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Schneck
04-07-2010, 10:40 AM
I've made this song in a piano version that sounds like a Bach's Prelude, and I made this orchestral version:

http://soundcloud.com/schneckenberg/stargazers-prelude

Hope you enjoy it!

Philip
04-08-2010, 07:27 PM
Ah! Very sweet! Mix is a bit hypercompressed and/or narrow-dynamically (micro and macro dynamics). But its short enough that you can get away with it. Some solutions would be subtracting a few instruments in bars and/or decreasing the compression.

Schneck
04-08-2010, 07:45 PM
Thanks! but, what do you mean with subtracting instruments in bars?! I'm sorry, but i'm new at this and i don't know those things really well!

Philip
04-10-2010, 09:47 AM
I meant subtractive edits or something; your piece is most excellent but feels just slightly orchestrally crowded at times. If you intend that, disregard my personal thoughts.

Subtracting instruments (perhaps):

1) 'pulling back an instrument': with
*reverb,
*decreasing volume,
*Low Pass filters,
*EQ Reductions in the 2kHz, 3.8kHz range etc.
perhaps, in a bar or 2 or more.

That allows your other dominant instrument (strongest, favorite, and/or such) more timbre and focus ... with less distortion.

2) Rests
*between beats,
*between phrases
*breathing time (with ambient strings)
*cutting attack and/or release times (with the mouse, too)

3) Your symphonies (and mine) usually benefit from too wide dynamics than too much volume maximization.
I love Orchestral Waveforms with
*tall hairline spikes and valleys
*broad mountainous spikes and valleys

JMO, IMHO, I may be wrong. Others here can explain things down to earth better.

Schneck
04-11-2010, 09:01 PM
Thanks!
I tried to make it sound cleaner, but it didn't work out.
I've always used the standard instrument's setup. Never changed the EQ range or reverb.

I'll try that and see if it works!