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Date
06/21/2012
File Info
Song
15 MB
8 min 12 sec
Score
4.28 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.28 / 5 stars
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10,307 Plays | 815 Downloads
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Genres:
Other - Cinematic
Tags:
monster
hunter
cover
remix

Author Comments

EDIT: I made a video out of the medley and posted it on YouTube. CHECK IT OUT!
http://goo.gl/6IbLw

This here is a project that I have worked so ridiculously hard on that it's not even funny. It's a whole medley of one of my favourite games ever; Monster Hunter Tri. I started this project on the 19th of May and 404 patterns, 48 instruments, 84 automation clips and 36 hours of work later, I managed to finish it, incorporating seven different prominent melodies of the game. Note that the harmonies and instrumentation are all original and I added a few new parts myself.

Few quick disclaimers - I know this is long but please have patience with it. It's not repetitive. I barely repeated any patterns and added as much variety as humanely possible. Also, due to the fact that this is a medley, some transitions are really bad. I promise I tried my hardest to make them smooth but the game's music is so diverse that it's hard to keep it flowing in a medley.

Now, as for instruments, we've got:

Strings - Violins, violas, cellos (tremolo, legato and staccato) and double basses all from East/West Symphonic Orchestra.
Woodwind - Zourna, flutes, ney flute, pan flute and didjeridoo from Ra. Clarinet and staccato flute from Symphonic Orchestra.
Brass - Trumpets, French horns and trombones all from Symphonic Orchestra.
Percussion - Jaw harp, Cuban percussion and gong from Ra. Djembe, big hits and cymbal rolls from Stormdrum 2. Tambourine, snare, timpani roll and cymbal hits from Symphonic Orchestra. Latin percussion from EZdrummer. Clap, snap, clave and wind chimes are random samples.
Misc - Glock, harp, piano and choir from Symphonic Orchestra. Mandolin from Ra. Guitars are from Virtual Guitarist.

Here's a list of all the stuff that's I remixed from Monster Hunter. I split it into three parts - first part is the intro to the whole thing, second part has to do with the village and the city themes, third part is dedicated to the Ceadeus, (the final boss of the offline game), and the last part is the finale.

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--- PART 1 - Introduction
- 0:00 - 1:09 : Monster Hunter Tri Theme; 'To One with Life'
http://goo.gl/k14OE
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-1:09 - 1:37 : Character Select Theme; 'Door to a Hunting Life'
http://goo.gl/UN6ol
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--- Part 2 - Civilisation
- 1:37 - 2:41 : Village Theme; 'Seaside Village, Moga'
http://goo.gl/x8BUw
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- 2:41 - 3:44 : Jhen Mohran Victory; 'Song of Triumph'
http://goo.gl/eE7bR
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- 3:44 - 4:50 : Tavern Theme; 'Loc Lac, Be Eternal'
http://goo.gl/moXyB
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--- Part 3 - Water Dragon
- 4:50 - 5:50 : Ceadeus Intro Theme; 'Demise of the Traditions'
http://goo.gl/v2lG0
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- 5:50 - 6:40 : Ceadeus Battle Part 1; 'Lunar Abyss'
http://goo.gl/gDnvy
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--- Part 4 - Finale
- 6:40 - 8:12 : Monster Hunter Tri Theme; 'To One with Life'
http://goo.gl/k14OE

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Now, I need to point out that this would NOT have been possible without the Monster Hunter fans over at the Monster Hunter Wiki forum. They're the ones who supported me all the way through and gave me so much feedback and advice, especially the members Lou Urau, Luciarn and Slyffer. Check out the thread here: http://goo.gl/gKmrv

Camoshark, Echo, Buoy, Blackhole12 and Darrenkerwin also deserve a mention for hearing my track and giving me feedback as I go along. Thanks also to Zero Flare and IaintElmo (MH Wiki forum members), two people I've played with on Monster Hunter Tri a lot who have also given me feedback.

SO YEAH. That's it. I really do hope you enjoy this. I worked a lot on it, by far the most I've worked on anything. I had other music projects to do and exams as well, which made it tough to work on this, but I finally got it done. Please post some feedback, even if it's just which part your favourite part is or whether you like it or not. Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Thanks for listening.

Reviews


Back-From-PurgatoryBack-From-Purgatory

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Too long, didn't listen, loved it, 10/10.

Seriously though, I quite like this, you make great use of velocity and volume to give each section a nice feel and appropriate lifts and falls, and in each individual section, it flows very well. The instruments and samples used were also top notch and it was rare that I found it was obvious that they were samples or that I noticed those subtle hints (Such as forced vibrato) that the samples were indeed samples.

As for what I didn't like, I noticed you mentioned it in your comments, but a few of the transitions were pretty jarring, and I thought some of the transitions between the sections were ultimately unnecessary as the following section carried on in a fairly similar feel to the previous section.
Also, in contrast to what I said about velocity and lifts in what I liked... I also found that occasionally the lift or drop was a little too drastic, almost to the point where I felt the need to turn my speakers volume up or down. Overall, it wasn't too bad, but here and there, I did think the rise was a little "overcooked" so to speak.

That said, great work, keep it up, and your reviews are too damn long. ;D


Step responds:

Hey man thanks for reviewing!

"Too long, didn't listen, loved it, 10/10."

WOO.

"Seriously though, I quite like this, you make great use of velocity and volume to give each section a nice feel and appropriate lifts and falls, and in each individual section, it flows very well."

Awesome. Yeah it probably doesn't flow very well between sections, but in the sections I did try and make sure that the flow was smooth.

"The instruments and samples used were also top notch and it was rare that I found it was obvious that they were samples or that I noticed those subtle hints (Such as forced vibrato) that the samples were indeed samples."

Aha yes, I have trouble with vibrato. I can never get vibrato to sound good. It's probably hard to do so anyway with sample libraries. But yeah I have East/West to thank for their ridiculously good samples.

"As for what I didn't like, I noticed you mentioned it in your comments, but a few of the transitions were pretty jarring, and I thought some of the transitions between the sections were ultimately unnecessary as the following section carried on in a fairly similar feel to the previous section."

Hm yeah I see what you mean. I wanted to make it a little obvious that the medley is changing to a new track in Monster Hunter though. I hear some medleys where I can't even tell when one melody stops and another starts, and sometimes the melodies are combined together in a way that I can barely even recognise them from the original melodies. I wanted there to be clear markers between one melody and another so I didn't want them to be seamless. I did want them to be smooth though, and I kinda failed there haha.

"Also, in contrast to what I said about velocity and lifts in what I liked... I also found that occasionally the lift or drop was a little too drastic, almost to the point where I felt the need to turn my speakers volume up or down. Overall, it wasn't too bad, but here and there, I did think the rise was a little "overcooked" so to speak."

You're not the first to complain about that. And I don't mean in this track, I mean my music in general has those over-exaggerated drops and lifts. I love doing that personally, but if everyone's telling me it's too much, then I suppose I'm the wrong one here :P.

"That said, great work, keep it up, and your reviews are too damn long. ;D"

Tell me something I don't know :P.

Glad you liked it, thanks for the feedback dude!


taegon99taegon99

Rated 5 / 5 stars

i give this rating a 1000/1000 I could really use this song for a (FINAL FANTASY) game. Good instraments in the background plus the transitions we're splendid! Written so good it should be the greatest song ever!


Step responds:

Thanks! I wouldn't go as far as calling it the greatest song ever but the compliment brightened my day a bit anyway.

Thanks again for the feedback.


SequencedSequenced

Rated 5 / 5 stars

It's been a while since I've stumbled upon your music. I've never really excelled in the classical genre, so I envy the skill that you have to create these melodies!

Everything was written beautifully. The transitions were well done, the movement of each peace flowed nicely, and every instrument was there when it needed to be.

My only complaint is that there was no memorable theme for all of the songs. All of them kinda felt like separate songs, you know what I mean?

You should check out Jerry Martin's music in Simcity 3000. There's about 12 tracks and all of them as at least one main melody that is played in almost every song.

If you take what JM does with his soundtracks and use the way he makes themes ( not exactly like him but you get the point), then your music will become ten times better. It's already good now, don't worry about that. lol

Keep up the amazing work man. I rarely review classical music so sorry if whatever I say doesn't make sense!

Peace.


Step responds:

Hey man, thanks for the detailed review!

"It's been a while since I've stumbled upon your music. I've never really excelled in the classical genre, so I envy the skill that you have to create these melodies!"

Thanks! Although these aren't actually my melodies. This is a medley, remixing different tunes of the game Monster Hunter Tri. Some of the melodies and background chords are mine, but otherwise the composition is all from Monster Hunter :P. My latest original orchestral track is Sanctuary, which I submitted towards the beginning of the year. This year so far has been pretty much a remix-year for me, haha.

"Everything was written beautifully. The transitions were well done, the movement of each peace flowed nicely, and every instrument was there when it needed to be."

Awesome, thanks for pointing that out!

"My only complaint is that there was no memorable theme for all of the songs. All of them kinda felt like separate songs, you know what I mean?

You should check out Jerry Martin's music in Simcity 3000. There's about 12 tracks and all of them as at least one main melody that is played in almost every song.

If you take what JM does with his soundtracks and use the way he makes themes ( not exactly like him but you get the point), then your music will become ten times better. It's already good now, don't worry about that. lol"

Aha yes I see exactly what you mean. The thing about that is that these themes are around a minute long each and I didn't want to include a main theme in each one when each theme is so small. The reason they're sounding so separate from each other is because strictly speaking they are separate themes in-game. I tried as hard as I could to unite everything together but yeah, I agree that having a main melody in each theme would definitely tie everything together a lot better.

"Keep up the amazing work man. I rarely review classical music so sorry if whatever I say doesn't make sense!"

Naw man it makes tonnes of sense. Thanks a lot for leaving a review, I very much appreciate it :3.


CandyMagicianCandyMagician

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This song gave me the chills, and Krichotomy took the words right out of my mouth. I couldn't have explained it better than he did.

"Wow, you told a story. It started simple, got real, did some stuff, and came back full circle. I like this story." -Krichotomy.

This song is brilliant, my friend. Almost as brilliant as the game itself, if not more so. :3


Step responds:

I wouldn't say it's nearly as brilliant as the game. The game's music alone is much better than this :P.

But thanks for the comparison and thanks a million for the feedback!


KrichotomyKrichotomy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow, you told a story. It started simple, got real, did some stuff, and came back full circle. I like this story.

There is a strong feeling of adventure in this track. Of travel and rest. The jawharp made things interesting as well. Totally in place, yet totally not expected. I smiled.


Step responds:

Thanks for reviewing!

Yeah, it does go through a circle! I think it helps round the song up to repeat the intro as the outro; to help the medley feel more united.

Glad you liked the jaw harp. It's such a small addition but it really does add something to the song I feel.

Thanks again man!