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Base Camp, Olympus Mons

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Another orchestral piece, this time a little more consistent in tone and dynamic.
I took the photo from Mt Fuji last summer.
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Uploaded: Apr 01, 2009 - 08:44:33 AM
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bud said 3821 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
Nice photo - I'm jealous - Mt. Fuji!
Beautiful film score here - really nice balance of voices and good dynamics.
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dantimmermans said 3817 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
I appreciate your listening and the positive comment. Mt Fuji is pretty amazing, and darn cold even in the middle of summer. really gotta get back sometime soon...
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Feter said 3821 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
Base Camp, Olympus Mons
WOW ...what a way of writing ..there s alot of calm and
peaceful mood here ...large serene ..voices ..very awesome
thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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dantimmermans said 3817 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
as always...
thanks for listening Feter. you have a very open mind and always offer useful feedback to peoples' music. have a good week, mate.
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egobandit said 3818 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
KInd of leaves you drifting, The way the horns and violins just hang above everything else beautiful music. The one thing that bothered me was the ending, it stops as soon as I was totally caught in its beauty, Thanks great song!
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dantimmermans said 3817 days ago (April 4th, 2009)
thank you
cheers for checking my stuff out Mr Bandit of Egos. Mmmm, the ending? Yeah it feels a little sudden on repeated listens. I'll look into it. Really glad you enjoyed it, though.
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jiguma said 3816 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Sounds good Dan
I've tried this sort of thing without success, but you seem to have pulled it off rather well. This is quite a relaxing listen, and the match with the photo works a treat.
Cheers, and a belated welcome to MJ,
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racerat said 3815 days ago (April 7th, 2009)
Dan, I'm just trying to reconcile this song...and your avatar.

No matter what, I appreciate your eclecticism. This is beautiful. You are one talented dude. The flute is particularly inspired. Nice photo, too.

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Bubowski said 3813 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Cool tune
Nice melody lines and harmonies. To throw my 2 cents worth in for orchestral writing...try to give more "space" to the instruments in the middle frequencies. The horns flute, and middle strings are all sharing that same space right in the center of the frequency spectrum, sort of like having 3 or four rhythm guitarists in one band.

Try moving the string voices above and below the horns to let them be heard. Also in some cases just pull those strings out of the middle registers entirely since you have some doubling of harmony notes. You can also use some EQ on the Harp so that it stands out a bit more in the upper registers and has a little more brightness.

The best way to learn orchestral writing is to listen to a lot of orchestral music to see how the instruments balance each other and how they sit in the sonic space.

BTW, that's a great photo!
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dantimmermans said 3812 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
I appreciate the effort you made commenting Bubowski, because I really welcome constructive feedback. you gave me some good pointers there: I guess when I'm mixing I notice a lot of competition for the middle frequencies and it's pure laziness that I don't rewrite the parts to fill the space.
I'll open this file up again and give it some more lovin'. thanks
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announcer said 3804 days ago (April 18th, 2009)
nice soundstage
On headphones you have set up an interesting sound stage here that is on one hand broad but also is internalized. Just as one would feel if standing at the spot the photo was taken. Good choices and execution.
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drakonis said 3787 days ago (May 5th, 2009)
Great photo
I only glimpsed it from afar at Hakkone long ago, stunning photo here. Very tasteful composition, calming, like a sunset. I think possibly giving more breaks or space from time to time in your music would help, the strings (and sometimes the horns) hold notes for several measures, and a little touch more crescendo on some of those held notes would help. Graham (Bubowski) is far better at critiquing this, so I'll just say it is an enjoyable listen.
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Henke said 3696 days ago (August 4th, 2009)
Listen to Bubowski
by all means, he knows what he's talking about. But for me who knows nothing of orchestral playing this sounds just superb. Need I tell you that's an awsome photo?!

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