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Apr 24, 2013 | 12:52 PM EDT
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9.2 MB
4 min 3 sec
4.02 / 5.00

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Rated 4.02 / 5 stars
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510 Plays | 20 Downloads
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Easy Listening - Classical

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So I done my very best with edirol, and after all there is only so much you can do with a digital orchestra as opposed to a real one. I used edirol to as full it's potential as I could, and your feedback is appreciated! Don't forget to leave a rating!

EDIT: Tweaked mastering, added in a few other melodies.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

I will give you 5 stars for good job and motivation. Apart from what samulis has pointed out, I would recommend not to be repetitive in orchestral genre. Following you for more good stuff.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great buildup to start. Percussion is nice- a lot of people forget to use the triangle, but it's always a good taste. This is the first piece of yours I've heard that has more of an orchestral style to the percussion- more transparent and focused on moving the piece along. You've definitely come a long way since the first 'classical' piece of yours I listened to. :)

Consider using brass instruments (Trumpet, Horn, Trombone, Tuba). They have both a great strident sound and a very good gentle sound when quieter. Mixing-wise, your flute was a bit quiet, perhaps consider boosting it up a little bit at times.

You really are reaching more towards a good setup with some identifiable melodies, sounding good!

Consider other options for counter-melodies OTHER than arpeggios (the up-and-down motion). There are lots of different approaches to counter-melodies that work.

Perhaps the best tip I ever found was "keep it fresh". It's important to have identifiable melodies and some sort of continuity in the piece to hold everything together, but sometimes a new instrument, a new key, or a new chord progression/melody can go a long way in holding listeners.

Keep compos(ed/ing)!

Luc0z responds:

Thanks for the review, really helps me out alot. Near the end I will admit that I got a bit lazy and decided not to add in a new melody just yet, and that I'd upload it to hear what people think first. Also, I tried using some brass instruments but it seemed a bit of a hassle trying to master them to blend in with the other instruments without overloading the mid frequencies (even when I tried to reduce the mids, but this is definitely something I will look into.) I am thinking of a counter-melody alongside a slight variation of chords in the prominent melody you hear throughout the piece, building up yet again to a simple chord progression on its own and finally making it's way effectively to the end. I do have ideas for this, I just need to find the time and inspiration for further extension (it has always bothered me when trying to extend a piece as long as two minutes, but this one is the closest I've been to a full instrumental.) Again, thank you for the review! I may even look into some of my unfinished projects and import some melodies from those after playing around with them a bit.