It's been said that art is never finished, just abandoned. That's kind of the way I feel about this project. I'm happy with the writing, but the mix is only just "good enough."
Let me start by saying that I did not write the piano part - it came from a book that my daughter has been playing out of for the last year. While she played it, however, I could hear the orchestral accompanyment in my head, so this has been an excersize in getting it from my head to the computer. My dream is that one day she will play this live along with the recording.
Details: GPO (Finale Ed.) orchestral parts
Piano: Equinox Yamaha (Steinway wasn't bright enough to cut through)
Tracks written and rendered in Finale using Human Playback, then imported into PowerTrack Pro Audio (my DAW), the piano rendered there (I played it live, rather than using the Finale version), and mixed.
The reverb is SIR with the Large Ambience from Echochamber.