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Emotionally uplifting instrumental? Ears please!

Post by ComposerLDG » Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:01 pm

Hi everyone, I'm getting ready to submit this. Any suggestions before I pass go? As always, thanks!



EMOTIONALLY UPLIFTING INSTRUMENTALS are needed by a NON-Exclusive, Music Supervisor-owned Library with a huge number of TV placements. They’re looking for Mid-to-Up-Tempo Instrumentals that would fall within the general stylistic ballpark of the following references:

“Together We Are Strong” by Mitchell Miller Music

“Reaching (Orchestral Uplifting)” by Dinletir Paul

Please submit contemporary Instrumentals based around keyboard or strings that can be used for sports promos and Olympic-type competitions. As far as the emotion of your Instrumental goes, think perseverance over adversity, victory and triumph! When using Orchestral elements, the strings should not be overbearing, syrupy, or sappy. Please make sure any Orchestral instrumentation you use sounds very realistic and convincing, as anything that is obviously synthetic-sounding won't work for this company.
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Post by ResonantTone » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:01 pm

Hey Loren!

Love the arrangement and feel you got going here!

I did notice what sounded a bit like distortion when some drums hit at like 32seconds in, and again at 48seconds, and again at 1:21. Could be something minor like some gain staging issues.. that would be my guess anyway. On the other hand, it could just be the sound you're going for.

Love the song though, and here's to it landing you a deal! :)

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Post by ComposerLDG » Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:07 am

Thanks, Andrew! As for clipping, nothing is in the red, but the particular riser patch I’m using I notice is a hybrid patch, which is a bit dirty/gritty sounding. I’m go8ng to change it to a traditional orchestral swell and maybe pull it back a bit.

Thanks for the listen and feedback!
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Post by ComposerLDG » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:17 am

Ok, I changed to a smoother sounding riser, and I think that did the trick.
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Post by ttully » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:56 am

Hi Loren,

Like Andrew said.... the only thing I found wrong with the original was the riser having a distorted sound.
Glad to hear you changed it...nice track!

My 1/2 cents worth,
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Post by ComposerLDG » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:00 am

ttully wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:56 am
Hi Loren,

Like Andrew said.... the only thing I found wrong with the original was the riser having a distorted sound.
Glad to hear you changed it...nice track!

My 1/2 cents worth,
Tim
Thanks very much Tim, I appreciate it! Sound better now?
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Post by Holmseth » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:33 am

I really like this one, sounds uplifting to me, and on my studio speakers I don't really hear any distortion so maybe you already changed it.
The only thing I noticed (but Mabee it is due to the mp3 file) is that I thought it sounded a bit heavy in the mid-range on the instrument that keeps the steady 8th note going in the intro. Is there a guitar sample together with the strings there?
Anyway, nice cue and best of luck with the submission.
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Post by Holmseth » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:40 am

Forget the last comment, it is not heavy on the mid-range but there's something going on in the high range (a filter or something that makes it sound a bit hard or unnatural). Could be a mastering thing.
Still think it is a strong cue though and I would submit this.
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Post by ComposerLDG » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:49 am

Holmseth wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:40 am
Forget the last comment, it is not heavy on the mid-range but there's something going on in the high range (a filter or something that makes it sound a bit hard or unnatural). Could be a mastering thing.
Still think it is a strong cue though and I would submit this.
All the best.
Asbjørn
Hi Asbjorn,

Thanks very much for giving it a thorough listen. Glad to know the distortion issue is taken care of. I will give it a good listen to check eq before submitting.

Thanks again,

-Loren
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Post by mikehamm123 » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:04 pm

Nice writing--nailed the emotion and a very contemporary sound.

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