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Esther Is Dead

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A man finding peace after a long depression due to the death of a loved one. Inspired by the beautiful video game Dear Esther.

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Really cool. I liked the glitch beat/staccato note part in the second half of the song (and the choir sounded lovely - what instrument/vst plugin did you use for that? Curious). I liked the sound of the first half, especially the guitar chord thing that accompanied the kick. That last string (3rd one? the highest string you used) bugged me because it felt like its rhythm was slightly off. I don't know if that might be because the string had a slow attack/fade-in which made it seem late for notes. Anyway, nicely done.

vai90 responds:

Oh, the choir is just a sample, not a particular instrument/plugin. Thx for the reviews, especially the technical criticisms. Appreciate that a lot. Regarding the high string: I actually think it's on time. You do mean the one coming in at 1:26 right? Don't see (or hear rather) anything wrong with it.

And that's where high pass filter comes handy!!! Notice that distortion? A lot of frequencies overlap, resulting in a muddy mix. High-pass EVERYTHING so that you have a clearer sound, that's my tip!!

You could EQ and counter-EQ for more clearity.

At all a solid song, but lacks good mixing.

vai90 responds:

Thx for the advice!

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