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  1. Thanks, glad you like it :) and yeah, you've got a good ear for samples: Some instruments are indeed from EW's good old Symphonic Orchestra (PE) ;)
  2. Hi there, I postet this piece almost exactly five years ago in a very early version (it was actually more of a MIDI mockup) and now in the last few weeks I've been working on it again very intensively. The whole thing was recorded with new and – hopefully – more realistic orchestral samples and re-arranged here and there. I would be happy to get some feedback, especially on the mix or the sound in general and what could be improved. Synthetically realizing an entire orchestra on a PC is really a science in itself (at least for me) and I must honestly admit that it took me at least two to three times as long for recording and mixing in the sequencer that for the actual composition in the notation program. On youtube with excerpts from both score and sequencer Thanks for your feedback Dustin
  3. At last, here is the complete film excerpt, to which this piece as well as two more cues were originally written: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1Op4EXgQk0 The film itself is obviously very trashy and extremely LOW-BUDGET (shot in 2005 with a discounter camcorder), but I was primarily interested in the opportunity to finally write film music in the musically incredibly rewarding fantasy genre. Hope you'll enjoy it!
  4. Hi, for a long time I wanted to write something like this: a flamboyant "final fight" track with broad, heroic themes swirling above driving ostinati. http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=674265&songID=13676086 Originally this piece belongs to the score I wrote for a student film project realised many many years ago. The music was produced via a MIDI-based digital sequencer and of course orchestral sample libraries. Unfortunately, the London Symphony Orchestra was just too busy at the moment for a recording session. While the last bars in asymmetrical 7/8 meter surely feel a bit overloaded (with syncopated choir fills and such), I am quite happy with the overall arrangement and the final mix. But maybe I am a little bit biased since I listened to it too often and it's just chaos to your ears... If you have some hints on how to improve the mix, sound, orchestration etc. please feel free to let me know. Best regards, Dustin
  5. Hey, Cerrax, thanks for your feedback, really appreciate it. Yes, your absolutely right: The volume and attack of the accompanying voices, especially the percussion and drum tracks, are much too homegenous. For my next mixing projects I will take greater attention in that regard. Thanks!
  6. Since I wasn't entirely satisfied with the MIDI-based recording of my orchestral version I transcribed it for solo piano. I tried to stay as true as possible to the original orchestral version, especially in keeping the bass ostinato as well as the off-beat fills for pizzicato strings beneath the melody vocings. Maybe one or two of you here find it interesting to watch all the different voices in action. Hope you'll enjoy.
  7. Hi there, I spent the last days working on this little tune... https://www.soundclick.com/artist/default.cfm?bandID=674265 ...a somewhat rhythmically driven (almost march-like) medieval/fantasy theme soundtrack theme. It's build upon a (hopefully) heroic melody and is intended to accompany the travel montage of a fantasy epic (game/film). If you have some handy tips, especially concerning the mix, please do not hesitate to share your insights. Best regards Dustin
  8. Howdy, I tried my best to compose the score to a little horror production called „Sarah”, a short film (18-19 min) produced by film students from all departments about a series of murderous events around a remote cabin the woods. It was executed for educational purpose only; nobody involved got any money. The film is to be released online after an initial promotion phase for short film contests, festivals etc. However, I am eager to get some early feedback on the music, especially some hints concerning the mix and the overall sound. Is it realistic enough? If not, what sucks the most? Of course, there were no real accoustic instruments involved. Fell free to tel me what you think about it. Maybe you'll recognize the major motif (a falling fourth/tritone shift) here or there. https://www.soundclick.com/artist/default.cfm?bandID=674265 Best regrads Dustin
  9. Hey, I submitted this a year or so ago, but it was rejected for its "lack of originality", on the other hand you could call it faithfulness Still I put hours of work into it, since I had to re-arrange, orchestrate and record every single note of the original midi files via a notation program and a DAW. Anyway, I would like to know what you think about it. Some suggested improvements woud be nice. I really like this site and I would to contribute some arrangements. http://www.soundclick.com/bands/page_songInfo.cfm?bandID=674265&songID=12195567 Cheers! Dustin
  10. Hi there, my name is Dustin and I am from a small town next to Cologne, Germany. As I read on your info site about contribution I learned that you are constantly interested in new material. Fortunately, I am really into that fantasy stuff myself. I really enjoy composing in different genres, but most of all I like to depict fantasy themes. I am not a professional, I study biochemistry instead. Making music is just a way for me to relax creatively. However, I invest a large part of my scarce leisure time to compose, using mostly a DAW for sequencing plus some software synthesizers and a notation program. For piano solos I take an analogue approach. I am very curious to know what you think of my little tunes. If you just want to have a quick listen, go to my page on Soundcloud: https://www.soundclick.com/artist/default.cfm?bandID=674265 I hope you like some of the pieces, feel free to download them (no need t sign up). Would be great to hear your opinion. Best regards! Dustin
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