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The Golden March

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Okay first real effort in weeks :P

This one took a while since I kept poking at it a day at a time. Most of the time was spent mastering and spacing the instruments so it sounds wide and full :) I tried real hard to make it sound as big and grand as I possibly could and I'm pretty happy with the result :)

Enjoy! :D

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Nice music, very happy feeling. Good job on that, it's much less natural for people to write happy music.
You said in your notes you were looking to make it sound wide and full so I've got some tips for you on that. :)

- Use bass in the centre to keep the focus of the song and make sure the much more powerful bass doesn't unbalance the song (this isn't the case here, just point it out for future reference)
- It is indeed "wide" but only certain parts, most of it I found to be very narrow sounding. You could try panning the instruments even more, or using a space enhancer on the master to make it wider (make sure you do that correctly as some frequencies really need to stay in the middle). If you have money to spare, try Ozone 5 for mastering. If you don't have spare money, try Melda's plugins. Many of them are free and they're all pretty damn good.
- Classical/orchestral music tends to sound so "wide" because of where the instruments are placed on the stage. Research a little into where everything is placed and why, this may help you in future classical pieces.

Good job!

DuttonsaysHi responds:

Thank you for the review/tips! and yes as i said to someone elses post in my attempts to make it brighter/wider, I eliminated a little too much of the bass aspects :c

It did occur to me to try and pan around a little but I tend to mess up when it comes to panning instruments.. I struggle to balance them out nicely without it sounding too cluttered. I guess I just wasn't feeling risky :c I'll be sure to try harder with the panning for future orchestral projects though!

oh also I use reason 5 so plugins aren't available to me :(

But again your input is appreciated! I'll try work with the panning for a more natural sound next time :)

You are in a classical mood, i see, but also happy. Sounds very nice, with that realistic reverb. I found the drums and delay a bit annoying in the song, but that's my opinion. Really nice to hear something classical. For such gray days, here, in Holland, that makes me happy! Good job Dutton!

DuttonsaysHi responds:

Ah thank you :) I'm glad I could brighten up your grey days :). and Yeah I have been really lurking in the classical zone for a while now :P I should try some fast/heavy techno next maybe. Thanks again!

It sort of reminds me of "Gloureious Morning" by Waterflame!
You're really progressing in a way I can't really describe! KEEP POSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DuttonsaysHi responds:

Heh. You have a habit of referencing my songs to a lot of stuff :P but thanks!

It was very good, and I liked it very much. But next time, may I suggest adding a bit more bass? It sounds very bright, and it would do well to be dark and rich. If you are using real instrument sounds, i would suggest some low brass. Otherwise, well done.

DuttonsaysHi responds:

Thank you! and yeah I see your point. My original goal was to make it sound just wide and spacious and well, bright.. which I guess in the long run caused me to eliminate the bass a little too much.

But point taken! I'll keep that in mind for future projects :P thanks again!

Credits & Info

4.70 / 5.00

Sep 23, 2012
2:51 PM EDT
File Info
4.1 MB
3 min 10 sec

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