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by DarkestShadow
Mon 7 Jan 2019 15:22
Forum: Does your music suck ?
Topic: Immortal Desires
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Re: Immortal Desires

Thanks for the feedback. Yea, I'm not really focused on traditional orchestral balance. I was using Hollywood Strings here, I started the track before I had CSS. I don't like their dynamic range, as you said it sounds a bit like volume control rather than dynamics, but I think I could've done a bett...
by DarkestShadow
Sun 6 Jan 2019 15:49
Forum: Does your music suck ?
Topic: Immortal Desires
Replies: 2
Views: 187

Immortal Desires

https://soundcloud.com/lionel-schmitt-2/immortal-desires I'm very curious about feedback on this one. A pretty classical piece with choir and strings with a modern twist, meant to symbolize an inner conflict... perhaps do you choose the "salvation" but restrictions of religion, or the freedom but "...
by DarkestShadow
Wed 26 Dec 2018 15:38
Forum: Unknown Gems
Topic: Thomas Bergersen - American Dream (40 Minutes Symphony)
Replies: 25
Views: 820

Re: Thomas Bergersen - American Dream (40 Minutes Symphony)

o.O how much classical music have you heard? My long time obsession was requiems - because they invoke every emotion they can think of that relates to death... And Verdi(who I just mentioned) was an opera writer - who was extremely used to writing sad, or angry pieces - because he wrote for theatre...
by DarkestShadow
Wed 26 Dec 2018 05:36
Forum: Unknown Pieces
Topic: Thomas Bergersen - Lillian's Theme
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Thomas Bergersen - Lillian's Theme

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up37bjs6PmA One of my favorite themes. I think it's an older Thomas Bergersen track, although released in 2010 and a bit rough around the edges, but the theme really impresses me (@0:53 onwards). Such expansive themes are quite rare, at least in the last years. Not s...
by DarkestShadow
Wed 26 Dec 2018 05:18
Forum: Unknown Gems
Topic: Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Marietta's song
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: Erich Wolfgang Korngold - Marietta's song

Loved the proms intro music! Distracting violinist ;) ... otherwise it passed me somehow... not sure any learning will change that perception and open the "gate". Well, I'll deeply enjoy Debussy or Ravel any time instead. So I'm at least not fully excluded from the classical world haha. And because ...
by DarkestShadow
Wed 26 Dec 2018 05:00
Forum: Unknown Gems
Topic: Thomas Bergersen - American Dream (40 Minutes Symphony)
Replies: 25
Views: 820

Re: Thomas Bergersen - American Dream (40 Minutes Symphony)

Of course there are negative and objectively unhealthy emotions. But since we were talking about music (I also referenced Thomas Bergersen's piece "Sun" for a different style with different emotions than the classical which will hardly cause anger or fear) I wasn't really taking those into considera...
by DarkestShadow
Wed 26 Dec 2018 04:28
Forum: Unknown Gems
Topic: Thomas Bergersen - American Dream (40 Minutes Symphony)
Replies: 25
Views: 820

Re: Thomas Bergersen - American Dream (40 Minutes Symphony)

Sleep is overrated yea... not sure about Hans Zimmer, but sleep for sure.
by DarkestShadow
Wed 26 Dec 2018 00:49
Forum: Unknown Gems
Topic: Thomas Bergersen - American Dream (40 Minutes Symphony)
Replies: 25
Views: 820

Re: Thomas Bergersen - American Dream (40 Minutes Symphony)

Mr Doyle's Haute Cuisine hangs a little heavy on my right ear and the mid to low parts are bit static IMO... not sure why. Guess I should keep listening with laptop speakers as I did the first time haha... But certainly still well done (heard much better string writing). The raw materials example is...
by DarkestShadow
Mon 24 Dec 2018 16:37
Forum: Unknown Gems
Topic: Thomas Bergersen - American Dream (40 Minutes Symphony)
Replies: 25
Views: 820

Re: Thomas Bergersen - American Dream (40 Minutes Symphony)

I was thinking that Mr DingDong is referring to his Volume One and other similar tracks, which are complex and showcase a lot of orchestration skills. Those obviously aren't very emotional mostly... No idea what that Zimmer example provided is, but it just sounds odd to me. Very odd... Patrick Doyle...
by DarkestShadow
Mon 24 Dec 2018 16:36
Forum: What does Dumbing Down Mean ?
Topic: Evey Reborn and then destroyed
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Evey Reborn and then destroyed

Oh, well - dump it to the trash that dumb brain of mine... :(
by DarkestShadow
Mon 24 Dec 2018 12:40
Forum: Unknown Gems
Topic: Thomas Bergersen - American Dream (40 Minutes Symphony)
Replies: 25
Views: 820

Re: Thomas Bergersen - American Dream (40 Minutes Symphony)

Well, I think he is more interested in emotion in music rather than musical or harmonical interest. Well, he could ad so much to that emotion, if he'd allow himself outside of the "pop-chords, no more than one chord/bar" -routine. That's the way I see it. He often takes the same route as Verta and ...
by DarkestShadow
Mon 24 Dec 2018 12:18
Forum: Virtual Instruments
Topic: Metropolis Ark 4
Replies: 39
Views: 1215

Re: Metropolis Ark 4

Piece by Alex Niedt. Only sounds from MA 4 used.
by DarkestShadow
Mon 24 Dec 2018 12:06
Forum: What does Dumbing Down Mean ?
Topic: Evey Reborn and then destroyed
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Evey Reborn and then destroyed

OK, I just had my own dumping down experience. There is a trailer piece that is obviously walking a very thin line being a rip off of Dario Marianelli's "Evey Reborn". But it's so dumped down that I think it's different enough to avoid any charges. :P Basically everything that I love about the origi...