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Celtic Overture

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My submission for the March NAC St. Patty's Theme audio competition. Enjoy!

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NAC Judge

Celtic Overture
You definitely need an instrument with more attack for the lead. That string instrument that you used sounds like it would be more suited towards rhythm. The second lead instrument was better, but had a lot of vibrato built into its sustained sound.
When the song broke into full orchestra, that was AWESOME. Better strings and horns, but still a tad cheesey due to the fake sounding nature. But still, I love half of this song, when it broke into full sound, that was great. I liked the pleasant undertone of light percussion, good job there. Very Irish sounding and definitley belongs in the realm of folk music.
Overall: This song met the criteria of the contest and fits well in the folk music genre.
8.2 .

Ikus responds:

Yup, the full orchestra section was the first part, and my favorite part, that I had written for that piece. Overall, after doing spots here and there for a few weeks I found myself cramming in the final few days trying to finish and overlooking some major details when it came to the production of it. Thanks for the review!

NAC Judging

At first, I thought it was rather boring, but as it builds up, it's getting pretty cool, definitly sounds celtic from the start though. The synth strings and instruments you used were pretty weak and there were some very odd notes here and there, with unexpected velocity (attack strength) which were distracting. I still think that overall that composition is great and very celtic. I just wish you had worked more on your instruments.

Ikus responds:

Thanks! This piece was done with Finale, so I'm definitely in transition when it comes to the quality of the audio production and moving beyond writing out tons of measures. I really had that working against me when the production was the focus.

Love it

The current score does not do this song justice! People are totally low-balling you -- probably because it's in a competition. This composition is REALLY good. :)

Credits & Info


Waiting for 1 more vote

Mar 21, 2011
11:39 PM EDT
File Info
2.7 MB
2 min 59 sec

Licensing Terms

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