Dragon War - Epic Battle Music

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KVRist
262 posts since 14 Feb, 2013

Post Sat Apr 17, 2021 11:33 pm

https://soundcloud.com/mediumaevum-artist/dragon-battle

I'd like to know what you think of my composition here, but also my front cover.

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KVRian
1410 posts since 10 Jul, 2008 from Orbit Sol III

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 12:44 am

that's really good
gadgets an gizmos...make noise
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KVRian
1057 posts since 23 Nov, 2018 from Birmingham, UK

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:03 pm

Some really good moments in there and generally well produced.

Overall - a good orchestral listen with plenty of variety!

Few elements that I wasn't sure worked 100%...

Rhythmically the ostinato string patterns seemed a little bit stilted...more velocity variation needed? maybe it was just the repetition itself...needed to be slightly varied each time in terms of velocity?

Choir sound didn't quite cut it for me...maybe a 'legato' patch might've been better? It's a little 'separate' in terms of the flow from note to note and sounds a little thin compared to the orchestral parts...less so in the final section?

Solo violin sections - the very highest notes of the instrument can be incredible in the hands of a great player, but can be very tricky to handle with even the best sample libraries....quite exposed here , but then I'm an orchestral player so I'm always comparing it to the real thing!

Melodically, there are some good moments, but for me, overall the tunes here didn't quite flow at times...possibly a few many notes in certain phrases maybe?

'legato' patches in general...brass and strings...are you overlapping the notes for those smooth, natural transitions?
Mark Taylor, Chameleon Music - Professional composition and sound design for all media since 1994.

https://www.chameleonmusic.co.uk/

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KVRAF
7583 posts since 11 Jun, 2006

Post Mon Apr 19, 2021 8:23 pm

right up there with braveheart, yo :tu:
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KVRist

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262 posts since 14 Feb, 2013

Post Sat Apr 24, 2021 6:58 am

Thank you for the critique, I will take it all into consideration.

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