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Mountains Rest

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I was playing around in FL studio when I came up with this calm little melody. It started with a piano playing it and a drumbeat going in the background with some bass. But I wanted more, so I added some strings and stuff. Eventually I got a calm litte song. But the beat didn't fit very well, so I thought it would be better to remove it. Also, I thought the piano was to dominant and harsh sounding. I exhanged it with a softer stringish sond. And there we go. This style of producing is very new to me and I have never done it before.
I hope you enjoy this little "lullaby". If you would like to add or ask something, feel free to leave a comment.
The bass was created in the VST Sakura and the classical instruments were samples from a VST named Miroslav Philarmonik.

Edit: I've made the melody more interesting with some more variation. I've tried to get the choir to sound as good as possible, with many different chords on it. But I got the best result by taking the old notes and just layer them and octave down and up. I've also lowered the tempo, to get a more calm feel to it.
Many thanks to MrMusicalLion for his suggestions.

Edit 2: Lots of changes to the riff/melody to make it more interesting and enjoyable. Changed some notes and moved it up/down an octave at certain places. The riff is now lowered an octave at the beginning, I thought it sounded better, especially when it gets higher by time.
I also made the choir split. By having the male choir to do the low notes and the female to choir do the higher notes. It is also decresed in volume. Finally I made a soft little beat to go in the background, I thought it needed something extra and rythmic, and there it is.
Once again, many thanks to MrMusicalLion for his suggestions and helpful advises!

Edit 3: Put alot more reverb in there. Im not the best at reverb, but I hope i't got a good mountain-ish feeling to it. Also edited the choir abit, made it more manly. Lastly I made a smooth breakdown when only the violin plays at the end.
And again, thanks to MrMusicalLion for his really helpful advises!



Relaxing, although, a bit repetitive.

The part that was a bit repetitive was that instrument melody/riff that begins in the intro.. it is very nice, yet when it's repeated so much I found myself getting bored/irritated by it.

Good parts to this.. the choice of instruments, the feel of the piece, the quality of the samples used, the clarity of sound etc.
Improvements that could be made.. the choir sample was a little off I think. I don't know, it might be worth experimenting with different ones to see what works best. It felt a little bit out of place compared to the rest of the instruments used.

Anyway, I like the calm nature to this piece. I think it would be worth going through it again and expanding that original riff so that it doesn't get so repetitive.

Good luck, well done :)

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AndersKlint responds:

Thanks for your helpful advise. I agree with you that the main melody is a bit repetitive. I'll try to add some more progression to it. I'll also experiment with the vocals a little bit, I went lazy on them and used the same notes as the bass. I think I'm going to make the notes for them longer. We'll see.

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4.06 / 5.00

Jun 25, 2011
12:15 PM EDT
File Info
8.1 MB
3 min 33 sec

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