Echoes of Light

This is my first real look at writing something hybrid but epic-sounding so go easy with the comments :slight_smile:

No real back story to this one as I purchased several goodies over the summer deals and wanted to give them a spin, mainly the elastic engine from Uberschall. I coupled this with some of my existing libraries from Spitfire and Omnisphere.

The horn section is a mixture of Albion and Omnisphere to give it a touch more depth as I felt the mid-range horns in Albion lacked that something.

Built around chord progressions in the key of A minor at 120bpm, I envisaged a trip through a dark universe and after turning a corner you are greeted by beautiful starlight.

Enjoy, well one can only hope :smile:

Hey @Adrian,

a couple of things I would suggest or give you for your next projects in the future…

  1. Always keep in mind at every moment of your track, what is the lead / foreground and what is your background. If you have a melody, give support, or put everything else in the back, so people hear the voice, viola or whatever…

  2. When I produce / compose, one of my first things I try to do first is doing the low end and bass stuff, so every track has the best possible fundamentals. I try to search for presets which are super clean below 80Hz or so, so I know that every speaker will produce a clear low end picture. Above 80 Hz you can go as crazy as you want and sound design. Your track lacks low end for sure, so try to mix against a reference, so you have a better overall picture.

  3. You have such a great footage, big wide and deep universe, so show it with your big, wide and punchy drums. They lack low end and punch as well, maybe you can tell me, what you had in mind, when you made it, so I have a clearer picture of it, but I would just give the drums more oomph, low taikos or toms will do the job…maybe here and there some low end booms and whooshes.

  4. I really do like the composition and idea, what I miss is a more clearer picture of the track, where you want to go (although the transitions are great and keep the listener focused), as well as a clearer mix. Every track should have an inner voice, which drives you trough the track, so has a clear beginning, transitions, modulation, climax and end, especially if you compose to picture. If you just make a music bed, it’s another story, but it’s not the case here I guess.

Happy composing and take care,
Alexey (JLX)

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