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Ex Tempore


Author Comments

This is a track I've had on the back burner for about a month now. It was meant to be another piece for my trailer music portfolio. I used some experimental mixing techniques from the last piece, but I think I implemented them better here. I hope everyone enjoys!
Bandcamp download link: https://collinbrefka.bandcamp.com/track/ex-tempore

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It would definitely be good trailer music. Good job!

CloakedSoup responds:

Thank you! :D

Bloody briliant my friend. This is the first of your tracks i have listened to but i love the slight didgital tricks along side a rather classical piece

CloakedSoup responds:

Thanks! I've still got plenty to improve upon, but I'm glad you liked what I had to offer! :D

Yet another fantastic Cinematic Orchestral track, Collin! This really is your wheelhouse, man.

My biggest complaint is that the arpeggio which begins around :26 sounds incredibly familiar and kind of generic within the mix, and the timing seems to be somewhat odd at times. Maybe that's just the humanization at work, but since it's of a more electronic nature, it actually sounds stranger when it's not almost perfectly timed to me.

Besides that, there are a few points where the vocals seem to overlap, causing the vocal volume to suddenly increase exponentially at an impossible rate of speed. (e.g. 1:05~1:06) Due to this phenomena, those moments don't sound quite as organic as they could. Of course it may actually be intentional, but I thought I'd mention it anyway.

How come you don't sing all those fantastic upper-register vocal bits yourself? ^__~ jk

Despite my admittedly rather minor gripes, this track shines with the brilliance of a thousand suns. Odds are, the points I've brought up are just a part of your aforementioned experimental mixing techniques, anyway. Regardless, the overall mixing is very good, and your instrumental choices tend to work exceptionally well together. Bravo!

Keep compos(ed/ing). Oh, and hey—Happy 2019! Hope life's treating you well, man. Peace.

CloakedSoup responds:

Thanks a ton! :D

I knew there were some little things here and there that could be improved in the mix, but I finished this track near the end of November and figured it would be better just to finally post it and keep moving forward. I'm still not 100% there, but I think I'm getting the trailer music sound down pretty well. The biggest thing I have to do at this point is keep improving my mixing skills until I've got that legit professional sound that I'm going for. I don't think I've got a 100% lock on the new 'advanced' mixing techniques yet (many of them are from Joël Dollié, who is an amazing audio engineer and composer who specializes in orchestral and trailer music). Once I get a bit more used to them, I think my tracks will really start to shine in the mixing department and I can really start to show what I'm capable of doing!

Damn is this good. The vocals and drums are on point too. Has one hell of a buildup too, keep up the incredible work. :D

CloakedSoup responds:

Thanks a ton! I want to keep improving in the future! :D

That choir vocal intensify the dopeness of this track! Dope af

CloakedSoup responds:


Credits & Info


4.35 / 5.00

Jan 10, 2019
4:27 PM EST
File Info
6.1 MB
2 min 40 sec

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.