Another solid entry!
I have to be honest- I didn't dig this one as much as I'm Done but it's still a very solid song and great job on the production. Very enjoyable.
Isn't it amazing how rainy weather can create some of the best writing sessions? I have a piece that I wrote called Rainy Afternoon that I'll upload soon. (Kinda wish it would rain right now... LOL)
I really like the mood you've created here. Very atmospheric and leaves plenty of room for the listener to imagine various things to the music. That's really important as too much music is way too cluttered. What hardware/software did you use to make this song? Very nice job- kept me engaged the full time! Gonna check out more of your work now!
For this song i used FL Studio with in house effects and synthesizers, the strings come from the garritan personal orchestra, the drums and effect samples come from some computer music magazine sample cd's and the rain is a mesh of water/rain samples from a couple of video games. Anyway glad you like it and thanks for the review! :D
Interesting mood here!
Although a few of the instrument choices struck me as a bit off or odd... the overall mixture works well and you've created a nice mood. It feels more like a jam session rather than having a fully realized melody (which is more than fine... especially in the jazz genre).
Would be interested to hear what inspired this tune! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks! I composed this track for a computer game featuring a magic potion bar, but it wasn't accepted.
So there is no special story, just some of thoughts how to mix a pub, magic, witchcraft and mysterious mood. :)
From one saxophonist to another....
FANTASTIC! I really liked your tone and overall approach. Occasionally I found the vibrato a bit too wobbly but only a bit and it could just be a personal preference. Nice belop lines! Keep it up!
What horn and mouthpiece are you using?
Needs serious production work and more variety.
First off, you really need to get a mic pop filter. They help take out the explosive sounds and P-sounds that are all over your recording. Nice thing is you can get them for really cheap!! I feel like your VO could have a good deal more variety. Both in subject matter and in "characters." Keep in mind the whole point behind a demo reel is to show off all of the variety of your VO. From the reel, I'm not hearing too much variety. Also take out the wind noise from 3:11-3:18. Most clients will just fast forward. Also work on the volume and take out the intro and outro. (If you leave one in then only leave in the intro.)
Listening through this I'm curious what your goals are for this "mix tape." Are you wanting to get hired for jobs? Or are you just experimenting? If you're wanting to get hired then I'd pull together the best material you have, spend some time making it sound better (more production work) and take out all of the gaps or misc talking. Clients are often very busy and don't have too much time to browse demo reels so you want to make your best impression right from the get go. I hope that helps!
Thank you and yes I plan on getting a Pop Filter. I don't rely have a "Goal" for this dub. I was just an improvised thing I like to be with what I hope are funny little impressions and something original at the end. So This is not meant to be Professional. I appreciate the Constructive criticism and I thank you!
Needs more variety
In this song it sounds like you're just adding new layers that repeat over and over for three minutes and twenty one seconds. Doesn't make for a very interesting song at all. I'd recommend going through and adding more variety (within the parts). Change rhythms, change instrumentation, change meter or tempo... heck change the volume of certain parts. Add in different audio FX (reverb, chorus, delay) then take it away. Just letting it sit there can really get annoying. I'm all for percussion-only pieces but a certain degree of depth and variety is needed.
I love the mood here with the piano. Very enjoyable and you have nice pacing. Heart felt, reflective and not too cluttered. Great job! The bass hit at 1:00 is a bit too loud, especially before that was just piano with some light glockenspiel. The movement and support when the strings, oboe and harp come in is really nice.
You need to finish this piece! I could see this going much longer and really has a ton of potential. Thanks for sharing. 9/10 because it needs to be finished!! :P
First of all, thanks for reviewing on this song.
I'm sorry to disappoint you but I won't finish this song. If you want to listen to an extended version of Sorrow, check out my profile
There are some decent ideas here and there with this piece but the problem is the guitar feels like it is a collection of strums from a loop library that is re-organized. Plus some of your harmony choices (particularly in the middle section where things break down) don't work as well as they could. If you are going to use loops like this, and hey most people do in some form or fashion at some point, then at least really tweak the production to give the music as much of an organic feel as possible. As is, each strum is exactly the same volume and speed as the one before and after it. This feels very artificial. Maybe try adjust the volume so the strums don't sound so machine gun-like. Then change the speed of some of the strums as well. While you certainly create a summer-like mood.... this piece could have been much better in my honest opinion. Hopefully some of my suggestions will help!
Your review is very well-written and your criticisms are extremely constructive, I thank you very much for that. :) Unfortunately, I don't wanna mess around with this song anymore, but I'll definitely think of this review when I'm writing music in the future.
By the way, I'm not using loops of any sort, these are samples but I composed everything.
Composition: you've got some fantastic stuff happening here!
Production: a few of your samples could be better. But hey, you work with what you have, right? A minor point but overall the mix is really nice!
If you're really only 13 then I'm VERY impressed!!! You have a very bright future in composition/audio production. Keep it up!
Thank you very much! That is encouraging.
Pretty, nice energy!!
I think the reverb is a bit too heavy. Either tweak the envelope or the reverb or pull it back just a bit and then it will clean up the sound a bit (especially since you're using alot of short attacks). Really liked the flute lines!! Almost Celtic sounding. The drums are a bit too loud for my taste. I'd recommend pulling those down in the mix just a tiny bit so the bass line can come out more. Your samples are pretty decent! Solid work- I enjoyed it!!
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