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ryans

Active Member
Excellent work.. nice orchestral balance, woodwinds sound GREAT...

In a couple places the strings might benefit from a tighter, more accented attack... minor nitpick though, this is very well done...

Ryan
 
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Ben E

Ben E

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Excellent work.. nice orchestral balance, woodwinds sound GREAT...

In a couple places the strings might benefit from a tighter, more accented attack... minor nitpick though, this is very well done...

Ryan
Thank you for the advice, Ryan. Okay, were you thinking in the slower, softer passages or in the faster, louder passages? I can increase the attack in the slower passages by increasing note velocity (which in Spitfire SSS determines attack.) But the faster passages already have the velocity all the way up. So in cases like that how do you sharpen attack? Do you layer a spiccato onto it? And if so, is it just a matter of using your ear to blend them?
 

AlexanderSchiborr

Senior Member
Hi Ben.
Cool stuff. Nice little motifs you are featuring. I really enjoyed it. Did you have a reference pool to come up with that idiomatic ideas in writing that piece? What I also like is that you don´t mickey mouse too much which tells me you have a sense for themes.
Thank you.
Best,
Alex
 

benuzzell

Member
Sounds great to me! As ryans said, woodwinds sounding really nice. Good job on getting them to blend and balance with the spitfire stuff.
 
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Ben E

Ben E

Active Member
Hi Ben.
Cool stuff. Nice little motifs you are featuring. I really enjoyed it. Did you have a reference pool to come up with that idiomatic ideas in writing that piece? What I also like is that you don´t mickey mouse too much which tells me you have a sense for themes.
Thank you.
Best,
Alex
Thank you, Alex. The thematic musical stuff I just made up as I went -- except for the "theme" that sounds within the first 10 seconds (and then again later,) C to D dim which I stole from myself, (an earlier comp which I probably stole from someone else without knowing. [sigh]) I have a band background (guitar, bass, drums kind.) I've always suspected that the thematic sense I developed as a songwriter will be a liability when trying to compose orchestral pieces. I'm envious of people (like you, for instance) who can write amazing, coherent dissonant crazy pieces in weird times and so on. I've tried my hand at that, but at the end of the day I'm most at home writing self-contained melodies; orchestral "songs." if that makes sense.
 

ryans

Active Member
Yes you could try layering short notes... This could also just be a matter of taste.. I tend to prefer a tighter/closer string sound with the attack more pronounced.
 

handz

Senior Member
Really fun to listen, I also like to write this funny cartoonish cues, great for practicing harmonies and orchestration. I like the mix as well. Good job
 
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