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Sep 10, 2015 | 2:00 PM EDT
File Info
3.9 MB
2 min 11 sec
4.45 / 5.00

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Rated 4.45 / 5 stars
Plays & Downloads:
286 Plays | 4 Downloads
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Author Comments

This is what happens when an inexperienced musician-wanabee messes around a DAW for less than an hour. Feedback much appreciated (especially constructive criticism).

Software used:
Ableton Live 9
Kontakt 5



Rated 4 / 5 stars

I really like the ideas you had here with the piano, my main gripe is that it all sounds too quiet, but otherwise it's a great piece, really enjoying the piano with the ambience.

JohannAKKAK responds:

Hi there, thanks for your review! I didn't feel like making it a heavy track, but I understand what you mean. I have to learn the difference between making a track too heavy and just making it too quiet. The main sequence might've been too simple now that I think about it.
Again, thank you for your review!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Lovely little piece of music, the instruments sound kind of artificial but I'm guessing you don't have access to 1k$ software so I wouldn't worry about that for now.

I think layering and panning more strings could help fill the soundscape somewhat, reverb might help as well.

As for the piano it's fairly simple, might be because you want it that way but adding some chords and counter melodies spanning across octaves might make it more alive and interesting. Also I'd play around with the velocity on individual notes as well when working with the piano to make it more "real" sounding.

The brass is begging for a friend, I'd add another trumpet that plays roughly the same thing to make it more lively. Perhaps even a trombone or something similar to fill the "bass" void that feels awfully empty at the moment hehe.

Just offering some quick thoughts, I'm bad at expressing and giving critique but hopefully you'll learn or be inspired to improve on an already solid piece.

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JohannAKKAK responds:

Amazing, thank you for your insight, I'm definetely keeping this around for next time. I didn't really want to put anything covering the lower frequencies, but I guess that was a mistake (oh well).
Cheers :)


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

You definetly need to work harder, but it's not too shabby. Keep at it.

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