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Nov 29, 2014 | 10:18 PM EST
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9.3 MB
4 min 5 sec
4.49 / 5.00

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Rated 4.49 / 5 stars
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Edit: Reuploaded with a (hopefully) better mix

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Fairly long intro, but I hope the wait is worth it.

First song of mine to feature an orchestra. Was an interesting learning experience writing for five sections.

Criticism always welcome.

DAW: Cubase 7.5
Piano: Soundiron Emotional Piano lightly layered with Galaxy Vintage D
Solo Violin: Embertone Friedlander Violin
Orchestra: Spitfire Sable Strings



Rated 5 / 5 stars

The violin lead sounded nice, if not a little too thin for the piece. Perhaps adding some reverb and taking some high end off would make it blend better.

Otherwise, your chord progressions are beautiful and appropriate. When the string section comes in at 2:20-ish, watch your high end. It sounds like your lead is a bit too far ahead of the harmony. Maybe reverb lightly and push it somewhat into the middle of the ensemble. Those higher frequencies will stick out on their own.

Your piano synth is perfect for the piece, and it comes off as thoughtfully melancholy. Emotional expression is top notch.

Thanks for the review request!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

This beautiful music and poignant title caught me off guard and caused me to tear up in a crowded coffee shop. Now I sit here, reduced to a sniffling spectacle. Writhing in public discomposure while hiding behind a coffee cup. Thank you for sharing it.

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drumdude responds:

Haha,my apologies for making you a sniffling spectacle. Its so mind-blowingly cool that something like music can affect someone in such a way. It's why I do what I do, and this review is a pleasant reminder of that.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow! What an amazing song! I should favorite this guy...oh wait. I already did...X)

drumdude responds:

Haha thanks. And thanks for the donation!!! Really appreciate it.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wow man, some of the piano parts could quite well rank up with some of the saddest compositions I ever heard. I love the piano tone you went with, it matches the tone perfectly. I didn't quite like the solo violin tone you used, it seemed a bit too harsh and maybe it's just me but it sounds like it's coming from above my head and didn't gel well with the string section sound that came later. Speaking of that part, it sounded great but the string melody got a bit repetitive. I think it could've developed more and better emphasized the beautiful chord progression. For those reasons I think it just misses out on being perfect.

Hope this helps.

drumdude responds:

Ah, the violin. Completely agree. I'm still a noob at mixing and trying to get the dry sample recording of the violin to blend with the very wet and ambient recording of the ensemble is still quite beyond me. I certainly tried though.

I think regarding the repetition, I never really intended for the violins to vary too much as I wanted to keep the song fairly minimal and stick to the general theme. However I was hoping to add more movement and harmonic variation to the other sections (viola, cello, bass) to compensate. Unfortunately, I am also a newbie to orchestration and couldn't quite find what I was looking for. Seems about 50/50.

I feel like this is one of those songs I'll revisit a couple years down the line and make it into the quality piece it genuinely deserves to be.

Thanks for the review/feedback. Always appreciated


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Your work is very touching, mate. This one particularly brings me so much piece in a way. It's hard to describe, and I dare say that musics that make you feel something hard to describe are the best!

Keep up with the great work!

drumdude responds:

Thanks! I'm glad that my work brought you peace. Feelings can be hard to describe, and I think that's what makes music so special. The ability to express what words cannot.

Thanks for the review!