second song posted - mix of pop classical and rock called "hope for the future"

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KVRer
8 posts since 6 Apr, 2014

Post Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:32 pm

https://soundcloud.com/toasters_and_mat ... -k5-song-3

I wrote it just after the elections and just hoping things would get better.
It looks like they are heading in the right direction.

I hope you like it

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KVRAF
20342 posts since 8 Oct, 2014

Post Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:08 pm

I see there have been no comments so I thought I'd chime in to give you a little bump.

Very nice mix. Interesting combination of instruments and arrangement. Well done. Question: What did you use for the brass?

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8 posts since 6 Apr, 2014

Post Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:07 pm

Thanks. Brass was Spitfire LAB french horns and Original Epic Brass and some synth brass from a Surge Synth.

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KVRian
960 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:08 pm

Enjoyed it without a doubt...effective sound combos in there + some good melodic touches.

Personally, I thought the arrangement worked OK, but lacked a little bit of subtlety as the musical phrases ebbed and flowed.

My biggest issue was with the timing of it all...something is just slightly out of sync to my ear and got a little bit irritating after 60 secs or so...I think it's one of the brass parts, maybe?
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KVRAF
29462 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Post Mon Feb 15, 2021 2:47 pm

Yeah the brass section seems to be playing slightly behind the beat ...

KVRer

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8 posts since 6 Apr, 2014

Post Mon Apr 05, 2021 4:36 pm

Thanks for the critique!

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KVRian
717 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Post Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:28 am

Nice uplifting tune and certainly gives the hopeful nature, thanks for sharing. I agree with the brass being out of sync with what is going on and it may be with the way you have wither played it in or quantised it. The thing with a lot of brass sample libraries is that there is an attack element as the musician blows into the instrument. You may find that starting the midi note 1/8th of a beat or so before the actual main beat may bring it more in time.
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