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Date
12/28/2010
File Info
Song
4.2 MB
1 min 51 sec
Score
4.50 / 5.00

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Genres:
Electronic - Techno
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Author Comments

Ah, this has a bit of a story behind it. So, some time ago I made a work in progress called 'Against the Clock' which you can find over here (remove any spaces that NG adds):

http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/329323

Now, despite the fact that it clips like CRAZY and the mixing is terrible, it had *some* potential. It had among the catchiest melodies I ever made at the time and I liked it at the time. Still, I never got around to continuing it due to a busy schedule and despite the good feedback I left it alone. Then, a forum activity called the 'Audio Secret Santa' came up. Stupor organised this last year too, and I took part in that, so I thought that I should take part in this year's one too (which you can find here: http://www.newgrounds.com /bbs/topic/1206772).

What happens in this Audio Secret Santa is that people post saying they want to sign up, and state what they want their song to be like, and once everyone has signed up, Stupor organises them all into random pairs, where each person does a song for their partner. So like if Person A, Person B and Person C sign up, Person B will do a song for Person A, Person A will do a song for Person C and Person C will do a song for Person B. Nobody knows who will be making a song for them.

I had to make a song for djInTheDark. He wanted a song which is rhythmic, melody-oriented and out of control, but he didn't want something too happy, so I decided that it was a perfect opportunity to go back to my old work in progress and completely redo it with my new skills. I opened a new project file in FL Studio and made everything from scratch all over again, using better samples, different drum beats, new melodies, adding new sections and adding an ending.

So, after a number of hours working on it, here's Against the Clock. It's a mixture between Orchestral because of the orchestral instruments I used, Drum'n'Bass because of the breakbeat I used at the beginning, Dance because of the synths I used later on in the song and Techno because of the Techno drums and effects. I put it under Techno since it looms more towards Techno than it does to other genres. The point of this song was to start it with Classical, and then 'modernize' it gradually by adding DnB elements, Techno elements and then Dance elements.

This uses East/West Symphonic Orchestra for the strings and brass, z3ta+ for the saw lead and a hat-line in the background, some filtered drum samples for the DnB drums, layered and edited Vengeance samples for all the other drums and a bass I made with Sytrus.

Hope you enjoy the song, and sorry for the long Author's Comments. I like to give people something to read while they're listening to the song :3.

Reviews


cdjproductionscdjproductions

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 2, 2011

Pretty cool...

Nothin' I can really help with though. Although I feel the need to mention the intro reminds me of your one of your other songs, "Cobra." I'm not even that big a techno fan and I like this. Very well done sir.


Step responds:

Ah, I don't like Techno either but I still enjoyed making this. Maybe it's because this isn't exactly a Techno song, but it's a mix of different genres, which I have an annoying habit of doing >.>.

I see what you mean by the similar intro by the way. Ironically both of the songs are in the same key and start with similar notes so maybe that's why :P.

Thanks for reviewing!


LacriosoLacrioso

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 28, 2010

Brilliant!

Truly some effort was put into this, and it paid off. I quite enjoy the scratching, don't hear enough of that on NG - I always found it somewhat vital to the success of "Rave" tunes.

This is a charming and excellent effort. Make more!


Step responds:

Wow, thanks. Never actually saw this as a Rave track to be honest. But I'm glad you like it. Don't know if I'll ever make more - this type of song is entirely out of my style of music :P.

Thanks again!


SCTE3SCTE3

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 28, 2010

Well thought out

This is actually awesome since I just roamed to the audio portal and found this fresh off the list. The tune is actually really raved and techno sounding to me which is what it is anyways. The keyboard makes it feel really nice and welcoming and then the drum captures the mood while the bass and other sounds capture the mind and ears as well.

The tune flows well, I don't see why you think it is lacking in potential either. This is just fine the way it is Steph. Awesome work on a jewel in the desert like this. I could see it being used as a near final level song in a long side scrolling game.

Overall, very nice work Steph.

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Step responds:

Thanks for the review, man!

"This is actually awesome since I just roamed to the audio portal and found this fresh off the list."

Cool :D.

"The tune is actually really raved and techno sounding to me which is what it is anyways."

Like I said to the reviewer above me, I never actually saw this as a Rave track, but I'm OK with that lol.

"The keyboard makes it feel really nice and welcoming and then the drum captures the mood while the bass and other sounds capture the mind and ears as well."

Feels good to see that I captured so many things :3.

"The tune flows well, I don't see why you think it is lacking in potential either."

Well I didn't actually think it lacked potential. The older Work in Progress I made a few months ago actually had some potential, which is why I decided to redo it. The old version sounded terrible though, trust me.

"This is just fine the way it is Steph. Awesome work on a jewel in the desert like this. I could see it being used as a near final level song in a long side scrolling game."

If only it loops well, then. But I'm very happy I'm getting such good feedback.

"Overall, very nice work Steph."

Thanks a lot for the review!


SpysocietySpysociety

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 28, 2010

Nice!

Useless review


Step responds:

Thanks!

Useless response.