatible with your audio software. A lot of professional audio is recorded in 24-bit or even 32-bit resolution, while most consumer audio software goes no higher than 16-bit.…"
I use Cubase also. It's a great program. If he googles Cubase + tutorial he'll find tons of resources. I've been through quite a few tutorials, websites, DVDs, etc., myself. If there's something in particular he's…"