Just got myself another composition, and this time is because of local forum challenge at my country (called Minstrel Challenge #4, and that's the reason I call it "Minstrel Forest" ). The required theme is forest, and it has to be in MIDI format (.mid, yes.. but I've converted it to .mp3 as is so I can share it easily, but the sound will be just the same).
Here's the link: https://soundcloud.com/mychiilist/minstrel-forest
The quick story:
"Wander around a mysterious forest they never know about, they dare themselves because they know they will find a great treasure within. Unfortunately, they are not alone. The forest is heavily guarded by the forest protectors!"
It was quite a challenge indeed... It 5 hours before the deadline for me to start composing (I was in the errand, and when the related person invited me to join, it was like a day before, but luckily I got my time). I also got troubles with MIDI format, such as when using FL Studio where the instruments changed into piano when I exported it, but solved by using MIDI out instruments instead (and play around with its channels, so tricky!). Then I also faced the playback speed problem (played it on Win 7 Windows Media Player flawlessly, but not in mac). Due to these reasons I didn't have time to do the mixing (I also don't know how to do the mixing of MIDI format either, because the instruments can't be sent to the mixer last time I tried. lol).
I uploaded it as it is on the challenge (just converted it to .mp3) so I could expect an equal amount of feedback here too.