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AIM - Journey To The Lighthouse

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My submission for the Art-Inspired Music Contest 2021

inspired by this absolutely gorgeous painting by @sabretooth2611

Based on a note that @ChordC left, l made the mix a bit louder, hopefully not too loud :)

This music is divided into three parts:

I. The Adventurer's Theme 0:00

II. The Journey Ahead 1:05

III. The Climb (Finale) 3:12

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The beginning is very atmospheric and I like the solo melody. Just the high strings are a little too loud in my opinion. The part around 0:46 also has a nice feel to it, though the melody in the strings could be a little louder compared to the chord tones.

The legato wind instrument starting at 1:10 is delayed a bit, which stands out because of the arpeggio playing at the same time. This is common with legato instruments and can probably be fixed easily by setting a negative track delay on the wind instrument (usually one has to experiment with values between -30ms and -150ms). The same problem occurs starting around 2:20 and in the brass starting around 3:43.

The part around 1:40 is great with the full orchestra repeating the theme.

The brass chords starting around 2:35 sound a little fake to me. Maybe because the notes are held so long. I don't think brass can play as "pads", unless maybe if they play really quietly.

The buildup to the finale has a nice brooding atmosphere. The finale itself could use a little more excitement dynamics-wise for me. Also, the percussion is a bit repetitive. There are some very good harmonic and melodic ideas in that part, too.

Now, my points are just some ideas for improvement. All in all, nice work - keep it up!

ZaazNG responds:

Thank you so much for your feedback! I will definitely keep all those tips in mind for the future, appreciate it a lot! Thank you for listening! :D

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4.72 / 5.00

May 19, 2021
11:26 AM EDT
File Info
11.5 MB
6 min 18 sec

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