Hey, don\'t beat yourself up like that, that\'s not cool. For a \"kinda,\" first piece, that sounds pretty damn nice. I guess the only complaint I have is the stereo placement. Spread out the strings some.
Sounds pretty good, Steve! And as A_Sapp said, that´s very good for a first orchestral tune! I really respect artists who can do variety of styles, since I´m somehow stuck into making only orchestral music [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] ... Keep us posted!
I\'m not an orchestra-sim expert, but from a mixing-mastering point of view, on fudge_strings2, the low end is very boomy and muddy at times. One or more of your low end percussion instruments, Gran Cassa and/or Timpani are very boomy and indistinct, causing a lot of low end rumble. Maybe they have too much reverb on them, too long of a decay, and/or the samples need some bass roll-off.
fyi, I\'m listening through Roland DS90 reference monitors without a subwoofer, which in no way accentuates low end.
Anyway, hope this helps. Hope this isn\'t nit-picking - I\'m always interested in the overall sound of things from a mastering perspective. I do like the music, though.
Thanks Adam Frechette [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
And yep, its my first orchestral composition.
Done other music before but that was lightyears from orchestral music. (some mp3 samples above)
Anyway - I started to grow an interest in filmmusic since I work with film & tv. So last 6 months Ive been listening pretty much on soundtracks. And some friends of mine are making a film and asked if I wanted to do the music and I said sure. But I said I need sample cds coz I wanna try using orchestral sounds so they paid for the sample cds [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
So now Im trying to learn how they work and sound before I start composing for real. Its gonna be intresting.