Light_of_Aether

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About Light_of_Aether

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    Michigan

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    http://pisanifamily.info/will/Index.html

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  • Biography
    I am currently a mechanical engineering Ph.D. candidate at Michigan Technological University. I graduated from Michigan Tech in May 2014 with a B.S. in chemical engineering.

    I am the Lead Reorchestrator for Metroid Reorchestrated. Regarding samples, I use the Play versions of EWQLSO Gold and EWQLSC.
  • Real Name
    Will Pisani
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    Full-time Student
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    wapisani
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    Light_of_Aether
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    Light_of_Aether

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    2. Maybe; Depends on Circumstances
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    Reaper
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Saxophone: Alto

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  1. Sounds a lot more natural now. I can't think of anything that needs more humanization. Does the vibraphone start at 2:21? It sounds okay, but gets better with higher notes. The genre would be orchestral, in my opinion. I can't think of anything else right now. Sounds awesome! Very fitting for the setting.
  2. I swapped the guitar for two trombones and a bass trombone. Here's the updated track: https://soundcloud.com/willpisani/mass-effect-main-theme-v11. What do you think?
  3. The transition is a little jarring, I agree. Souperion's suggestions are great. Great job on this!
  4. Thi is really good! I could definitely see this being used in Metroid Prime. Maybe in a lava lake area where you had to jump in with the gravity suit. Kind of like Phendrana Drifts areas, but lava instead of water.
  5. This is really interesting! Very glad to hear a remix of Sanctuary Fortress. There are not enough MP2 remixes. V4 sounds much better than V3. It still sounds a bit compressed (?) or something. I'm not sure what the term is, but it sounds a little closed in. I really love the arrangement. Are you going to submit this for OCReMix consideration? Great job!
  6. Thanks! I actually missed the reaper connection somehow. Yeah, the guitar lead could use some work. I'm not happy with it either. Thanks for the feedback!
  7. Wow!! This is great! Way better than the source. I'd like to hear this in the next Golden Sun game. Do you have EWQLSO Gold? Only thing I can think of at the moment is that I think there should be a low presence from 3:30 to 3:45. The low wind/synth disappears at the beginning and then reappears at the end, but I would prefer that it didn't disappear so that you have a counter on the high parts during that time. Do you have any more Golden Sun arrangements in the pipeline? I'd like to hear more of your style.
  8. Hi! It's been a while since I've asked for feedback. I made an orchestral cover of the Mass Effect main theme. What do you think? Arrangement improvements? Mixing improvements? Instrument swaps? By the way, this song will not be submitted to OCReMix for consideration. Thanks! I appreciate the feedback. Update: My cover: https://soundcloud.com/willpisani/main-theme-mass-effectv10 Original: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVm_ljDSdwA
  9. This sounds great! I'm not familiar with the source, but this definitely sounds like OCR quality. I say submit it and see what happens. Great job!
  10. I got a cheap Composer Cloud subscription during Black Friday and so I've been trying out libraries here and there. The Hollywood libraries are much better than the old Symphonic Orchestra library I have.
  11. Those are definitely good ones! Maybe I should take a crack at Ichor or Sekhmet next. Actually I have a new brass library that would make Sekhmet sound amazing. Edit 11:50 PM: Here's a rough draft of Sekhmet I came up with tonight: https://soundcloud.com/willpisani/sekhmet-jet-force-gemini. The soundscape needs some work and I need to work on 0:45 and onwards, but it's a good start. I don't think they're finished because of a variety of things. Depending on the specific track, the instrumentation may not be fully implemented the way I want. Or the sound levels of each instruments need to be adjusted. Or certain instruments need to be panned left or right. Or the articulations of the instruments need to be improved. Sometimes I add in new parts and adjust the octaves of certain sequences up or down to fit new instruments. Unfortunately, as you can see, there's a lot of different things that might make me say a track is finished or not.
  12. No worries! Thanks! JFG definitely deserves an orchestral makeover, I agree. My plan for 2019 is to release an album of Golden Sun music, but maybe I can fit in some JFG music, too. I do have a few more JFG songs as works-in-progress, but they're nowhere near done. Here they are: Character Select, Floyd Race, and Title Theme.
  13. I don't think I've ever seen my music referenced in threads that I didn't start. It's a pretty cool feeling! Of the two, I agree that the original is a bit better. Mine feels like it's plodding along; it's not crisp like the original. I've thought about doing a whole JFG album using sample libraries, but that's not what you're looking for. What might be more realistic is having a university orchestra or a smaller ensemble record a few pieces. I wouldn't worry about licensing the music. From my understanding, it's not too hard obtaining licenses for most things. If you want to get a team together to take a crack at an orchestral JFG album (using sample libraries or real instruments), I'd be happy to help out.