The Darkened Path

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V0RT3X
KVRAF
7252 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

Post Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:54 am

https://soundcloud.com/user-841453413/the-darkened-path

Just having fun with a basic multi-timberal orchestral setup patch i created in Kontakt5.
Orchestra 01.png

Below is a picture of the setup in Ableton.
Live Setup.png

I based the mix layout in Kontakt off this chart.
Layout.jpg

It's a great setup so far, barely uses any CPU which is nice.


ValhallaVintageVerb and The Glue were used on the Kontakt Group.

Satin was used on the Master.
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sjm
KVRAF
1739 posts since 17 Apr, 2004

Re: The Darkened Path

Post Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:29 pm

Like the atmosphere a lot. Foreboding for sure.
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Schneefels
KVRer
13 posts since 27 May, 2015 from Hamburg, Germany

Re: The Darkened Path

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:05 pm

Well done! This would work quite well as a soundtrack... Lord of the Rings style.

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VariKusBrainZ
KVRAF
8697 posts since 16 Dec, 2002

Re: The Darkened Path

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:44 pm

Nice, great tune.

Just me or is a bit mid rangy, lacking in the bottom and top end.

fastlanephil
KVRian
639 posts since 3 Jan, 2016

Re: The Darkened Path

Post Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:07 pm

An interesting and pretty soundtrack type of piece. It does evoke an image of the title.

I guess it’s best to use the standard orchestral placement as that’s what listeners are accustomed to and it works well for balance. I have heard mixes by serial composers where they get pretty creative with instrument placement. But that’s a really different approach to composing.

You used Valhalla well. It sounds pretty natural with not too much verb which can create sonic artifacts. I also use Valhalla but I usually use EW Spaces for orchestral Instruments just out of habit I guess.

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Bansaw
KVRist
392 posts since 19 Aug, 2008

Re: The Darkened Path

Post Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:39 am

VariKusBrainZ wrote:Nice, great tune.
Just me or is a bit mid rangy, lacking in the bottom and top end.
I like it, its good. But this comment is correct, - it needs more low end.

winkie00
KVRist
192 posts since 9 Jul, 2008 from Newcastle Upon Tyne

Re: The Darkened Path

Post Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:44 am

Nice, Just a bit more reverb on some strings and a bit more bottom end.

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Allomerus
KVRAF
2109 posts since 28 Aug, 2012 from Melbourne, Australia

Re: The Darkened Path

Post Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:57 pm

Like others have said it evokes a darkened path nicely. Some rumbling bass would be good and beef up the brass. Otherwise very cool. Nice lead lines.
Well done!
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biodiode
KVRist
423 posts since 23 Sep, 2003 from UK

Re: The Darkened Path

Post Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:32 am

Cool composition and you have the instruments placed nicely, just where the listener expects them to be. Does need some deep cellos in there to beef up the bottom.
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Baron Farg
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15 posts since 9 Jul, 2017

Re: The Darkened Path

Post Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:38 am

Very impressed - makes me want to explore Kontakt more...

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