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Rainy Day

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A remaster (well... a better version of!) a track I made back in 2012 of a track I made back in 2008. Originally meant for use in a water advertisement, the track was partly used before being scrapped. I decided in 2017 to remake the track, as it had a lot of inconsistencies at the time.

I was going through a lot when I made the 2012 version and it kinda comes through.

I used fruity loops 8 along with a free piano, cello and the Sonatina Orchestra violin (credit to Mathias Westlund for creating the Sonatina samples.)

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That free piano sounds great! What is that?

I find the SFX just a bit too loud for the piano to sustain, especially the occasional thunder cracking.

Sonatina violin -- or cello -- sounds a bit much too dry when it enters. Also lacking those breathy, sibilant pieces which could set it apart from the rain foley.

I really have no other critique aside from the track itself being fairly repetitive up until the outro at 2:15 or so and not really being able to emotionally engage with the piece. It's almost monophonic and does not seem to really progress. Was hoping for a more bombastic -- or even smooth, flowery section before our rather somber finale.

No points deducted for this as well, but that's a really long silent tail. I try to remember to always cut those in audacity or something once a track has been rendered. :)

tansuma1 responds:

It's called The Whisper Piano http://bigcatinstruments.blogspot.com/2014/09/bigcat-maize-vstis.html Bigcat has some amazing instruments that he and a few others put together on that page, all free!

On another note though, thank you for your review. I've realised lately that I have been making music that only really engages with my needs/emotions and that is not the way to go about creating music, so your criticisms are fair but hit hard. Oops! I always forget about the tail, I'll be sure to edit this promptly.

Maybe my next piece will be the flowery bombastic sensation it should be! :D

The sound quality and effects are really nice. I also really dig the somberness of this piece. Main criticism would be that it's rather slow and simple, and for something like this it makes sense not to have lots of complex melodies, but you could have done a lot more with chords just to introduce some kind of complexity.

tansuma1 responds:

Thank you for your review. Originally the track was much faster, however, I felt that it didn't quite fit in with the vibe of a rainy day in autumn. I guess I should have left the speed alone! I will take your constructive words and use them to better myself as a composer.

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Jun 16, 2018
1:11 AM EDT
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2 min 53 sec

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