Thanks Strophoid for taking the time to listen. I know what you mean about the inconsistency of the arrangement and been back and forth about doing 2 versions of it. I’m by no means an expert on trailer music and getting a superhero vibe proved to be a pretty fun challenge, you see too many around that just rely too much on loud percussion with no tune at all or some Zimmer copied staccato string pattern from Batman
I was aiming for a videogame trailer with this one, but I do know videogames and I felt the partially abrupt chord progression changes would go fine to a trailer, with different characters and scenes etc. But who knows, just practice, practice, practice
I am really happy you liked the electronic sounds, they are all from Stormdrum 2, although I think some of them appear in other libraries also, still trying to get a hang of multi-layering different percussion and panning them so the percussion section sounds fuller and more consistent, but again need lots of practice
I was wondering if the brass was a bit loud at parts, and since you specifically pointed it out confirms my thoughts so I think I’ll go back and change that. Will also look at layering the percussion at the end. Thanks for your helpful input. My main personal gripe is after the loud brass swell with the cello melody, the violins are controlled by velocity and expression and the difference between the types of staccato notes was just too little or too much to get it to sound more human, sounds a little machine gun like. Only seems to be in the lower notes of this library though, the high notes you can some very realistic sounding staccato passages.