Sounds real nice, but to me it's almost TOO dry. It's begging for at least a little Lexicon reverb. I'm not talking wash it out, but give it at least some small room reverb. I said Lexicon, because to me, it's the highest quality of its kind.
Many thanks for your nice comments (TK, you make me glowing red) !
I used Stylus for the beat (with a little MIDI editing though).
As for the reverb I used Waves Trueverb (of which I'm not a real fan).
I know reverb is more present in real life situations so you're right when you say it's too dry, Jared. Furthermore it could give a smoother overall sound.
I must confess I intentionally mixed it very dry though. I wanted to preserve the presence and the punch of the mix , be it a little bit too tough. And I must say I like very much that dry VSL sound. Another reason is that I had no Lexicon (I love those verbs) at that time
How are you doing? It 's My right here. I'm also a soundtrack movie maker an d let me tell you that i really like this piece. Very nice. I love the fact that it is dry but just a little touch of Verb won't be bad.. it will give that extra hype and dark side of it, mysterious u know. Do you Use Vsl with Giga or woring with wich sequencer? Because i guess that to get those expression that well u have to use those Vienna stgring with Giga no? Let m e know be intrested on hearing how you work with ok!
My: I used indeed VSL on Gigastudio 2.5. Everything was sequenced and mixed on Cubase SX2. I made some use of the Performance Tool for legato playing and alternate bowings. No use of the repetition patches though.
Keith: I must confess I can't really tell you because I wrote it as a part of a little serie of short pieces. Let's say it took 3 days ?