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Date
11/12/2011
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Song
10.5 MB
4 min 35 sec
Score
4.52 / 5.00

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Genres:
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Author Comments

NOTE - This is NOT fully my original work. Sure, some melodies and harmonies are my own work, but the main melodies are from these three Metroid tunes:

Chozo Ruins
http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=XXS3XZwPaEk (Go to 2:16 and 2:51)

Tallon Overworld (Theme 2)
http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=V6Ky2BMVWfs (Go to 1:11)

Sanctuary Fortress
http://www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=p6OTbdgt_Ms (Go to 1:46)

To start off, I'd like to thank a few people. Big thanks goes to Buoy for giving me feedback and more importantly playing the guitar for me. He made 24 different versions of the 2 melodies I asked him to play for me in just a day, and did a really good job on them too :P.

Thanks also to Zero Flare for introducing me to Metroid Music (along with the Metroid remix album which inspired this: Harmony of a Hunter), giving me TONNES of feedback and support while the track was in progress, making the CD icon compatible with NG's incredibly irritating restrictions and helping me think of a title. Lastly thanks to Echo and Decibel for giving me loads of criticism!

So, this is certainly one of my longer songs. I worked a lot on it, and even though it's a remix, that didn't make it any quicker/easier to finish, trust me! I had a lot of fun making this, and I'm pretty proud of it.

This uses East/West Symphonic Orchestra Silver for all the orchestral instruments, random free drum samples for the percussion (minus the gong, cymbal roll and orchestral snare which are all East/West), Virtual Guitarist for the subtle background guitar playing the simple rhythm, and Buoy's guitar for the lead guitar :D.

I hope you guys enjoy it. I worked a lot on it and feedback is always very much appreciated!

Reviews


weegiefanweegiefan

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This really is just.. a masterful piece of work. It's actually got me inspired to start writing again. A story around this song alone could do exceedingly well. So adventurous and exciting and kick-ass. 5/5


Step responds:

Heh, thanks! I'm glad you think so.

It's also cool that my song inspired you to write again. Hearing stuff like that always makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside :3.

Jokes aside, I appreciate the feedback; thanks a lot for the review!


statustruthstatustruth

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome stuff!

Blown away dude, i dig the style and i couldnt hit DL fast enough!
10/10
5/5 all the way!


Step responds:

Lol thanks! I'm happy you enjoyed it!


Birdinator99Birdinator99

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Say WHAT

So, I soon as I started listening to this, I was like "Whoa, that sounds like that Metroid Prime song. Oh snap, where's that from...", and I was going to mention its resemblance to you in this review, but I saw your description and was like, oh.

Oh my.

YAY!

I have to tell you, the Metroid Prime games are my favourite games of all time, so this is a really big treat for me to get to hear this. Seriously, there's some great music in that series, and you did it justice for sure.

Now then...

Cool pad right at the beginning there. It blends with the piano, and the strings that follow are so smooth. Great brass work; really expressive and powerful.

What is that percussive sound at 0:48 (that's where I first hear it)? It sounds a cymbal hit that gets cut off...strange...

Increasing intensity at 1:01; fantastic guitar here. Good thing you got SBB to do that, eh? Good drums, too. Toms sound a little cheesy, though.

Good subtle use of bells (actually, I think you mentioned it was a glockenspiel) at 1:34.

Those background low horns that come in at 1:36 are a great driving force behind the main melody. More guitar. Cool.

This piece moves along at a great pace; the hi-hat keeps it going for me.

Tense breakdown and smooth transition at 1:53. Great stuff. Sounds like a flute?
Excellent sound choices throughout here.

I wish you had incorporated some electronic components with the Sanctuary Fortress part. Would have been a nice tie-in with the original; maybe just a small synth section or something like that. Still sounds great, though.

Another good transition at 3:16. Love the piano noodling at 3:36. Everything blends so well together, it's hard to find something disagreeable.

The last few seconds of the track is great, with that guitar wailing sound. The fade out comes a little too fast, though.

Yeah, you're great at this orchestral-rock genre. If there's one thing to improve, it's those cheesy toms. Probably just a matter of sample selection. Good mixing, good flow, blahblahblah, Steph's really good, blahblahblah...

And it's only going to get better from here, isn't it?

Oh yeah, and just another special thanks from me for interpreting some of my favourite game music ever!

______________

I'm extending the length of my review here to give the illusion of quality.

BLOWING YOUR MIND YET?


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Step responds:

Whoa this review is big. Thanks a lot!

"So, I soon as I started listening to this, I was like "Whoa, that sounds like that Metroid Prime song. Oh snap, where's that from...", and I was going to mention its resemblance to you in this review, but I saw your description and was like, oh.

Oh my.

YAY!"

Haha. Don't worry, my descriptions usually tell you everything you need and don't need to know about the submission :D.

"I have to tell you, the Metroid Prime games are my favourite games of all time, so this is a really big treat for me to get to hear this."

OH MAN if you like Metroid music, then DOWNLOAD THIS ALBUM.

http://www.shinesparkers.net/harmonyo fahunter/download.html

It's a compilation of different Metroid songs to celebrate Metroid's 25th anniversary. Trust me, I've never even played Metroid before and the remixes in there have suddenly made me obsessed with the music. Be sure to listen to any of Darkesword's or Sam Dillard's tracks. Darkesword's song "Path of Ruin" is what inspired this remix.

"Cool pad right at the beginning there. It blends with the piano, and the strings that follow are so smooth."

Awesome! That pad is a mixture of different strings, namely a cello or two and a viola.

"Great brass work; really expressive and powerful."

Glad you liked the brass! I was a bit unsure about it because someone else didn't like the sound of the brass.

"What is that percussive sound at 0:48 (that's where I first hear it)? It sounds a cymbal hit that gets cut off...strange..."

It's one of the sounds in the 'Big Hits' samples of Stormdrum. If you heard it on its own, it sounds exactly like a cymbal hit that gets cut off :P.

"Increasing intensity at 1:01; fantastic guitar here. Good thing you got SBB to do that, eh?"

No kidding! The guitar I was using before SBB came along sounded so MIDI.

"Good drums, too. Toms sound a little cheesy, though."

You might be right. I don't usually use toms, so I'm not that good with them.

"Good subtle use of bells (actually, I think you mentioned it was a glockenspiel) at 1:34."

Lol thanks! I was quite proud of that patten :P.

"Those background low horns that come in at 1:36 are a great driving force behind the main melody. More guitar. Cool."

I used that part at 1:44 as an excuse to use more of SBB's guitars, haha. He made so many different versions of the two melodies I asked him to play and I wanted to use every single one. But we all know too much of one thing is rarely good :P.

"This piece moves along at a great pace; the hi-hat keeps it going for me."

Good to hear that! Song progression was never my strong point so keeping the song at a good pace isn't easy for me.

"Tense breakdown and smooth transition at 1:53. Great stuff. Sounds like a flute?
Excellent sound choices throughout here."

Thanks! That is indeed a flute (a staccato flute, actually). I used it throughout nearly the whole song, but it's pretty subtle.

"I wish you had incorporated some electronic components with the Sanctuary Fortress part."

That is an awesome idea. I wish I had thought of it before, but alas I lost the project file.

"Another good transition at 3:16. Love the piano noodling at 3:36. Everything blends so well together, it's hard to find something disagreeable."

Thank you!

"The last few seconds of the track is great, with that guitar wailing sound. The fade out comes a little too fast, though."

I noticed that before and you're not the first one to mention it either, so I agree.

"Yeah, you're great at this orchestral-rock genre. If there's one thing to improve, it's those cheesy toms. Probably just a matter of sample selection. Good mixing, good flow, blahblahblah, Steph's really good, blahblahblah...

And it's only going to get better from here, isn't it?

Oh yeah, and just another special thanks from me for interpreting some of my favourite game music ever!"

Oh you :3.

Thanks a lot man, I love your reviews! Really appreciate it.

"I'm extending the length of my review here to give the illusion of quality.

BLOWING YOUR MIND YET?"

MY MIND. YOU HAS BLOWED IT.


NekoMikaNekoMika

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Epic bosses

I like how it has that feel of you beginning to start a very long boss battle. The only bad and highly annoying part of the boss battle is you need to leave one minion out at all times or it will summon a whole new slew of them to come and bother you while it gets in cheap attacks at you to annoy you and dwindle down your health very quickly. Very amazingly done boss styled song.

The xylophone sounded awesome as it almost always has a rising feel when I heard it in the song. The guitars are very well done and sound almost as if someone was really playing them too. Anytime I try to use them in Fl Studio or the piano it never sounds like a piano for some reason, more like just some bass notes or sine notes maybe for some reason.

The drums sound incredible and I love how they have that hard hitting beat as if saying you can beat the boss if you keep coming back at them and being patient enough to wait to strike. The piano is nice and sounds beautiful here. Love how it gives a feel of starting up and ending the battle and all you have to do is keep trying and never give in.

The chorus is very lovely I think. The bass is long and ambient sounding notes too. The trombones are nice here and awesome to me too. When the all the instruments play at once it makes for an amazing work of art as a song. Great job here.

Overall, incredible boss song!

Review Request Club


Step responds:

Hey man, thanks for the long review!

"I like how it has that feel of you beginning to start a very long boss battle."

Lol, another comparison to boss battles. I'm OK with that :D.

"The only bad and highly annoying part of the boss battle is you need to leave one minion out at all times or it will summon a whole new slew of them to come and bother you while it gets in cheap attacks at you to annoy you and dwindle down your health very quickly."

Haha yes you've just summed up most of the frustrating boss battles in the history of gaming :P.

"Very amazingly done boss styled song."

Thanks!

"The xylophone sounded awesome as it almost always has a rising feel when I heard it in the song."

That's actually not a xylophone, but you were close. It's a glockenspiel.

This is one of my first songs in which I significantly incorporated that instrument. I like the outcome!

"The guitars are very well done and sound almost as if someone was really playing them too."

Someone DID play them :P. I asked SBB to record those guitars for me!

"Anytime I try to use them in Fl Studio or the piano it never sounds like a piano for some reason, more like just some bass notes or sine notes maybe for some reason."

No surprise there. When it comes to the default instruments that come with FL Studio, well... I can make more realistic sounds with my mouth :P. Get this soundfont: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=V5YNBFRO (use this to extract it: http://www.melodymachine.com/sfark.ht m). It's great for miscellaneous sounds and with a bit of mixing they can sound pretty good. Far from the best, but leagues better than FL's default crap, lol.

"The drums sound incredible and I love how they have that hard hitting beat as if saying you can beat the boss if you keep coming back at them and being patient enough to wait to strike."

Heh, nice observation! I'm glad you like the drums. Haggard didn't but it's nice to know that some people still like them :P.

"The piano is nice and sounds beautiful here. Love how it gives a feel of starting up and ending the battle and all you have to do is keep trying and never give in."

Thanks, I'm happy you liked the piano. Being a pianist myself I always strive to make the pianos in my songs sound half decent.

"The chorus is very lovely I think. The bass is long and ambient sounding notes too. The trombones are nice here and awesome to me too. When the all the instruments play at once it makes for an amazing work of art as a song. Great job here.

Overall, incredible boss song!"

Thanks a lot. I really appreciate the great feedback!


DreamEaterDreamEater

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Sick as always Steph :)

The orchestral shit sounds epic right off the bat, and the guitar accompaniment really completes the overall flow of everything!

I could totally see this being used in an fighting game, for an epic stage. Maybe like, the theme for the semi-final boss (right before the boss that rips through the fabric of time and space, which will obviously require something a bit more chaotic... This however says to me; You're making your accent to (what you think is the final battle) :]

Your melodies are very original in this song, and I really have to say man... this one is different, so good I'm at a loss of words... and don't even know where to begin.

What I DO know is, this is awesome;
Incredible work Bro!

I cannot wait to hear the next one x3

~Sonik

-Review Request Club-


Step responds:

Heeeeyyy :3. Thanks for reviewing buddy.

"The orchestral shit sounds epic right off the bat, and the guitar accompaniment really completes the overall flow of everything!"

Awesome, glad you liked that stuff. This is my second ever decent orchestral/rock song (fourth if you include the crappy ones) so hearing that I got the instrumentation right is a relief!

"I could totally see this being used in an fighting game, for an epic stage. Maybe like, the theme for the semi-final boss (right before the boss that rips through the fabric of time and space, which will obviously require something a bit more chaotic... This however says to me; You're making your accent to (what you think is the final battle) :]"

Oh yeah I'm totally cool with this being for a semi-final boss stage :3. I never intended it to sound like a boss battle, but I did intend it to sound epic, since I love making music like that, so it's only natural for it to sound like a boss theme I guess.

"Your melodies are very original in this song, and I really have to say man... this one is different, so good I'm at a loss of words... and don't even know where to begin.

What I DO know is, this is awesome;
Incredible work Bro!

I cannot wait to hear the next one x3"

Wow thanks! Maths homework is the only obstacle stopping me from making more music anytime soon, sadly... Ah well, can't wait for the Christmas holidays.

Really glad you enjoyed it!