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I was sampling some Bamboo Wind Chimes that my wife have around and tried those in a mix.
Song is reminding of my "Lamp" demo but later develop into a more complex work.

Track made for a story written by Citrina.
Bamboo sample pack will be soon available on my website.
Gear used:
DAW - Mu.Lab
VSTi - EW Symphonic Orchestra Starter Edition (free), Kontakt Player (free), Drum Core Free, MultiSampla.
Acoustic Guitar - Fender CD-60CE Nat
Microphone - Oktava MK 319
Preamp - Art Tube MP Project Series
MIDI Controler - M-Audio Radium 49
soundcard - M-Audio Audiophile Delta 192

Track composed, sequenced and recorded by Mihai Sorohan in 2010

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probably my favorite from you

I've had this track downloaded onto my MP3 player for quite some time, its a great interesting track with sweet southern america vibes :]

The melodic bamboo percussion of course is a great highlight of the track, I like the syncopated theme that's played on them. The overall feel is slightly reminiscent of Chrono Cross' OST, if youve ever played that game. The ocarina sounds sweet as well, and the two melodic lines develop great together. And of course, snazzy guitar lick. It's got a very crisp sound too.

The second section is awesome and has a cool cinematic element to it that probably fits quite well with that story :) You did a good job using the various articulation patches from the EW samples, great job sequencing the string and horn instruments, and the chord progression is colorful and interesting.

Now for my nitpicks & suggestions, because thats just what I do -_- Excuse me if I sound like I'm trying to impose, as my review style has irritated people in the past lol.

I probably would have mixed the track differently, maybe in the process making it sound muddy or flat lol. But I feel like the drums could be brought a little bit more to the front, specifically the snare. And since the ocarina is soft, quite instrument, I would try to give it a thick(er) reverb to make it stand out from the other instruments a touch more.

The interlude section feels sparce. Perhaps to fill in the void, include some more ambient samples, such as mild rainfall, a flowing river or waterfall, or even a delicate airy pad. Also, a call and response section to match the melody of the bamboo chimes in the interlude is worth considering, that is if it fits within the story.

Lastly, I think the piece would benefit if there was 1 or 2 more latin percussion instruments.

but its another awesome piece by you! i think i've got some inspiration to create something ethnic-influence now, thanks :)

sorohanro responds:

Thanks for review, really good points there :)

Great Atmosphere

I really really like this song. The use of the bamboo chimes really adds to that jungle feel. When I listen to this I picture myself in the midst of the rainforest exploring the unexplored. It might be hasty but can you do some more music like this?

sorohanro responds:

Thanks for the review.
I will probably make more music like this or like something else, depending of inspiration :)
These days I'm a bit busy with my bands (live concerts,rehearsals, recordings) but soon I hope I'll get back on writing music :)

love the combination of

the warm bass guitar with the flute at the start, but ofcourse the whole thing sounds solid and pleasant, slightly caribean.. i can picture myself laying in the sun with it with a glass of grapefruit juice.

AHHH the chord just shifted, brilliant man. Im going to favorite this now haha.
Oh and ofcourse youre getting 5ed aswell. :)

sorohanro responds:

He he... that's one of my own favorites...
Bass it's a double bass (sampled... I think Kontakt Player) and flute is a ocarina actually (sampled also).

wow !

baiatule , tu ma suprizi !!! sufletul meu este relaxat chind aud melodiile aletale ! :P

sorohanro responds:

Mersi mult.
Totul a pornit de la "hai sa testez cum suna bambusul samplat" :)) si uite ca a iesit o piesa...

Very good!

I like your use of bamboo wind chimes, flute synths and nature sounds.

sorohanro responds:

Well, most of those sounds are "home made" :)

Credits & Info


4.88 / 5.00

Jan 13, 2010
2:54 PM EST
File Info
5.6 MB
2 min 27 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.