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1  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Feedback on my newest tune please :) on: August 03, 2008, 05:01:51 PM
Ok thanks for listening to my tune Defnist47  Smiley

About starting a download automatically that doesn't happen with my computer its probably something to do with your browser, or perhaps you have it set to download files automatically in the options menu?  anyway it works for me with Firefox.

About the tune, Epoch was the first one I did getting on for a year ago now and I feel I have improved since then. I admit it is too repetitive but I still like it - probably because I wrote it. Its hard for me to change that tune just because I've got so used to it the way it is. Maybe sometime I should do a new tune with a redone version of the theme from Epoch in it though that could be interesting.

Anyway thanks for listening and commenting always good to hear what people think  Smiley

Oh and Piekartz you could try www.last.fm Its another internet radio station which has many different composer's music on it and it can be accessed at least from the UK.
2  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Feedback on my newest tune please :) on: July 25, 2008, 09:02:01 AM
Thanks Piekartz,  Smiley I would really like to write a longer track but I always seem to run out of ideas around the two minute mark - maybe I just have to put more effort in and spend longer on the tune - I'll try and write a longer one for my next piece.

Thanks for listening Smiley
3  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Feedback on my newest tune please :) on: July 16, 2008, 07:08:58 AM
Yeah, the horn part that you think is 'choppy' is the sample unfortunately, once you get past a certain velocity with it it gives you that kind of choppy sound rather than the softer one used earlier. I suppose I could just increase the main volume on the horns instead of the velocity, but I thought the choppy sound worked better for the ending of that horn phrase.

Thanks for listening and commenting Smiley
4  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Feedback on my newest tune please :) on: July 15, 2008, 09:25:41 AM
Hi again  Smiley

So, I have added some new things taken out some old things played around with some mastering and the such and I now have what I hope to be the final version of the piece. Hope to hear what everyone thinks  Smiley

Its the final version at the bottom (I added the original one back above it on Max)
http://www.freewebs.com/mensesite/index_files/page0001.htm

Thanks in advance for listening!  Smiley
5  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Feedback on my newest tune please :) on: July 13, 2008, 11:25:44 AM
I see what you're getting at I will try and make a new version with those extra parts and I'll add the old version back on the website if you think it would be better. I like you're idea of having a part that goes lower at the end I will definitely add that in. The slight problem is I don't have very many good brass sounds the horns were the only really good ones I had, but I will do my best with what I have available.

Thanks again for your feedback  Smiley

PS your English is fine and very understandable, I know a lot of native English speakers who are not as good as you at it.
6  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Feedback on my newest tune please :) on: July 13, 2008, 05:58:44 AM
Thanks Max those all sound like great ideas to improve the track I will definitely try to take those ideas on board and post an edited version soon.
Thanks for the quick reply as well  Cheesy

edit: So I think I've tackled most of the issues you had with the tune and hopefully it is much better as a result. Like you suggested I made the horns and strings go from piano to forte and I added an extra melodic line in the middle part. If there is still anything you think could be better though please feel free to say so.  Wink

http://www.freewebs.com/mensesite/index_files/page0001.htm
7  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Feedback on my newest tune please :) on: July 12, 2008, 02:47:07 PM
After a long hiatus, I have finally gotten round to writing some more music so here is a pretty short cue which I tried to composed in the style of the Crimson Tide soundtrack which I have been enjoying somewhat recently. Just in case anyone is interested I composed this in Reason and used VSL epic horns for the brass, miroslav string ensembles for the strings, a gregorian choir from symphony of voices, and a variety of percussion samples including miroslav and some of my own.

Its the track at the bottom called Vanguards.
http://www.freewebs.com/mensesite/index_files/page0001.htm

Critiques very welcome as always Smiley
8  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Feedback on my newest tune please :) on: January 27, 2008, 05:17:13 PM
Thanks so much Jeff  Cheesy Your input is much appreciated  Smiley
9  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Feedback for a newbie please :-) on: January 27, 2008, 05:15:39 PM
I really like your new piece max, especially the piano it goes along great with all the string parts, The build up at the end is really impressive as well although to me this sounds more like an ending than a prologue but maybe its just me.

I also listened to your others pieces and they are all pretty excellent, very good melodies and the like although I can't give much proper feedback as I am a novice.
10  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Feedback on my newest tune please :) on: January 20, 2008, 02:20:58 PM
Ah fine now I see what you mean the chord sequence is kinda similar at some points  Smiley
11  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Feedback on my newest tune please :) on: January 20, 2008, 10:20:15 AM
Thats Great! Grin AltaSilvaPuer I got very similar images while listening to the piece hence the name. The guitar like instrument you refer to is in fact a Greek instrument called a Bouzouki. Thank you very much for this extremely positive feedback, it really makes writing music worthwhile for me.
Also thank you to Max, I too am an extreme Hans Zimmer fan and I would agree about the similarities between Tears of the Sun and Last Samurai both amazing scores which mine cannot hope to surpass. Quite strange you noticed the tune from Epoch though because I didn't mean to put it in there so I must have done it by accident.
Thanks again for the positive feedback guys  Smiley
12  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Feedback on my newest tune please :) on: January 19, 2008, 06:32:08 PM
Ok, I've tried to take on board everything people said about that last tune I wrote so here's my latest new tune. Its called Wild Hike and once again it can be found at my website: http://www.freewebs.com/mensesite/Index_files/page0001.htm
Its nothing like the last one, but I think I'm probably more pleased with the finished result. For this piece I used many different instruments including some excellent African percussion samples a good friend of mine gave me. I also used strings from the Miroslav orchestral library for Reason and quite a few ethnic instruments from a set called World Traveler. Hope you all like it and have constructive things to say about it .
13  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Feedback on my newest tune please :) on: January 19, 2008, 02:48:29 PM
Thanks very much Tom your feedback is much appreciated and I like your ideas and suggestions I will try to take them on board in my future music. I don't know very much about mixing and the like so that probably accounts for my mix not being very good all I basically did to this was add reverb and play with the volume levels to try and make some instruments more prominent than others. I'll try to make it sound more live in the future. Thanks again for commenting  Smiley
14  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Glory to the Empire on: January 14, 2008, 03:51:54 PM
Thats really good Dan,
the composition in itself is very good and I like the tune very much. The only thing I really noticed that I thought I would try to do differently is add more bass however this may just be a personal preference. It sounds pretty professional though so well done  Smiley
15  Music By Jason Forums / The Composers' Workshop / Re: Feedback on my newest tune please :) on: January 13, 2008, 04:47:14 PM
Thanks for the feedback guys.

In respects to what dannthr is saying: I didn't really base the tune on any specific story or for any particular setting I just wrote in the basic melody and then kept adding more to it as the tune went on. I realize not everyone likes repetition but through composing the tune I have heard it too much meaning I am too familiar with it as it is to change anything. Your comments however make me think it would be better if I added much more original material to the tune so I may try this in the future.

Also the horns are using a crescendo sample but I myself can see nothing wrong with them, maybe I'm just too used to them to see what you are talking about.

To Noobalicious: Perhaps you are right about the opening I am not very good at knowing when to use rests, thanks  Wink

Thanks for listening and commenting people Smiley

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