Waah wonderful post, makes me believe! Thanks a zillion
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Just what I needed! Thanks a lot, keep up the good work
Woohoo, keep up the good work, cheers!
HEY! Just got here! I’m not as an expert in orchestral mixing per se, but I’m a mixer for film and it certainly gets orchestrated very often. As many comments here emphasise, this piece is really good, lacks a bit of expression in the feel matter. Remember that even though you’re playing really well sampled virtual instruments, the last touch is in getting the feel of how the real musician would play his instrument. So never program a 4 arms drummer, or a 3 voice violin. It could benefit lots if it got a bit of woodwinds replacing some atmospheres created with the tremolos, and even some more percussion to highlight your climatic moments. In the mixing matter, the reverb you used sounds really good, not too long or metallic, which is always the best way to go with this kind of tune. Maybe a bit more depth in the spread of the whole ambience, and remember that usually the biggest step in a good ambience is not about the length, but in the reflective material and the pre delay. A 2 sec reverb with no pre delay sounds shorter than a 1 sec reverb with .50 msec of pre delay. It all comes down tho psycho acoustics. Also try to accomplish that orchestral separation a bit further: 70% your 1st violins, 50% L 2nd violins, 20% L violas, 30% cellos, and finally 70% basses, and leave the full L & R to the ambience spread. Hope this helps, and cheers!
Hi BROOZe! Thanks for such extensive help, I’ll keep all this in mind when I’ll work on a new mix! Yeah, the reverb is quite good (it’s an IR), so I’ll just tweak and soften/widen everything up a touch… and try to rearrange some parts. Fingers crossed! Cheers and best wishes
I’m no expert, but I’ll share my thoughts.
This track would benefit from some more work on the expression. The instruments all sound very synthetic. The sustained strings and repeated harp pattern especially.
The pizzicato strings are a little to loud and heavy in the mix, the overall impression the mix/master leaves on me is that it’s a bit too dark, could use with some shine or more activity on the high end.Very mystical and adventurous, conveys the feeling you were going for well.
Hey, thanks for sharing your thoughts! Much appreciated
Adam A7 AKG K-702 (got these recently, amazing cans! not true they lack bass as some folks say) Old TV crap mono speaker Car speakers
Years ago I had a cheap Genius SW HF5.1 5000 system and mixed everything through it, still I’m amazed how good some of my old mixes sound!
Sheesh, I wondered about that a few days ago! I used to have little mono speakers before and mono check was crucial, but lately I somehow forgot about it, probably assuming that the majority of listeners have some kind of stereo setup these days. Though, I often tend to listen my mixes thru a crappy old mono TV, great reference stuff