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Wisdom Of The Land (New relaxing World Map track!)

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I think it really does sound great. Very beautiful, I'd love to hear of the inspiration behind it.:)

 

The only thing I could really say about it is that occasionally the bass sounds a bit muddy. Nothing a bit of EQ can't fix. The production overall, however, is quite excellent. Maybe add another verse/break, or something along those lines to give it a bit more variety; I'd imagine hearing this for about twenty-five minutes straight could get slightly repetitive. That's really all I have to say. Great work!

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The bass is a bit deep, but in my opinion the muddiness comes from overtones and tails of certain instruments, particularly the reverb on the arco strings. 

Perhaps instead of EQing the bass down, try mixing the reverb or echo out of it just a little bit. I have tracked as low as an A2 on my bass so I know it can be done clean haha. 

It is a good track. Could get repetitive simply listening to it but for a world map it would probably be alright in my opinion. 

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You guys are right, I totally overdid the reverb. I'll probably go in and take out about 60% of it.

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I fixed the reverb issue - it's clearer now. Didn't really tear apart the whole mix though.

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I really can't level my words with your works. All I can for this one it's greatly excellent. You were great and just getting even more, better-er.

 

I really like the transition 0:13 - 0:15, and 0:25 - 0:33. I like the flow, it's all at the same level, not too loud and not too quiet.

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