I tend to like this mix better, because the tromping orchestral melody is at a volume more equal to the plucked instrument. It is a unique experience to hear a familiar tune like this played differently, I enjoyed the listen! Good job on this man.
thanks man - different strokes for different folks as they say.. my fave is the holophonic loop but I'm a big headphones guy :)
thanks for the review old friend!
Many spacial events, in many locations in the listening space. I like it! It does seem a bit punchy on the tempo, I prefer the grace of melodies that don't exactly fall on the beat. I love the ambient noises, but was left wanting the vocals to be louder. It was a fun listen, glad to see that have returned :)
I didn't want the vocals interfering with the flute.. everything needed to be subtle.. like the balance of tastes in a fancy meal.. so they were very intentional (also I don't wanna be sued lol)
and yeah.. I love being right on tempo hahaha :P
and it's good to be back.. glad to see you're still around too :)
Let Down Y'r Weary Soul: 9.0
Your mic picked up many sounds that detered from the song itself. I can't tell if this is a result of poor mic selection, or a strange mic recording setup. The instrumentation was very cool, and I can really appreciate all of the work that goes into actually playing the instruments. This tune screams Celtic/Irish folk music. I really loved listening to this one, it was peaceful and full of talent. Tasty. Perhaps some filtering or different mic selection would have cleared up the tinny aspect that existed throughout the piece. I love this theme!
Fuaimeanna na Farraige: 9.5
This song reminds me of the online gaming MIDI songs that played on games such as Ultima Online, Everquest, etc. You really captured the classical and medieval sound in this. It really illustrates a fantastic world that this music would be playing in. That being said, the quality of your samples was somewhat lacking in overall quality, which is maybe why they remind me of old school MIDI files. The composition was spectacular however. Great job on this and it definitely speaks to an Irish/Celtic origin!
I was still using Soundfont at this time. SF is a bit better than MIDI samples with more dynamic. I only use Edirol Orchestra for flutes.
reVISIT doesn't have good playback engine. I was using tracker too.
Thanks a lot Judge Realmguys.
I like 'em large.: 7.5
This was like a modern day approach to classical irish folk comedy. Good lyrics and witty choice of versing. The poor mic did deter from the song a tad. The vocal harmonizing was a nice touch. I liked your light hearted approach to the contest and enjoyed the much needed laugh.
Thanks for the review!
I realize that my mic had some deteration, but I think I just need to experiment with mic gain, and stuff.
I'm new to this song recording business, but I'm getting there.
- An Margadh Maidin -: 8.0
This song has a very intense jig quality to it. The quality of sounds used is questionable. This definitely sounds like a MIDI rip purely because of the cheesey sounds. The composition of the tune itself is quite good. This would sound very amazing with real instrumentation. About 2/3 of the way through the piece, it did start to get a bit repetitive. Excellent work staying within the contest criteria!
I figure out you might not be the first one to say it sounds like a rip. My professor said the same thing. Problems are because this is the work of a scrambled egg of melodies and poor choices of instruments.
No sir. I'm not the kind of composer who rip things. I'm too cautious not to violate any law because I'm a certificated composer.
Thank you for the comment a lot.
~~= Tuatha Tavern=~~: 8.0
Like some of the other entries, this sounds like it was straight out of a late 1990's online video game. It has a very MIDI-esque sounding set of instruments. Though this sounds cool for that era, it is a bit behind the times of today's samples. I loved the atmosphere that your effects produced and the tune itself set a great Irish/Celtic Tavern scene, as you title implies. Good job following the contest criteria! This was too short, I wanted more!
Op.21 Teideal Bacach: 7.0
This tune did not utilize very quality samples. This greatly detered from what could have been a really cool tune. I think the composition was very cool and would have sounding amazing on real instruments. The trouble with this error in music making, is that you don't give your creation any justice because it sounds like a MIDI song on Oregon Trail video game circa 1989. Your score suffered from the samples used, but the tune was very nice itself. Good job sticking to the contest criteria, this sounded very Irish.
using real instruments was indeed the plan, but shit happens,
and I was forced to submit it the way is now...
...and I'm not rich enough to get myself nice samples, so that's how it sounds...
I'm glad to read that you liked the composition, though...it's somewhat reassuring to know that it wasn't all crap...
anways, thanks for the review...
It has been many years since I have talked with you. This is a sick beat. I think the instrumentation is very good. The piano and string levels are a little low, I think it would be more powerful with some added volume. Overall a very good song though. Glad you are still writing. Hope you are well, later man.
WOW...it's been years since I spoke with you thanks for your critique honestly.
take it easy bro and thanks again for the critique and the review.
hope all is well and have been.
Flying Spider Colony <(FTA)>
Christopher Shaird (FaeryTaleAdventurer)
I was surprised at the initial quality of some of the sounds used in this piece. Some of the instruments later used however, seemed as if they were of lesser quality and it began to distract me when listening. This sounded as though it were a score to an actual clip of video footage. I could almost envision what was happening along to this music. Many different emotions were played out and illustrated. It definitely had some creepy moments to it, mischief and evil were in the air. Nice bank of sounds and your understanding of music theory shows. Excellent work and good job fitting this month's easy contest criteria. 9.0
Thanks for the review, Realmguys!
Thanks for noticing the quality at the beginning. Even before I mixed and mastered I actually felt like I was at the helm of a live orchestra. Unfortunately there is perhaps an instrument or two that I kind of want to kick myself for not using instead. I thought about using individual tracks for the plucking, but got lazy about that and instead used a string ensemble pluck, which was perhaps actually lower quality, I didn't even bother to confirm.
I kid you not I "envisioned" waking up to a spider like Itsy for some time, with some music like this, but the flying spider idea, came up just this year, while I was cleaning the pool one day, I kid you not!
I have never scored music for a live video, but in the past, I guess I attribute this kind of work to the fact that I did a lot of AMVs on Youtube, ranging from music synching to pictures, and growing up watching a lot of cartoons.
If I was originally completing this song without hearing about te contest, it most likely would have been a lot less scary.
Don't know a lot about music theory, but I guess I do tend to surprise myself through ear training or piano playing. An honest mix of John Williams, Danny Elfman, and the composers of loads of those classic WB cartoons I watched in the 90s, and many more!
Again, thanks for your review!
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