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Site: http://www.encoremusic.co.uk Hi all. I run Encore Music, a music production company writing music for film tv and game. Recent credits include a number of short films, three international pc games (including Gibbage - http://www.gibbage.co.uk - which was voted into the top 20 Indie Games of All Time by PC Zone mag). An animated series 'Sprawl Metropolis' (http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/293892 ). corporate videos and cable tv work. The gentle piano tracks below have just been chosen for a new American TV project - An Irreplacable Loss, Collision, Little World. These tracks are taken from my forth-coming album - Blue & Green. I'm always looking for new and exciting projects. Understanding a specific musical requirement and providing top quality audio for your game is my priority. Please feel free to check out the music on my site and throw back any feedback you wish. Kind regards to you all good luck in all your ventures. Mike

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Well I think you want some comments about your music.
I will tell you my true opinion of what I think.

Once again I must tell everyone that having a cool library is not enough nowadays, it is your composing skill that matters

Orchestral - Fearless: (D minor)

A part (Brassy start) - The brassy melody has poor sound quality. I really liked the musical ideas but the midi programming is poor, in my opinion, so try to improve its sound. Some voice leading compositional problems. Overall nice percussion.

B part (the crescendo string/brass part) - Nothing particular. Maybe a better midi controlling of the strings. (liked the musical ideas again)

Another important thing to remember is that many many video game / film composers use pedal notes on high strings or mid french horns. There is no problem at all with that but keep an eye at which note you are making a pedal (long sustained notes). If it is the fifth of you current key then you can go between root and dominant harmony without problems but (as it is your case) when you pedal the root note (that long low french horn D note) you MUST remove it or change it to C# or E (or A as it would be best in this case, since it is one of the lowest notes) when you go to the dominant strong hits to give momentum to the next section. Unless in certain situations, this will make an awkward feeling to any trained ear.

C part (after the big dominant chord - weird note choosing) - The stereo suddenly becomes much narrower, is there any reason for this? (again nice ideas but unfortunately they are always different, removing any sense of form/structure organization)

D part (After the strings dominant, main melody) - your comping strings have a voice leading error. When the upper comping string reaches B and the chord works as a G7 clearly trying to take the music to C chord. Either avoid that B in an upper comping string or lead that voice to C.


So I liked this music, but you can improve in so many ways to make it sound really pro.

I don't like to speak about myself so please listen to some musical examples by Sean Beeson, and try to hear how well he does everything with an orchestra sound. Even after hearing very closely everything he does, you won't hear any compositional errors and the sound quality is more than excellent too.

You may say: "No one will notice it" and that is right, but uncounciously they will say: "hmm Sean Music sound soo good and right, dunno why!"

I really hope I helped you. If you feel uneasy with this post that actually can help you become even better, please message me and I will remove it.

Kind Regards,

Pedro Camacho

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Guys,
Many thanks for your input. Its always good to get good constructive feedback from your piers
I'll check out both your sites as soon as I finish this current job.

Sean - thanks - I'll post original over there also.

Kind regards

Mike

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Well this is funny my post and Sean's posts were made at the exact same second! Wow!!


Great minds think alike! (or at least post at the same time) :p

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Well this is funny my post and Sean's posts were made at the exact same second! Wow!!


Great minds think alike! (or at least post at the same time) :p


Haha Ryan :)

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