View Full Version : Critiques wanted...

07-21-2005, 09:40 AM
After posting my orchestral Britney Spears remix, I thought I'd try something a tad more 'traditional' in the film scoring sense.

It's very 'work in progress' at the mo - I need to alter some dynamics, tweak the spicc strings etc, but the majority of it is as you hear.

I'm looking for any helpful critiques really - harmony, rhythm, structure, orchestration, use of samples etc.

The way I use the samples (EWQLSO SILVER) is to outline a piano track of what will happen, flesh this out with orchestral sounds, and eventually mute the piano.

I think the absence of Stormdrum is painfully obvious - I'm a poor wee student so I can't afford any other samples! The percussion I have used is rushed, and in my opinion very poor. I like the general sound of the track, but hopefully some of you will be able to help me improve technique, mixing, or any other points I may have missed. Maybe I should score in Sibelius and tweak in Logic instead? Maybe I should just crawl into a hole and implode...

You decide!


'Into the Breach' is the track.

07-22-2005, 10:50 AM
Hi! The link doesnt seem to work?



07-22-2005, 11:54 AM
Works for me...


If mp3 doesn't work - try streaming. It should definitely work. Into the Breach is the one I'm on about...

07-22-2005, 02:43 PM
verry nicely done and a beautyful theme :)

i had only the feeling that some of the instruments where a little bit faraway

but i enjoyed it :)


07-22-2005, 03:19 PM
Interesting. It's definitely got that Hans Zimmer/Harry Gregson-Williams vibe going on.

A couple of things I noticed:

The snares at the beginning sounds a bit busy and distract from the strings, especially with the varying use of drumrolls. Starting off with a more consistant rhythm and then developing it later in the piece could ease the listener in.

Also, in the latter half you could really do with giving the strings a more aggressive attack. Since each note is so brief it sounds like they're ending before they've matured.

Other than that it's coming along nicely.

07-23-2005, 08:21 AM
Great - thanks for the feedback people. I never expected it to sound like Zimmer - honestly...!
Ah, sod it - I was listening to Gladiator just before I started!

I'll tweak the percussion and strings when I get the chance in a couple of days. Ta.