This sounds a little too loose in quantization control. :)
I can't play like this. I'm not that good. I may be able to pump out tunes like a factory, and I may even be better remembered for it, but the fact is, I'm not as good at piano as you are.
To be honest... I have to regret I can´t play like this, too. It´s mainly programmed the piece (especially for the fast parts) and afterwards I tried to give it some humanization by shifting notes slightly and randomize the velocity once and a while. Maybe I indeed did it a bit too loose here, but the fact that you thought I played it is a nice compliment, that it worked ;) Thanks!
There is a lot of potential in your piece, there is enough material here for several pieces in fact. There are so many changes in texture, if you develop each section you can end up with either one very long piece, or several decent size pieces. In my opinion, the high note flourishes become a little too much sometimes, it just seems a bit rushed with the switching between sextuplets and triplets. It could work, but I would maybe stick with one pattern for a longer period of time. The accompanying figures seems to favour a more simple, expressive melody. I am a sucker for rich harmonies, and you do have some good progressions. A modulation would add some more flavour to the overall feel of the piece, e.g modulation up a semi-tone to create an intensive build-up, or maybe down a minor third to give a more haunting, horror-movie sound. This is of course just my, hopefully constructive opinion, at the end of the day it is your own opinion that is the most important one. But overall a nice sounding piece of music, well done.
Thanks a lot! Detailed reviews like this are always welcome ;) I know that I could´ve made a longer piece out of this one but actually I see it more as an exercise of some sort. I just had a free afternoon and was in the mood to do a piano piece and play around with some chord progressions. Glad that you like the harmonies and I think all this piece is more or less about harmony, since it doesn´t really have a melody, because it should be more ambiental. Actually for the harmonies I studied some of Phillip Glass´s music. He has really great chord progressions if he doesn´t use his fingerprint 1-6-3-... progressions (which I also used here ;). Yep, a modulation often would add some flavour but the piece was already so short... I think the transition from the triplets to the sextuplets (which are actually semi- and demisemiquavers in a 3/4 measure but maybe it´s accentuated a bit wrong) is okay but you´re definitely right that I overused the part with the broad sextuplet arpeggios because it´s definitely too long... So thanks again for the detailed review and I have some things to think about when I do my next piece in this style (or decide to extend this one ;)
Definitely suiting for a climatic moment. Kinda like the moment where the killer is found out or an important character dies by the hand of said killer. A bit distorted at certain parts. Mostly the very heavy parts.
Thanks a lot! I didn´t have any scene in mind to be honest but it might fit ;)
Actually I don´t hear the distortion, and I looked in my project and didn´t find any clipping. The bass can be quite rough in the heavy parts and maybe if you turn the track very loud, due to the quieter part before it might sound a bit distorted...
That was actually pretty damn good! I love the dynamics. Maybe work on it a bit longer, clean up some unwanted notes, watch the tempo, make it longer and voilá! You got yourself some damn good music. Nice!
Thanks a lot glad you like it! Actually I wasn´t so shure about the dynamics because it´s quite rough in this track. Yep, you´re right sometimes it could have been a bit tighter... I maybe work on it again when I find time...
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.