So I thought I could make one of these threads as well to show some of the stuff I've made. The bad and the good. Any pointers, tips or general feedback is greatly appreciated. If you just want to mock me for being bad, that's also okay
Songs are sorted by date added Reflective (Flashback) This was meant for a sad flashback in the game, but the flashback wasn't sad enough to fit with this song : ) It's written by Jacob Sternborn
A Life Beneath (Not finished) This one is still in progress. I'm not super happy with how the piano sounds. Mostly because I don't like Fruity loops standard piano samples. Other than that, It's quite okay. It's written by Jacob Sternborn
A Piano-focused piece This is a piece I quickly whipped up to try different sounds with my new Piano VSTi. The concert piano might not sound super together with the percussion, but it had to do for the moment. The song is written poorly by Jacob Sternborn
Steady March Here's something I made after getting more used to the new piano sounds I got. Written by Jacob Sternborn
Mastering Agony This piece was written for one of the more powerful scenes of Beneath, it might feel a bit repetetive, I don't know. What do y'all think? It's written by Jacob Sternborn
Recreation This is after disastrous scene in Grace. Written by Jacob Sternborn
A Planned Death I "doodled" a bit. This piece wasn't made specifically for anything :>
Waging War I wrote this for the competition on R3. The theme was symphonic orchestra. It got 2nd place
Woodlands This one was made for RRR Exclusive resources.
A beat, bit by bit. I found a few VSTs and dabbled around a bit, tried a few sounds, whipped this up in 10 mins-ish.
The Dwarven Forge The Dwarves rallies to the sound of the march-like brass echoing through the great halls. It can be heard all the way to the Great Forge. The smiths bash their hammer to the rythm to keep the working spirit up.
Enchanted Meadow It's quite short, but just as the other ones, it loops very well. Download is enabled here as well.
A Slow Day This was meant for a forest village. But I suppose it could be used anywhere it fits really. Download is enabled.
Funk n' Death I've grown weary of RPG-style fully orchestrated themes and I started working with other instruments. I have a few tracks similar to this one in the works. It mixes some elements of jazz/funk with more traditional sounds. It should be an insteresting listen.
Killed by Curiousity This was an attempt at making a freaky/creepy song, while keeping a very melodic feel. I intentionally avoided dissonance, with the exception of tritonus, of course! Not sure what I think about it yet, as the only sound samples I found for the voices/tools were different qualities, hopefully it's not too noticeable.
Love to hear what you guys think!
This post has been edited by Stern: Apr 14 2012, 07:30 AM
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I think I know what you're missing in The Desperate Pianist. A second melody that matches well enough to be played in the song. I hear the same melody played throughout the entire song with only a few slight variations to it, where I'm thinking it needs a second melody to match up with it (similar to how a song has verses and then the chorus; this piece sounds like several verses and no chorus, though it has the right amount of everything else). I'm not sure if that helps or not. D= At any rate, this is a beautiful piece.
The Ostinati-Classical Inspired piece does sound very much like a classical piece; almost all of the elements are correct. ^^ The only thing I'd say sounded a bit off was the dynamics. You crescendo and decrescendo a little too early in some places and a little too late in some places. I think a little work on that, and this will sound much better. =] It's a very nice piece though, and I think it definitely matches the classical style you were going for. A "hit", not a "miss".