Hi! Here is a bounce I made for an orchestral piece of mine, titled The Lost Child. Would love to hear comments on it!
It is imaginative writing and your instrumentation is appropriate. I liked the spirited waltz the piece begins and ends with, but I would revisit the mix for the mid section. Reining the horns in would go along way to smoothing that out. But, insofar as your execution is concerned, it is very good.
what a lovely piece!
Great use of the orchestra, beautiful melodies. Really a joy listening to it!
I think the rendering is OK, but it could be better. The Sam-Brass sounds a bit heavy and quite out of place, but I think with a little practice you can handle it.
By the way! I'm Jan from the Soundtrack-Board. (The world is so small!). Did you buy Peter Siedlaczeks Advanced Orchestra?
All the Best
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My personal opinion is, if you're working with samples you have to use a lot of different kinds of reverb. Even on one instrument. For example: If you have fast woodwind-runs you should use a lot of reverb, to strengthen the effect. The same is for short notes. If there is a Flute-Solo a few bars later, you should use a dry ambience for it.
But that’s just my personal taste!
That’s very time consuming, but it's worth the effort if you want to make a promo-CD for people who are not used to digital orchestras.
All the best: