I like the samples, and the composition. A bit linear, but over all the song is very relaxing and chill.
Relaxing and chill was what I was aiming for, so thank you! :)
Lovely stuff. I enjoyed the classic sounding synth patches you used. I feel like this would work well for a background track in Bladerunner or something of the like. Another great touch is the way the track seamlessly goes from a short staccato sound to long legato sound with the synths overlapping with each note.
Great work Mich, make moar
Glad you like it! I started out with just the pad synth (NI Massive) and then played some higher pitched notes, decided to clone the synth and fiddle a bit. So both synths are kind of borne from the same thing.
I haven't seen Bladerunner but I imagine the mood kind of matches with this track, then!
Glad you liked that overlapping. I kind of had the idea of making one of these endless descending melodies, but settled somewhere halfway through building that.
Thanks for the compliments sir, and I'll make moar once I get moar inspiration! :)
Good work. A very peaceful, relaxing song, I like how you incorporated a wind blowing sound effect, nice touch.
It is original, but repetitive in a good way, notes and tones are fluid and complement each other, it's not you just piddling on a synth.
The wind blowing sound effect was achieved with a lot of delay (with lots of feedback) as well as distortion and some filtering, all pulled together with a bit of automation.
I find that repetition works pretty well in ambient pieces, as it has a calming effect at this kind of tempo.
Glad you liked it and thanks for the nice words!
I can see this being used in multiple submissions.
You did a great job on this, but that would be too trite for a review. I'm surprised that you haven't collaborated with various others in the cartoon, movie, and game sections of this site. (You should consider that since I recommended you to Cherry-Cupid and SpikeVallentine.) With that out of the way...
Instrumentation: Those sounds are very pleasing to my ears. You did a great job on the pads, synth, and effects on this song, which would be a great audio cue in a movie or a game submission.
Composition: It's always great to have an ambient song with actual melodies, which is a stark contrast to a lot of the dark psytrance stuff that I've been listening to on YouTube. You sure have a way with finding the right notes/chords. Something that is not easy unless you know what you're doing.
Other: It may be a big file for a song like this, but it's original and well-executed. (and it's the latter that counts.)
-The fact that electronica haters will still bash this regardless of quality, but they can suck it.
Overall: Mich, I think that a ten from me was needed. (5/5)
Hey, thanks for the review!
I don't actively make much music any more, full-time jobs tend to get in the way of that, so I'm not sure I'd have the time to actively collaborate with movie/game makers. Thanks though, that's a big compliment!
Instrumentation: You might be surprised to know I only used 3 instruments in this one, one for the main lead, one for pads, and one for that lick of piano near the end. The "big" noisy stuff was done by routing the high end of the frequency spectrum of the melody synth to another channel and adding a lot of delay with feedback and distortion to it.
Composition: I can't say I agree with me "knowing what I'm doing", I tend to just fiddle around a bit to try and find something that sounds nice, trying to find the right atmosphere. I think I could say I cheated a little, using basically just the black keys + F; I find that that makes it easy to create nice atmospheres.
Other: The big file is because I exported it at 320kbps, I like to keep in as much quality as possible :)
The bad: I don't care much if people hate it; they don't have to listen. I try to make music that I like, and it's always nice if other people that manage to stumble onto it like it as well!
Thanks a lot for the nice review, it's much appreciated.
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