I like the moody and ominous arpeggios at the beginning. I admire your sense of harmony, and your melodies are rather cool. This piece's progression is solid. I liked the little re-intro bit at :57, too. I think you could've used some drums in there, perhaps featuring a solemn military march-style snare. :) It definitely seems very fitting for a videogame, even cute in a way. I would suggest creating a tempo automation at the end, however. In my experience, songs that don't end on the tonic often only work if the suspense is dragged out a bit towards the end, and this track is no exception. ;) Compositionally, this is a rather impressive piece. Now, I think an important next step for you would be to work on your mixing. The arpeggios featured during the first 6 seconds get drowned out a bit by the flute-like melody instrument at :07. I good place to start is focusing more on honing your Equalizing skills. Anyway, this is a solid piece. Keep up the good work, EnviousBass! ;D
Just... wow. This has to be the most encouraging piece of review I have got so far. To hear that an amateur like me is actually able to create an "impressive piece" is boosting my confidence in my work sky-high. :D
I know that I still have much to learn and mixing is definitely a top priority on that list. Adjusting volumes of the singular tracks is the only thing remotely close to "mixing" I have done so far. I really should work more on my overall dynamics instead of keeping one volume for the entire track. Just like you said, the marimba is pushed aside by the pan flute too much there. Maybe I'll rework this piece and add some drums. :)
Thank you very much.
Great job! It reminds me of Zelda a lot :D
Zelda, huh? Interesting. :D
Thank you. ^_^
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.