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Mulan Theme

Hello all,

I just finished composing a conceptual piece for this year's Mulan (if it ever gets released!).  I am working on creating a concept soundtrack in the meantime based on the trailer and I had a lot of fun playing with various ethnic instruments for this one.  I used the cello to anchor the main theme backed by orchestral strings.

Here it is! Enjoy:

Track: https://soundcloud.com/renan-javier/mulan-theme

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The mix fails you at about 1:30 in. There is too much noise going on and the sound comes off as super limited. 

The instrumentation sounds good, sounds like top notch film scoring sample packs, some percussion packs and a nice strings sampling pack. I think the music works really well for fitting the vision that you had. It could be an adequate replacement if the mix just went to a little bit of a higher level. It sounds clean as far as the composition goes, it flows and works. 

Appreciate the feedback!  My biggest weakness is definitely the mixing and am still struggling with it.  I will keep trying to tinker with it as I'm not sure if it's more of an instrumentation issue than strictly mixing - perhaps both.  

Thanks for the listen David!

David Lilly said:

The mix fails you at about 1:30 in. There is too much noise going on and the sound comes off as super limited. 

The instrumentation sounds good, sounds like top notch film scoring sample packs, some percussion packs and a nice strings sampling pack. I think the music works really well for fitting the vision that you had. It could be an adequate replacement if the mix just went to a little bit of a higher level. It sounds clean as far as the composition goes, it flows and works. 

Nice soundtrack, overall good, but that moment at 1:24 when main theme enters with cello is extraordinary, sent shivers down my spine. I had wanted a continuation of this concept.

A negative soundtrack effect is the drumming. To me, the piece would have been even more appealing with much less pronounced drums. But I do understand that this is sort of standard in the soundtrack genre since the music should work more in the background of the movie. But I just listen.

Great piece.

Kjell

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