Forward Modulation_0.7

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I really was surprised when the brass came out of nowhere over the piano, and it sounded really good even with the dragged out syncopation and melodic indirection. (lol, in my head I went "Horns!" when I heard it). I just wish there was a little more variety in the piece... if your intent was to keep the piano as the background accompaniment, then another verse or 2 of brass wouldn't really be a bad thing, it really has the promise of a wonderful melodic journey. A technical side-note: With my master volume at 100%, there was some clipping in the lower register which created a little distortion - try equalizing the lower register down a little, or hard limiting it during mastering to -2 or -1db, I think it will sound a little better. Just a little constructive criticism - take it with a grain of MSG. Final word - Keep up the good work! 3/5

dylanasinbob responds:

Thanks for the tips my friend! I don't have nearly the amount of time I wish I had to master so most of my time I mix and if I have a little time to master Ill do so just to try to get the bounce to be as close to -6db as possible. Anyway, thanks for the tips Ill definitely keep those things in mind when I get a chance to revisit this song in the future!

I would suggest spending a little more time on mixing and mastering. The trumpet type synth sounded too loud and kind of caught me off guard. The piano also sounds dry, but overall, the music as a whole is decent :)

dylanasinbob responds:

This was by design. Check out DCI and you'll understand the wall-of-sound brass feel I was going for.

Thanks for the comments!

The piano feels very limited (don't know if this was intended) and seems to be holding back some melodic/harmonic exploration that the trumpet can do. I would suggest adding a change in the piano line and going on from there.

Good brass, I like the idea of dueling horns. Especially at (15-24).

Why was "Forward Modulation_0.7" chosen for the title?

dylanasinbob responds:

I am a minimalist =) the piano in this song was not intended to contain the same sweet sounding upper structures that my other work has.

Also the title was chosen based on modulation and change in general as a motif. The 0.7 is the rev number.

Credits & Info

3.68 / 5.00

Oct 15, 2015
1:08 AM EDT
New Wave
File Info
6.1 MB
2 min 41 sec

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