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Date
10/17/2011
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Song
9.6 MB
4 min 13 sec
Score
4.48 / 5.00

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Genres:
Metal, Rock - Pop
Tags:
guitar
catchy
unique
melodic

Author Comments

Before I start yapping about the song, I'd like to thank Buoy for being a massive help and giving me loads of tips or pointers while this track was still under development - also this song is inspired from some of his music too. Thanks to Echo and a few school friends of mine for providing some criticism too!

Now, to start with, I'm proud of this submission. I haven't made music in a long while, but somehow, despite the insane amount of college work I'm getting combined with hosting the NGADM competition, I managed to find the time to make this. I thought of the melody many many months ago on the piano, and somehow it stuck in my head. I reasoned that if a melody was locked inside my head for so long, then it must be somewhat decent, and forced myself to turn it into a song eventually.

As for resources, this was made using FL Studio 10, with East/West for the legato flute, strings, piano, brass and cymbal roll. Some of the percussion along with a certain brass hit was taken from Vengeance Essential House. The rest is all freeware: I used a soundfont called BassFing for the bass, a free Kontakt 4 guitar library along with FreeAmp, Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra free soundfonts for the staccato flute and some of the bongos, and then random drum samples from here: (http://www.darkbeats.com /sampleswap/) for a lot of the percussion. This has over 100 patterns, and it's one of my longest recent songs.

The theme of this song is pretty hard to define. Personally I kinda thought this song would represent a traveler entering a mysterious new world and discovering the odd/quirky traditions of its inhabitants. In light of that I tried to add loads of different moods and styles in the song - you'll be hearing adventurous, tribal, uplifting and at some points even jazz-like sections. My friends think this song reminds them of guys with afros in the 70's walking in slow motion, meh.

Thanks for listening, and as always feedback is greatly appreciated!

EDIT: Fixed a lot of stuff that reviewers mentioned. I used the cymbal roll less (and used a gong in certain parts), turned the volume down to reduce clipping (hopefully), added some more elements in the part at 2:24, made the descending guitar run right before the piano solo a bit louder, and did some random stuff like change a note in the legato flute part, vary the drums a bit more, etc...

Hope it sounds better!

Reviews


doodoojerkydoodoojerky

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars October 23, 2011

It's Good

Keep it up -_o


Step responds:

Will do!

Thanks for reviewing, buddy.


RogerBKRogerBK

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 23, 2011

Hey Steph!

This one is simply awesome, as usual, I simply love your songs, they have an epic feeling, and a great ambient, I loved the song's progress, the tunes are awesome, the beggining has a dark/underground sound, and I like the way you built the tune up, with that amazing piano tune, adding the violins (it sounds like a violin, correct me if I'm wrong. xD), and in the end, everything sounds great, all those instruments fit really well in the main melody.

You know I'm a big fan of your music, it's really awesome to listen to something like this song, it made me chill, it has a perfect atmosphere, I imagined a lot of different things while listening to this song... I guess you accomplished what you wanted, as always.

Keep up with the awesome work Steph, I expect more awesome and epic songs from you, and sorry for the bad and late review, it's been a long time since my last review, I completely forgot all I've learned in the RRC, lol.

-RogerBK- :D


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Step responds:

Heeeeey, how you doing? :D

Thanks for reviewing man!

"This one is simply awesome, as usual, I simply love your songs, they have an epic feeling, and a great ambient, I loved the song's progress, the tunes are awesome,"

Glad you liked all that! Melodies and atmosphere are definitely two things I'm proud of in this song.

"the beggining has a dark/underground sound, and I like the way you built the tune up,"

You're not the first to notice the dark sound of the intro. I did that because I find it easier to start a song in a dark/atmospheric mood. Whenever I try and start songs in a light/happy mood it always comes out really gay, haha.

"with that amazing piano tune, adding the violins (it sounds like a violin, correct me if I'm wrong. xD), and in the end, everything sounds great, all those instruments fit really well in the main melody."

Great! Yeah, after the piano there's a violin, along with a viola, a legato cello and a more subtle cello/double bass in the background :3.

"You know I'm a big fan of your music, it's really awesome to listen to something like this song, it made me chill, it has a perfect atmosphere, I imagined a lot of different things while listening to this song... I guess you accomplished what you wanted, as always."

Aw thanks!

"Keep up with the awesome work Steph, I expect more awesome and epic songs from you,"

I haven't been making music as often as I used to, unfortunately. It might be because of college, but I think it's because a few years ago when I used to begin making a song, I'd make it whether it sounds nice or not so nice, and submit it anyway. Now my standards are a bit higher and I find it harder and harder to start decent songs.

Although yeah, I'll try not to disappoint :3.

"and sorry for the bad and late review, it's been a long time since my last review, I completely forgot all I've learned in the RRC, lol."

Nah man this review was awesome! Thanks a lot for stopping by, I'm very glad you liked the song!


AlcamoreAlcamore

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 22, 2011

Ha!

I clicked on this song on the "Best of the Week" and then saw that I had a new PM, so I decided to check it out. Led me right back here xD Anyways, awesome song!


Step responds:

Haha, awesome :D.

Thanks for reviewing!


trashcan181trashcan181

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 22, 2011

keep it chillin

wow this keeps me cool the more i listen to it im simply gonna add this song hope you don't mind


Step responds:

You mean download it or favourite it? Of course I don't mind :P.

Glad you enjoyed it dude.


ToastedToastyToastToastedToastyToast

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 22, 2011

Pretty nice

It has a fairly good opening, fairly deep and slightly dark, then it lightens up slightly into a very nice tune, kinda serious. I love the massive range of instruments. You have a massive level of creativity and innovation which does really shine through in your music and sometimes you use instruments which I never ever even imagined going together in the same song.

I like the tune and the beat, its fairly bright and easy to listen to, I can almost imagine it as the background music for a town. In fact now you come to mention it, closing my eyes, thats exactly what Im seeing. An early morning sunrise over a busy town, opening up to the new day and preparing for some big celebration or event. As per usual, never a dull moment. I have to say, that once again, you have truly outdone yourself. 10/10 and 5/5


Step responds:

Thanks for the awesome feedback man. I love your reviews!

"It has a fairly good opening, fairly deep and slightly dark, then it lightens up slightly into a very nice tune, kinda serious."

Yeah I find it pretty hard to start a song with a happy/light mood, don't know why. Starting atmospherically is so much easier xP.

"I love the massive range of instruments. You have a massive level of creativity and innovation which does really shine through in your music and sometimes you use instruments which I never ever even imagined going together in the same song."

Aw shucks, thanks!

I'm quite glad you like the fact that it has loads of different instruments which usually don't have anything to do with each other. I think it's more important to go with whichever instruments sound good with each other rather than whichever instruments are supposed to be used in a genre.

"I like the tune and the beat, its fairly bright and easy to listen to, I can almost imagine it as the background music for a town. In fact now you come to mention it, closing my eyes, thats exactly what Im seeing. An early morning sunrise over a busy town, opening up to the new day and preparing for some big celebration or event."

You know, there are quite a few different interpretations to what this song reminds people of. Some people say it reminds them of the 70's, others say it reminds them of an intense area theme, I say it reminds me of a traveler visiting an odd new world, you say it reminds you of a busy town, and I even got one guy saying it reminds him of travelling through cyber-space.

I wonder if that's a good sign or not!

"As per usual, never a dull moment. I have to say, that once again, you have truly outdone yourself. 10/10 and 5/5"

Thank you for the great review!