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StrawberryClock: Origins StrawberryClock: Origins

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Great job with the animation. Good choice for the Scarface trailer audio. Would very much enjoy the full movie, methinks. With some hard work, you CAN take back the Portal and the Internet.

Good luck, friends.

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Wasted Spaces Wasted Spaces

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

So, I've got no real complaints composition and structure wise. I liked the flow and pace of the song, everything in those regards checked in with my musical taste. So, good job there.

As far as the mixing goes, I think you did a great job, and I've only got my opinion on what I would've done. I think the lead guitar tone is a touch shrill, so I would've tossed a LPF on the channel, cutoff set to around 17,500hz, 12dB/oct. It might just be my ears, I'm not sure.
Otherwise, there was the ride/china cymbal near the end. I'm not sure if you did, but I would've spot-mic'd that cymbal, so you could sculpt its sound. I think that it sounds kinda distant. It might have to do with what I perceive as over-compression. I can noticeably hear the compression releasing between beats. That may be the sound that you intended as an artist, and if so good job.

All in all, I think this checked out to be a pretty flippin' good song. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

-mod15


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MistyEntertainment responds:

I'm glad you liked the composition! I'll try to fix all of these problems in the final mix. Thanks for the review, I appreciate it a lot!


Campfires Campfires

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I really like this one. I love the compositional choices you made here. I even enjoy the somewhat abrupt end, which is something that I usually nag about.

I'm going to repeat VicariousE here, though. Somewhat. If you can't afford a rather nice piano and recording set-up (few of us regular folk can,) then perhaps the significantly-less-expensive option is for you. Emulated piano has come quite far recently. My suggestion, rather than to buy a piano and find a good place acoustically for it, get a good piano VST. Something from East/West. And spend time with the track, adding human characteristics. Don't stick exactly to the grid other than downbeats. Shift the notes by a miniscule amount. Add expression via velocity and pedal triggers and the like. Humanize it.

Other than that, I liked pretty much everything about this track. I'm gonna give this a solid five, because the piano thing isn't really a deal breaker to me.

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MistyEntertainment responds:

Thanks for the review, I appreciate it a lot! I'll definitely be looking into piano VSTs, thank you for the recommendation. These are all virtual demos that I'll eventually get around to recording, so I think it'd sound more 'human' once it's all recorded. Thanks again!


Wonder Wonder

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

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!