I’ve been hard at work. I’m about halfway through the guide to making epic music. The first half wasn’t that difficult to follow, actually. I skimmed the second half, and it seems to be more technical—but it doesn’t look unmanageable.
Since my last post, my composition has expanded to a whopping 13 tracks. It sounds more lush and powerful than it ever has, although it’s still a long way off from perfect. What with all the extra tracks and instruments, running Reaper is really starting to take its toll on my computer now. I regularly hear skipping when I play my music on my DAW.
I think it’s going to be impossible to make my first piece sound excellent on the first try. I simply don’t have the experience and insight necessary to make music sound professional. The melody is solid, though, and that’s the most important thing for me at this stage. Half a year from now, I might return to it to polish it—to make ‘the final version’. I hope to be a more sophisticated composer by then.