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    My 3 QLSO Gold demos

    Here are the demos I sent in for the Gold contest.

    Evening Snow
    http://home.earthlink.net/~ntmusic4/eveningsnow_nt.mp3

    Phases of Battle
    http://home.earthlink.net/~ntmusic3/phasesofbattle_nt.mp3

    Sandstorm
    http://home.earthlink.net/~ntmusic3/sandstorm_nt.mp3

    They range from soft and intimate to more action oriented. Thanks for listening and comments or advice is very appreciated.

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    Good stuff. The 1st one was my fav.

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    Thank you for your time and comments Matt. That\'s my favorite one as well.

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    Re: My 3 QLSO Gold demos

    Originally posted by nt:
    Here are the demos I sent in for the Gold contest.

    Evening Snow
    http://home.earthlink.net/~ntmusic4/eveningsnow_nt.mp3

    Phases of Battle
    http://home.earthlink.net/~ntmusic3/phasesofbattle_nt.mp3

    Sandstorm
    http://home.earthlink.net/~ntmusic3/sandstorm_nt.mp3

    They range from soft and intimate to more action oriented. Thanks for listening and comments or advice is very appreciated.
    <font size=\"2\" face=\"Verdana, Arial\">Nice.

    I agree with EmmmSee......your first piece, Evening Snow, is the best one.

    One thing, however: the repeating harp arpeggio in the first half of the song sounds a bit MIDI-ish to my ears. It would be hard for a live harpist to play a figure like that over and over with precision timing. If your sequencer allows it, I would apply a generous dose of humanization/ramdomization to that track, to make it sound more lifelike.

    I would suggest the same thing for the background string figures in the 2nd and 3rd pieces.

    Keep up the good work, and I wish you the best of luck!

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    Re: My 3 QLSO Gold demos

    Many thanks for the comments and suggestions. I will take them to heart. [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img] I also should note that per the contest rules these don\'t have any special eq, no added reverb or other effects that is not available outside the QLSO Kompakt engine, except a light limiter on the master.

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    Re: My 3 QLSO Gold demos

    nt,

    I enjoyed all of your pieces. There are a few things that I felt that I might have done differently. On the first piece, the bells at the beginning were distracting to me. If you want to use them there, I would suggest either lowering them in the mix so that they are just barely audible. That will compliment the strings instead of distracting from it. Another option would be to use the bells as a counterpoint to the strings and have a different part. I think I would probably choose the first option.

    I like the brass rip. How did you do that?

    I wouldn\'t change anything about the rest of that piece. It\'s very nice.

    In the second piece, I wonder how pizzicato strings would sound instead of the short bows (or maybe added to the short bows) on the part that starts around :58. I really like the xylophone part.

    In the third piece, I think there is too much tambourine. It\'s too loud at the beginning, and too everpresent in the rest of the song. I would lower the level at the beginning so that it is very soft, and then maybe either vary the rhythm and level during the rest of the song, or drop it out and bring it back in. I like the feel it gives the piece, but it\'s just too much for me. Maybe just lowering the level at times would help. I do like the tambourine rhythm and part that starts at about :28.

    Overall, they are very nice pieces. Good work!

    -- Martin

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    Re: My 3 QLSO Gold demos

    Cool mschiff, glad you liked them and thanks for the tips. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    Nothing special about making the brass rip. Gold comes with a couple. Makes my job easier... eh? [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]

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