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Here's a piece I've been working on for a couple of nights now. Might be a bit repetitive at times, but it’s mostly made as an orchestral test really.

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The piano at the beginning is nice. High notes sound a tad harsh and clunky sometimes, but I like the strings on the off-beats and the accents on the first note of each new chord. The sound design here is great - the flutes and plucks especially. The transition at 1:09 is a little sudden, and the drums at 1:09 were a bit too quiet imo. After that, the harmonic content is a bit repetitive. I wish this piece had more melodic development, variety in the chord structure, and maybe some more gradual transitions. The climactic section at 2:13 was nice, although the mix is really struggling. I don’t think the bass drums there really fit the overall texture that well, and you may have needed to dial back the reverb and get stricter with the equalization in order to the mix tighter there. I also thought the ending was a little sudden, and that the string riff near the end was unnecessary. Overall, the composition here is very good. I think the priority should be making the structure more fluid and the production quality stronger. Keep at it, ChrisisD! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
Composite score

ChrisisD responds:

First of all, thanks a lot for your detailed review! As for all your points... I totally agree. It lacks melodic progression and it surely lacks proper mixing/mastering. As of why I made this, well I got my hands on a bunch of new VST’s and was eager to try them out. I’ll certainly take your advise with me on the next track I make. And yeah, the string ending bothers me as well. So thanks again for taking your time!

That might be the most beautiful song I've ever heard. I'm going to listen to it again and take notes. WOW!!!!

ChrisisD responds:

Thanks for the amazing review! You flatter me!

Credits & Info


3.81 / 5.00

Nov 20, 2015
8:42 AM EST
File Info
7.7 MB
3 min 23 sec

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