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  1. Love the smooth synth textures. Reminds me of something Moby-ish. The only comment I would have is that there seemed to be a jump in volume at 3:02 that pulled me out of the groove for just a moment. Nice job!
  2. First in a space series inspired by @Kevin Perry's Aftermath of Colliding Neutron Stars post at the end of July. Cosmic Explorer: Lift Off by Fred's Gratis Scores Deep drums fuel the booster rockets when lift off commences, heavy and majestic horns lift the craft to the outer atmosphere where the main engine engages to pads, strings, and vocals propelling the the explorers to the stars. CC-BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) This piece is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC-BY). You can download, listen, playlist, use in your videos, and create directive works both commercially and non-commercially. Have fun! Download available on SoundCloud. Stems available at: https://www.bandlab.com/freds_gratis_scores/lift-off Instruments used in this piece: - Spitfire Audio Albion One - Spitfire Audio BBC Discover - Spitfire Audio Originals Cinematic Percussion - Big Bang Cinematic Percussion - Native Instruments Noire - Soundiron Requiem Lite - Realivox Blue * Apollo countdown audio and Lift Off image courtesy NASA.
  3. Thanks. I'm going to chalk that hunger up to the most unique reaction ever! I'm only European by ancestry DNA test, I've lived in the US my entire life.
  4. I thought I would try my hand at an action underscore. I appreciate the feedback, it helps me improve. Foot Chase (Underscore) by Fred's Gratis Scores CC-BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) After a tense intro, the action kicks into high gear in this 125 BPM piece with lots of staccato strings, horns, hits, and big percussion. This piece is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC-BY). You can download, listen, playlist, use in your videos, and create directive works both commercially and non-commercially. Have fun! High quality download on SoundCloud. Stems available at: www.bandlab.com/freds_gratis_scores/foot-chase-underscore-707ecc57 Brass, Percussion, Strings, SFX (hits), and Reverb stems Instruments used in this piece: - Audio Imperia Nucleus Lite Edition - Spitfire Audio BBC Orchestra Discover - Spitfire Audio Originals Cinematic Percussion - SONiVOX Big Bang Orchestral Percussion - ProjectSAM The Free Orchestra Release date: 31 July 2020
  5. I like this tune and where you're going with it. Rap usually isn't my thing, but listening to this I realized that it's the instrumentation that makes a difference for me (and why I have some Linkin Park on my playlists). I really like your instrumentation, the piano and synth come together with the beat to make a nice landscape to back the rap. I also like "field of vocals" in the chorus. The only thing I would recommend that others haven't already mentioned, is I would recommend using a little mod wheel on the synth in the outtro to bring it in a bit softer and swell up and back down a bit to give it a bit of an orchestra strings feel. It feels that may not be as harsh and fit a bit better with the rest of the song. Having said that, I realize that could be just my preference because orchestra has kinda been my thing lately. I'm interested to hear your final version!
  6. I'm hearing some Joe Satriani at 3:10. Great job, nice guitar work. The only thing I heard was the snare sounded a bit robotic when close together. I don't know if the drums were played or sequenced, but perhaps some variation in velocity and slight variation in timing (just ahead or behind the beat, but not enough to sound off) might help there if it was sequenced.
  7. Thanks! Blue is very recognizable, isn't she? I just recognized her in another BandLab artist songs. You may have already noticed that she has a sweet range that I try to stay in, otherwise she doesn't sound natural, a bit limiting in my opinion. I'd love to get Merethe Soltvedt, but that would require the purchase of the full version of Kontakt on top of the price of the library and I'm still on a budget (hence why I got Blue). I do think it's cool that Blue and sing faux words and phrases though.
  8. Thanks for the feedback. I appreciate your comment on the synth vox - the single vocal is Realitone's Blue and the choir is SoundIron's Requium Lite, both are modern sampled libraries. Perhaps I need to pay more attention to their presentation/EQ so they don't sound so synth-y. I'm almost certain I didn't quite have the vocal expression figured out yet in this piece, so the natural vocal swells most likely weren't right and that could have contributed as well. Actually, my biggest nit was too much hammer sound in the piano, and I couldn't EQ it out enough without totally destroying the piano. It's a fairly good free piano library, but that sound bugs me, enough that it motivated me to ditch it in favor of a purchased a piano library where I can control the [pedal, hammer, etc] sounds. Now I just use the free one for sketching. Anyway, I digress. Thanks for the comments everyone!
  9. Very awesome, your orchestral mix is good and the tune is interesting all the way through. What piano library did you use? What I do to embed the SoundCloud here is: 1. Go to the track on SoundCloud. 2. Click the "Share" button under the track. 3. Copy the URL. 4. Paste it here, and give it a few seconds. The forum software will recognize it and automatically create the player. 5. Add any other text under the player. Graphics note: The player will use the middle portion of the cover graphics in the player, so you'll want to place any text like song title or other important/branding graphics in about the middle third. I had to experiment and re-upload to find the right positioning. When I got the text where I wanted it, I saved the graphics as a template (I'm using Gimp to create my cover graphics).
  10. [Graphics fixed for embedding!] Sunrise by Fred's Gratis Scores A light piano starts this piece as it builds with strings, woodwinds and horns to an ending full of vocals. This piece is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution (CC-BY). Stems available at: www.bandlab.com/freds_gratis_scor…/sunrise-95ac3baf Instruments used in this piece: - Audio Imperia Nucleus Lite Edition - Spitfire Audio BBC Orchestra Discover - Realitone Realivox Blue - Bixonic Audio Keyzone Classic - SONiVOX Big Bang Orchestral Percussion
  11. Thanks for the response. I understand this is more of a Cakewalk forum so I was just taking a shot that someone might have known since BandLab is now coupled to it and I'd seen a few of the Songs forum with links there. Meanwhile I discovered that you can upload your own mastered track on top of the stems for the same revision, and that seems to be the best solution for the presentation I'm looking for. Problem solved.
  12. I like this allot. Well done!
  13. Hi All, When I release a song, I export my (main) busses as stems to BandLab so to help facilitate others creating derivative works. As part of this workflow, I do my mastering on the Master buss. I do not use BandLab's mastering as I'm not happy with the results for my soundtrack/orchestra genre and I need to do it anyway for release to other outlets (SoundCloud, YouTube, etc). When BandLab Assistant uploads my track, it appears that BandLab mixes all the busses together equally to create the audio that plays in the site. However, I would like to include the Master buss with my mastering so that it has the proper loudness and EQ for listening in BandLab, but I'm concerned it will just get mixed with the other busses and essentially "double", clip, or mis-represent the presentation of the piece. My question is this: Is the BandLab site smart enough to recognize there is a "Master" channel/buss and not mix in the others for presentation?
  14. Nice tune. Adding the clarinet is a nice touch and the accents on the strings give them realism. I also like the "fluttering" panning ostinato in the background. I can see this easily translating to a chamber strings ensemble or orchestra.
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