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Hi everyone! I just wanted to share my latest piece with you guys. Any feedback regarding arranging, orchestration and mixing is appreciated:) 

 

 

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I loved this piece... very impressionistic and Scandinavian in sound! Your orchestration was gentle and restrained, slowly building and slowly falling. It drew me in; I couldn't stop listening!

Keep up the great work, and I hope to hear more of your stuff in the future!

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Are you able to post the score? I have extremely limited mixing experience but I can probably provide some better tips on the music if I could see it.

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an INCREDIBLE composition, positively BRILLIANT.   My only point would be in the low end.   About 57 seconds, an acoustic bass comes in. 1:12 tympani.  Then 132, a low drone.  Compositionally it's still excellent  Perhaps some subtle EQ notching - cause you have 2 - 3 instruments competing in the same frequency area..  It gets a bit 'less clear' about what is happening.    

I find in my own compositions.  I create the peace (in Logic Pro)..  I play it a lot. often while laying down.  After several listens, you will 'A-tune' yourself, to small details. which are unnoticed at first.  I often find, a replacemeant library/instrument.  This would almost be the equivalent, of the sound engineer, going back to the instrument, and re-miking it.  to get a bit more articulation, remove some of the 'boom' in it.  You can gently EQ things so that each instrument has more 'room to breath', and they don't 'compete' to be heard.  Yes, sometimes you want instruments to blend together and sound as one.   

I feel the human brain can discern 4 - 6 different 'strands of audio data'.  More than that tends to make the brain work harder,  and that sometimes takes some of the 'joy' out of the music.  If instruments are playing very complementary towards each other. (harmony, rhythms that re-inforce each other) there can be more sound data. 

This is a minor issue in your piece.  Others may have no problem, and think I'm 'talking out of my hat'...

I took this free course at Coursera.org  -  https://www.coursera.org/learn/music-as-biology/home/welcome

It's called 'Music as Biology'.. It is somewhat dry.. There are some mistakes that never got fixed, in the quizzes.  But it can be free (no credit)..  And they offer a LOT to think about in terms of how the brain works to perceive music.  I found it gave me some great concepts to try to infuse into my writing.  Another book, 'This Is Your Brain On Music', is another must read for any musician/composer..  Thinking about the psychology of music, is esoteric, and something many listeners, are never aware of, but can be a great tool for a composer.  

There is no doubt about it.  Your piece is EXQUISITE.  and can stand on its own.  I certainly look forward to hearing more of your work.  

 

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Tonskald: I have not written out the score yet. Only programmed it in the DAW. Maybe I'll make the score. In that case I will post it here. 

Mark: Thanks for the comment! I appreciate it. I'll condsider what you said and apply it to my next piece:) 

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