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Hello All! I would very much appreciate your constructive criticism on this track. I'm still learning orchestral arrangement and would love to hear your input on where I'm doing good and where I need to improve. Thanks!"We Won" Is an epic theme for use in a video game or movie. I tried to convey the emotions of victory, the relief that a long fought battle is finally over, and (the new hope) for a brighter future.
It's a very nice piece of music, but to me it doesn't sound jubilant enough to be a victory song. I wouldn't have known it was that without being told.
The first thing I notice is that you track sounds like it compressed very much and the volume is just to loud so that some audio clipping happens. I would strongly recommend correcting this as it is a good composition.
As for the emotions you are trying to convey I thinks it is pretty close - the dark and horrible part of war is however to my ears kind of hidden. If I was to make a track like this I would make it very dark at the start and then make it shift it to the hope for a brighter future towards the end.
At some places better string samples could be sellected, at these places the strings sounds quite artificial.
Overall I think you have done very well with this compositon and you are on the right track.
Have a great day :-)
Is that brass at the beginning, or a combination of strings? Either way it lacks the brightness and power that the rest of the peice has. I think overall it is a very good piece and perhaps see more victory in it than others, but I hear more of an after victory piece, an overture to the war.
Perhaps the choir could have more definition (by which I mean not just aah and ooh but sah and ruh). Also maybe subtley alter the percussion - lower the chimes a little and at the end reduce the drum and perhaps add a crash?
That's what I would do had I written such a great piece myself. I'm far from pro, but I like to think I have an ear for things.