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Date
06/21/2012
File Info
Song
15 MB
8 min 12 sec
Score
4.30 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.30 / 5 stars
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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


SoapbubbleSoapbubble

Rated 5 / 5 stars

You weren't kidding about this track being a bit longer.

I've never played Monster Hunter Tri, so this is an all new experience to me. I don't think it matters much though, because I can't see how this would be a disppointment to everyone. It really is the kind of tracks that pretty much gives me constant chills down the spine.

The introduction is amazing, and the first set of chills comes as soon as the build-up reaches its peak. It just sounds so majestic. Every single one of your samples sound absolutely amazing.

Your transitions are smooth and perfect, and there's a nice, continuous story being told all throughout.

The dynamics of the track are amazing. I'm not sure if that's the appropriate term in English, but I'm talking about your... uh... volume control? In lack of a better wording. You really got that down to near perfection. The song can catch you off guard at times, but I can't decide whether this is a good thing or not, it really flows nicely with the track overall.

This is amazing, I get equally surprised every time I hear some of your tracks. They're just so well composed and produced that it's hard to believe it's a one-man project.


Step responds:

Wow man, thanks so much for reviewing this track too! I owe you.

"You weren't kidding about this track being a bit longer."

No. No I wasn't :P.

"I've never played Monster Hunter Tri, so this is an all new experience to me. I don't think it matters much though, because I can't see how this would be a disppointment to everyone. It really is the kind of tracks that pretty much gives me constant chills down the spine."

Awesome, thanks! By the way if you've got a Wii I definitely recommend Tri. Easily one of the best Wii games out there.

"The introduction is amazing, and the first set of chills comes as soon as the build-up reaches its peak. It just sounds so majestic. Every single one of your samples sound absolutely amazing."

They're not the best out there, but they're pretty high-end! I guess I've got to get something for spending nearly 600 EUR on them, right?

Glad you liked the intro. Majestic is exactly what I was going for! And a bit of epic too, needless to say...

"Your transitions are smooth and perfect, and there's a nice, continuous story being told all throughout."

Well, at least a few people like the transitions. I think they work but they're not as smooth as I would've liked them to be. If you listen to the track quite a few times you get used to the transitions and they end up sounding alright, but even then the flow isn't as smooth as it'd be in a normal song.

"The dynamics of the track are amazing. I'm not sure if that's the appropriate term in English, but I'm talking about your... uh... volume control? In lack of a better wording. You really got that down to near perfection. The song can catch you off guard at times, but I can't decide whether this is a good thing or not, it really flows nicely with the track overall."

Dynamics don't necessarily mean volume control. I think dynamics of a song refers to the variety of moods/intensities, loudness, etc... Volume control is probably mastering :P. But yeah I get what you mean. I'm glad you liked it!

"This is amazing, I get equally surprised every time I hear some of your tracks. They're just so well composed and produced that it's hard to believe it's a one-man project."

Well, I wouldn't say it is. If it wasn't for all the support and feedback I got from other people this would've never existed :P.

Thanks again for the review! I appreciate it!


jatundajjatundaj

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This is amazing. I love the variety and general feel of the songs. You managed to make the orchestra feel full and lifelike! I don't know what you mean by bad transitions, because they all sound fine to me. Keep up the good work!


Step responds:

Thank you :3. I'm quite glad you enjoyed the transitions, at least they have some hope in them haha.

Thanks again, I appreciate the feedback!


D-J-AD-J-A

Rated 5 / 5 stars

YOu clearly spent a long timme on this. THe result- a masterpiece. Great work!!


Step responds:

Haha yeah I spent a long time on it. I'm glad it was worth it, thanks for the feedback!


philjophiljo

Rated 5 / 5 stars

It's not only that you have clearly spent a colossal amount of time on this project, but you've taken enough care throughout that time to really polish it to be very listenable and enjoyable. I briefly played MH Tri and recognized some of the music in this piece. I really liked it, and as for the parts I was not familiar with, well it kept me very interested and I continued to enjoy it throughout! You Get my 5 stars for a number of reasons, effort put in, resulting quality and the fact that you have chosen to recreate music from Monster Hunter!
Respect -philjio


Step responds:

Thanks a lot man! There aren't that many Monster Hunter remixes out there which is a shame.

I'm really glad you enjoyed it!


HaggardHaggard

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very nice song. I have never played Monster Hunter Tri, so I don't know if you captured the mood of that game/the songs from that game or not. But I do know that this piece is a very VERY good song.

I really like the instruments you used here. They all sound very nice and not artificial at all (like in some songs, some instruments just sound like they come out of a computer). I also like the different parts of the song. They sound very distinguishable from each other, and yet they sound like they belong together. Very nice.

Overall: Perfect song, I have nothing to complain about. :D

{ Review Request Club }


Step responds:

Hey Haggard, thanks a lot for the review!

"Very nice song. I have never played Monster Hunter Tri, so I don't know if you captured the mood of that game/the songs from that game or not. But I do know that this piece is a very VERY good song."

Haha thanks! I think it did capture the mood and according to my friend who I play Monster Hunter with, it sounds a lot like Monster Hunter, although I don't try and aim for capturing the mood of the original in all my remixes. Sometimes it's a good idea to try something totally new and see how it comes out. The best remixes IMO are the ones that sound good even if they're in a totally different style/genre from the original.

"I really like the instruments you used here. They all sound very nice and not artificial at all (like in some songs, some instruments just sound like they come out of a computer)."

That's great, I'm glad you noticed! Probably got to thank my expensive instrument software for that :P.

"I also like the different parts of the song. They sound very distinguishable from each other, and yet they sound like they belong together. Very nice."

Awesome, that's great to know!

"Overall: Perfect song, I have nothing to complain about. :D"

I think that's a first for one of my songs :3. Thanks a million, I appreciate the feedback!