Rescore - Blue Planet 2 Trailer

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  1. ashtongleckman

    ashtongleckman Senior Member

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    Hey guys, I recently finished watching Blue Planet 2 and really loved it, so I thought I'd have a go at writing a piece inspired by the show. I'd love to hear your thoughts. :)

    Cheers,
    Ashton

     
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  2. Jaap

    Jaap Best audience ever...booh!

    Blue Planet 2 is still on my to watch list and also have not heard much of the original music, but if this was completely underneath it I would enjoy it a lot. You did a fine job there Ashton! Lovely subtle writing and very nice and effect colouring.
     
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  3. Marcin M

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    Very nice sound, I would believe it's original score. The beginning reminds me of The Bible soundtrack ;)(0:08 to be specific).
     
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    ashtongleckman Senior Member

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    Thanks! And Ah yes, I can hear that too haha. Really great score. :)
     
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    Marcin M Senior Member

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    So it wasn't on purpose? ;)
     
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    ashtongleckman Senior Member

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    Haha, no. Going back and listening after you brought it up though, I can see the likeness.
     
  7. AlexanderSchiborr

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    Hi Ashton, Thanks for sharing.
    Sure I won´t comment on the music that much. I think that´s not that much my cup of tea here and before I comment any nonsense regarding how to do a zimmer style, I keep it to the things I know better. I feel that the build up should be somehow the other way around, it feels that your track has more momentum in the beginning than in the last parts which I am not sure, it is matter of choice and style. I would preferred a bit more momentum in the end and I mean more what you did in the beginning. A little side note. Your last chord which resolves I think to D Major, sounds not quite right to my ears, I mean the resolving chord by itself is fine but the voiceleading of the upper note, I think its missing a violins on a D4. Not quite 100 percent sure though. However productionwise I think your track could benefit from a bit midrange to be honest. I know its sounds silky and nice with that bathtub, and so you have a lot of lows and highs, but don´t forget your midrange. The Shorter strings feel also more upfront than the long notes very noticeable at 53 seconds. Apart from that, well man.good job.
     
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    Ashton, did you deleted your last comment? Tell me if you have a problem with what I said. If so why. I wanted to add some notes but after seeing you deleted your initial response to me, I am not quite sure if you really are interested in what I say or not.
    Just let me know, no problem but then I won´t spent any of my time in commenting to your tracks if you anyways don´t feel my comments are worth to you. Thanks, man! ;)
     
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    ashtongleckman Senior Member

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    I absolutely appreciate your feedback for sure. Any feedback is appreciated. Not sure what happened, if you have any additional notes, please attach them.
     
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    AlexanderSchiborr Senior Member

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    Well yesterday you said that already, then it must be a miracle but somebody deleted that comment. Ashton, all is good. I am here not about who is wrong or right, I have just made a statement and opinion. But what happened to your comment, I dont know..:D I will get a coffee and with more notes then later (I think there was something minor)
     
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    Sounds good dude! Love the string arpeggios, nice booms with the picture and good textures.

    It does feel a little scooped in the mids, but maybe it’s too much compression on the master bus? I too love a nice silk and zero harshness ala Desplat but something sounds a little squashed or scooped. Maybe look at your master chain?

    Would love a walkthrough on this!
     
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    Thanks dude! I’ll for sure take a look at the mix. I think the strings (con sord longs) are what’s occupying a large portion of the mids in this specific cue so that could be the source, because there’s no compression anywhere on the track, including the master bus.
     
  13. AlexanderSchiborr

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    No it is not the compression which scoops the mid imo here. Over compressions sounds different..imo it is too much attenuated or cut with eq. He shoud bring back a bit the midrange. When softening the midrange just a little, the room / space would benefit from that too. Mid / side eq can lead to better results because you can maintain having still the center mids.
     
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  14. Nesciochamp

    Nesciochamp https://soundcloud.com/nipduif

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    Dude, love it!
    Using woodwinds, yes!
    The big booms are getting a tad old imho, but it works.
    Listening without watching; the climax comes a bit early, it would've been nice if, for instance, the theme was recurring at the end. Something Alexander (sort of) points out in a not-concise way.
    But I understand you wrote this to picture, so you can definitely ignore this.

    Great job overall!

    Best,

    Roy
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