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First serious composition; not happy, need your ears!
Old 3rd March 2014
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First serious composition; not happy, need your ears!

So I recently invested seriously in virtual libraries for the first time (complete composers collection from eastwest and some fabfilter plugins, also izotope ozone) and produced my first composition in years with them. Shortly after making this decision I learned about the bleeding fingers contest and wrote something for it, but I'm lightyears behind 90% of the other contributors. Here's my entry:


Following the advice of someone who gets the results I'm after, my workflow was: EQ every instrument, just with HP/LP filters to remove noise/ troublesome frequencies -> group by section (eg strings, brass) -> eq + reverb -> group everything -> eq (mid/side mode, tried to add some depth to the piece) -> then run through nearly everything in Ozone: EQ (notch out troublesome frequencies), exciter, multi-band compressor, stereo imager, and finally the maximizer (limiter).

one really basic problem is a high frequency resonance/distortion sort of thing that i hear on the left side with my monitors and headphones (but my friends clain they couldnt hear it); it only appears after mixdown so i'm not sure how to get rid of it. but more importantly i'm annoyed by the fact that it sounds dull and flat to me, and i don't know why. any advice? thanks for reading!
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