Very relaxing song indeed, easy to listen too and it's quite epic. I can imagine myself wondering the florest, the mountains and the plains in search of something. Pretty sweet.
Keep making more like this. Love them.
P.S. One thing I could stop notice, this song in WMPlayer is showed has H.M. from Special OPS, weird no? Since H.M. has 2:20 mins and it's a metal song. x3
Special Ops, what's that? A new Call of Duty? XD
Anyway, thanks for your review, and I'm very glad you enjoyed it :3
Nice and mellow! The clarinet really needs some expression (either recorded with a keyboard's expression wheel or hand-written in Cubase/etc) data though, woodwind with a flat, even tone sounds incredibly synthy. The rest of the orchestra also feels a bit unnatural, some randomness in velocity values goes a long way to make it live, though the best thing is recording the parts with a MIDI keyboard if you ask me.
The panning feels a bit odd, especially with regards to the strings, it almost feels like the same sections come from different sections at different times, and the stereo image feels a bit wide and chaotic. I'd recommend trying out a more traditional seating plan (L - R: vln 1, vln 2, vla, vlc, cb) and going from there, perhaps it won't work with your goals but at least you've tried it! Otherwise the mix and production feels quite nice. I like your reverb!
The re-orchestration of the melody with strings provides a really nice variation! Overall though, the track gets highly repetitive, and a lot of the segment goes on for quite a while without something to really keep the listeners attention. At 03:38 for example., one would perhaps expect something like a second theme, related to the first theme. Hearing the same theme, especially with the melody again carried by strings (albeit with some extra "fills" from the rest of the orchestra?), is a bit dull.
At 04:40, the piano, and later the flute, provides some much welcome instrumental variation, but some thematic variation would really lift the track.
Just some thoughts that I hope you think are constructive, still a good job with the track!
Thank you for your detailed insight!
Of course they sound synthy, I don't have a private orchestra in my garage nor Two Steps From Hell doing music for me (and even then it would still sound unnatural). XD I didn't want it to sound realistic, rather dreamy and abstract like the rest of my tracks. The legato strings suffer from velocity and attack jumps I cannot control and I am well aware of it, as well as some other samples being rather flat on their own. I just hope for a future upgrade, and well, I tried to bring the best of what Reason can do. :)
awesome job as always, Keep up the good work
Thank you ^^ I will
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.