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It took me 8hrs of composition and 9hrs of editing. I did struggle with the opening composition as it was bit different from what I'm used to. I spent 6 hrs editing the first time, but it didn't turn out the way I wanted it. So, I scrapped it and started editing a second time for 3 hrs.
This is the first time I made it into a knock-out round, so the pressure was real. Also, the thumbnail used is a screen shot from part of the my music sheet, if you didn't notice. Hopefully you enjoy.
Tools:
Composition: PrintMusic2010
Editing: FL Studios 20
Vst: EastWest Symphonic Orchestra

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I like the dramatic strings at the beginning and the low percussion. The melody at :17 has a really forlorn sound, but you weave the different moods of the piece together pretty well until later in the piece. The transition at :33 is pretty abrupt, and you also overuse the crashes after a while, especially at around the 1-minute mark. You have a good sense of harmony and rhythm, but the piece is missing some dynamic melodic content. The upper-register violin part at 1:05 reveals that the sample is fake, and 1:22 is another sudden transition. You have a lot of good harmonic ideas in this piece, but the piece as a whole doesn’t feel very well-connected yet. The percussion also sounds pretty muddy in the mix later in the piece when the texture is busier. Overall, nice work with the mood, melodies, and texture. Some of the compositional and mixing details could use some polishing, though, especially the choppy structuring. Keep at it, spcialist! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
.75/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.75/2
Instrumentation and sound design
.75/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.75/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.25/1
Composite score
6.5/10

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spcialist
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Uploaded
Aug 3, 2019
2:47 PM EDT
Genre
Classical
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Song
3.2 MB
2 min 18 sec

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