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The Connor Berge Rhapsody 2

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Apr 15, 2009 | 1:52 AM EDT
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5 MB
4 min 22 sec
3.85 / 5.00

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Rated 3.85 / 5 stars
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Hey all! This was a song I did a while ago. Its a rhapsody, so it has its ups and downs. Let me know what you think! And really do, I love feedback more than anything! Thanks! :)



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Nice song.

You certainly have potential here. But there is so much that you can work on.

0:01 - 0:04 I really think you can cut this silence beginning down in half and it'll still work just fine. The intro sound effect works well, although I think panning effects on that would certainly give it a much more impressive sound. At 0:08 when the main theme enters, that sound needs to be mastered a bit.... it sounds low quality. The sounds that join in at 0:13 come in with too much reverb... which can be cut down on. The background string that joins in at 0:18 needs an EQ touch up, and a high pass to cut out noise from the sample.

Now with all this orchestral... the one thing that got to me is that it's very cramped. The sounds are all deadpanned in the centered. And the reason I say deadpanned is that it sounds like it's coming out of one speaker in front of me instead of being in a live orchestra. Sounds fine out of my subwoofer speaker set, but not so much when I put on my monitoring headset. I would suggest use of the stereo separation function and panning function. Pan instruments off to the side as they would be in a real orchestra. It really gives that live orchestra feel.

The percussion is nice, and works well, especially in the part from 0:20 to 0:46. However I would note that you need to adjust levels and EQ. The high frequency percussives are too subdued and are being overcome and your bass percussives (drums) are solely bass and needs an EQ boost in the higher frequencies.

The part that starts at 0:47 isn't bad. Although I think that sound effect you have repeating in the background alongside the percussion, can certainly use a stereo separation and a panning effect. When your harmonizing strings come back in... there's a problem. I don't know what you know about music theory... but you have a very small range with those strings as I can hear at 1:33 when they come in by themselves. You really need to vertically expand on that.

The guitar that comes in at 1:45 needs to panned in, and not put so close to the listener. It's a little too close and makes it sound odd and out of place. 2:20 is nice when it first comes in, but having it repeat so many times is a bit much. The rock guitars that repeat that phrase are far from convincing too. They sound very.... recorded and unmastered. At 3:13, when you have that theme coming back in yet again, same criticism that I passed from before. This part should be the pinnacle of your song and I think mastering and mixing work here will dramatically improve the song.

Well, that was all about sound. But as far as compositional merit... there is a far way for this to go. It's much too repetitive. The theme that you have emphasized is great, but it's overly repeated and a done a little too much. If you want to make it that long, you need more parts to it. More variation. Otherwise it's overstaying its welcome by being any longer than a minute and a half.

Great song still, and I can hear potential indeed.

~Phyrnna ^_^


Rated 4 / 5 stars


Sounds pretty good, reminds me of a background track in some sort of fantasy movie, during the preparation for an epic battle that decides the ultimate fate. Great smooth sounds, my only complaint is the intro loop is repetitive. I'd suggest cutting it down by half the time there. Other than that, it's great.