Loved listening to all the tunes for this month’s theme
1. Evan Wardell - First Kiss
Loved the motif that you used throughout, the harmonic progression for the motif has a slight dissonance which I thought was so interesting to listen to - could really imagine this piece in a Harvest Moon game!
I would say that the trumpet at the end which sustains a note, may be quite hard for an actual player to sustain a high note for that long - so for realism, it might be good to think about where a player would breathe throughout the phrases (same would apply for other brass and woodwind instruments!).
2. Avaruussaha - Smile
Great quality of recording, really enjoyed this one. Nice and simple, I could listen to this on repeat whilst I write my dissertation, really calming! I only put it in second, because in terms of love sequence for a game, Evan had just pinched it from you for me, but in terms of overall composition - loved it
3. Basistti94 - Make the Spring Happen
Once again, nice and simple. I did feel at one point throughout the piece, that the piano sounded very robotic (might you have quantised it?), since it is a solo piano, you have more freedom to play with a little more rubato to humanise it a bit more!
4. Danilo Ciaffi - Love?
I second what Evan said about benefiting from better sample libraries. Spitfire Labs, do some great freebies that are free or so cheap that they wouldn’t break your bank, so maybe have a little gander at them! Other than that, I really liked the musical ideas that are in your piece
5. Floflo79 - You Look Wonderful
I can definitely see where you were going with this piece, but personally 10 minutes is just too long! This piece would have definitely benefitted from condensing down the length into more concise sections, especially for the sake of this thread and it would have made the piece of music more interesting, as I was inclined to start skipping sections at one point. But other than that, enjoyed the mood of the piece
Well done everyone!