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BeatscribeMusic

Member Since 03 Nov 2010
Offline Last Active Feb 18 2014 11:47 AM

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Requesting Constructive Criticism

24 January 2014 - 09:47 AM

Hi Folks,

I recently composed this piece, and I really want to make it as good as possible since I feel its one of my best. Its always great to have an outside ear have a listen and pick up things you don't notice when you're so "close" to the piece…so please..tear away..

 

I posted 3 versions here: one has a synth bell and cello lead, one is just the bell and one is just the cello. my client wanted all three, I'm favoring the "both" version but would love to hear what you folks think...

 

The song is a theme for a galactic empire strategy/colonization type game.

 

both

cello lead

bell lead


Requesting Brutal Constructive Criticism

02 June 2013 - 06:56 AM

Hi Folks,

everyone here has always given me extremely valuable feedback. I come from a chiptune/electronic background, so the further I foray into orchestral territory, the less sure I am of things. This is a song I made for an upcoming RPG, although my client is super happy with it, I'm wondering if there is something I can do to make it better as far as mixing/composition and other elements go.

 

The criteria for the song was:

-Should have a bit of post-apocolyptic feel but hopeful

-Should have a bit of that 'firefly' western sound

-Should be reminiscent of Final Fantasy 

-Should give the impression that you're flying (the main character flies)

-Should showcase the guitar parts

 

Particular to this track's area: It's flying around a oppressive governments land, you can go there, but theres lot of laws and its a bit bleak and dystopian.

 

The guitars were recorded live (already had some great help mixing those from all you guys) and the other instruments are EWQL Hollywood Strings Gold and Symphonic Orchestra Silver. 

 

Let me have it! I realize the only way I'm going to get better is to have my work critiqued ohmy.png


Mixing Guitars Into Orchestra Tracks

22 May 2013 - 06:42 AM

Hi Folks,

I'm wondering if some of the experienced orchestral composers on here can help me with something. I still consider myself fairly novice when it comes to orchestral music. I'm using EWQL Symphonic Silver and Hollywood Strings Gold in this track, but I also wanted to mix in a guitar part a freind of mine recorded. No matter what I do, the guitar does not feel like part of the same "space" as the rest of the EQ instruments. I've tried adding reverb, adding or lowering volume level. It either feels lost in the mix or too powerful and like its standing out. 

 

I humbly request the feedback of anyone who has a spare moment. If you notice anything else glaringly wrong with my attached sample, of course I'd love to know about that too. I come from a more electronic/chiptune background but I've been  working hard on orchestral stuff for a while now. Thanks in advance!

 

Jesse


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