Here’s another old track of mine that I’ve remixed/remastered. This is a short, fun brass fanfare and mach for a typical orchestral brass section: 4 horns, 2 trumpets, two trombones and 1 tuba. The goals for this project was to clean up the reverbs, even the EQ, get the proper panning and wider stereo field, adjust the levels/dynamics and compositionally write a better counterpoint line for the trumpets.
I think I accomplished at least three of the goals but had a difficult time getting the right dynamics. Since it is a fanfare/march for brass, you expect it to be bold and a bit aggressive, but couldn’t find a happy middle ground where the instruments would naturally die off at the end of phrases but not lose too much power, so everything is just LOUD😁 Also, I used CS Brass for this but currently they seem to be having major issues working with the newest Kontakt version, so that could be a part of it.
The counterpoint lines for the trumpets do sound better, but still probably not the best as I might have some parallel 5ths/octaves I didn’t catch and some poorly resolved dissonances.
Composition wise, I planned out three parts: melody, harmony/rhythmic movement and a counterpoint line. This wasn’t always neatly accomplished as there might be too much movement happening between parts. Written in the key of C minor/Eb major with a tempo of ~112bpm and in 4/4 time.