Hi JTJ.So the writing is basically finished. Just ironing out the mix and modulation (nothing on the master channel and completely unmastered). Please critique my VI brothers and sisters, i want/need this to be the best it can be.
Jeez, thats more harsh than the russians. Even to my friends I pull back a bitHi
Extremely repetitive and boring. The extra strings that come in at 1:40 sound wrong, like the players had the wrong sheet music. It just dies at 3:47. Trailer music typially builds towards the end, and has a climax - yours does the opposite.
This piece is completely devoid of emotion and feeling. It is also devoid of a lot of elements that you hear in modern trailer music, making your production thin and weak, comparatively speaking. Trailer music is big, and bold and thick with orchestration. You are way, way off from that.
I like your ideas, but the implementation is light years behind pro trailer music.
All respect, but perhaps you should listen to more trailers. Tremolo strings are one of the most dramatic devices in music (especially when applied with conscientious volume automation); don't just listen to trailers, but late era Beethoven, Wagner. You didn't think your words out enough before you wrote them, because you sound inexperienced.@Parsifal No, tremolo strings is just another variety of sustain. It doesn't create urgency and actually, I can't recall off the top of my head hearing tremolos prominently in trailer tracks.
Yeah, this feels like a sound advice. To me there is so much problems with your track it's hard to even suggest what to do. I pretty much agree what Erica-Grace said that it's light years away from being pro level, so there is not one magic bullet you can fix it.@JTJohnson I want to add something to what has been said already: composing music in the early stages is all about the imitation. Take something simple of TSFH or Bergersen and try to get close enough to this music in terms of dynamics, punchness, loudness, fullness (despite the very simple chord progressions. VERY SIMPLE). Just copy 8 bars and try to make them as good!
I think you should do things shorter, but more interesting. And study orchestration, you just have to know how to make things loud, when you need to. Read some of the scores with active brass sections and next trailer music will be much better, I guarantee it.
Great, so show me a trailer track with prominent use of tremolo strings.You didn't think your words out enough before you wrote them, because you sound inexperienced.