Reviews for "Wonder"

Wonderful lol, Really nice music here! It has a nice blend of excitement and danger, I feel the wonder! WUNDERBAR! I don't think you could have done that much more with the naturalization of the orchestra. This is well written music and such deserves to be played. This would be awesome music for like Dark Souls at FirelinkShrine... I like this one a lot. Your composition is tight, and I didn't take anything off for dynamics because the phrases are all so well put together! Keep it comin man, you're pretty skilled.

Wonderful composition :D! I loved how you play around with dynamics throughout the track. It's just brilliant. I love the way it starts with a humble harp, then the song just builds up. Very good choice of instruments :). As Misty said, some of the instruments can sound synthetic at times, but I didn't notice it the first time I listened through the track so it isn't that big of a problem. The arrangement of the sang is very good. As I said, I really like the way it builds up.
My only complaint is that I feel like the track is too short. If you did a full 3-4 minute version of this, I think it would be brilliant. Right now it feels like the song builds up, but then just suddenly get cut off at the end. I wish there some kind of super umph part coming after that X3. As a dancem usician I would call it a drop, but I don't remember the proper name for it is :3.

Overall this is a very good track with nice instruments, excellent song arrangement, and with some wonderful melodies. As I said my only complaint is that it could have been a bit longer, but it sounds very good as it is.

4.5/5 stars

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4/5 / Excellent


1. While the instruments do sound a bit synthetic, the song's great compositionally. Everything mixed well, and I really like the instrumentation on this track.

2. As for creating a feel/vibe with this track, I think you did a really good job. It sounds like something I'd hear in the score music for a game or a film, and it has a great atmosphere to it.

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DSykMusic responds:

Thanks for your review!

Compositionally, there isn't much for me to say here. Wonderful job, I believe, might fit the bill.

However, in the world of making things sound real, it needs a little polishing. Every single note from an instrument sounds identical, aside from pitch and length. The length of the notes are very quantized, as well. You've got to humanize it some. Throw off the timing of the notes a bit, don't have them all hitting at the exact same moment. Vary the intonation of the notes, use different settings for different notes. Think how someone would actually play an instrument. Think about bowing techniques in the string section, and see if your soft-synth has settings for that. Tonguing techniques in the wind instruments, legato, staccato, so on and so forth. Add variation in the velocities of the notes, and shape the dynamics of the piece.

I enjoyed the instrument choice as well. Everything went together very well. The panning kinda seemed to leave something lacking in the right half of the soundstage, in my opinion, but that could just be me.

Anywho, I really enjoyed this, it could just use a bit of humanizing touch, if you will.

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DSykMusic responds:

Enjoyed your review, very detailed and helpful suggestions. Thanks!

Eh, it sounds good, except that the instruments sound a little off and highly synthetic, the panning throws me off at times, the notes feel really really quantized and robotic, which is probably not the sound you were going for.. but as for the compositional side of it, it works really well and nothing sounds out of place note-wise and the instruments all go together, transitions work well.. and yeah. Not sure what else I can say.

DSykMusic responds:

Thanks for your critique! Could you pinpoint what it is about the panning that's throwing you off at times?