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SamGarnerStudios

Temple Heirloom (KOTOR Inspired New Composition)

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[url="https://soundcloud.com/sam-garner/temple-heirloom"]https://soundcloud.com/sam-garner/temple-heirloom[/url]

For this track I envisioned discovering something ancient in a temple, my mind kept going back to Star Maps in KOTOR. Thanks for listening!


Logic Pro 9.1.8

Native Instruments Komplete 8 Ultimate
East West Symphonic Orchestra
Hollywood Strings Gold
Symphonic Choirs Gold
Storm Drum 2
Cinematic Guitars
Damage
SoundIron

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Hey Sam,

Some really nice textures and ideas in this piece! I enjoyed it! While I appeciate the effort towards a drier mix but felt some of this was a bit too dry. Consider giving a bit more room space to the production as right now there are elements that are quite dry and in an actual recording or performance for a piece like this - the opposite would be true. I think this would help blend some of the choir changes which sound rather rough and midi-tastic to my ears. But overall, very impressive!

Thanks for sharing!

Nate
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Thanks Nate. I did try and find a balance to my taste between what a videogame mix would sound like (typically drier) and a reverb that makes sense for a Temple. Thanks though for the feedback, will keep in mind for next composition.
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[quote name='SamGarnerStudios' timestamp='1355868687' post='5012218']
I did try and find a balance to my taste between what a videogame mix would sound like (typically drier) and a reverb that makes sense for a Temple.
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Sure thing! However, I find your above statement strange. Many video game OST have plenty of reverb, sometimes [b]TOO[/b] much! It's true that game music does have to make space for sound effects and dialog but to my ears this track is more dry that most game OSTs I've checked
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Nice piece here! I definitely understand where Madsen is coming from in terms of overuse of reverb in many tracks, though I personally think that for the most part, this piece is fine. My qualm rests primarily with the chorus. It seems very choked. I like the marcato use of the voices, but for example, in the beginning, the chord changes in the choral parts seem... disconnected, for lack of a better word. There is notable space, but, to be honest, that could be more of a personally nitpick, though I will say that some more reverb on the chorus would really help fill those spaces with a tapering of sound, instead of just a wall of silence. 1.24 is another section. It is the most notable here in the chorus.

I have to say that this is a very unique piece. Very outside of the box. The use of electronic/grunge synths near the 2.00 was a very nice touch! Great work! Edited by M4uesviecr
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