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Constructive Criticism On My Track


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#1 CRFaithMusic   Crossbones+   -  Reputation: 1042

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

Hi everyone,

 

Lately I've been trying to put together a new demo reel and this track will probably be the first thing in the demo reel. There's no real background to the music i.e. not for a game or anything. I was just writing for fun. So let me know what you think, what's good and bad and if you think I should use it in my demo reel. I'm looking for advice mainly.

 

Also it is only short because it will be on the demo reel.

 

Here it is!

 

https://soundcloud.com/caleb-faith/demo-reel-track-1

 

 

Thanks,

Caleb Faith



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#2 dakota.potts   Members   -  Reputation: 455

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 11:15 PM

Cool and very well done. However, I can't help but feel it's the same thing I've heard before in movie trailers, commercials, and video games. If that's the style you're going for, you did a great job. Otherwise I would suggest you experiment a little bit to break away from what's become "standard", and come up with something unique to you

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:22 PM

Thanks for the input Dakota :) I really appreciate it.


I can see what you mean about it being quite 'standard' however this is what I was aiming for at the time and it was a lot of fun to compose.

 

Is there anyone else with any input? because it helps a lot



#4 Kristoff K.   Members   -  Reputation: 207

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Posted 19 January 2013 - 12:37 PM

I agree with dakota.potts. Sounds quite decent, but standard.

 

Technically-wise, I'd improve those drums. For instance, those timpani - they need more presence. Also those high freq drums(?) could benefit from a moderate boost in the middle registers.

 

I don't know what libraries you were using for the orchestration, but the lead instruments sound a bit too artificial. I advice you to experiment with keyswitching the articulations.

 

I see no problems in terms of composition or mixdown, Apart from those things I just mentioned, everything sounds tight, crunchy and generally enjoyable.

 

Keep up the good work!






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