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Snowflake (it doesn't get more Christmassy than this)

Discussion in 'Member's Compositions' started by Nesciochamp, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. Nesciochamp

    Nesciochamp https://soundcloud.com/nipduif

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    Hi guys,

    I was asked to make an instrumental christmas-track. It's not a cover, but it does contain nods to other christmas-themes. Hopefully the song sounds like a warm christmas-sweater.

    I had fun composing. Mix was outsourced by EM music.
    Plug-ins used; HZP, CSSS, Spitfire Glock, ARK2, various others.

    Always open for suggestions/tips/tricks/feedback, mix-wise or composition-wise.

    Cheers,

    Nipduif

     
  2. tehreal

    tehreal Senior Member

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    Very nice.

    The other Christmas songs are clearly evident but you've done a nice job at creating a new cohesive melody out of them. Also, the performances you've crafted from the virtual instruments are very well done. Nice dynamics and feeling.

    I guess my only criticism/question would be the glock writing. It's arpeggiating quickly like a piano or harp. Is that something the glock can do? Maybe a celeste could be used instead (or both)?
     
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  3. TGV

    TGV Senior Member

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    Very Christmassy. Good melody, that so casually meanders around familiar themes. A bit more of a brass choral sound under the second violin phrase could have given it a lift.
     
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  4. wst3

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    I think it's lovely! Really well done!
     
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    Nesciochamp

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    You are absolutely right about the glock-part. It's a pretty n00b-move, playing it like a piano.
    That celeste idea is actually very good, I´ll check if I can integrate that as well.

    Thanks for your careful listening Tehreal!
     
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    Nesciochamp

    Nesciochamp https://soundcloud.com/nipduif

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    Thanks TGV, for listening and the kind words. That´s actually a good idea. I´m going to check that out.
     
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    Nesciochamp

    Nesciochamp https://soundcloud.com/nipduif

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    A new mix is ready. Took some advice from fellow forum-goers. Thanks a lot guys, means a lot.
    Still open for feedback, as always.

     
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  8. muk

    muk Senior Member

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    Lovely track! The mockup is very well done too. Great work overall. There are only two small things that I would have liked to be different: less ritardando in the introduction (it starts at roughly 8 seconds in. For my taste at 0:10 would have been enough as it's an opening phrase, not an end). And a little less portamento in the solo strings at the end. Both are a matter of taste though - if you see it differently then do leave it as it is. Tiny nitpicks, I really enjoy listening to it. Congrats, very well done!
     
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    Nesciochamp https://soundcloud.com/nipduif

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    Dude, totally missed this post. Thanks for your kind words!
    Your remarks makes sense. They are indeed an interpretation at that time. If i had your feedback, I would've given it more attention. Thanks again, also for your detailed listening
     
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