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Caroling Xylophones

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First of all this is my submission for the contest of Carol of the bells... I figured I would keep it simple with a round. I also kept this strictly one instrument. I believe that this came out well. Please tell me what you think. Thanks much!!!

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Like right out of a music box.

The music box-y instrument is a pretty nice touch for this, gives a more christmas-y feel.
I just feel that adding some other instruments to this will really help. The whole song is high pitched, so maybe adding some other instruments like a piano or some strings would help make this better without ruining the music box mood.
Also, it seems like the instrument is slightly messed up by the EQ. Seems like the lower pitched music box changes volume dramatically when it hits certain notes...
Still, pretty good. Simple and neat.

GamekrazzyProduction responds:

If you need to know exactly how that works... well first off I see your point with the multiple instruments... I don't want to lose the effect, but you gave me an idea of adding a progression sound to this and having piano then strings come in later. As for the amplification, that is due to the round that I have going on here.. Some notes in the beginning are the same at the end.. If the two notes start at the same time they amplify, while if one is half a beat behi, they cancel eachother out. That is why when making a round it is important to watch where and when the notes occur. I don't see the little amplification parts an issue, but if anything canceled that would be a big thing that needs to get fixed. Thanks for your review.

not bad....

i think that perhaps u should tone the vol down a bit.... other than that it's nice... u dont wanna add like a lil paino or trumpet in the back ground?... kinda lowkey... i bet that would sound nice... or... if u want i could sing in it.. :-)

GamekrazzyProduction responds:

thanks for the review... I would have you sing, but as of now I don't really want anything added to it... Besides I would have sang it if I wanted vocals. lol. As for the volume... well that is simply relative... whats loud for you may not be loud enough for someone else. Thanks again.

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Dec 15, 2010
11:57 PM EST
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1 min 23 sec

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