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Bar Music 3

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Second test of my new midi keyboard!

The kind of music you'd hear in a bar, nothing too special.

(Might need to raise your volume.)

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Overall, I think this was a nice thing to listen to. I think that some notes were a bit harsh (I was listening at full volume), but it was soothing. Generally, I don't usually listen to piano-only music, but I think this works. (This took me a while to think about) I was listening to this the first time through, and I was picturing in my mind of somebody walking along looking at a sunset (not sure if this makes sense or not).

Has a somber feel to it, makes me think of two people in a bar sharing their life stories with each other and why they are both at the bar.

Very ambient feels dude! Would say it's more fitting for a film set in a post apocalypse style vibe with someone narrating over it.. like the intro of I am Legend or something "my name is Robert Neville, if you get this message..."

Piano + reverb + the melodies you're using are just right in the feels dude!

Did you do the reverb by a plugin or are you using some sort of pedal? I know pianos have a pedal which adds a tail to the keys right? Well, either way, I'd say one thing you could use is a high pass filter on the reverb, so the low end of the reverb isn't really there, and it's just the mid and highs on the reverb. Might make it a tad cleaner on the mixing side, especially when you boost the volumes / normalise the volumes if you're looking to do that.

Nice piano playing by the way dude.

I'm not great at reviewing piano pieces dude, not much to say other than if you want to take this in another direction, you could add some vinyl fx ontop, add some scattered fx here and there, stuff that kinda dips off to the sides and background that makes it fit that post apocalypse vibe which it could go so nicely into.

For a bar piece, it's way too gloomy. But for a movie piece, it's spot on. Although you'd need more structure I guess for it to fit in a movie piece possibly. Depending on the scene I guess.

Good stuff dude.

Have you tried normalising the volumes a bit more?

Actually come to think of it, piano playing is much more about how well you can use the dynamics, how long you hold notes and blend things together. Man, well beyond my comprehension xD

Anyway dude, good work!

One other thing that could help is to have a direction in the piece, like where's it going? What's the story? You could play along as you are, but gradually get more intense, perhaps play more notes, play them with more umph etc. So it gets properly emotional, then back off that vibe and go back to calm and quiet.

Not sure if I'm allowed to post a link but here goes:

The piano in those two, it sits further forward in the mix. So I guess if you wanted one similar to those, which you may not, one thing could be to down the reverb a bit and then chuck a saturator or compressor or maximiser of sorts, whichever works, to bring it a bit closer to the listener.

Yeah, referencing to those two tracks, I realise your melodies drown a bit because of the emphasis on atmosphere. So it actually would sit really nicely in the background of something, and again, to bring it forward, down the atmospheric vibes and the blur feel to it, and it'll sit further forward.

Wow, this has actually been an eye opener for me xD

Hope this helps dude and thanks again for the review earlier!

Belthagor responds:

Thanks for your review! Yes you are allowed to post youtube links, and even mention someone if you want to, like this: @Aydin-Jewelz123. I used a plugin, zreverb, not a pedal. High pass filter *writes mental note*.


Belthagor responds:

*Adjusts cool looking sunglasses.*

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4.58 / 5.00

Mar 15, 2019
10:53 PM EDT
File Info
12.7 MB
6 min 55 sec

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