Broadjam Artist: Andrea Pasqualetti
Song: Building a dream
Broadjam Pro Reviewer:
Doug Diamond (Music Supervisor, Engineer, Producer, Composer )
Pro General Comments: Hi Andrea -Thanks for letting me know about your epic instrumental, "Building A Dream". Great work. I really like nearly everything about it.What I run into most of the time with composers who try to do everything themselves (I'm not saying you're doing that) - is that they tend to overuse "MIDI" gear... and therefore the end result is that it sounds too synthetic and fake / not convincing enough that it's a REAL orchestra. If that happens, no music supervisors, directors, producers, or editors I work with would choose to use it because it sounds fake or hokey, and that is not something that most producers would want to convey alongside their visual production.Not your song though. It sounds terrific. I don't get that feeling at all with "Building A Dream". It seems very real - and not contrived or fake in any way. I actually like 'not knowing for sure' if it is or not. I like not being able to tell if it's real or if it's a sample library, you know? That tells me you're on the right track, so good job there.The song is long enough to get the overall feel and point across, but it's also not 6 or 8 minutes long, which is a real deal-killer for what I do (because I can't realistically pitch songs that long unless we're looking to HIRE a composer for a project, which is not usually the case). If it were that long, I'd have to ask for a cut-down version to pitch. But in your case, I would not have to do that, which I appreciate - and that also saves us both time.Your song is definitely ready to go from a sync placement perspective. It's just a matter of finding that perfect place for it (which is sometimes difficult).Right now, I'm thinking video games or music library on this song in particular. Probably more so than a film score - but only because those tend to be situations where a composer is hired to specifically write for that film instead of bringing in outside music. You may already know that. Obviously, you could use this as your demo to show music sups and directors your composition skills, which this song would work well for.There are enough places within the song where a skillful editor could use it, and make edits to it to fit to picture, so I don't want you to think that it would not work for a film. It's just that usually a composer gets hired to do this type of music versus finding an outside source for it, if that makes sense.The only thing I'd change about it isn't really a huge deal for you I don't think.I'd have a second version of this song without the synth pad starting at 1:30 (where I first really notice it) just in case it's too "1980's sounding" for some visuals, which it might very well be. If you're ready to go with a backup version minus that synth (or replace it with a different sound perhaps), I think your chances for placement of this track are really good. You don't want to give people a reason to say 'no', so just be prepared. Have the other version ready.Overall, superb work. I love the arrangements and the strings are beyond excellent.Send me an message if you would and I will pitch your tune to a music library I work with and we'll see if we can get something going on it. Do stay in touch. Looking forward to working with you.Best,Doug
Quote From Pro: Andrea Pasqualetti's "Building A Dream" is an excellent instrumental / filmscore piece that is highly dramatic and emotionally charged. It has an epic sound and "heroic" feel, and could definitely work in the right sync scenario - such as a film or video game soundtrack it's that good.
Broadjam Artist: Andrea Pasqualetti