Requiem

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fastlanephil
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735 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:09 pm

I spliced the four sections of my updated Requiem I originally wrote some time ago into one Box file for here. The only synth on this is the short slice and dice spot on The Darkness.

New, hopefully higher quality individual files below!

Going Home 0 -2:50
The Darkness 2:50 - 7:07
The Light 7:07- 11:40
Alpha Omega 11:40 - 13:05

https://app.box.com/s/elxkm6qia1pjbk1hugqe87von6hqriil
Last edited by fastlanephil on Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:42 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Frantz
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5026 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Requiem

Post Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:52 pm

All of these compositions are skillfully done. :tu:

I am not sure if the light and folky "Going Home" fits with the other material which is dark and demanding.

The mix has all sound above 16kHz removed which sounds unpleasant and lo-fi to me. (You can open the image in a new tab to see it more clearly.) I think you may be regularly doing this kind of low passing to your mixes but it's hard to check when you don't provide a downloadable MP3.

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htcnext2
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315 posts since 3 Jul, 2017 from Austria

Re: Requiem

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:19 am

Refreshing Classical music I think. The theme sounds familiar to me. Nicely done.
Greetings
HM

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layzer
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6542 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Re: Requiem

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:42 pm

the space was nice and big, although lacking in high end detail as Frantz noted.
it was very mid-rangey, but still quite enjoyable. the last piece had me
questioning my hearing as i swear i heard a very low rumble on the left side...
thought maybe it was thundering outside, but sure enough the freq analyzer
showed a weird peak way down in the 30hz!
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fastlanephil
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735 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Requiem

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:42 pm

Frantz wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:52 pm
All of these compositions are skillfully done. :tu:

I am not sure if the light and folky "Going Home" fits with the other material which is dark and demanding.

The mix has all sound above 16kHz removed which sounds unpleasant and lo-fi to me. (You can open the image in a new tab to see it more clearly.) I think you may be regularly doing this kind of low passing to your mixes but it's hard to check when you don't provide a downloadable MP3.

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Thanks for posting Franz!

I imagine it’s probably lacking some fidelity because I lazily downloaded them individually as MP3s off of another site and Logic then saved it as an aif and then I resaved it as an MP3. :lol: I promise not do that again. :ud:

Yes, the first part is quite a contrast to the other three parts. It’s like going to church and singing hymns together about one’s future heavenly reward and such. A community of support that I experienced growing up. Then the listener is sort of thrown to the wolves starting with the second part. The fear of death, the hope of one’s redemption in some way and finally what to make of it all. A simplification.

fastlanephil
KVRian
735 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Requiem

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:46 pm

htcnext2 wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:19 am
Refreshing Classical music I think. The theme sounds familiar to me. Nicely done.
Greetings
HM
Yes, the first part borrowed a little from the old spiritual Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.

fastlanephil
KVRian
735 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Requiem

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:53 pm

layzer wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:42 pm
the space was nice and big, although lacking in high end detail as Frantz noted.
it was very mid-rangey, but still quite enjoyable. the last piece had me
questioning my hearing as i swear i heard a very low rumble on the left side...
thought maybe it was thundering outside, but sure enough the freq analyzer
showed a weird peak way down in the 30hz!
Thanks for listening Lazer.

I found out how to mess up the fidelity of a sound file didn’t I. :lol:
*refer to my response to Franz.

fastlanephil
KVRian
735 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Requiem

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:39 pm

OK. Here's the individual parts of Requiem. These should have better fidelity.

Going Home.
https://app.box.com/shared/drgc2byzhv

The Darkness
https://app.box.com/shared/h3c1z04dgq

The Light
https://app.box.com/shared/6ugttxiqt6

Alpha Omega
https://app.box.com/shared/us5et95387

fastlanephil
KVRian
735 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Requiem

Post Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:45 pm

A redundant post. Oops.

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seismic1
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9179 posts since 13 Mar, 2009 from UK

Re: Requiem

Post Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:00 pm

I preferred the second and fourth parts. I think the heavier vibes on these segments seems to suit my mood better these days. I didn't notice a rumble, but my left ear seems to have gone on a temporary vacation :wink:

Good work :)

fastlanephil
KVRian
735 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: Requiem

Post Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:47 pm

seismic1 wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:00 pm
I preferred the second and fourth parts. I think the heavier vibes on these segments seems to suit my mood better these days. I didn't notice a rumble, but my left ear seems to have gone on a temporary vacation :wink:

Good work :)
Thanks for comments seismic1!

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Frantz
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5026 posts since 18 Jul, 2008 from New York

Re: Requiem

Post Thu Mar 28, 2019 6:08 pm

fastlanephil wrote:
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:42 pm
I imagine it’s probably lacking some fidelity because I lazily downloaded them individually as MP3s off of another site and Logic then saved it as an aif and then I resaved it as an MP3. :lol: I promise not do that again. :ud:
If you are going to splice audio together to create a master, you should be working with an uncompressed format like WAVs. When creating MP3s, I suggest going for the highest quality MP3 possible such as 320 kbps, 48kHz. You are going to lose high frequencies with a bit rate of only 160 kbps.

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Allomerus
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2170 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: Requiem

Post Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:08 pm

I agree with Tim. The second and fourth ones fit my mood better and sound great! I love the drama of the second one and the choirs. :) Piano on the third one is nice though...
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