chj501 wrote:Hi Jonathan,
I love this piece - really.
I don't think it is empty... it's just right !
The piano is not so really my thing... would love it a littlebit brighter - but melody sounds good!
In my opinion this song one is really great and I love it much more than older ones from you - it fits my taste
shadowfax wrote:Definitley epic!!!, I think the begining could've maybe started a bit quieter, .(maybe with some of the piano section that starts around the 1.40 mark} just seems a bit sudden.
some great sounds and the piano is pefectly acceptable in this mix..love to hear it with a vocal..that would be awesome!!!
All Of Space wrote:Great work - do you write for games? If not I'd suggest getting a portfolio together and looking into that asap. This sounds pretty epic even on my laptop speakers, which is quite an achievement. A female vocal could definitely work - not sure how you'd balance that with the choral vocals but I'll look forward to finding out.
Jonathan5456 wrote:For anyone interested (possibly Kevin, Chris and Bane) here is a strings only version; https://soundcloud.com/jonathan-priest/ ... ly/s-ev3NF
1st violins, 2nd violins, violas, cellos, double bass. Nothing is playing divisi. The cello generally doubles the double bass and the 2nd violins generally double the 1st violins an octave lower for the reasoning that the extremes of low and high pitch are too distant from the rest of the notes.
Bane wrote:This piece sounds very polished and utterly perfect. The samples are undoubtedly a big factor, but I know it's owed in no small part to your own technique and writing skills. I found the strings only version pretty insightful, again no where near a fair comparison to these sh*tty HALion SE samples I'm working with. I'm a big fan of the underlying rhythm you used with Stormdrum; it definitely added urgency.
kzarider wrote:Great orchestration and love the piano part but the sample isn't great on it, If you want I would be happy to convert to a better sound if you'd like me to just PM me. Can't wait to hear vocals
Early21 wrote:You are great at working with the big orchestra libraries! Sound is great.
polgara wrote:what can i say ,excellent composing and arranging just wow.
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