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  1. Hey friends, Thanks for all the feedback! I 100% agree that the use of samples is subpar, so it's actually quite nice that some of you seemed to enjoy it anyway. This was some of my very first work with samples, so it was just a way of "learning the ropes." I've since done some much nicer stuff with samples and even got to write one arrangement for Video Games Live. Thanks again for taking the time to give your thoughts!
  2. Wow, Glasfen, thank you so much... those are some really interesting ideas. I'm struck most by the thought of incorporating voices. It had crossed my mind briefly at one point but then I forgot. When I dive back into this next I think I'll dabble with that idea. I'll address the other issues as well. I agree with just about everything you said. Thanks again!
  3. Hi ShadowRaz, The strings you hear at the beginning are Soaring Strings from Musical Sampling. It's s very recent library and it's not very expensive. I highly recommend them. And thanks for the suggestions! I'll check those out.
  4. Hey Eladar! That's really excellent feedback. Thanks! I'll think about alternatives to the claps. I'm trying to capture a bit of disco flavor that Earthbound seems to have, but I agree it's maybe a bit too central to the beat. As for the trumpets, I'm still trying to find a patch that sounds the way I want. I want a big band, punchy "hits" kind of sound, so I thought Session Horns from Native Instruments would be appropriate, but it's definitely sounding super fake. Cinebrass didn't work well either, but I have some other ideas I can try. Thanks again! That's exactly the kind of feedback I was looking for.
  5. Hey folks, I was feeling in an Earthboundy mood yesterday and started up this fun little orchestral medley of Mother music. What do you think? PS, don't judge the drums too hard yet. I've barely worked on them.
  6. First completed draft! Still not crazy about the ending, but at least this goes from point A to point B. What do you think?
  7. I 100% understand. That's a dilemma I'm trying to sort out... The approach I'm taking is trying to split the difference by having some instruments sustain their big "climax" notes and some drop immediately into the faster rhythms. Do you have any suggestions beyond that? And Janfeae, once again, you are tremendously encouraging! Knowing that people are as interested as you are in hearing the rest makes me want to finish it that much more. I'll keep plowing ahead.
  8. I've finally gotten back to working on this over a year later and I'd love some feedback. After the initial warm, nostalgic Ghibli-ish section, I'm venturing into some of the more adventurous, up-tempo sort of Ghibli sound. Right now it's a mere skeleton of what I have planned, but I want feedback before going too far with it. The idea is that the melody of Zelda's Lullaby will weave in and out over the busy, nimble textures, then eventually it will return to a feel more like the beginning (I've included a little taste at the end, even though the transition isn't there yet. Still super rough, but I'd love thoughts anyway. Thanks!
  9. Hahah, it's definitely not in the game, though there are tracks I'm pulling ideas pretty directly from. The choral library is Strezov Storm Choir 2. I've been tremendously happy with the legatos in particular. I got the library during a Black Friday sale online for about half the usual price, so keep an eye out for that in November, maybe!
  10. Hah, thanks for linking to the video. That slipped my mind.
  11. I had the joy of scoring a short recently for SoKrispyMedia where I got to imitate the sound of Smash Bros. I think I captured the tone pretty well. I'd love feedback! https://soundcloud.com/trevorgomesmusic/first-person-super-smash-bros
  12. Ah, yes, I would agree that one sticks out a bit. I'll tone it down some.
  13. Thanks again for your kind words about my arrangement. It's tremendously encouraging to me that you enjoyed it so much!

  14. Janfeae, that's maybe the best possible compliment I could've received for this. Thank you so much! I definitely will finish it, though it may be a while- the next couple months are going to be pretty busy. Bowlerhat, thanks for the feedback. I believe you're referring to the oboe, though I'm not sure which D you mean... if you mean the high D at 1:08, I definitely do want that one to stand out a bit, and if you mean the end of the phrase at 1:13, it doesn't sound like it stands out to my ear. As for the piano, I generally try to leave the velocities alone after playing it in to maintain realism, since if I were performing it on a real piano it wouldn't all be perfectly even. I'll double-check to make sure everything is smooth enough, though.
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