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ECHO - Eye of the Dragon

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Date
02/11/2012
File Info
Song
9.4 MB
4 min 7 sec
Score
4.36 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.36 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Easy Listening - Classical
Tags:
dragon
orchestral
instrument
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Author Comments

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Name: Eye of the Dragon || Composer: Echo || Status: SONG
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Patterns: 267
Automations: 128
Length: 4:07
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Plugins Used:
---- East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Platinum Plus Edition
---- East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs
---- East West Quantum Leap Wordbuilder
---- East West Quantum Leap Stormdrum
---- East West Quantum Leap Stormdrum 2
---- East West Quantum Leap Ministry of Rock
---- East West Quantum Leap Ra
---- East West Quantum Leap Silk
---- East West Quantum Leap Pianos Gold
---- East West Quantum Leap Voices of Passion
---- Parametric EQ 2
---- Some Reeverb Plugins
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Comments:
---- So here I am again after a long absence from Newgrounds. I've decided to return with a bang and as a result, I'm uploading a song which I believe is honestly one of my best tracks, and also the one which I worked hardest and longest on.

This track will serve 2 purposes, It will first and foremost serve as my submission to the Orchestral MAC 2012, hosted by BrokenDeck. It's a pretty large competition with some of the greatest names on Newgrounds regards Orchestral music (such as PeterSatera, Bosa, Supersteph54, samulis, etc), so I doubt I'll make it that far, but I can honestly say I gave it my all.

The song's second purpose will be as the Title track of my new album (Eye of the Dragon) which I will be uploading on my Bandcamp Account (erikscerri.bandcamp.com)
. I am uploading this Title track on Newgrounds as a preview of this album, which will be available soon.

Regards the song's production, this track is a result of 41 hours, 38 minutes of work. It is also my longest track to date, and definitely my most detailed. I spent a lot of time humanizing, desyncing, harmonizing and EQing to attain as much perfection as I could. I know quality isn't such a high factor in this MAC, but I still tried to give as much realism as I could.

Regards instruments and orchestration, I used: violins, violas, cellos, double basses, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, french horns, trumpets, trombones, tubas, harp, piano, alto singers, bass singers, tenor singers, 2 solo singers, a range of percussions (cymbals, timpanis, godzilla hits, djembe, etc), koto, accoustic guitar, xiao, dizi, electric bass, clean electric guitar, glockenspiel and probably some others which I'm forgetting.

As for credits, I can't list all the people who helped me with this here, because I'd never finish, but I'd primarily like to thank Supersteph54 for giving me a shit-tonne of criticism and tips and Logical-Defiance for his help.

So that's it I guess. 267 Patterns, 128 Automations, 67 Play Instances, 164 Bars and 41 hours of work spread over 2 months. I sure hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed making it. Feedback is very much appreciated!

Enjoy!!!

Echo

Reviews


ProdigizaProdigiza

Rated 5 / 5 stars

this is amazing! i listen to this constantly, and it is sort of my role model. it is the only classical song so far that relaxes me as this one does. kind of reminds me of lord of the rings :)

only thing i don't like is towards the end, at 3:55 there is a small flute blip that seems random and grabbed my attention. I want to get Protools so that i can work on songs like this ( i only have Garageband at the moment). :)

i think the thing that got me to love this was the string section. the rising and falling, the legato, it all seemed magical. also, the chimes were a great addition at 3:13.

please keep making music!


Echo responds:

Will do ;) Thanks!

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions


tyler2513tyler2513

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very well done! Glad to see the Audio portal has still been improving with new submissions all the time. It's audio tracks like yours that really make me want to go out there and just start reviewing a bunch of random audio tracks whether I'm into the genre or not. About halfway through the percussion is kind of quiet and pushed aside for me to hear which was kind of dissapointing maybe the surround could be turned up a bit but other than that really inspiring and interesting track!


Echo responds:

Thanks for the review!

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions


WegraWegra

Rated 5 / 5 stars

OUTSTANDING!

Oh my gosh this sounds way to good to be on Newgrounds. Actually this almost sounds something that would belong in an Epic Battle Fantasy like game. Or even an epic action adventure movie! The possibilities are just endless. So with that all said heres a PERFECT 5/5 and you keep on doing your thing


Echo responds:

Haha cool, glad you liked it :D

Thanks for the review!

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions


Selstad84Selstad84

Rated 5 / 5 stars

In terms of film music, this is close to the works of Powell and Zimmer. It's magical and captivating, and better yet, I see stories unfold in my mind's eye, ideas taking form. It's rare for a song to captivate me at such a level but this one does.

A well deserved 5 stars for this one. To be a work of an "amateur" this truly is amazing. Now if you'll excuse me, I'll download this one and make sure I have it on my music list amongst the other film music compositions out there :)


Echo responds:

Glad you enjoyed it! Always nice to get people who appreciate your work :)

Thanks!

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions


EduardomscEduardomsc

Rated 5 / 5 stars

awesome stuff. It feels very epic, perfect soundtrack to any movie. keep up the good work.


Echo responds:

Thanks!

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions