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Having recently read the superb book by Adam Nicolson (The Seabird's Cry), which explores the lives of 10 of our different seabirds, I collected together images to accompany my piece of music which I entitled the same and posted it on YouTube (see link below)and released through Distrokid.
I recorded the piece using Cakewalk using the following RealTracks from BIAB:
BASS: 683 - Electric Pop Half-note push
DRUMS: A combination of '=Prayer& Worship Shine'; Country Even 16 (Brushes & Snare)'; Metal Slow Big Toms Groove'
AC. GUITAR: 385 Acoustic Finger Picking (one hard L and one hard R)
AC. GUITAR: 634 Ac Strumming
ELEC GUITAR: 634 Rhythm
ELEC GUITAR: 512 Solo Dire Ev (Bluesy)
MARRIMBA: Dimension Pro VST
PIANO - American Grey: Analog Lab 4 VST
PIANO - Standard Grand Tight : Addictive Keys VST
CHORAL - Choir Long: Spitfire Audio Labs VST
STRINGS: Dimension Pro VST
FLUTES: Amadeus Symphony Orch VST

YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSw-_vpOfsU

Many thanks for your time, Mark Rogers

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Hi Mark ...

I missed your first contribution, so I'll take this moment to say "Welcome To The Forum!". I really enjoyed this! The slight bit of extra reverb on the lead instruments nicely defines the soundscape that suggests the feel of being high above the ground and a sense of freedom.

Your piece is nicely structured and weaves the various elements smoothly. I enjoyed the lush, airy ambience of this. I truly enjoyed my listen. It's a beautiful piece. Job well-done!

Wishing you the very best. Please be safe ...

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Many thanks Alan - that's very kind of you. You obviously have experienced ears to correctly pick those things! I'm very grateful for your comments.
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This is absolutely fantastic! I loved everything about this. Your mixture of RTs and MIDI VSTis is phenomenal. Your mix is spot on.

Outstanding work here!


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Well you're a quick study. Sounds great.

Did you play all of these on a keyboard?

MARRIMBA: Dimension Pro VST
PIANO - American Grey: Analog Lab 4 VST
PIANO - Standard Grand Tight : Addictive Keys VST
CHORAL - Choir Long: Spitfire Audio Labs VST
STRINGS: Dimension Pro VST
FLUTES: Amadeus Symphony Orch VST


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Thank you Mario. I think I got 'lucky' with that bass track - it was just what I needed. I much appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment. Cheers.

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Hi Frank,
Thank you very much for your comment. Yes, I played the other VST tracks on keyboard. I'm afraid I'm not a drummer or guitarist - hence my love of the BIAB real tracks!!

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Nice soundscape. I like the way the music feels like it's moving forward and telling a story.

The mix does a good job placing the instruments in space. I thought the flutes were a touch too dry, so they didn't meld as nicely with the rest of the instruments.

Very pleasant! laugh


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Very pleasant but I found the change of lead instrument a little off putting. Any one of them could have sustained interest for longer and provided more cohesion.


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Thank you very much David, that's a really useful comment and I shall give it consideration and try it out. Many thanks for your time.
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RAYC Many thanks for your comment. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to listen and provide constructive criticism. Many thanks.
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Mark,
Very nice composition / arrangement! Excellent usage of VST's with BIAB Rt's. Listens well! I agree with David about the reverb on flutes. Thank you for sharing!

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Misha,
Very kind of you to take the time to leave a comment and thanks for confirming the thoughts on the use of reverb. Many thanks,
Mark

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This is absolutely lovely!!! Beautiful score music! So well done in every way!! Take care. Greg

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As a bird watcher myself, this one really spoke to me. The extinction of those majestic animals is really sad thing, but I'm glad to see how your music and video express the beauty of seabirds and love of nature. The soundtrack fits the melancholy mood very well, the reverb in the melody instruments gives its a nice lift to the bird perspective.

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Hi Janne,
Great to hear it from an ornithologist's viewpoint. Thank you so much for your kind comments regarding the music. Cheers.
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Masterful use of the BIAB elements in a very pro-sounding enviro track. Liked the wide variety of instruments, and the steady progression in volume and density as it went along. I'm looking forward to hearing more of your work!

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Thank you very much Tano. I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and then give a considered comment. BIAB is wonderful for me at those times when I need drums and guitars (instruments I don't play) to enhance a piece. Stay safe. Kind regards, Mark

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Beautiful piece. Very calming, serene, and reflective.

Exceptional composition.

Music fits well with the images in the video.

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This is a really well done - especially if this is only your second time working with BiaB. Very good job!

Keep them coming! smile

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