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by Rainmak3r
Tue Dec 08, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Skjaldmær
Replies: 20
Views: 624

Re: Skjaldmær

Thanks to a national holiday here in Italy, I decided to kill some time creating a video for this song. I had already collected some material in the past few months, in particular a series of videos freely available on Videezy of a beautiful model dressed in Viking garment that I think fit the mood ...
by Rainmak3r
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Forever Alone (all FOSS, shared Ardour project)
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Forever Alone (all FOSS, shared Ardour project)

I do wish people wouldn't use youtube for audio. Or at least keep it only as video of a recording also available elsewhere. I avoid anything connected with google as much as possible - the only thing worse is facebook :cry: I agree, but I do this also (put things on YT). What is the best alternativ...
by Rainmak3r
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Second and first
Replies: 4
Views: 195

Re: Second and first

I literally just listened to "Music for a new world" before jumping on this :mrgreen: I can definitely hear the improvements in the mix, and most importantly, this track has cool guitars too! I like that, as you said, it's indeed a mix of different things: that's what actually "progressive" means to...
by Rainmak3r
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Music for a new world (instrumental progressive rock)
Replies: 1
Views: 116

Re: Music for a new world (instrumental progressive rock)

Wow, this was great! One of the things I'm working on at the moment is indeed a 20ish minutes long progrock/rock opera piece, so I can definitely appreciate the effort that must have been done in this track: writing 5m track is one thing, writing something that is 5 times as much and keep it interes...
by Rainmak3r
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Been a while...
Replies: 16
Views: 281

Re: Been a while...

Very atmospheric, I liked it! And I don't know what you're feeling embarassed for: most of the MIDI talk you made I understood very little about, so I actually think you did a pretty good job :lol:
by Rainmak3r
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Essay
Replies: 8
Views: 235

Re: Essay

Not sure if it was the intention, but I like the idea of the piano "ostinato" part as time flowing away, which would fit the theme nicely. I agree on the suggestions to work on it within a DAW, just to give each instrument more room, be it via panning, equalization, or more: there's a lot of orchest...
by Rainmak3r
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: All
Replies: 14
Views: 242

Re: All

Ah, something out of the 4/4 norm. It's real fun to listen to. I enjoyed that composition a lot. It's effortless happiness, always pushed - or skipped - by the 5/4 (or 10/8) rhythm and all held together by the way the instruments and vocals interact. Thanks for sharing and spreading a proggy attitu...
by Rainmak3r
Fri Dec 04, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Forever Alone (all FOSS, shared Ardour project)
Replies: 13
Views: 322

Re: Forever Alone (all FOSS, shared Ardour project)

Not really my genre, but I liked the 60s vibe of the song! My only note would be on drums, that sound maybe a bit too synthetic? Really cool video too! I was going to ask how you did it, and then saw your mention of Kdenlive: you really got something interesting out of it! Only one note: as an open ...
by Rainmak3r
Mon Nov 30, 2020 9:41 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Man with a Clan
Replies: 28
Views: 652

Re: Man with a Clan

This track sounds great, really fun! I'm ready to paint myself blue and don the tartan (I've got a good chunk of scotch somewhere in my british mutt DNA). That's the spirit! :D Don't feel bad about compositing the tracks, it's pretty standard practice, especially in the day of the DAW. Even in the ...
by Rainmak3r
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Man with a Clan
Replies: 28
Views: 652

Re: Man with a Clan

Wow, very impressive! This is a great track, and I've added it to my Soundcloud playlist. 8) I agree the drums could be varied a bit more, and I might even bring the rhythm guitars up a bit relative to the drums, but I think it's a great song. Thanks for your kind words and the feedback! For drums,...
by Rainmak3r
Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Jotunheim - Playing live to backing tracks.
Replies: 8
Views: 167

Re: Jotunheim - Playing live to backing tracks.

@ Rainmak3r The guitar is called a Penner. In 1983 I took some guitar lessons off of a fellow in my town. He had a luthier shop and was making a couple different body shapes by hand. There were not too many made as I think he needed to focus more on his carpentry business. I think less than 20 of t...
by Rainmak3r
Thu Nov 26, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Endless (melodic synth jam)
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Endless (melodic synth jam)

... My only note would be that it doesn't build up much: the progression seems to suggest something that will get louder over time, ... It does. I have used this or a similar progression before and it did include the crescendo and a build-up in instrumentation, not to mention continuing the progres...
by Rainmak3r
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:51 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Lament
Replies: 10
Views: 260

Re: Lament

Truly gorgeous! Violas are among my favourite instruments in the orchestra, and your daughter played the part beautifully. I also had the vibe of a 70s band interlude: great work!
by Rainmak3r
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Endless (melodic synth jam)
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Endless (melodic synth jam)

This is indeed quite cinematic! The chord progression evokes images of the emotional ending of an 80s movie: I've used this reference before, but a good example is the finale of Black Rain. My only note would be that it doesn't build up much: the progression seems to suggest something that will get ...
by Rainmak3r
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Original Scores & Recordings
Topic: Man with a Clan
Replies: 28
Views: 652

Re: Man with a Clan

Senbee wrote:
Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:31 am
My best compliments, it's a great track. I like to listen to it, again and again.
Thanks, this is really appreciated!