Jump to content


  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

evilmonster18's Achievements


Newbie (1/14)

  1. Thanks for the suggestion! I would have no problem posting it in case anyone request. I'll probably post it in some other topic in the near future to ask for general feedback on the production, arrangement and mixing of it. I just learned a lot from your post! I don't have much knowledge inside all the theory and general do's and do not's of orchestration. I just do what sounds good to me and go with the flow. But thank you for such a detailed feedback and help. I really appreciate it ^^
  2. Yeah, I am using them more as a pad and not a main instrumen (they're violins 2 btw). I tried lowering one octave but it was way too noticeable. I ended up changing the volume of the instruments and changing the dynamics of them a bit too, as well as changing their eq's and they definitely sound much better now, so thank you for all the help!
  3. Thanks! I'm gonna try all those tips out :) I'm gonna post screenshots referring to a 15 seconds section where both the piano and violins crescendo. t That's the piano playing in the 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th octaves. Automated notes volume through velocity. Those are the violins playing on the 6th and 7th octave. Automated the strings volume through mod wheel.
  4. Hey everyone, I'm currently working on a track that starts off with a solo piano and slowly starts building off of that and adding a whole lot of new instruments as it progresses. Currently, I'm having two problems with this that I'm having difficulties fixing: 1. The piano gets 'too loud'. What I mean by this is that, at the beggining, the piano starts real quiet, playing at around -18 dB, and in the most intense parts, which may get even more intense later on, it goes up until +5 dB. These values make sense since there's a lot of dynamics going on with the piano, but I was wondering if this could be a problem, since it'll cause clipping. I've tried compressing it, but I feel like that ruins the entire dynamics of it and makes it lose its emotional power. 2. My violins are clashing with the piano. There's a part where both the piano and the violins together start rising and getting louder and louder and I can hear the violins being completely smothered and drowned out by the piano, which goes much louder than them. I've read online that these instruments play in very similar frequency ranges, which is probably the reason for this, so I was wondering what was the best way to go about this without sacrificing the sound of either of them. If my explanations don't seem too clear, I can provide a sample of the track so it's easier to understand. Thank you for the help :)
  • Create New...