Christopher Siu - Chief Of The Sky (Official Audio)

Discussion in 'Member's Compositions' started by ChrisSiuMusic, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. OP
    OP
    ChrisSiuMusic

    ChrisSiuMusic Senior Member

    309
    412
    Dec 21, 2017
    Thanks for your feedback! I'm definitely open to trying more countermelodies and offbeats for some variation.
     
  2. jamieboo

    jamieboo Senior Member

    172
    40
    Jul 11, 2015
    Hey Chris - this is great!
    Never been into 'Epic' (in it's modern sense), but you manage to tick those boxes without sacrificing notions of melody and orchestration - really well done!
    And your shaping of the sound is great!
    I tend to write old-school adventure stuff but I can't get the orchestra sounding any where near this good!
    If you get a minute (or seven!) would you be able to have a listen to a piece I'm writing that I posted here recently('Old-School Swashbuckler' further down this page). I use Hollywood Orchestra but I don't know how to make the orchestra sound better. Any ideas?!
    Thanks.
     
    ChrisSiuMusic likes this.
  3. OP
    OP
    ChrisSiuMusic

    ChrisSiuMusic Senior Member

    309
    412
    Dec 21, 2017
    Thanks Jamie! I appreciate that. Sure I'll have a listen.
     
  4. Michelob

    Michelob Pouet pouet !

    This sounds great ! Composition, mix... great.

    I particularly love some of the low hits, which sounds here incredibly well. Great dynamic range...

    If I may : did you try the middle part without piano ? It seems to me that, with the harp, it gives a bit too much, well, how to say this in english... it's a bit mechanical ? And the piano also gives some "pop" colour that wasn't, in my really humble opinion, necessary in the whole thing. But you know, just to say something because everything sounds great.
     
    ChrisSiuMusic likes this.
  5. OP
    OP
    ChrisSiuMusic

    ChrisSiuMusic Senior Member

    309
    412
    Dec 21, 2017
    Thank you very much! I have actually tried the middle section without piano, and it sounded to me slightly too empty and lacking. Perhaps I could've turned the piano down in the mix or EQ'ed some of the highs out to make it more warm.
     
    Michelob likes this.
  6. Michelob

    Michelob Pouet pouet !

    Maybe yes, mixing down the piano... well, or less quantifying it ? It seemed to me sounding really straight. Anyway, those are details. Bravo again.
     
    ChrisSiuMusic likes this.
  7. OP
    OP
    ChrisSiuMusic

    ChrisSiuMusic Senior Member

    309
    412
    Dec 21, 2017
    Appreciate the feedback. Thanks!
     
    Michelob likes this.
  8. OP
    OP
    ChrisSiuMusic

    ChrisSiuMusic Senior Member

    309
    412
    Dec 21, 2017
    Hello friends! Here is the first video in my breakdown series where I discuss the theory, melody and harmony behind my latest track 'Chief Of The Sky'. Please enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions!

     
  9. muziksculp

    muziksculp Senior Member

    3,761
    1,066
    Dec 26, 2004
    Los Angeles
    @ChrisSiuMusic ,

    Hi,

    Thank You Very Much for the Harmonic Breakdown Video.

    It's very useful to know what's going on harmonically, and also melodically in each section of the composition. Looking forward to the next explanation videos.

    Cheers,
    Muziksculp
     
    ChrisSiuMusic likes this.
  10. OP
    OP
    ChrisSiuMusic

    ChrisSiuMusic Senior Member

    309
    412
    Dec 21, 2017
    Thank you for watching! It’s always a pleasure to make these videos :)

    The next video discussing orchestration and arrangement will be up next Thursday!
     
    Michelob and muziksculp like this.
  11. Michelob

    Michelob Pouet pouet !

    What an organization, you even got release dates ! :)
     
    ChrisSiuMusic likes this.
  12. OP
    OP
    ChrisSiuMusic

    ChrisSiuMusic Senior Member

    309
    412
    Dec 21, 2017
    Thank you! I try to be as organized as I can be :)
     
  13. Alex Niedt

    Alex Niedt Senior Member

    154
    380
    Jun 4, 2018
    Can tell you put a lot of work into this. Just want to offer one critique, which is that the overall sound is borderline "scooped" in the mids. Just generally feels a tad over-EQ'd and unnatural.
     
    ChrisSiuMusic likes this.
  14. OP
    OP
    ChrisSiuMusic

    ChrisSiuMusic Senior Member

    309
    412
    Dec 21, 2017
    Hey Alex, thanks for your feedback! Will keep this in mind for future projects :)
     
    Alex Niedt likes this.
  15. OP
    OP
    ChrisSiuMusic

    ChrisSiuMusic Senior Member

    309
    412
    Dec 21, 2017
    Hi friends! In this 2nd part of my breakdown series, we will be talking about the nuances of the instrumentation and orchestration of my newest piece 'Chief Of The Sky'. Please enjoy, and comment down below if you have any questions!

     
    Taj Mikel, muziksculp and sekkosiki like this.
  16. muziksculp

    muziksculp Senior Member

    3,761
    1,066
    Dec 26, 2004
    Los Angeles
    @ChrisSiuMusic ,

    Thank You again for the very helpful video, showing the instruments, libraries, and orchestration ideas you used in this track. Very nicely done. :2thumbs:

    I really appreciate your time, and effort in making these videos, and look forward to part 3 where you will focus on the mixing part of the production.

    Cheers,
    Muziksculp
     
    ChrisSiuMusic likes this.
  17. Taj Mikel

    Taj Mikel Member

    14
    11
    Sep 17, 2017
    This is strikingly fantastic. So beautiful and produced to the highest quality. Superb. Thank you for sharing this!
     
    ChrisSiuMusic likes this.
  18. OP
    OP
    ChrisSiuMusic

    ChrisSiuMusic Senior Member

    309
    412
    Dec 21, 2017
    Thank you :) It's my pleasure!
     
  19. OP
    OP
    ChrisSiuMusic

    ChrisSiuMusic Senior Member

    309
    412
    Dec 21, 2017
    Thank you so much Taj. I really appreciate that!
     
  20. ElectricFrog

    ElectricFrog Member

    7
    3
    Tuesday

Share This Page