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[Space Music] Farewell (mp3) Music Critique Requested
« on: October 26, 2017, 20:27:44 »
Hello all.

This is my first time posting a song like this. I would like some critique on it, to see how I can make both it, and future songs, better. It's called Farewell, written with consideration for a game that has already finished development (like, 4 years ago). It's not in the game, but I kept it in mind while making it. It's supposed to be a send-off song for this pilot who's leaving his home country to find something new.

Here's the song and the .it file. I used a few VST's so the project might not sound right. Here's the list:

• EpicVerb
• BootEQMkII

Please let me know if you need more. Thanks in advance! :D

UDPATE: Sorry if the genre is misleading; I did the best I could to categorize it. I was just making the thing. I had no idea what type of music it was going to be.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2017, 07:56:26 by I-S3-O »

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Re: [Space Music] Farewell (mp3) Music Critique Requested
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2017, 03:18:06 »
I don't really have much negative to say about this song. It's a really wonderful and peaceful song, yet still has plenty of variation in the notes and the instruments to keep things interesting throughout the duration of the piece. The one thing that stood out to me was the "nursery chime" sound at certain parts of the piece. Most of the time when it was in the background, it sounded fine, but at a couple parts when it was loud and in the center, the sustain felt a bit too long, almost artificial-sounding since the timber didn't vary much.

Aside from that, really nice song. Thank you for sharing. ^.^

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Re: [Space Music] Farewell (mp3) Music Critique Requested
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2017, 05:54:02 »
Thanks for the reply. I'm glad you liked it.  ;D

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Re: [Space Music] Farewell (mp3) Music Critique Requested
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 17:24:40 »
The composition is fine, but could make use of some better samples. In particular the loop on the musicbox sample is a big jarring.
By the way, the IT file references another plugin in slot 3 which appears to be unused.
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Re: [Space Music] Farewell (mp3) Music Critique Requested
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 18:56:18 »
Ok. Thanks for that! I suppose to handle the static timbre of the music box on fadeouts, I can add some vibrata to it. Would that fix it a little? As for replacing the music box sample with a better one, any free suggestions?

Also if you have problems with the other samples I used, let me know which ones. I know that I could have edited the Bowed Glass a little, so I wouldn't have to offset it each time, but what others did you have in mind?

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Re: [Space Music] Farewell (mp3) Music Critique Requested
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2017, 19:04:54 »
Ok. Thanks for that! I suppose to handle the static timbre of the music box on fadeouts, I can add some vibrata to it. Would that fix it a little? As for replacing the music box sample with a better one, any free suggestions?
It could probably help a little, but it would probably be better to shorten the fadeout (a lot) and then apply some large reverb to compensate. I don't have any specific free samples to replace it with, but there is a large collection of samples at ftp://ftp.untergrund.net/users/sagamusix/samples/
Maybe the "A24 HandzUpBel" sample from X5DR.7z could be suitable with some editing.
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Re: [Space Music] Farewell (mp3) Music Critique Requested
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2017, 20:03:53 »
I'm not sure what's going on. Maybe because I'm nowhere near Germany or something, but for some reason, I can't download the file (if that is what I'm supposed to do with it), and when it tries to play, it's very intermittent, as if it's being downloaded from a moon base. I may only get 2-4 seconds at a time, and then I have to wait for almost 30 seconds for the next set.

What am I supposed to do?

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Re: [Space Music] Farewell (mp3) Music Critique Requested
« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2017, 21:22:27 »
Yeah for some reasons some browsers try really hard to play some audio inside the 7z files; just use Right-Click -> Save As instead.
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