I had not hear this one in a while, Chris. Still a very nice piece, and in my honest opinion, my favorite of yours :]

Very mellow -- just what I needed with temperatures here peaking near 90, today.

I am not a huge fan of synthesizer string sections, but other than that I think that it all sounds really good! Hopefully you will get to work with a symphony some day :]
 Jun 23, 2013, 20:24 EDT
Chris Hoffmeister 
Thanks Shoham. I'm glad you like it so. :)
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
Where is the cover art from?
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Gabrielle gave feedback to Chris Hoffmeister for “A King's Lament”:
Game of Thrones-inspired?! It does sound very castle/king/queen/knight-ish.
 Jun 01, 2013, 08:38 EDT
Chris Hoffmeister 
Thanks! Not necessarily Game of Thrones but definitely medieval influenced.
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Gabrielle gave feedback to Chris Hoffmeister for “Fun.”:
Around 3:00, it becomes a movie score from 1985. I like it!
 Jun 01, 2013, 08:36 EDT

JZC gave feedback to Chris Hoffmeister for “A King's Lament”:
this is a really beautiful piece. did you write/play/direct?
 May 16, 2013, 14:56 EDT
Chris Hoffmeister 
Thanks! and yeah, it's all me. I have to work on my mixing chops a bit but I think I'm improving.
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I really like the switch to around 2 minutes.
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Airy stuff. I like it, Chris!

I feel as if the composition and performance is very solid. I like the direction you took it around 1:45 -- very true to what I think the concept is based on the tags and title. Cool use of the chorus effect on this track. I like the little drum rolls as well.

I feel as if you could add a bit more texture starting somewhere around 3:15 or so, keep building it up more until the change at 3:31.

I also dig the tension that you build here down the stretch and the finale. I like where this is going, man, keep going!

Thank you,
 May 16, 2013, 10:56 EDT
Chris Hoffmeister 
Thanks! As always your advice is very helpful and appreciated!
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
cool! i'm looking forward to what comes next!
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) gave feedback to Chris Hoffmeister for “Fun.”:
Good piano work, my friend. I´d like to hear some more texturing ans layers, especially in the low end. The composition is really good over all, but it needs more bass, I think.

I liked the buildups you did, good dynamic changes. Looking forward to seeing where this one goes in the future!

Thank you,
 Jan 08, 2013, 09:02 EST
Chris Hoffmeister 
Thanks. Going through it I did mess around on some additional layers, specifically some more bass oriented stuff but I was having problems with other instruments getting lost in the mix. Maybe once my skill-sets improve I'll revisit it and try again!
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
Sweet. It´s all about self improvement and progress!!! I´m looking forward to your next set of stuff, Shoham
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JZC gave feedback to Chris Hoffmeister for “Fun.”:
I really liked this. very deep. I get the title "fun" once you hear 35 seconds to 45 seconds, but I'm not sure that it's the best way I'd describe the song. It's more powerful than that.
I like the transition at 1:20. then 1:44 and 2:14. great transitions!
 Jan 08, 2013, 14:28 EST
Chris Hoffmeister 
Thanks for the feedback! Yeah I agree about the title but I, call it a lack of creativity, just couldn't decide on anything else.
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JZC gave feedback to brendan for “VanJam”:
I really enjoyed this. I like how the music really goes well with the cover art. Is that a beach? It's hard to tell. Very futurist...
 Aug 15, 2012, 16:35 EDT

Gabrielle gave feedback to Chris Hoffmeister for “Delusion's Illusion”:
Really pretty in the beginning and exciting then erie in the middle. I think the first part going into the second is a good transition since it slowly builds, but the second part has so much drama that going back into the first part towards the end maybe needs a more gradual transition to ease back into it, if that makes sense. If they will be three separate songs, though, they compliment each other well.
 Jul 15, 2012, 21:43 EDT
Chris Hoffmeister 
Thanks for the input! Yeah, I definitely want to add more voices to the overall mix but basically I want to extend the beginning, add some different instruments to the first build up so it's not so repetitive and I'm not too sure what to do with the middle as of yet. I was kind of toying with the idea of keeping it so dramatic with a sudden ending, have that fade out and into the beginning melody but i'll mess around with your idea, see if I can come up with anything good.
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oh yeah, I really liked the voices. Forgot to mention that.
flag (Jul 17, 2012, 22:26 EDT)

Beautiful little piece. Quite gentle and nice in the first part.

Almost disturbing in the second part, and then a very energetic finale. I love it. Keep going with this, I'm eager to see where it will go!

What did you use to make the strings, they sound good, especially for midi.

Thanks for writing this and sharing it as well,
 Jul 15, 2012, 19:28 EDT
Chris Hoffmeister 
Thanks! I'm using a Yamaha P95 keyboard but I'm also recording through Pro Tools.
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Rex Yehudi (shoham) 
It's good! Thank YOU. And you're welcome.
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