"Hallo thar Step! Allow me to return your favor that did NOT happen."
Ohoho I see what you did there :3. Thanks for reviewing man!
"-That intro is awesome"
Sweet! I'm not usually very good at intros, or at least I don't think I am. I guess I got lucky!
"Staccato woodwinds are surprisingly awesome"
I love staccato woodwinds. And woodwinds in general. Of course I still prefer strings (because strings are so much more dynamic and powerful) and piano remains my favourite instrument, but yeah, those woodwinds are awesome! Flute and bassoon are my two favourites from the woodwind family.
"That guitar has a really tasty sound to it"
Yeah! It's the Washburn guitar; my favourite ever guitar sample ever. I love it and I'm so glad Ra includes it. Blackhole12 says it's too mono but my deaf ear is like "I BEG TO DIFFER" so yeah.
"Your main melodies are sweeeet."
Thank you :3.
"I particularly like the mallets"
This is actually one of my first times using mallets so much (before I just included little sections with them).
"The overall rise and fall of this song is very nicely done"
Yeah, rises and falls are awesome. I include them in like all of my orchestral songs now.
"I personally really like how the overall sound just slowly goes down kinda like it opened up with. It's very satisfying to my ears."
That's great to hear! Buoy seems to disagree but since you like it then it's probably moot and not worth changing haha.
"Mixing is clean, sweet, and pretty. I am very pleased with it."
"that little flutter at 2:52 is SO nice."
Yeah I have to add more of that stuff in my next version of this. Details, details, details.
"As much as I really like the arpeggio at around 1:02, it REALLY does need some 'mouse-fucking' done to it "
I totally agree. I'll work on that! A pretty minor issue so it shouldn't take long.
"At around 1:20-1:22, the strings sound obviously faked."
Hm, what do you mean about the diminuendo? There's a quick crescendo there but no diminuendo... I think! Although yeah they do sound fake :3.
"I personally think the syncopation at 1:10-1:13 is slightly offputting"
Heh alright! I'll see if I can change that!
"Slide notes every once in awhile."
I did slide them a little in the guitar solo... well, sorta slide them. I wish I could slide them more but it's SO hard to make them sound realistic since Ra doesn't have a sliding articulation for this guitar, as far as I know.
"I like the little ritardando at 2:42-2:45. However, here's a little tip - make it slightly more pronounced.
Yes, I like this idea. I'll try that out!
"The last iteration of the melody at 3:03-3:24 deserves more than a few very small variations."
Well there are quite a few variations; the background mallets are entirely changed and I threw in quite a few new melodic changes. But yeah it needs something more to it to differentiate it from the first climax. I'll see what I can do!
"Overall: Wow, I love this. Downloaded, faved, 5'd, and here's that review I promised. Yeah tons of nitpicky stuff. Anyway, I'm off to tell Captain Planet who should make his new theme song."
I repeat for the third time. YOU'RE AWESOME.
Thanks so much for reviewing! I'm glad you liked it.