I think I’ve reached the point now where any further editing is useless until I get a decent VST.
I decided to keep most of the changes I mentioned in my last post. Any tinkering that’s left has to wait until I get high-quality virtual instruments. The composition itself is solid (or as good as it’s going to get), but on my current (free) VST, everything sounds artificial and cheap.
I have my eyes set on EastWest’s Hollywood Orchestra, but I’m not sure if my computer can run it. I think I’ll try their Composer Cloud for a month. If my computer runs it and survives, I’ll cancel my subscription and buy Hollywood Orchestra.
I’m beginning to realise—if I didn’t realise it before—that I’m very vain about my creative projects. I want to listen to my music being played on a realistic VST. I want to hire an audio engineer on Fiverr to mix and master my music. I want a logo. And I want an album cover.
Some people try to make money from their music. I seem to be bent on spending money on mine! I actually don’t mind that I’m not profiting from composing. I just need to not get carried away and remind myself that creativity is the most important thing in all forms of art.