QUOTE (Fat Panda @ Feb 20 2011, 06:29 PM)
I listened to your music, and as a fellow musician and composer (Ive been in the industry writing for games for quite awhile now) I can tell you youre off to a pretty good start.
The lullaby had a decent melody, but it wasnt very memorable; the overall flow needs to be more slurred, as it sounds heavily robotic. Some bass notes in the piano make some sour chords too, so watch out for that. It sounds pretty standard for something you might hear in an j-rpg esque game though.
On the Edge is cool! The brass and timpani imo can go up a notch on the volume; they are the melody, so you want to bring that out a bit more. The snare is panned to the left, which honestly it would balance better in the middle. Percussion is instated to keep tempo, so you want the listener to be able to keep the song together. The big part around 1:40 is really nicely put together and is balanced well, good job! Very cool piece.
Reason song is WAY TOO heavy, meaning the strings are laid a tad bit too thick in my opinion. The melody is dope though, so kudos on that. The drums are well put together. Again, though the piece sounds a bit robotic. Around the middle the guitar sounds way too muddy, id drop the volume on that a bit if I were you until the end of the solo. Cool piece though, but it tends to get a tad annoying in some parts and a bit repetitive.
Sorry I didnt check all of them out, but you have a good foundation of musical composition. Keep at it and youll get really great and even better than you are now! Please post more when you have time to share with the community!
Ohhh reason song isn't even supposed to be up there. The way my band shows eachother our stuff is by writing it on a program (I used Reason hence the name "Reason Song" xD) That one I did not have the intent of sounding good. It was just supposed to get the point acroos to mah band. But as I said hat wasn't supposed to stay up, so down it goes.
For the lullaby, I'm aware some of the chords weren't exactly the prettiest, I'll go back and look at it but thats pretty much how I wanted the piece to sound like. As for the roboticness, it was played by a program so that may have something to do with it. But again, I'll look at it. Same goes for your critiques on On The Edge.
Thank you very much for your feedback