First of all, I like the mood a lot. I think the strings should've been EQ'd more, though, especially towards the high end, because it sounds a little harsh up there, which is most notable towards the beginning of the piece IMO. Also, the section from around 1:00 to 1:23 is pretty muddy. SINGLE MOST HELPFUL MIXING TIP EVER: get rid of all of the tones below 200 Hertz in everything except the bass and kick (and, in fact, most of your pieces don't seem to have a bass and kick). Otherwise, I admired the structure and progression (as usual), and I think orchestral music could suit your compositional abilities quite nicely. Until you become the lead conductor of a major symphonic orchestra, though, you might need to focus on your mixing. ;) Keep at it, LSD! ^^
Oh, another one already? Cool!
Yeah, the mixing in this one sucks pretty badly XD It was just a project for fun though. I'm actually releasing a new full orchestral piece this week, and it has slightly improved mixing (still pretty bad though)! If I keep this up, I'll be able to mix properly in about 5 years or so ;)
Well, I think the strings should've been EQ'd differently, but not more (and I'm pretty sure that it should be lessened in the high end if it is harsh, though I might be wrong of course).
=> Yup. It's super muddy, but actually, the entire piece is pretty muddy; it's waaaayyy too wet!
Heh, I have an even greater mixing tip though: EQ sweeps. Nuff said. I'm pretty sure I didn't use it enough when mixing this. Also, I think that it's very relative whether you should remove everything below 200 hertz, as several string instruments have their very nice sounds around those frequencies (a cello, as an example you might be familiar with, can sound pretty nice down there. Perhaps you count that as bass, but there are strings that play in higher octaves that have a nice sound surprisingly low on the scale too). Most of my issues lies in horrible percussion mixing, and way too unrestricted reverb/wetness. For the next orchestral track (as apart from the one I will soon upload), I will probably try to look more at that! :D
I think that Orchestral music is actually a pretty suiting genre for me indeed, as I listen to it quite a lot, due to movies, games, classical music and such :)
Thanks again! I will definitely focus on my mixing, as it is perhaps my weakest area!
I'm happy. I'm looking forward to more. Some of the instruments are very strangely muddy. Particularly the flute. Grats on your purchase. ^^
Also, why do people always put the TL;DR section at the end? It's like... "/now/ you tell me?!" :P
Thank you! The muddiness is because of my poor and rushed mixing :D
People put TL;DR at the end because it's like a summary. It'd be weird to have it in the beginning. Also, if you read the whole thing, you're not the one that TL;DR is directed to, as it's for those who don't want to read and skip to the end :3
This is very well arranged and I really like the changes, nothing really shouts at me, which is nice, because I want to close my eyes and enjoy it. :D
I like 1:25 outro, the soft brass brings a nice touch...this track is absolutely awesome, but more importantly.. REALLY MAKES ME WANNA BUY EWQL!!! XD
Oh, I'm sorry! I forgot to reply to this review until now D:
Thanks a lot for the encouraging words ;)
Yeah, EWQL is really great :D
Once I get more time, I'll experiment with it more XD
This is awesome!
You made it throught pretty nicely even with all of those technical difficulties.
I'm a fan of more action packed music, but I like this piece for its huge amount of creativity. ;)
Yeah. There's always some way to get around them, but I'll definitely upgrade my version of Cubase at some point, as it would save me so much trouble :)
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.