Mortar

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  1. Actually pretty proud of this. A lot of it is original material because I wanted to make it my own. Let me know what you think. Here's a link to my SoundCloud for better audio quality:
  2. Hey, thanks man. Yeah, I wasn't sure about the tone at the start either but the way my guitar sounds is getting better with every song I record. Appreciate the feedback!
  3. Did an orchestral/metal arrangement sort of thing. Pretty happy with how it came out. Feedback is welcome. You can also get it from my Bandcamp: https://peterdekeijzer.bandcamp.com/track/dkc2-into-the-crocodile-cauldron-orchestral-metal-hot-head-bop-mining-melancholy
  4. Some very valid points that I can take into account for my future projects. Thanks!
  5. Holy crap, I went back into my DAW after you said the bass sounds too sharp and apparently I went full moron and set the VST to play a semitone higher for the first minute of the track. I'm glad you caught that, thanks a lot. I reuploaded it so the new version should sound much better (also improved the mix a little).
  6. Thanks, much appreciated nonetheless! I simply tune my guitar to standard 7-string tuning without tweaking any of the strings. I've been used to playing standard tuning all my life so it works for me and I've never really had any problems with the pitch getting bent up, unless I press it harder than I normally would. Maybe that particular issue is exclusive to the lowest string on an 8-string guitar? It could also just be your string gauge, do you use thicker strings than usual? Anyway, always nice that someone enjoys my music.
  7. So, I know that the production leaves something to be desired. At higher volumes a sort of crackling sound becomes notable. I've tried my best to get rid of it but I couldn't make it disappear completely. I don't think I even limited it too loudly. I'm a novice when it comes to mixing and mastering so if you guys have any tips on how to make the mix sound great even at high volumes, that would be appreciated.
  8. Haha, thanks man. The reason it ends abruptly is because it's going to be part of a medley and the point where it ends is where it should transition into a different song. I didn't want to make it too long for that same reason. I would probably play in the middle of the street if it weren't for the fact that I haven't been able to get this one chick out of my head for years now. Oh, well, what can you do, right? And yeah, I should delve some more into EQing metal tracks. Appreciate the advice.
  9. Thanks. Yeah, the tempo change was intentional. I wanted to pick up the pace a little, maybe it's too abrupt but I liked it that way. As for the length, I am thinking of doing a medley and after this ends I wanted to jump into a different song immediately, which is why it ends so sudden. It doesn't work as well on its own I suppose but I wanted to gauge people's interest in an arrangement like this primarily to see if it's worth doing an entire medley. As for the mix, like I said, very inexperienced so your criticism is very welcome. And yeah, I am a pretty inexperienced composer so it doesn't surprise me that the song structure could be better. Any tips on that are appreciated too. Also, that sweep at the beginning was done faster than the rest intentionally. Does it sound weird? I didn't think it would be interpreted as a tempo issue.
  10. I started work on this a while ago but I never got around to finishing it until now: I know the mix leaves much to be desired but honestly I have no idea what I'm doing when I'm mixing, lol. Any constructive criticism is welcome and let me know what you think.
  11. Mortar

    finished Instrumentals

    Actually, it's not clear he's doing that at all. Never does he say he's sharing someone else's work. I never even interpreted it the way you apparently did.
  12. Mortar

    finished Instrumentals

    When exactly did he say it's not his own work?
  13. Hey guys, So over a year and a half ago I posted a (very badly mixed) orchestral cover of David Wise's Forest Interlude. Today I have finally uploaded my very own original composition with a much better mix. I'm pretty proud of the way it came out and I thought I'd get your thoughts on it. Please feel free to leave any comments/criticism. Thanks!
  14. Hi guys. I decided to do an orchestral arrangement of one of my favorite songs from the Donkey Kong Country 2 game. I tried to give it my own unique twist and I think I've succeeded. This is actually the first time I've ever done an orchestral arrangement of a song. Please let me know what you think.