Thank you for listening. Traveller is a throwaway piece I had to do. I'll probably never do anything like that again. I don't know why I did such a poppy instrumental, but there it is.
Re the background mix thing; I guess I like to listen to things as integrated wholes. I don't like it particularly when one sound or another dominates without there being real purpose for it. That's not set in stone though and will probably change as things progress, and if the piece calls for it. I play because I like it :-]
Re the "huff" thing - hmm, yeah I wish I didn't do that. It annoys me occasionally, preferring a smooth attack myself also, I may have to be more attentive. Man, I really appreciate the criticisms, because it's how a person responds to what they're hearing. It can't all be "that's great" etc. I know when I'm listening to stuff I do the same. Besides your crits are balanced and intelligent, so they're very welcome, as is your encouragement. Thanks.
Y'know, I'm hoping to get enrolled in an art degree for next year, I have my folio interview in two weeks time. If I get in, then I hope I'll have the time to continue composing. I couldn't not do this stuff. Besides, I need to do some video work alongside my sounds.