first i think you should put this track into the cinematic genre. The combination of the percussion and the unison string section worked quite well.
There were a few things which could be improved in my opinion:
* You should insert some dominant synths and the rest should be accompanyment. Maybe french horns would be suitable.
* Also i would recommend to bring in a midpart where the key signature changes - also a change in speed in the drums would have been good i think. The midpart normally should come after your ending here. I would insert it with some brass action or some raising dissonant string noises and then: Boooooom! There the action comes!
* use the full dynamical specrte. The volume always is constant in this track. Some changings here can intensify the feel a lot!
* bring in deeper and massive percussion action! Something like the stormdrum 2 stuff, heavyocity evolved series or damage. That will add the special epic kick to the track.
Overall well done. Hope this helped a little bit :D
Merry christmas and a happy new year!
Thanks for the great review!
I have recently learned how I could sound-shape a synth, and I will be working on forming my own sounds. This process will surely need plenty of trial and error, but I am certain it will be rewarding! :D
I shall work on the mid-part that you've suggested. I have also noticed that I am not giving the modulation any justice, and I need to be working on it.
I actually haven't thought about blending massive percussion with rock-based ones. I will give it a shot.
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