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Feedback for a newbie please

#1 Post by HarukaNami » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:56 pm

Hello! My name is HarukaNami and as you guys can see, I am a newbie in this account.

I'm thinking about composing a few soundtracks for my first visual novel:

https://soundcloud.com/user-935209348

I used soundtrap for all available songs. I wonder if this is good enough for any visual novel soundtracks?

History: I used to play the violin for two year during my middle school years, but I quit and I never touched it again. I was a decent player since I was in the intermediate level. Even before, I played a little of my favorite songs made by others. I tried making my own music before, but I was lazy. I know that composers should play an instrument. At least just give me a chance to try.

Now I just got started on using soundtrap to make some music. Put your opinions below on the songs thanks!

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Re: Feedback for a newbie please

#2 Post by firecat » Tue Nov 29, 2016 11:06 am

on: Epic Theme For An Awesome IndividualEpic Theme For An Awesome Individual

it is a great start but the ending could have been better, its ok to make it into loop but not too much.

on: Moment In The River OpeningMoment In The River Opening, Evil SuspenceEvil Suspence

too much loop, this was lazy made to 30 seconds / 1 minute.

on: Casual SongCasual Song

its how you want to make music, a little bit of a mix and a little bit of effort can go a long way.

overall, you need to learn to use more than one or two types of instruments. yes it possable to use only one but there is limits to only using 1. mixing the instrument also needs working out, you only added loops. Lastly, a good tip would be to use piano roll because it would make making any music easier.
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Re: Feedback for a newbie please

#3 Post by Noyemi K » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:34 am

You'll want to upgrade to actually using a DAW instead of feeding loops/samples into soundtrap. I recommend FL Studio, since the price is good and the functionality is what you'd expect from a professional tool.
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Re: Feedback for a newbie please

#4 Post by CalypsoGames » Fri Dec 02, 2016 8:09 pm

As others have suggested here, using a DAW will work wonders and there's a lot of free options out there and even the FL studio trial is great since it isn't so strict like trials like Ableton and Reaper. Use whichever DAWs look great to you and don't have so high of a learning curve in order to get an idea of how they each differ to one another. FL studio/Fruity loops, Reaper, Ableton, Logic Pro are all good examples of things to try out. Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.
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