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Alladin`s dream

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Full orchestra in action with different motifs.

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The reviewer below me already covered a lot of the things I was going to say. The strings would stop and start too quickly to sound realistic, you know? Which is okay, but the drums would keep going. So there's this weird contrast of artificial sounding string treatments and realistic drums, and I didn't know how to categorize what I was hearing.
Also, for some reason, the drums sounded a little off, rhythmically. Again, this might have to do with the strings.
However, the flute and the chimes sounded bloody great. And the part writing in general is phenomenal. I think if you tweak the attack on the strings, give them some reverb, etc - this piece will be a knockout.

Shredator responds:

This very good comment! I must working on technical side more.

I almost thought it was a real orchestra until the strings came in! But that was mainly because it sounded a little dampened like might happen with a live recording. So i think the synths were a little lacking, the drums were nice but the strings had too fast and smooth an attack. I'm not sure what software you're using or if it'd be possible but varying the speed of the instruments attack at different parts could help make it sound more natural.
However i think the main element of this piece is the composition. Which i really liked! Lot's of interesting melodies that really captured an "Aladdin" feel. I liked the variation of monophony and polyphony and the chords that sort of broke off into melodies. I loved the part at 0:58 with the wind instrument and the metallic sounding percussion, very magical and enigmatic.
So all in all i really did enjoy the piece though i felt it was rather let down on the technical side by dodgey synths and bad mixing.

Shredator responds:

Thanks, i really appreciate this! I know almost nothing about mixing and how the synths work, just year playing in real orchestra and in orchestration. I need some book on technicall side.

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Jun 23, 2012
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