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Date
02/26/2011
File Info
Song
3 MB
2 min 39 sec
Score
4.20 / 5.00

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Genres:
Easy Listening - Classical
Tags:
village
town
soundtrack
orchestra

Author Comments

EDIT: Awesome, a Top 30 :3. Thanks for voting it up guys, and feel free to check out my other works like Plains Theme or Legend. This one's pretty outdated and old... :P

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Here's one of my favourite songs from the soundtrack I made for an RPG called Eternal Quest. I tried to go for a town-like theme, although I think it's a bit too busy for a town theme. Still, I think it has that sound which makes you think of life in a small rural town.

This uses Virtual Guitarist 2 for the guitar, East/West Symphonic Orchestra Silver for the strings, piano and the tuba, the Unison soundfont for the flute, and random drum samples for the drums. This is supposed to play well after the game's menu theme (which I'll be submitting later on). I'm quite proud of this song, and it took me quite a while to do. Having said that, this is actually a pretty old song of mine. I think I've improved since then although I've always liked the atmosphere of this song.

Thanks a lot to Gravey, Blackhole12, Echo and Decibel for hearing this and providing some excellent criticism. I wished I could edit it to fix some of the problems they mentioned in the song (such as the cymbals sounding too tinny, the piano being too soft and the flute part being too short), but my FLP got corrupted. At the time when I was making the soundtrack, my old computer was dying. I literally had to write the music and then hope it sounds good with the rest of the song when I export it, because it lagged too much for me to hear it properly in FL Studio. Countless errors and glitches came up too (one of them disallowing me from exporting a song properly, forcing me to export it instrument by instrument), but I managed to finish all of the soundtrack.

Anyhow, enjoy this song. It's one of four songs which I made for the game, which I'll probably be submitting later on. Enjoy!

Reviews


Catacomb32Catacomb32

Rated 5 / 5 stars April 20, 2011

wow

Its beautiful, i could see something like this for Final Fantasy


Step responds:

Awesome, thanks! You know, you're like the third person to relate my songs to Final Fantasy :P.

Thanks again!


mr-jazzmanmr-jazzman

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars March 12, 2011

Pretty cool

Probably one of my favorite tracks by you. I enjoyed the percussion that you added. The melody -- especially the flute solo -- reminded me a lot of the main theme from Pirates of the Caribbean. Sorry to hear that the .flp got corrupted, I know how that feels. I recently had to re-download my entire studio because the flstudioengine.dll driver became corrupt! =( Btw, have you ever considered increasing the buffer length in the audio settings? This tends to help with lagging and what not, if you haven't tried it already. You might also want to try and get it off of your "Primary Sound Driver" and set the playback (in the input/output section) to whatever speakers you're using.

Here's some suggestions in the mix: The flute sounds a little loud in the mix; if you turned this down by about -0.5 to -1.0 dB you'll have it set a little more properly. The piano also seems a little too quiet; I'd up this by at least +2.0 dB, if not a little more, keeping your strings as a backdrop to your main melody (and in fact I'd slightly stereo separate your strings to give them a big feel without sacrificing their integrity in the mix). The guitar is nice as it is in the mix, albeit a little "tinny" in tone at places; this could just be the sample itself, so if you ever improve upon this song, I'd just experiment with some different guitar samples. The main percussion is nice, and I like where the cymbals and snare hit in the mix; the snare could come up just a HAIR, though, and the kick could come up by about +1.0 dB itself, with a shelf on the ultra-low bass frequencies and no boost in any other portion. I still think your cymbals are overpowering the piano melody you've offered, so make sure that the hats are hitting lower than the piano in your mix (and consider this before applying master compression, which will give you a better idea of your "raw" mix).

Overall, I enjoy this melody. It makes for a great RPG loop. It's very majestic, almost like something I'd here in an ancient Greek town lol. Keep it up man, you've really improved since the last time I've checked out your profile! =)

Your friendly neighborhood dubstep producer,
-Jazzman


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Step responds:

Wow, I love this review. Thanks for taking the time to writing such a massive review, it's really helpful!

"Probably one of my favorite tracks by you."

I wouldn't call it my best (I've got a similar song called Legend which is better) but I'm still very proud of this submission, despite its age.

"I enjoyed the percussion that you added. The melody -- especially the flute solo -- reminded me a lot of the main theme from Pirates of the Caribbean."

Can't say I was inspired by it, but now that you mentioned it, it does sound strikingly similar to a slower version of the POTC theme. I don't know how I came up with the percussion actually, it just came to me naturally and turned out well :D.

"Sorry to hear that the .flp got corrupted, I know how that feels. I recently had to re-download my entire studio because the flstudioengine.dll driver became corrupt! =("

Man that must've sucked. I know how it feels, having to redownload everything. I sent my computer for repairs, and was about to give them my Windows 7 64-bit CD because they were planning on reinstalling the OS, and they said that they don't need it. They fixed the computer after almost 2 weeks of waiting (when they said 3 days) and they gave it back. I reinstalled FL Studio, all of my VST's, and other stuff such as Adobe Reader, Flash Player, Chrome, Firefox, Winamp, Audacity, etc...

Then I realised that they installed Windows 7 32-bit instead of 64-bit (and therefore the 4 GB of RAM I had was useless since 32-bit only manages to use around 3.2 GB of it) so I had to install the OS again myself to 64-bit and reinstall everything all over again :P.

"Btw, have you ever considered increasing the buffer length in the audio settings? This tends to help with lagging and what not, if you haven't tried it already. You might also want to try and get it off of your "Primary Sound Driver" and set the playback (in the input/output section) to whatever speakers you're using."

I use ASIO4ALL and maximize the buffer length. Before it still used to lag, but with my new computer it's not a problem ^^.

"Here's some suggestions in the mix: The flute sounds a little loud in the mix; if you turned this down by about -0.5 to -1.0 dB you'll have it set a little more properly. The piano also seems a little too quiet; I'd up this by at least +2.0 dB, if not a little more, keeping your strings as a backdrop to your main melody (and in fact I'd slightly stereo separate your strings to give them a big feel without sacrificing their integrity in the mix). The guitar is nice as it is in the mix, albeit a little "tinny" in tone at places; this could just be the sample itself, so if you ever improve upon this song, I'd just experiment with some different guitar samples. The main percussion is nice, and I like where the cymbals and snare hit in the mix; the snare could come up just a HAIR, though, and the kick could come up by about +1.0 dB itself, with a shelf on the ultra-low bass frequencies and no boost in any other portion. I still think your cymbals are overpowering the piano melody you've offered, so make sure that the hats are hitting lower than the piano in your mix (and consider this before applying master compression, which will give you a better idea of your "raw" mix)."

Thanks for all of that advice. I agree with everything - in fact I was already thinking of tuning down the cymbals and flute and giving the kick and piano some more volume. I'd use a different guitar sample, but unfortunately that's the most fitting one I have.

"Overall, I enjoy this melody. It makes for a great RPG loop. It's very majestic, almost like something I'd here in an ancient Greek town lol. Keep it up man, you've really improved since the last time I've checked out your profile! =)"

Thanks man! By the way I made a new version of my old WiP Against the Clock in case you're interested ;).
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/liste n/386927

Anyway, thanks a million for the really wonderful review! I'll see if I can get around to reviewing you back when I get the time. Thanks again!


GronmonSEGronmonSE

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 28, 2011

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Bethesda called, they want their composer back.


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Step responds:

Then what are you waiting for? You'd better be on your way there before you're late :3.

Thanks for reviewing!


ChickenwarlordChickenwarlord

Rated 4 / 5 stars February 27, 2011

Entertaining, loops well

This seems a little more like an overworld theme, to be honest. A tad too heavy for your typical town (except perhaps antagonist town in the skies).
Flute lead comes in a little jarringly and the vibrato on it doesn't always jive with the clean atmosphere you have set up. You mentioned a lot of the balancing issues in your post, so I'll spare you the repetition.
It's compositionally interesting and loops well so nice work on that.


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Step responds:

Thanks ^^. Personally I like the vibrato on the flute, although that might be personal preference, and I agree that it could interrupt the smoothness of the rest of the track.

Also yeah, I did make this too heavy for a town theme. D:

Thanks for reviewing, I appreciate the helpful feedback!


SpysocietySpysociety

Rated 5 / 5 stars February 26, 2011

Awesome!

Faved/Fived!


Step responds:

Yay. Thanks!