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Really great of you to take the time to listen and comment. I will need to acquaint myself with Shostakovich’s 11th as I’m not sure I’ve heard that one.First off, absolutely love your piece. You typed movement 1, are the other movements written yet? The intense sections remind me of the best of Shostakovich’s symphonies when they really let loose, like the 2nd movement of his 11th and I mean this as a huge compliment.
And yes! This mix is much, much better than your first one. The clarity is exceptional and transparent and the stage really seems coherent amongst the orchestral sections. I would love to hear a version of this with an additional reverb tail added to the mix just for comparison from dry sound stage to concert stage, but this mix hits the spot as it is. You said most of the tracks were with Mix 1, did you use the spill mics at all?
Hands down, this is the best track I’ve heard with the BBCSO library.
Unfortunately I am a very slow worker. For movements 2 and 3 I do have sketches on paper, fragments and ideas in my head, and even some ideas mocked up, but nothing fully formed yet. However, this new threat to our lives has made me think I should get this done sooner rather than later.
I can try adding some extra reverb, although my production abilities are poor so I’m not sure how successful or terrible that would be.
I did use the Spill Full mics on almost everything. I would have to go back and check exactly what I didn’t use it on, but if memory serves I excluded it from the bass drum to help with low end clarity.
Thank you for your kind words.