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Sandy, this is a nice piece.
Improvements you can make are in the mixing of it. You may want to add some room reverb to the various sections, just enough to give it more depth without loosing clarity.
At some point you may also want to improve the virtual instrument sounds you are using. The ones you used tend to sound a bit on the "cheap" side of things. :-)
Musically I was missing a bit of voice leading with a strong melodic movement. You do have some aspects of it in your piece, so the way you have it at the moment may be fully desired.
Great work though. Keep it up!
I agree with Jurgen it's a very nice idea but it's the sounds that let it down if you can get yourself better virtual instruments and then redo the track you will hear the differance....
Look forward to hearing more......
Ok so you are not using cheap sounds. Have you looked at the demo for kontakt 4? if not you should maybe do that there are some really good demos on there. Have a listen to how they use the sounds and maybe look into your production side more once you have finished your track.
Hope this hepls......
Hi Sandy, I think you would get some benefits by adding reverb to this mix.
Also, while the Kontakt 4 instruments might not be cheap they're not the most expressive instruments on the market and some better quality VIs would definitely help you.
It might be a good idea to get some reference mixes so you know precisely what you want it to sound like. Also there are a lot of free tutorials online about how to get the most of virtual instruments. In fact there are even a few on this site. I highly recommend checking them out. Also you're welcome to ask me directly for advice if you'd like.
James, Hi. I appreciate your response.... I'm grateful for advice as I am in the early stages of learning to produce my compositions. Can you direct me to the tutorials? I'm not sure where to find them. I'll formulate some specific questions. As for reverb, I can see I needed more. If you think of anything please feel free to tell me. Thanks again!