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About smartpoetic

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    Video games, music composition, graphic design

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    Tiara Dees
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  1. You will always be your hardest critic. I don't think that's a bad thing though - critiquing your own work helps you get better. However, don't let your thoughts on your work become self-destructive. No piece of music (or sound design) is perfect, and sometimes you have to accept it for what it is. Even the greatest composers or sound designers aren't perfect, and they never will be. This is the nature of our work. As someone who has Imposter Syndrome, I feel like a faker all the time. But remember, just because you feel a certain way, does not mean that is what you are. Be proud of what
  2. I also give consent to monitize my mixes (past and future), especially if it keeps the site running and allows for more super awesome albums in the future! MONITIZE ALL THE THINGS!
  3. No problem Nom! As far as the drums go, I think it's the type of drum you are using at some points. Timpanis are a bit lower, and they ring a lot longer than a snare. I'd recommend only using timpanis for hits, and snare for more moving parts. But as I mentioned, I'm not the best at percussion writing, but I'm sure there are heck of a lot of people in this community who can give more sound advice on that topic. I tend to keep my percussion writing very basic. It may also help to look up tutorials on writing for percussion. I'm not familiar with Cubase (I use Logic Pro), but from what I ca
  4. Hey Nom, thanks for posting this! I can totally understand where you are coming from. Orchestration can often be the most challenging part of writing music, so I can definitely appreciate the work you've put into this. It's taken me years to get to a level where I feel comfortable with orchestrating and part-writing, so I think it's great that you are reaching out for feedback.There were a few things that I wanted to point out that may help improve the piece: Mixing/mastering: I feel like a lot of beginning composers/arrangers/remixers never use reverb. It sounds like you do have reverb
  5. Thanks, I appreciate it SegaMon! I think the issue here is how I composed the arrangement all together. I usually use a mouse to write music since I'm not exactly the best at piano, but I've been challenging myself to only write using a piano or MIDI controller lately to help "humanize" my songs more. I improvised most of the piece using a MIDI controller and Logic Pro 9, which is why it feels disjointed at times. (Because I also wrote things in sections too.) I guess you can say that this version is more of a "collection of ideas," haha. As far as where I got the sounds, I currently use:
  6. Hi k-wix! Thanks for taking a listen, as well as your suggestions! I agree completely about the pacing issues. I'll work on speeding things up a bit, and scraping the beginning. Also, you are definitely right about the drums... they are a bit thin. (You can tell that my weakness as a composer/arranger is percussion writing. I need to work on this more.) I'll keep the ending as is though!
  7. Hey there! I need some advice. I'm working on an orchestral arrangement of Asgore's theme and the main theme from Undertale. It's pretty long, and I don't know if I should cut some of it or not. Any thoughts on length, instrumentation, etc? The only thing left I have to add is the ending.
  8. I've been working on this theme for the past 2 days, but I need some opinions on it. It's based off of Ilia's theme from Twilight Princess and also the main theme from Twilight Princess, though it is NOT completed fully. http://media.putfile.com/Twilight-Princess-theme-work-in-progress-for-OCR Thanks for your opinions!
  9. Does anyone got a good, natural sounding Harp soundfont? I've been looking everywhere for one, but I can't find anything that good.
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