Awesome job, FTA!! When you did your teaser, it confused me to no end since it was a remix for a song that itself was a teaser. We probably won't have to wait too long for that to be corrected. HFX mentioned on Facebook that she will be posting a complete song sometime today.
As for the piece, you did an excellent job remixing such a short sample. You also did a fairly good job matching the style closely to what you intended (Research Facility/Jabba's Ship). I agree with what ZStriefel said below about the dark, Imperial mood.... excellently done!
The only problem I have with it is starting at 3:27 when the trumpet comes into focus. It starts out ok, but quickly at 3:29 it sounds tinny and flat (like the sound-font it is)... especially so when it starts the 32nd (?) notes at 3:32. It continues like this until the crescendo at 3:40... where it sounds not so much different as appropriate to the call and response section there. I know you were trying to imitate the guitar that comes in on the original piece. Aside from the small section I mentioned, I think you got that imitation pretty correct (especially after re-listening to the original).
Overall, excellently done on such a short sample.... especially so considering the difficulty of doing a remix on a piece that has not yet been released fully to the public. Like you, I await the final product. As ZStriefel mentions below: "It truly is the musician that makes the difference." Keep up the excellent work!
Thanks for your review!
It's true that I'd like to tweak the trumpet in some way. At some point I thought of using a different AMG trumpet but just fell into being used to this one.
Thank you for noticing the woodwinds that paid homage to the electric guitar of the teaser. And as I've said with ZStriefel, it feels good to be able to work well with tools I'm really accustomed to, no matter the limits. Always looking to improve as I use it more.
this is fantastic! I haven't heard the original, but this sounds really nice. Nice dark, imperial mood.
I especially love when it kicks in at 1:16. That haunting, forceful melody that suggests the kind of doom you are helpless against, and then again at 3:16 when it starts getting even more disturbed! Love it.
I'm always so impressed with what you do with garageband! You are proof that it truly is the musician that makes the difference.
Keep it up man! Love'n it as always :D
Thanks for your review, ZStriefel!
I thought the teaser sounded pretty dark and evil, so I went ahead and stuck with that, but with a symphonic march. As I've only heard one particular melody from the teaser, I pushed to be creative with it, and I guess with luck (and maybe skill), I was able to bring out the variations that you seem to really enjoy.
Yes, me and GarageBand have gone hand in hand with each other, and while I do at times wish there was more to offer, I'm happy to have made something that has made a positive impact on listeners!
Again, thanks for reviewing.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.