Thank you Michael @Seven_Tears for your very kind words!
That’s awesome, and I am very glad that you are improving every single day! That’s what I want to see! A step here, a step there and you are not far away to score a movie, you always wanted to score
A couple of words:
Very beautiful composition first of all! Literally heaven. My biggest advice to you would be to listen to classical music here and there, real orchestras. Composer is not important. Just the sound of a great orchestra, hearing the nuances of every single instrument group and the intensity of players. One of my favourites is something like this: From 45 Minutes (Adagietto)…
It’s not actually about what composer I like or whatsoever, it’s more like understand how the instruments interact with another, how the melodies are built, the support, and most importantly, HOW instruments really sound like…meaning: If you see that your samples just can’t do it, whatever you try to achieve, don’t do it, do something else what works really well with the samples you have. See your samples as “real instruments”, meaning that you know the pros & cons.
For example: If I want to make a super nice melodic adagio kind-of-like melody, and after trying everything with Mod-Wheel, Velocity, Reverb, etc. and I hear, “hmm…a cellist would never sound like this…”, I would never use it. It’s really hard sometimes, because you have something cool in mind, but your samples just don’t do it as you would like to. But that’s part of the game, you need to accept that and move with another idea.
The biggest advantage in composing “virtually” is knowing what works and what doesn’t. In live of course as well, but even if you have a chance to play your music live, the instrumentalists will support your idea without sounding bad, as they already have experience, playing for 20+ years…but when you do everything yourself, composing, mixing, etc. you really need to spend some time to hear live performances, going out to concerts and really trying to absorb the energy given through the musicians and the music. Later in your studio, you try to implement exactly that.
Yes, there are many improvements you can make (in my opinion), however, most people just don’t hear it, as you reached another level, a level you can be proud of yourself! What I believe is, that if you give yourself a couple of minutes every single day by listening to performances like in the example above, you will reach another level again, a level many people just dream of…
Continue being amazing!