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Post by Skizzaltix » October 27th, 2010, 2:41 am

Something I wrote a couple of weeks ago. I'm very new to using a DAW, and sadly I seem to have hit day-three syndrome with it, so……if anyone with more experience would be willing to listen to this and point out a few of my mistakes, I would be most grateful.
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Re: Short piece

Post by CheeseLord » October 27th, 2010, 8:05 am

Well, first of all I could do with being able to listen to the piece ;)

...have you thought of uploading on box.net or something along those lines?? Or is the broken link just me??
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Re: Short piece

Post by Ewing » October 27th, 2010, 1:47 pm

link didn't work for me, either.

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Post by marcusvinicius » October 27th, 2010, 10:41 pm

Re-upload the song in a good host like 4shared and we'll hear.
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Re: Short piece

Post by Skizzaltix » October 28th, 2010, 12:45 am

Sorry about that--it worked for me last night, but now it's broken. Weird.
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Re: Short piece

Post by marcusvinicius » October 28th, 2010, 1:16 pm

If you are entending to do music for Wesnoth maybe you got the wrong path. About the music I think it don't tell much, I'm wondering if you have some training in music or just pick up the software and started to make songs.
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Re: Short piece

Post by Dixie » October 28th, 2010, 5:23 pm

The theme isn't totally uninteresting, but the "backgrounds" are a bit disturbing and the harmony is way off, imho :/ Not counting the fact that it's mostly electronic sounds, unsuitable for Wesnoth. Did you use some kind of loops to do that? Loops are a big no-no (for Wesnoth music at least).
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Re: Short piece

Post by Skizzaltix » October 29th, 2010, 5:20 pm

Now I'm extremely embarrassed--first I botched the upload, and then I managed to post the wrong file.
I don't like that any more than you two, and I would never have posted that here on purpose, given the style of Wesnoth's music.
And yes, I do know some amount of theory, but that was a case of just sitting down and sticking notes in, which never really works.
What I meant to post was this, though I doubt it's any better: http://www.mediafire.com/?05ob0d5i6u8jvhn

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Re: Short piece

Post by marcusvinicius » October 31st, 2010, 3:57 pm

I would say you need some orchestration knowledge and Audio training as well. The composition is looking like something minimalist, I think it's not to much suitable in Wesnoth but anyway I'm not Lord of Music. It's a long way to do a good job, for example, the first piece I posted in Wesnoth forum was this one that is realy crap. The last piece I post in the forum is this one, it's not perfect but you can see that I really learn a lot of things and it's very superior. So, all you have to do is study and listen to orchestral music, theory knowledge is good but is not the main knowledge to write orchestral music. See you
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Re: Short piece

Post by Skizzaltix » October 31st, 2010, 7:25 pm

Thank you for your thoughts! You're right, orchestral music is……very much new to me. I've only been composing for a year or so, and almost all of what I've done has been for two or three strings, and even that was kind of confusing.
Sound engineering is even newer.

I will keep working on it (my composing, that is, not this piece), and if it's all right, I would like to post again here when I feel like I've improved--these forums have always been very good at giving useful feedback.

PS: even I can tell that you have improved a great deal since then! That gives me a little hope.

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Re: Short piece

Post by Telaron » November 2nd, 2010, 3:46 am

I would listen to Dixie. The theme is okay, however, the background is rather 'dominating.' Try mixing your song a bit more so that the background part actually sounds as if it is coming from the background i.e. tune it down a bit. I can only hear three instruments playing at the same time. While you practice your composing, work on adding a few more instruments. I know you can do it. I have, like you been composing for while. (I actually started some time last march.) It just takes some time, and the drive to better you composing skills.

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