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.