This is the final copy of a song I made to practice the electric guitar with, both to practice the instrument, as well as to practice mixing. I practiced the guitar for over a year before reaching this point. I have more work on the way, but as it goes, music is a hobby I can only attend to on occasion. Let me know what you think!
It's a fairly polished demo:
I started working on this song a couple years ago, but never finished it because I wasn't totally satisfied with the overall "sound". However, I got a StudioLive 24 Series III mixer with Studio One a couple months ago, along with a brand new computer that can handle more processing and memory. I decided it was time to return to this one and see what I could do with it. I dumped all the tracks off my MOXF6, redid the mix entirely, added several new layers, and recorded some vocals. I feel it's really coming together. It's sort of a pop/r&b tune with some synthwave influence. There are a few more things to do yet such as add vocals to the end of the song and add a saxophone solo. I am also not satisfied with the background vocals on the chorus parts, but aren't quite sure how I'm going to fix it just yet.
I'd love to hear opinions: what I did well, what I didn't do so well, how I can improve it, etc.
Thank you for the review! I am glad you got exactly what I was going for. You certainly have a good ear. The vst used for the choir is a software version of what Kenji Yamamoto used for the Metroid Prime 1 and 2 choirs. Ironically enough, the patch he used, and the one I used for this piece, is called "Church Choir". There may have been one thing you did not catch, however: the piece is made to repeat seamlessly so if you were to download it and play it in Audacity on loop the ending of this piece feeds right back into the intro. The point being that the faithful person always needs divine rescue from some kind of peril large or small.
P.S. Big fan of your avatar: It reminds me that I need to make a cover of the Rundas battle music at some point.