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

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Score:
Rated 4.48 / 5 stars
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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


sophiemariofansophiemariofan

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars October 22, 2011

Cool!

This is cool but i not gonna vote ten.....I vote nine because i heard this on another site... im not saying u copied it...... but mayby other people copy so make the comments bad...... and then they won't copy! Vote if u think it is a good idea!


Step responds:

Wow really you heard this on another site?

Can you contact me from here: http://goo.gl/4ULwa linking me to the site where you heard it from, please?

Anyway thanks for the heads up. Glad you liked my song!


TheHumanTargetTheHumanTarget

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 20, 2011

Lovin it all

im lovin this music, its awsome, but what i also think is its awsome that you have replied to almost every review which means you care what ppl think, well done to you and keep it up :D


Step responds:

Of course I care about what people think of my songs ;D.

But yeah I try to make sure I respond to everyone. It's the least I can do as gratitude for all the reviews I'm getting.

Thanks for the review, man, really glad you like this song!


SuperNumber777SuperNumber777

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 20, 2011

Sir, I don't know what to say...

But, this song was absolutely amazing! Amazing work, sir! I loved it


Step responds:

And I'm speechless :D.

Thanks a lot for the support mate.


PeterSateraPeterSatera

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 20, 2011

Getting down to it!

SuperSteph, this is awesome! I love the guitar/ piano parts how they just run up and down beautifully. I love the kind of early 90's digital drum you have hitting in the background. Dont have many crits, overall i found it really enjoyable to listen to, and dont want to disect something which gets my groove on - im just going with it.

^_^
I really like it!

Fav'd, 5 and 10'd


Step responds:

Thank you very much! I think the guitar part here is like my first ever proper guitar solo (or maybe second if you consider the Chaoz Fantasy Remix one but that one was played by Pure-Metal-UTA).

I digress. Thanks for the review and the favourite! As usual, the compliments mean a lot coming from you :3.


SawdustSawdust

Rated 4 / 5 stars October 20, 2011

magnificent composition and production

i really like how well put together this is. the amount of work put into this just seems intense. the composition is intricate and keeps the listener guessing and entertained. and the dynamics! just superb. this song is a great example of the power of dynamics.

however, what i didn't like was probably the overall mixing and mastering. personally, i didn't enjoy the massive amounts of reverb on the percussion. it kind of added an unneccessary layer of sound to the song in my opinion. whatever. regardless, this is an excellent piece! keep it up


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Step responds:

Hey, I appreciate the review, thanks :3.

"i really like how well put together this is. the amount of work put into this just seems intense. the composition is intricate and keeps the listener guessing and entertained. and the dynamics! just superb. this song is a great example of the power of dynamics."

Glad you liked it. I think dynamics and mood changes are definitely important when it comes to writing long songs like this, so yes, dynamics are indeed powerful!

"however, what i didn't like was probably the overall mixing and mastering. personally, i didn't enjoy the massive amounts of reverb on the percussion. it kind of added an unneccessary layer of sound to the song in my opinion. whatever. regardless, this is an excellent piece! keep it up"

Ah, you're not the first to point out the percussion's reverb. The first time someone pointed it out I tried to make the reverb a bit more subtle but I guess I didn't make it subtle enough!

Thanks a LOT for the review.