Zounds, i've finally finished one of the many hundereds of compositions I've started since recieveing GPO! It's a soundtrack affair for the purpose of being added to my demo reel and also as something for a conceptual game type thing I'm in the process of, erm, concieving.
I'm not yet happy with the mix, the eq and reverb still needs balancing, controller data needs tweaking and I'll perhaps layer up some more string and brass player patches to build that wall of sound a little thicker. Still, here it is for your critique and (hopefully) listening pleasure.
It's difficult for me generally to assess "working music" like this out of context, but there are definitely some fine, interesting moments in this, just plain musically.
I can also see where this one could be the devil's own to get the sublter points across with a fullness that doesn't destroy their delicacy, navidson... I've sweated blood for hours over passages like that, myself.
I will be most interested to hear further developments on this!
I really like the ideas presented! The melodies are catchy and blend well with the harmonies . . . very cinematic! Excellent work, I look forward to the final mix. The orchestration sounds very well done!
Thanks for the positive feedback everyone, it really means a lot! Perhaps the 'hundereds of compositions' bit was a slight exaggeration, but I'm one of those tortured souls who starts more pieces than ever gets finished
I'm a little closer to finalising a mix I'm happy with... hopefully I'll be able to drag myself away from gaming long enough to finish it sooner rather than later!
Edit: Oh yes, the GPO bass drum is reinforced by G-Town's bass drum too incase anyone was wondering.
I've done a tenative 'final mix' in that unless there's any clipping I can't hear on these terrible cheap speakers then I'm probably not going to do any more to it I've spent way too long trying to balance the various ambiences, but I think it's payed off and the mix isn't too muddy.
Thanks for your feedback everyone, it gives me the motivation to write more!