My first epic soundtrack track

Hello fellow composers,

I am new to this forum as well as new to classical music production. I started producing a few months ago and made my first orchestral track recently. I really enjoyed making this so I'd love to hear some feedback/suggestions from more experienced composers so that I can improve my music.

Thank you

https://soundcloud.com/jaycay/the-end-of-the-journey

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  • i really like that love the procession my feedback.

    1) add more parts at the moment it goes A,B maybe add a C part for an intense build up and go back to A so it goes A, B, C, A. 

    2) add more to the low notes like a cello and/or bass and bassoon.

    thats all i can really think of nice work :)

  • Yeah It's a bit agressive to start so it definitely needs an intro, I'm still unispired on that part ^^ As you pointed out it might be good to switch up the chords for the intro part to give me more room for changing up parts. Maybe go back to the epicness after the quiet sad part. There's a bass (and cellos) in there but I might have turnedt down the volume slightly too much, I'll try and fix it. Thank you for the feedbacl

  • Thanks for the feedback Bob.

    I am pretty clueless when it comes to the mastering process, reverb included. I wasn't sure if there was too much of it, my ear is still learning those subtle things so thanks for pointing that out, I will decrease the reverb a bit.

    And as far as writing for movies, I realize the process of writing the music around the movie must be quite more difficult than the other way around, which is why I started with making a score without a scene to go along with it :)

    Speaking of what goes on in my head, during the process of composing I wasn't sure exactly where I was going with it. I had actually started with the sad piano part and did the epic part afterwards.

    In my head I picture the end of an epic fantasy adventure, a last battle where one of the characters dies (when the piano part hits).

    For the cutoff I wasn't sure about it either, thought it might be too abrupt, thanks for your input, I will try and find a way to ease that part in more smoothly.

    Thanks for the feedback Bob !

  • Thank you for the reply Ray !

    When referring to the mix, are you referring to the whole mastering process EQing, Compression, limiting etc. or the track in general (and if so could you be more specific about possible improvements?)

    And don't worry making soundtrack isn't really my dream, I am currently looking for a job in my field but I just really love making music and found making orchestral music to be an exhilirating experience. So for the forseeable future I am planning on keeping this as a hobby.

    But still if I'd love to get better at it :)

    Raymond Kemp said:

    Opinion not fact,

    The mix is not quite there but hey! that comes with practise and more practise. The competition is fierce in this field and you are far more than two steps from hell but if it's your dream then go for it.

    Thanks for sharing

    -Ray

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