Hello and welcome Nice relaxing track! I don’t know about your tags, but as Bohemian said, you may think about the potential use of this song and update the title/description.
I like how it progresses into this big drum guitar choir mockup, very nice I should re-visit an old project where I kinde had a similar approach Thanks for the inspiration.
I’m following people that currently inspire me At the moment it’s MartijndeBont and Thomas Vo Music for their nice arrangements.
I’m curious what you think about the melody in the horn section and the harmony from 0:50. Critiques about the arrangement/mix are very welcome!
The orchestration sounds pretty random. It does not run well with the repetitive composition. And it sometimes seems to be out of rhythm. For my personal taste, there were too many cymbal elements and the drum rhythm didn’t really fit the violin section from 0:50.
From 1:28 actually, if you’d have killed some of those “pseudo epic” percussion it would have sounded pretty cool.
Very minimal orchestration That’s not bad since some trailer projects require decent and subtle underscoring.
Well, the choir in the end does not sound that epic, more like a pop/jazz choir singing some oh. Wasn’t a big problem when the choir was hiding behind the string section from 0:40, but at 0:50 raising the choirs register and volume of course draws more attention to them.
In this rare orchestration I’d suggest not to use low quality samples at higher volume and isolated frequencie ranges. On the opposite hiding them behind other instruments may be okay. Adds a nice texture (the very first time the choir was used at 0:40 for example)
Drums in the end were ok.
Sounds good to me. Should work on a trailer Only thing is the brass (trumpets, maybe muted?) at 2:00 for example are very hard panned to the right. They may interfer with the high freqs on the snare, but I’d suggest panning them a bit more to the middle.