Thanks Ravyne, that's actually a really good point, there's not much use paying out for a PC now if I plan to replace it soon.
I've actually done some looking into Mac Mini's - and by the time I've bought a monitor and expanded the RAM it comes pretty close in price to an iMac, and not as highly specced. I think prices may be steeper here in the UK
I think I may just hold out and buy an iMac (possibly refurbished)
Very Jeremy Soule-like! Love the feel of the piece, definitely reminded me of walking through Oblivion. I do feel that the main ostinato is a bit too repetitive, it could have maybe changed instruments for a bit to keep it fresh. Other than that, it sounded well produced, and was great to listen to
Your song sounds pretty cool! I like that background bed of synth that plays through most of it. In my personal opinion, the horns that come in around 1:30 sound sort of out of place, but this kind of song is all about mixing things up, so I guess that's ok.
Thanks for the reply! Yeah, you're right about the horns, after hearing it so many times when making it, I've just become used to it and it's hard to notice things that are out of place, so it's nice to have a fresh set of ears listen to it.
My suggestion if you want to really get a good idea of how to use compression and EQ and stuff like that, is to get isotope's oZone, and purchase the instructional videos (i think its a $30 add-on when you're checking out). It's costly to get oZone and the iLok you'll need, but those videos alone really help you see what mastering is all about and give you practical, step-by-step view of the process, instead of generalizations that you'll find in many tutorials. I'm still learning myself, but everything became clear as I watched those videos, and oZone gives you all the tools you'll need to produce professional stuff.
It's also funny to here an elegant sounding british guy mixing a scandalous reggae song in the tutorial for some reason.
I will definitely have a look at this, I've heard oZone mentioned quite a few times but I never really knew what it was. It sounds oZone itself might be out of my price range, but the videos sound like just what I've been looking for.