This is pretty good! Turning a 35 second source into a 5 minute remix that introduces new instruments and does something different is definitely not easy. I can feel the bedtime story inspiration in your remix. Your soundscape sounds good, but at the same time, I feel like it's a bit off sometimes. Maybe I'm mishearing things tonight, but it sounds a bit like your lead instruments are panned center. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but changing the panning direction (left/right) slightly between leads (flute to guitar to piano, etc.) can reduce hearing fatigue. Maybe someone else can comment on the panning/soundscape?
Overall, great job! I think you should submit this once you're done; to my ears, this has a good chance of passing.
Hey guys! Just looking for some general feedback on this remix. I'm at that point where I'm not too sure what else to be adjusting / paying attention to. I feel like the arrangement / mix are in pretty solid spots, but I usually end up forgetting about / missing something. Always good to have another pair of ears. Of the top of my head, I know I want to go back to a few of the synth parts and make 'em a bit more entertaining to listen to / more dynamic. (Also heads up, I think listening to the stream on box distorts the sound a bit)
I've been dabbling in music production on and off for a few years and I'm looking around for a MIDI keyboard but I have a few questions.
1) Is there any good gear out there that functions both as a good keyboard (with semi-weighted keys at the least) and as a decent MIDI controller for $300-$500? Or would I be better off buying them as two separate things? I'm not looking for many bells and whistles on the controller part of it but at minimum I want to have MIDI/USB connectivity if I get a combined deal.
2) Is it possible to hook up a guitar pedal (say, a looper) to a keyboard with an aux input/output? How would that work?
Yes! The link you posted is definitely the remix! Thanks a lot for getting back to me, I totally thought this post had been forgotten about. That's awesome that you got a music degree from UNM, I wound up majoring in psychology and am currently employed as a counselor, however, I started at UNM as a Jazz studies major and took some piano lessons from Stu McCaskie at the time. Glad you got some enjoyment out of the track despite the drums lol. If you get a chance to merge the posts use the correct link, that would be awesome! Keep that Burque music alive!