That ever-present Garageband limitation
And this is how many fucks I give about that. As a person who still enjoys listening to old-skool nintendo vg tracks, this is quite perfectly epic. The strings sound excellent. I like what you did with the bass choir too!
Note: drums at the beginning remind me of the ghetsis theme from pokemon. That's a good thing, I did a song based off of that track.
Like the previous poster said, it sounds like an older video game title. The first minute actually made me think, rather vividly, of the Mechwarrior 2 soundtrack for PC. Good memories, that.
The base idea of the song is great, would just need some better 'instruments', were that the word.
Program limitations are a big issue for me, especially since I have no money to get a different program. I've been trying to save for a "bad-motherfucker" program like Pro Tools or Logic Pro, but you know how that goes when you're trying to save money (need a new toaster, time for a trip to the dentist's, etc.).
This is pretty good actually! Espeically since it's Garageband lol. I think that if you had some better stuff you could really do alot more. I would recommend Reason or Fruity Loops, you'll be able to blow people away with those programs (there's a free demo for fruity loops that won't let you save but will let you export songs and work with all their synths and more)
I think that the song itself is actually pretty cool, the quality actually makes it sound like some B video game music for the playstation or the N64 lol. You change it up plenty and have nice progression which is great, but I do wish you could do something a little more with the melody in a very dramatic way (but that's just me).
Keep making music man!
I think the main reason it has the older-school feel is the emptiness of the sonic space right when the low choral comes in at 00:16. While it does build from there, I agree that it ain't top-notch quality. While the instrumentation itself I think is awesome, it lacks in that it doesn't sound "full."
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.