I truly didn't think I'd find a classical here on Newgrounds. I'm glad I found your track here. Has a good flow, though I noticed a few peaks that seem a slight bit off. Mostly at about 00:28 with the suddenly fast piece. It fits, but maybe just a little tone down, not much, but i can tell this hit the red in the audio scale. Nothing else to critique about it, other than I hope to see more classic music from you :)
Overall its soothing and it certainly gave me a smile on a bad work day :D
Hey thank you, Markmoonedge, for the helpful and also inspiring comment. I've edited this a bit today....it sounds a bit better now, in my opinion. I promise to make lots more classical pieces after this. Thanks again. :)
That's what I like to hear. :D
The point of reviewing is to be honest so honestly I didn't like how it sounded overall. It had great moments and potential but it seemed to have really sharp sections that didn't blend too smoothly together and was a bit juttered.
I did like each part by itself, and your voice redeems it and makes up for the other bits that lacked. I'd love to hear a piano version of it and look forward to your next contribution.
Thanks Leech. It's nice to have friends who are honest, but not too harsh. :) I agree....I could have done a better job mixing it....I probably should have turned stuff up loud just so I could hear it in my crappy speakers. But oh well....maybe one day I'll get around to editing it....but only maybe. Thanks again, buddy. :)
Oh man! I love this! You did an incredible job!!
Thank you. :)
I thought the violin at the start might have been too loud, but by the time the cello comes in at 0:07 that thought goes out the window. Really nice harmonies between the two instruments, especially around the 0:14 area. I don't...really know what it is at 0:16-0:18, but it sounds like something has a bit too much reverb, or an instrument isn't pronounced enough. To the point where it's kind of sitting in between "working really well as a kind of ethereal thing" and "muddy sounding". I'd be more precise, but I can't work out why I think it sounds like that. Maybe just take another listen yourself and decide whether it's just me or whether something needs editing a little.
I love the addition of the harp at 0:22, but the start of the violin arpeggio at :28 is too loud. Cool, but too loud for me. Though the run-down between 0:31 and 0:32 is pure awesome.
The kinda refrain after 0:43 is perfect. nice harmonies, nice melodies, nice ambience in general.
The percussion around the 0:58 mark could use turning down a little, simply because the other instruments involved aren't very loud themselves and the percussion kinda cuts into them a little.
The voice accompaniment is AWESOME. Especially at the 1:26 where it takes more of a solo-type feel. The sliding between the notes there (And as well with one of the instruments before) kind of give it a little touch of an eastern vibe, which is a nice surprise.
All in all, I really like it. It's got a good ethereal quality, with enough extra additions to make it the kind of thing you can listen to again and again. Could use a little bit of fine tuning, but apart from that it was well worth listening to. 10'd, 5'd.
Wow! Thanks for the such an in-depth review, Animith! It's not too often I get those. Now, I am not sure exactly what the reverb thing you were talking about could be. I used the same reverb on the master track for the whole piece. Maybe you're thinking of the chime effect? I probably should turn that up, so that's a good observation.
Alright, I should turn down the violin arpeggio. I only turned it up because I couldn't hear it on my bad speakers. Thanks. Yeah, I meant for 43 and after to be a nice ambient segment. Glad it worked out. And yeah, that beat does seem a bit loud after 58....I'll turn it down a notch. Thank you...I suppose my voice is more of the mid-east variety. :) Thanks again for the review, and I'll make sure to work on fine tuning it some more. Cheers!
I can feel every moment of this beautiful creature that is the butterfly.
Delicate, yet fragile. I have a second mental image though, like I'm traveling through some enchanted woods and I encounter a fairy entity (no I'm not a Zelda freak xD).
I wonder what program did you use though, as I'm pretty interested with the vocal samples you used ('cos you used samples... right?)
Anyway, good job and keep up ^^
Thank you! Nah, that's alright. It was meant to have enchanting undertones. Also, it would properly suit fairies. I used FL Studio 9, and the vocal samples were my own voice, layered for a choir, and then I sort of wailed in the end. :)
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.