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Old 06-26-2012, 05:30 AM   #1
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Hey all, here's my new song for you, another instrumental. Guitars were recorded DI then put through Lepou Lecto ampsim. Steven Slate Drums and Kontakt 5 were used for the other instruments.
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Old 06-26-2012, 05:48 AM   #2
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Epic battle music bro! Would fit well in some rpg :P
Everything was pretty great but the only complaint is that the flute was too high in the mix throughout and perhaps a little untight. Heavy rythm guitars!

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Old 06-26-2012, 05:58 AM   #3
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Wow, that flute (or what it's called) is kinda annoying to me, idk...
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for criting my song, first impression its very dramatic (in a good way), loved the guitar tone,
really nice playing loved the flute after the guitar intro, the sound quality is great
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:35 AM   #5
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This track should have a fasten-your-seatbelt warning ! I love compositions like this,very classical influenced,and with a scary overall atmosphere. The flutepart is wonderful,you should really try a mellotron-sound for that part ! I use this one (flute) http://www.kvraudio.com/product/tapeworm_by_tweakbench
It's a easy to tweak free vst-plugin,low cpu-usage,and by mixing voices I think the result is stunning.
The guitars are a little on the bright side through my stereo.
Keep up the good work,man !
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:23 PM   #6
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Thanks Damocles, I will check that out
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:34 AM   #7
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Thanks for the feedback on my post!

This song was awesome. Had an epic feel through the whole thing and i love orchestral metal like this. The flute was a little too loud at times, but that's easily forgiven by the sweet melody at 2:14. Overall a good ride and i enjoyed the guitar tone. I actually just started looking into Kontakt 5 for more VST's and judging by this recording i may just invest.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #8
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Now you just need some lyrics about slaying dragons or vikings!

Overall I like it. If I had to complain about anything, I'd say that the lead guitar sometimes feels a little bit too random. The flute also could use some work as it sounds fake. That's not always a bad thing, but for a metal track of this style, you want it as human as possible.
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Old 06-27-2012, 04:14 PM   #9
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Not really my thing, but good nonetheless. You've obviously got a good grasp on mixing and composing, cause I can't find anything wrong with it lol.
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:05 PM   #10
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Im not sure what to say haha
not really my taste but it was actually kind of fun to listen to. i liked the flute or whatever that was, gave it a little oriental sound.
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Old 06-27-2012, 10:41 PM   #11
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MetalCommand,
Thanks for the reviews! Now your tune: it has plenty of energy initially, though I actually like this slower part at ~1:50 better. Nice transition to the rocking part. Somehow, whenever you have drums, a lot of the audio seems to be pumping quite a bit: I speculate that you have more compression on things than I might. Otherwise the drums sound fine (though they are kind of 'busy' at times). Intro lead guitar is tight, well played. I'm sensitive to high frequencies, so if it were me I'd turn down the treble (I'm listening on headphones). With your ears & sound system it might be just fine. Sounds pretty good overall.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:15 PM   #12
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Right away the whole mix just sounds too bright and thin. I would suggest balancing out the high and mids a lot better. I'm listening in a very bassy room and it's still to much. The sounds themselves are all great and blend together fairly well. The lead tone in the beginning is a little biting and it isn't intelligible what is going on. I suggest you redo that part so you can get the part across better. The flute ideas are really cool, but I would try and find a better sound so it doesn't sound so choppy. The strings and synths sound really good though. Just work on the balancing and your sounds and you'll have a solid track.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:30 PM   #13
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I would agree with others who say the mix lacks bottom end but some people like it that way. The playing is very fluid but that flute just seems out of place at the beginning, almost half a beat behind everything else. The middle section where it slows down provides a really nice contrast to the first part, especially where the drums come in.

Overall I really like it apart from those couple of minor criticisms, I really enjoyed it and will listen more than once.

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Old 07-01-2012, 05:08 PM   #14
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i like that it branches out into a folky, kinda piratey sound. I think the guitars could use a bit more bass after the acoustic part cause it kind of thins out, but its very interesting in a good way!
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:35 AM   #15
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The intro just hits you right in the face without warning! Very energetic and powerful until 1:30. The orchestral part after that is a huge contrast. I like the acoustic guitar; it has this sort of medieval feel to it. I agree that after that, it lacks some bass. The flute sounded a bit off tempo. I think the snare drum could be louder in the mix.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:58 PM   #16
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Thanks for the comment! I like the song, sounds pretty awesome. The orchestral parts could be a little lower in the mix, and the guitars a little higher, but that's just my taste. The drums sound good and fit the mix well. Interesting song. Well done!
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Old 07-10-2012, 10:27 PM   #17
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Not the kind of thing I would listen to often, but I love the upbeat folky themes here. Really sounds like something that they should put in the background of epic, medieval, magic style video games. I would if I made one.

Some of the flute rhythms can get a bit tedious here and there, but the metal guitar and drums pull it together. Cool song.

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Old 07-11-2012, 05:06 AM   #18
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I always enjoy your music, I love the style of song writing and feel of the music. I have always been one that enjoys thoughtful compositions like this. There are a couple things that don't seem to fit with me, like the flute part. But giving something a try isn't a bad thing.

Overall I liked it, thanks for the crit on my thread
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:20 AM   #19
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It's epic man! I just feel like this song would fit perfectly for like a Sonic game! Very nice man
The big change at the 1:30 mark is pretty unexpected although I like the idea very much!

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Old 07-17-2012, 04:13 PM   #20
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That's really sick man, reminds me of some Ensiferum or eluvitie (some of my favorite bands right now). but like the first comment said I think the flute could've been a little quieter.
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