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MIDI orchestration: Music for an action adventure

Postby Klingsor » Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:26 am

Hi there, 

I postet this piece almost exactly five years ago in a very early version (it was actually more of a MIDI mockup) and now in the last few weeks I've been working on it again very intensively. The whole thing was recorded with new and – hopefully – more realistic orchestral samples and re-arranged here and there. I would be happy to get some feedback, especially on the mix or the sound in general and what could be improved. Synthetically realizing an entire orchestra on a PC is really a science in itself (at least for me) and I must honestly admit that it took me at least two to three times as long for recording and mixing in the sequencer that for the actual composition in the notation program.

https://soundcloud.com/dustin-naegel/a-swashbucklers-fanfare-1

As a video with excerpts from both score and sequencer: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1qQsuz7TPg

Thanks for your feedback :)

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Re: MIDI orchestration: Music for an action adventure

Postby Martin Walker » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:19 pm

Nice work Dustin! :clap:

Never has a swash been so lovingly buckled.

Strings were most convincing, ensemble brass was nicely done.

The occasional solo brass line didn't convince me of its authenticity (for instance the solo trumpet that starts at 1.03), but the vast majority sounded great! :thumbup:

Seeing the score in your YouTube video was also very helpful.

Bravo that man!


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Re: MIDI orchestration: Music for an action adventure

Postby Klingsor » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:24 am

Yoho, my lad, glad you like it :P I really put hours of hours of work into it and I am happy to see that it paid of. :)

Absolutely, I agree with your that the solo trumpet in the B theme doesn't really work. Do you have any idee how to make it mor convincing? Thanks a lot.
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