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  1. Hey guys! I'm in the final mix of my next piece that uses a drum kit as the main percussive element. Would you be so kind as give me some feedback on the sound and mix of the kit? I'm looking for a balanced as-realistic-as-possible mix that doesn't overpower the orchestra. Thanks!
  2. Sounds great on my MDX-1000. I enjoyed the tune.
  3. I got a kick out of this song. Nice mix!
  4. I like the backing vocals. The synth fit very well.
  5. Thank you everyone for listening and your comments. Thanks Kenny, I enjoy hearing others' interpretations. In fact, this piece didn't have a name until in the final mixing stage. I was thinking something about accomplishment and had my fiancée listen and she thought of reflection on past events. The more I thought about it I thought of my kids from the time they were little to now grown, out of college and living on their own and how proud I am of them. [Paul Harvey voice] "And now you know... the rest of the story." Thanks Jack, it means allot to hear that. Working with sampled orchestration can get quite "fiddley" working with articulations, MIDI CCs, and velocities. Glad to hear the courses I took are paying off!
  6. Yes, that's the part, but now listening to it again I'm not hearing it and the intro sounds fine to me. I'm not sure what was going on, maybe I was just having an off day? Sorry 'bout that.
  7. Excellent! I just saw Christian's video a couple of days ago and was hoping to hear something made with this amazing collaboration.
  8. I like the smooth sound to this, very nice! The only feedback I have is that the very first part felt a little "jumbled" and my brain had a hard time grabbing on to something to find the beat. It's a great song and very much enjoyed it. Mix sounds good on my Sony MDX-1000.
  9. After 3 rewrites and a busy year end, I was able to pull off one more for 2020. Thank you so much to everyone that has listened, liked, commented and given me great feedback this year as I got back into producing music. Have a great New Year! Memories by Fred's Gratis Scores Dulcimer, Mandolin, vocals and synths reflect in this hybrid orchestral piece as the orchestra builds to climatic moving memories. CC-BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) This piece is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC-BY). You can download, use in your playlists or videos, and create directive works both commercially and non-commercially. Have fun! Download available from SoundCloud. Stems available on BandLab: www.bandlab.com/freds_gratis_scores/memories Instruments used in this piece: - Cinesamples CineWoods CORE - Cinesamples CineBrass CORE - Spitfire Originals Cinematic Percussion - Spitfire Albion ONE (Strings, Percussion) - Spitfire BBC Orchestra Discover (Percussion) - Spitfire Labs Hand Bells - Spitfire Labs Mandolin - Spitfire Labs Dulcimer - Native Instruments Noire - SoundIron Requiem Lite - Realitone Realivox Blue - AudioImeria Nucleus Lite - Cinesamples CineStrings CORE
  10. Wow, has it really been a whole month since I was on this site? Lots of end of year stuff going on at work and at home including trying to get one more composition done before the year end. Anyway, I digress.... Thank you all for your kind comments and feedback. @emeraldsoul Ah yes, I hear that Cimbassa/Bass Trombone that's got a little pokey (a bit too much velocity on the shorts), which uses a more "nasty brassy" sample layer. I'll keep an eye out for that. @Paul Bush Yeah, the goal of the guitar was to be used as a layer for texture and I didn't want it to overpower the orchestra. I've heard some Two Steps From Hell tunes where the guitar was too prominent for my taste and I was trying to avoid that. If you could let me know what wasn't working for you, that would be good feedback for me for the next time I use an electric guitar with the orchestra. Thanks! @David Sprouse I think my drum sound is still evolving. This is the first piece I figured out I had too much room mic and not enough close mic to get it to start sounding punchy. I'll try some EQ on the next one. With so many instruments it's hard not to invade another instrument's sonic space.
  11. Love the beat and the harmony vocals (especially the offset harmonies at the start of the chorus)!
  12. Wow, I had no idea a voice could be converted to MIDI. Modern marvels. Cool track!
  13. Finally got to incorporate an electric guitar with the orchestra. I've wanted to use it for months, but it just never fit the music until now... Escape by Fred's Gratis Scores Basses, Tubas, Violins synth, low toms, and electric guitar drive the 125bpm underlying beat with slow melodic lines at the top filled with woodwinds, horns, strings, vocals, and choir. CC-BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) This piece is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC-BY). You can download, use in your playlists or in your videos, and create directive works both commercially and non-commercially. Have fun! Download available at: https://soundcloud.com/fred-evad/escape Stems available at: https://www.bandlab.com/freds_gratis_scores/escape Instruments used in this piece: - Cinesamples CineWoods CORE - Cinesamples CineBrass CORE - Spitfire Originals Cinematic Percussion - Spitfire Albion ONE (Woodwinds, Percussion) - MT Power Drum Kit 2 - Amplesound Guitar LP - Native Instruments Noire - SoundIron Requiem Lite - Realitone Realivox Blue - AudioImperia Nucleus Lite - Cinesamples CineStrings CORE - Surge Synth #Soundtrack #FredsGratisScores #Cinesamples #CineWoodsCore #CineBrassCore #Spitfire #OriginalsCinematicPercussion #AlbionONE #MTPowerDrumKit2 #AmplesoundGuitarLP #NativeInstrumentsNoire #SoundIronRequiemLite #RalitoneRealivoxBlue #CineStringsCore #SurgeSynth
  14. I loved the sound and mix - it has the sound of a favorite record.
  15. I particularly enjoy when non-orchestral instruments are used in orchestral pieces, but you turned that upside down using an orchestral instrument in a non-orchestral piece - and you did a fantastic job. I really, really enjoyed this and the mix sounds great to me. Edit: And BTW - I love your SoundCloud mast image with the skeleton on the mixing board!
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