WOW. I love what you're able to do with these compositions, mixing synthetics with real instruments. Guitar playing in this is wonderful. I'm jealous.
Thanks a lot Liljim, I didn't play all of the guitars most of it was actually done with my keyboard xD
Just using lots of pitch bending and modulation to give it a more realistic sound!
I did record a few takes with my guitar to layer that with the Shreddage 2 guitars.
Thanks for the review!
I liked it!
It's nice to hear a recording comprising of purely analogue instruments, which goes against the grain of most recordings these days.
Thanks man, I appreciate that! Glad you liked it
Not my kind of music, but...
I can appreciate the work that's gone into it. You may, however, want to try mastering the overall sound in more than one medium, because it's piercing my ears even on a laptop speaker (all of the high end is really cutting).
I like the piano part of the track.
Thanks for the helpful feedback... were probably going to re-master this track at some point in the future and will take this into consideration...
This is well mixed and I could imagine myself listening to this over a movie.
However, I can't help but thinking:
a) You've somehow managed to compromise the top end, with respect to treble - that might be due to you having converted the file to an mp3 (which is a pre-requisite of being able to post the track here, I know.)
b) If you're going to do a sound track, leave the effects to someone else. What you have sounds great, but it limits the artist to syncing up effects to what you've put in there, rather than them adding it in themselves. This is the most important point I'm trying to make:
If you buy something like the Bourne Identity DVD, you hear the music in the background, with overdubbed effects. These effects are added by the sound engineers/production team.
If you listen to the CDs of those movies, there are no sound effects in there - just the instrumental stuff.
I have absolutely no doubt that you have the skills to make a great theme for some sort of movie (whether it be flash based, or otherwise), but leave the effects out and to the guys who like to put those effects where they want them.
Until you do that, you're limiting your audience to just your music - because flash artists, movie directors, etc, like to have music and only music, and add everything else (or dictate to someone who is to do it for them) in themselves.
Just my thoughts. Still really enjoyed the track, though, and I know what you were trying to accomplish, so please take these comments with a pinch of salt.
There's nothing to stop you from submitting two versions of the same track - one with effects and one without, and see what does better, in terms of people who use your tracks and those who listen to them.
Thanks for the review. It's more of a self project at the moment and if any flash artist wanted to take it up I would remove the FX and let him or her do it. For now though I want to tell my own story. :)
It's also an experiment to see what people hear in the track and what they imagine. I've had some interesting responses and mini stories come up in the reviews.
I really enjoyed listening to this. What sequencer/VSTs/mastering software did you to produce this track? I think the bass is what shines through here - it's a really neat sound you have with that.
Wow thanks! I've never gotten a review from an admin before :P I used Logic Express to make this- actually this is not the finished version, my song Highest Peaks, Bluest Seas is, which has an in depth description of what I used in the comments. And glad you liked the bass, I'm happy with how that came out.
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