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curtithird

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This is the first song I ever made since I got the Symphony Orchestra Jam Pack on Garageband. I consider it my favorite, so I made it the "main theme" of my albums I have. I used all orchestra instruments, and think it turned out pretty good!
I mean, It's not fantastic, but it is a great piece of music I did, to be modest. So give me your feedback on what you think, and I hope you enjoy!! :)
Also, I want to know in everybody else's opinions if I should post an album download of my songs. (I don't know, I'm only a newcomer, so I don't know if this is even necessary to put down.:| )
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Plays: 74
Downloads: 119
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Uploaded: Jan 20, 2010 - 08:23:18 PM
Last Updated: Feb 12, 2010 - 03:15:54 PM Last Played: Jun 15, 2019 - 02:13:03 PM
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caymanjazz said 3502 days ago (January 20th, 2010)
Very Nice Piece of Music
This is a very nice piece of music. It has all the elements of an exciting Symphony performance. Very nice work.
Thanks Mike

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curtithird said 3501 days ago (January 21st, 2010)
thanks!
Thank you for your appreciation! And also thanks for telling me about the bad quality with the previous version.
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SmokeyVW said 3501 days ago (January 21st, 2010)
medieval
you've got a great medieval mood going on here. this must have taken quite a while to do... can you tell us a little about how you created this? i really enjoy the variety and changes. the instruments seem to be playing melodies that sound natural for them.

a few negative (but i hope useful) comments:

the gain on some of the instruments seems too loud at times, for example at 2:56 the bells seem loud.

somehow the drums sound like they are in a different space than the other instruments - did they get a different reverb from all the rest?

some repeated notes sound very artificial, like the horns at 3:10. but it's very hard to avoid that problem with synthetic instruments.

good work!

thanks
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curtithird said 3501 days ago (January 21st, 2010)
smokeyww
I have an answer to all of those comments:

The glockenspiel (bells) were too loud because they were at a lower octave than what they're meant to do. But when I turned it down, the "magic" was lost, but I do agree, the loudness drives me insane when I listen to this on my iPod.

About the drums, I just got the Jam Pack, and have been working with only MIDI sounding instruments, so I wasn't 100% familiar with how reverb works.

And the horns are at staccato only, and that makes them sound more "squakish" and I can't fix that!

Sorry about those problems, and thanks for your compliments!
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drakonis said 3501 days ago (January 21st, 2010)
Very nice work here...
Very impressive bunch of work here! As you are finding out, there is a LOT to deal with... overall composition from beginning to end, orchestrating (choosing instruments to carry different aspects of the composition), performance (playing the parts), mixing the results down to an MP3... each one of these requires a lot of knowledge. I think you are doing a GREAT job with each of these. It is an intriguing composition, kept my interest. Good orchestration, good mixing (I agree with SmokeyVW on critiques...) Overall, super job here!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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curtithird said 3501 days ago (January 21st, 2010)
wow
It just BRIGHTENS my day when I hear people say that! Thank you! :D
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I.G.M. said 3499 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
hehe
I expected something different, this is amazing!!
Thx for sharing!!
And welcome to MJ :o)
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SuperStarSmith said 3499 days ago (January 23rd, 2010)
impressive
especially for a first go. like the themes. thought the percussion could be louder. good job
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Cameron said 3498 days ago (January 24th, 2010)
Amazing
You have an excellent ear for orchestra writing, and I encourage you to continue...and also write this stuff down! You have the makings of a composer.

One of the best aspects of this particular recording is that things didn't line up perfectly, some of the timing in the percussion wasn't QUITE with the winds, but actually this lent authenticity to the sound -- as though a real live orchestra was rehearsing this.

I encourage you to submit your songs one at a time, perhaps spaced over a period of a few months. Multiple submissions tend to get lost in the shuffle. You'll get more feedback from your music if you submit them one by one. I'd wait at least a week between submissions. It sounds like you have a body of work. Fantastic!

I look forward to hearing more.
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curtithird said 3497 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
thank you!
Remember, this is before I decided to actually WRITE it, instead, I just played the whole thing on my keyboard! Now, I'm starting to compose with the note creator on Garageband. So maybe most of my upcoming songs will be more in sync!
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Cameron said 3497 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
Yes, I realize
that you played it on your keyboard (very well, I might add) but what I'm suggesting is that you use some sort of music notation program to write a full symphonic score of this composition. This could open up many possibilities, not the least of which is that a LIVE symphony orchestra may play it someday. You never know...you could be a successful composer!

Use the note-view setting on GarageBand and print out the parts, which may make it easier to enter into a music notation program.

Good luck and keep up the good work!
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jibes said 3497 days ago (January 25th, 2010)
At first
I didn't think too much of it. But as I listened to it the more I realized how much effort you must have put into it and really did pull it off. Yes, the balance is bad in places. One thing to try when mixing is to turn the volume down to get a better idea which parts are too loud or soft. Make sure the reverb is proper for all the parts. Try just a touch of reverb on the master track for the whole mix.
Good job!!!!
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scofugate said 3496 days ago (January 26th, 2010)
First
You have put a lot of time in this and it shows! I would listen to more!
kudos!
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spitlogic said 3496 days ago (January 26th, 2010)
Better than me
I could never imagine to put something like this even remotely close together. I think it all sounds well to me.
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timothy devine said 3491 days ago (January 31st, 2010)
cool
peace n welcome 2 MJs
tm
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edpdx said 3490 days ago (February 1st, 2010)
Great!
You have a lot of talent! I like the part at 2:21.

Awesome!

edpdx!
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Name: Curtis Vandyne Wolf III
Location: Broken Arrow Oklahoma United States
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I am an amateur composer. I enjoy orchestral music, and most of my songs are inspired by music from video games. My list of idols is endless, but my biggest inspirations are Nobuo Uematsu, who composes Final Fantasy, Koji Kondo, who composes pretty... [see more]

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