this totally reminds me of Stringed Pie by Sinerider
really impressive glitching/tweaking/programming on this tune, nice orchestral stuff, tho i agree with you about the Kontakt samples which are more realistic. This brings venetian snares' hungarian album to mind as well, although more contemporary and in a 4/4 signature.
all-around impressive tune!
To be honest, I think it sounds brilliant the way it is. I kind of like the lack of a lower tone. Personally, the way I'd think to fill it out more is to play off of the contrast between the drums and orchestrals. Roughen up the beat with some compression and maybe even some light filtering, and maybe double the kick to really add a punch. My thoughts.
heh-heh... Since when would my DAW affect what's needed? :D *grin...
OK then... basic overview of system and workflow:
I'm running Vista
The psuedo-orchestraic part was made with Reason4
That can be found here: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/liste n/157758
"-=LJC=- untitled sub 0708" - the .RNS for that is posted up if you're at all interested, the URL is in the description.
I was planning on dropping Reason altogether and re-creating the background using Kontakt but I just haven't gotten to it yet. Kontakt, imo, has a much better sample set and can be far more expressive than the R4 stock orkester library. No contest really... I was just lazy... didn't feel like tweaking midi all that much so....
Everything from Reason was dumped out and loaded into AcidPro to sequence things and chop the percussion into it.
Again, the percussion should probably be swapped out as well. I'm not crazy about the kits used in the breaks but as with the rest - I was lazy about it. :) Would be easy enough to replace though.
Originally, there was a super dirty reese and a sub-bass (Patched together with Massive and Zebra2 respectively) in there but I felt that it was just a bit heavy so I stripped all of that out. Like I mentioned to the last reviewer, I think I should have removed the reese but left the sub - that's probably where I over-corrected things.
The whole thing is then fed through Reaktor 5's FlatBlaster 2 which is loaded as a VST effect on the master buss in Acid and dumped out as a .WAV
I generally use Audition for any final mastering tweaks and MP3 conversion.
Any suggestions at all though, will be appreciated.
Very well constructed, generally fits together nicely. I loved the strings wherever they appeared. I definetly wasn't expecting the turn towards drum and bass, but it was a pleasant surprise. It seems just a little bit empty, like it could use something to fill in the space. I think i faintly hear a synth or string or something in the background, but i might be crazy. If i'm not, then bring it out. Well done, generally well rounded, but a little bit hollow. Keeping in mind it could be my speakers....
Thanks for the comments. I suppose I could add an ambient pad or two to fill it out a bit. There was a reese and a sub in there but I opted to remove those before I uploaded. The reese was a bit too much but maybe sticking the sub back in might help as well.