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Member Since 28 Aug 2011
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In Topic: Eerie soundtracks

30 July 2013 - 08:04 AM

I would say play around a bit. Though it's Sibelius, you still have access to different techniques, like glissandos, and tremolos. It does make everything harder when you have to think notationally. In some cases, it hinders creative flow.

I would say go for a sombre feel, but experiment with textures in Sibelius.
Also, do you have something like Audacity? If possible, you could record and manipulate sounds and incorporate it into your music.

Production value does seem to be a determining factor. Even in writing, it all sounds like a ton of extra work.

In Topic: Weary Travellers [New Composition]

30 July 2013 - 07:53 AM

I've never used VSL, but I have included it into my list of potential virtual libraries to invest in.

For me, VSL has a high level of intimacy in its sound. I'm personally a huge fan of the strings. Woodwinds are okay, and so are the brasses, though I personally thought about looking elsewhere in regards to wind instruments.

I feel that the use of articulation is very versatile, but this is all based off of what I have heard listening to various libraries.

Hopefully someone more versed in VSL will leave feedback.

In Topic: Eerie soundtracks

29 July 2013 - 02:10 PM

A soundtrack to add to that list:

Resident Evil


Though I happened to link one in particular, any of them will do. 


The music tends to follow the same flow as the pieces that Nm posted, with more emphasis being on timbre and ways to create tension, more so than melodic material.

In Topic: Weary Travellers [New Composition]

29 July 2013 - 01:46 PM

I absolutely love the rhythms playing in the drums.

My comments play a lot off of what Madsen said. For the percussion, there are different elements that seem much drier than others.
Increasing volume will do wonders when reaching the point at 2:24 which seems to be where the build-up is ultimately leading to, among other places. (00:43 is one place where it felt as though the piece wanted to build in volume).

Taking into consideration that it isn't mastered yet, I'd say that it sounds good!

In Topic: Bossa Nova Theme - Feedback Please!

29 July 2013 - 01:25 PM

Hey guys. Thanks a ton for all of your comments!

Nsm - I have been struggling with that as well. Making sure it doesn't sound too bass-y (overpowred), versus not bass-y enough. I think I still need to do some tweaking here and there with that.

Kk. Here is a brief update, just to see if I went in the right direction. I accidentally overwrote the old version, but critique on this new version will be just as helpful!

Mola Mola Updated

Since majority of the OST will be Bossa Nova, if I can get this down, I should be alright with the others.

Thanks guys. It really means a lot that you are willing to take time out and offer advice.