My god the vocals. Wonderful.
If you made it so the harmony interlayed more with the vocals, having the harmony "tease" the melody so to speak, it would do wonders to this song.
The melody, of course, was exceptional, but at times it was covered by the woodwinds. An easy fix, however.
I'm glad you like the piece! The mixing isn't too great, could definitely use some work. And you're the second person to mention woodwinds, lol - I only used strings, piano, trumpet, and glockenspiel in this piece. Thanks for the review!
Good idea, indeed. But I feel that at points in the song it was just a random/abrubt transition from one section to another. The choral sections can be brought out a little more, because the organ/backpipe sounds seemed to be too loud compared to the other songs.
The transition into :30 made me feel like you were starting to lose grip of your melody. At first I didn't realize that it was a transition, due to how clumsy it sounded to me at the time.
However, I do enjoy the creativity in the sound effects. I'll grant you that. :) Perhaps next time you can take a little more time to tell the story? Make it longer and super-emote the passages?
Thanks for taking the time to write this detailed review! You are right - the song has got some abrubt transitions. This song is some kind of experiment. I wanted to check out how the medieval instruments within logic sound and check out some things i have heard in some movies. Doing orchestrated stuff is quite new for me and i still have to learn many, many things. I promise the next orchestra-work will be more in shape and that the transitions will fit better :>
I am not very comfortable with the choir-sound of logic. Maybe i dont understand how to use the program well enough or its just the synth-sound which sounds a little bit unreal. I always asked what people like bosa and some others create their beautiful choir-passages... maybe i just should ask them :D
So thanks for your nice review! Merry christmas and a happy new year!
Awesome, though I thought the flute tooting at the beginning could be a little louder, or at least crescendo more to give an even larger sense of foreboding. This song definitely has an amazing concept. I totally just went "Wow" around 1:05. All upbeat songs require a strong drum beat, and that's exactly what you've achieved here. Keep up the good work!
Thanks! I'll keep that in mind next time I write a song with staccato flutes. And thanks! I think it was just the build leading up to the part at 1:05 which gave you that feeling. Thanks for the review!
The composition itself was complex, but lacked a feature that would just emotionally move and captivate the audience. It was nice, and looped well, but the sound sounded a bit muffled and didn't ring into my ears like I'd want it to. If you made the loop a little longer it would eliminate the feeling of redundancy that I got after a while, loops are ment to be listened to for a long period of time, but here I felt that 3 minutes was enough for me.
A brilliant submission as ever, Step!
The guitar intro totally captivated my heart, and made me wish I had the skill and talent that you have to write something so subtle, yet so powerful. As always, your transitions were awesome. However, about 5 to 10 seconds in the section around 1:15 spent using to add a song 'B' melody (I actually hate that term, but I can't think of another word to use at the moment) with a Sus. Acc. Violin solo would be awesome. The only problem would be manipulating the few solo violin samples out there to make it work.
But anyway, this song goes straight to the top of my faves!
Hey, thanks for the insightful review!
"A brilliant submission as ever, Step!"
"The guitar intro totally captivated my heart, and made me wish I had the skill and talent that you have to write something so subtle, yet so powerful."
Haha you're over-exaggerating! It's nothing that special. But thanks for the nice comments!
"As always, your transitions were awesome."
Well I think the transition from soft to loud and vice versa, the latter especially, could use some work, but yeah they aren't too bad.
"However, about 5 to 10 seconds in the section around 1:15 spent using to add a song 'B' melody (I actually hate that term, but I can't think of another word to use at the moment) with a Sus. Acc. Violin solo would be awesome. The only problem would be manipulating the few solo violin samples out there to make it work."
Hm... not sure what you mean by this, I'm afraid!
"But anyway, this song goes straight to the top of my faves!"
And that goes straight to the heart :3.
Thanks a lot for reviewing!
Good god. I came here prepared to mainly criticize the song's string sound quality, (because that's all I seem to be doing lately when I hear string pieces) but I'm instead going to spend all my time praising the melody you wrote. Hahaha!
It was incredibly captivating and it showed me that digital composing isn't just trying to make the most realistic sound as possible, but it is also acting with your sound samples to captivate the heart of your listener. Recently the sound quality of amateur string submissions has detracted so much from the song as a whole, that the listener cannot just sit back and enjoy the composer's piece of work. This. This is beautiful.
One of my goals in composing is to produce a song that I would gladly put into my mp3 player to listen to while I walk down the street, and this song definitely fits that criteria. Kudos to you!
(You've also given me a little more courage to work on a string piece that isn't just solo violin, which is the only thing string related I've done so far, even though I play in an orchestra. Hehe thanks. Keep up the good work!)
I felt like the violin was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too rough and lacked feeling, and that the "intro" violin solo took up too much time. Although the style you were trying to replicate may be repeated over and over and over, you should've cut to the chase a little sooner.
That being said, things were starting to look up when you finally added more things at the end around 2:20. I felt that you could've put a little more work into this song, but It was a good start.
A very relaxing piece, I really enjoyed it. However, I felt that the strings could've been done a little better, however the emotion put into the piano greatly made up for it. Well done on the guitar.
Very regal. :)
I feel that songs like these are always more difficult to write such that the melody flows smoothly together, while still allowing for the style to hold, however you put together this piece rather nicely. When I first pressed play and heard the first 7 seconds I knew that I was going to enjoy this piece, so bravo to that! The transitions from major section to major section were especially well done, however during my first playthrough of your song, the ending portion, starting around 01:10, sounded a little awkward and took a little getting used to. But overall it was very nice there is no real need to fix anything unless you are an extreme perfectionist.
I actually tried doing a song with a feeling like this a while back (It's called Genuine Girl if you'd like to check it out), but it was not as fugue-like as this song.
I love all things Baroque. And sometimes a few western modern touches can jazz it up a little. The ending part maybe you are referring to the harpsichord chords. I just love the way they would play chords on a harpsichord during the baroque era and I just wanted to squeeze in a pile of them right at the end. I actually used the last piano medley for the entire piece and was disappointed with how it sounded with other instruments so when the violin, cello, and harpsichord, held the main melody I just made minor changes as I worked my way along, but I kept the piano exactly the same. maybe that's the issue, but I like it how it is haha. I'll give your song a listen!
Newgrounds is not functioning correctly for me today, I tried to upload the song to the right account but I just get a white screen when I press "Publish." I will try again later today. Please do not review here because I want all reviews to be on my other account.
Just ignore this post.
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