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Apr 10, 2011 | 12:12 PM EDT
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3.1 MB
1 min 55 sec
Score
4.36 / 5.00

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Rated 4.36 / 5 stars
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Name: Goddess || Author: Echo || Status: WIP
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Patterns: 69
Automations: 32
Length: 1:55
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Plugins Used:
---- East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Silver Edition
---- East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs
---- East West Quantum Leap Wordbuilder
---- East West Quantum Leap Stormdrum
---- Steinberg Virtual Guitarist
---- Ethnoworld 3
---- Parametric EQ 2
---- Some Reeverb Plugins
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Comments:
---- Once again, bogged down with intense studying, as a build up to the month of exams which i'll soon have to go through. Still, i had time to post this as a WIP so that i could get some constructive criticism. Some notes you should take notice of:

== This is a WIP so don't complain that it cuts off abruptly since that'll be fixed.
== The voice is still undergoing work meaning that it's quality will change until the final release.
== There's an annoying clip in the silence at the end. Don't worry it's already gone.

Thanks again to all those people who support me and my music, i'd be nothing without guys like Supersteph54, Decibel and all those nice people who leave me constructive reviews on my songs, like Met3ora, Andre and bossler13. Thanks guyz!

Echo

Reviews


NekoMikaNekoMika

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is a true epic

This tune has a completed atmosphere that gives off that completely epic feel like no other. It has a real jungle feel to it as well. It feels almost as if you were exploring a new world and had no idea what was awaiting you behind every corner, bush, and tree. You also have a feeling someone maybe following you but since you can control fire, ice, thunder, and wind, you don't feel quite as threatened.

Also heavily reminds me of a track from Kingdom Hearts II that sounded a bit like what you had here. Kind of reminds me of the battle against Sai'X too who was my favorite member of the organization aside from Roxas, Axel, and Larxene who all had awesome attacks and powers.

The jungle drums that play here give off a weird vibration as if you had been there before. Also kind of makes you feel extremely cautious as if you really needed to be careful and make sure to stay out of sight of whatever was following you. You use the wind to camouflage you with leaves and other small plants that help you blend in.

The synth sounds truly awesome here and makes you feel as if you could take on anything despite not knowing what was there either. Then you added in some high pitched sound and a bass line which give into that strange feel as if you were about to go into a fight or something.

Later you come to the heart of the jungle and discover a goddess figure that is as tall as you but seems very calm, serene, and wanting to help you in return for protection. She offers to give you a new life if you can help her escape. You do so and the award is answered but not before entering a boss battle with the evil being guarding the goddess. She helps you in the fight...

Overall, awesome song!!!

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StepStep

Rated 5 / 5 stars

As much as I should be studying right now...

...I can't help but review this. Sure I told you a bunch of stuff about it already, but I still think I should review this, especially because it's basically a work in progress that is literally bursting with potential. This could really turn out to be one of your best songs, and it probably has the nicest atmosphere from all your songs so far. Also credit me for the name, or else :P.

The composition is great. Even though it can be a bit generic, that's really not much of a problem. I especially liked the melodies of the plucked instrument you used throughout the song, and the abruptness of the plucks made a nice contrast with the smooth, lengthy notes of the choirs, brass and strings. I also really like the idea of adding pitch bending on some of the notes of the plucked instruments, but I suggested that to you before so I'm basically complimenting myself here :3. The staccato strings you used provided a fantastic background by the way. Thought I should mention that.

What I liked the most about this submission would be the REALLY good atmosphere. I can easily relate this to a desert thanks to the melodies you used and arabic-style instrumentation. The choirs helped to give an atmosphere of a goddess too, so I can't say that this doesn't fit with the title either.

Instrumentation was pretty much flawless. Sure, it's a somewhat standard movie score-ish instrument set, but like the melodies, it worked out very well. You also had a really subtle xylophone/marimba or whatever it is (I know you already told me what it is but I forgot :P) which can be heard clearly at 0:28. Subtleties like this give the song that professional, detailed sound to it. I'm also hearing high strings playing along with the plucked instrument. This is also a nice touch.

Now for the transitions. I LOVED them. I agree with Andre about adding more of a buildup at 0:28 and creating a better contrast to the section that followed, but other than that quirk, all the transitions were very smooth. What did it for me would be the introduction of the brass at 1:18. That part literally gave me the goosebumps. Just hearing the choir build up in volume, and then the brass enter in a really subtle manner made my day. Seriously dude, that part sounds just excellent.

The intro is a very nice way to start the song. Rather than starting off slowly and then building up, you immediately began with that awesome atmosphere, helped by the fading choir voices and the shakers. Not only that, but you progressed really well from the intro, introducing element after element. By the way, the ending sucked. It was way too abrupt and there's an annoying clip in the silence at the end. You suck :P.

Structure-wise, this is basically a constant buildup. You must be playing with a lot of volume automations because I'm always hearing the instruments rise in volume which helps create this buildup. I hope that when you continue it, you add a climax, since I'm tired of all these buildups :P. Then, maybe after the climax you could go into a really atmospheric, minimal part, and then slowly begin introducing more melodic elements and continue from there. Anyhow those are my suggestions if you continue it :3.

Now, my one complaint. The production; while the mix was filled up nicely, and you produced this well, the song is really quiet. I don't want to have to turn my volume up just to enjoy the song so I think you should work on mastering the song a bit more. There's too much headroom.

Nothing much to say about the percussion. You used Stormdrum loops for them, like you said, but at least you went and varied the percussion with different percussion fills and rhythms, so I can't complain. The percussion fit well too.

All in all, this is bursting with potential. I hope you can continue this because so far it's excellent. Just work on that mastering, but other than that, this is great and you put a lot of thought into the little details. Good luck continuing this, and keep it up! Feel free to thank me for not ruining your perfect 10 score, by the way :P.
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bossler13bossler13

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Well done man

honestly, other than being a bit short, i can't really hear anything wrong with it. It feels like an epic intro to and action scene, like for Indiana Jones as Andre mentioned. All I can say is that you should put the action in. This is a great build up, but now I'm on the edge, waiting for for something big to happen.

Overall, well done my friend. Hope to hear more soon



AndreAndre

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Lovely.

You're easily my favorite artist on Newgrounds, hands down.

Intro: I love it. It doesn't build up at all it just you throw you in to the song and you have to fend for yourself.

Then at around 0:30 it calms down and turns almost Arabic, which I love; it gives me the feeling that I'm an adventurer and that I'm reaching a new region.

This song makes me think of almost...Indian Jones. I think you can figure out why. Not that you're copying it at all, just the feel of it.

Improvements(I will be nitpicky about these, just to tell you what I think):
- At 0:28 there is a big sound and at 0:29 it drops quieter. I think it would be much better if the big was bigger and it dropped softer. It would have more contrast which would work brilliantly.
- Same thing as before, but right at the very end. It should have bigger contrast; you have to toy with your listeners emotions.
- I can't really say anything about the actual song because changing melodies/background would be changing the reason why I like the song.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Wonderful song. Like I said before, if you have any new releases, I beg of you, please send them to me. :P

Andre


Echo responds:

"You're easily my favorite artist on Newgrounds, hands down."

And you're probably my favourite reviewer lol. Thanks!

"Intro: I love it. It doesn't build up at all it just you throw you in to the song and you have to fend for yourself."

Good to know that that ploy worked out, wasn't quite sure about the lack of build up, but apparently it worked :D

"Then at around 0:30 it calms down and turns almost Arabic, which I love; it gives me the feeling that I'm an adventurer and that I'm reaching a new region. This song makes me think of almost...Indian Jones. I think you can figure out why. Not that you're copying it at all, just the feel of it."

I think i get what you mean, and the fact that you got that type of atmosphere going in your head tells me that i've done my job well. Yay!

"Improvements(I will be nitpicky about these, just to tell you what I think):
- At 0:28 there is a big sound and at 0:29 it drops quieter. I think it would be much better if the big was bigger and it dropped softer. It would have more contrast which would work brilliantly.
- Same thing as before, but right at the very end. It should have bigger contrast; you have to toy with your listeners emotions.
- I can't really say anything about the actual song because changing melodies/background would be changing the reason why I like the song.
"If it ain't broke, don't fix it.""

I'll check into those improvements and work on them before the final release. Thanks for the tips!

"Wonderful song. Like I said before, if you have any new releases, I beg of you, please send them to me."

Will do ;)

Thanks for the awesome and supportive review!

Echo