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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
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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


Birdinator99Birdinator99

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Oh, God, this is a big song -- let's get to it, then...

I'll try and do this review differently, to be more efficient and to break it up a little more.

Part 1:

The Good:

-Intro is nice and soft
-Use of wind-chimes
-Percussion is driving and appropriately fills a supporting role
-Transition into Part 2

The Bad:

-0:33 Several instruments drop to crescendo the next note, but the drop is too extreme and sudden; caught me off guard

Part 2:

The Good:

-Choice of songs helps natural flow of song
-Really full sounding
-That awesome instrument that appears for a brief moment in the left speaker at 3:51 (let me know what that is)
-Articulation at 4:30
-Ending is powerful

The Bad:

-At 2:52, the claps are a bit too prominent for my taste, maybe a little dry?

Part 3:

The Good:

-Flute tonguing
-Perfect harp sound
-Piano fits in well
-Dynamics are, uh, dynamic
-Reverb on that wood block hit at 5:00

The Bad:

-Sounds like a low drum hit in the right speaker at 5:49 -- maybe a tad distorted? Not sure if this is intentional

Part 4:

The Good:

-Low end leveling
-Those drums, oh man, those drums
-Drum roll at 7:13
-Great Ending

The Bad:

-Damnit, can't find anything
______________________

If something is labelled as good in one part, it's probably good in the other parts, too! I feel like I had to nitpick to find anything wrong with this piece. You've got a gem right here.

*Just realized that 0:00-1:09 and 6:40-8:12 are the same*

*Gasp*


Step responds:

Wow, awesome review! Thanks a lot, dude!

"Oh, God, this is a big song -- let's get to it, then..."

Yeah, biggest song I've ever done. I was hoping to skip the 10-minute limit but my RAM wouldn't have liked that at all.

"-Intro is nice and soft"

Mhmm, I usually start my songs pretty softly. I've heard intros that start loudly and sound good but I have yet to make something like that work, haha.

"-Use of wind-chimes"

I love wind-chimes!

"-Percussion is driving and appropriately fills a supporting role"

Sweet. It's incredibly easy to make that kind of 'epic' percussion with East/West. Just grab Symphonic Orchestra's AWESOME snare sample, combine in with the Godzilla Hits from Stormdrum 2, throw in some orchestral cymbals and you've got some very epic percussion.

"-Transition into Part 2"

Wow, you liked it? Most people don't like that transition, haha. I guess it might just take getting used to.

"-0:33 Several instruments drop to crescendo the next note, but the drop is too extreme and sudden; caught me off guard"

You know, that problem was even more prominent before, in some older versions. The horns would just stop and go down in volume to do the crescendo. Someone from the Monster Hunter Wiki forum pointed it out and I tried fixing it. I guess I didn't fix it enough!

"-Choice of songs helps natural flow of song"

Yeah, Part 2's themes are all themes that play while you're in the village or city, so they had that to tie them together. For the record, 2:51's theme is also my favourite theme from the whole game (when I listen to the original I get goosebumps. You must hear it, it's better than my rendition!), so I did dedicate some time to it.

"-Really full sounding"

Yay, thanks!

"-That awesome instrument that appears for a brief moment in the left speaker at 3:51 (let me know what that is)"

Oh man, you're the second person to point out that you like that little arpeggio thingy. I thought I made it too subtle for anyone to hear, haha.

That's actually just some of East/West's string staccatos playing a really really quick arpeggio. It's not actually possible to play in real life but what the heck :3.

"-Articulation at 4:30"

Oh, you noticed it, awesome!

"-Ending is powerful"

Yeah it is! I was surprised by how powerful it turned out to be when I finished it.

"-At 2:52, the claps are a bit too prominent for my taste, maybe a little dry?"

Could be! I added those claps because I wanted to make it sound like the whole city is clapping and snapping along to the song (yeah, there are finger snaps there too) but the clap is kinda dry and harsh.

"-Flute tonguing "

That's thanks to East/West's articulations!

"-Perfect harp sound"

I love that harp sample so I can't disagree!

"-Piano fits in well"

Sweet.

"-Dynamics are, uh, dynamic"

Woo!

"-Reverb on that wood block hit at 5:00"

You're the first person to comment about that. Thanks!

"-Sounds like a low drum hit in the right speaker at 5:49 -- maybe a tad distorted? Not sure if this is intentional"

Oops, it's possible. That's a very big drum hit over there, it's like 5 or 6 drum hits layered together.

"-Low end leveling"

Awesome, thanks!

"-Those drums, oh man, those drums"

...refer to previous comment about how to make epic drums :3.

"-Drum roll at 7:13"

That's a snare roll I faded in. I like to do that a lot in my orchestral songs.

"-Great Ending"

I'm actually really glad you liked it. I worked a lot on that ending note and it's one of my favourite endings from all my songs' endings, I think!

"-Damnit, can't find anything"

http://goo.gl/VUgbt

"If something is labelled as good in one part, it's probably good in the other parts, too! I feel like I had to nitpick to find anything wrong with this piece. You've got a gem right here."

Awesome man, thanks a million for the review. It's great to know what things I did right and what little things here and there I could've done better!

Thanks again! And again. Aaaaaand again.

*Just realized that 0:00-1:09 and 6:40-8:12 are the same*
*Gasp*

Hahaha, yep.


hayz12hayz12

Rated 5 / 5 stars

OH MY GOD THIS IS MY FAVORITE GAME EVER


Step responds:

You and me both, man. You and me both.


AuruxBluAuruxBlu

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Ok, so it's 12:29 a.m. and I can't sleep so I thought I'd browse through some of the tops this week which I hardly do. But, I am glad I clicked on this one because it is absolutely wonderful. You can just close your eyes and let it take you through a deep journey in which only your imagination can limit. Halfways through I started to get some Prince of Persia vibes which were great.

-Instrumentation and percussion-

I loved your choice of instruments you chose to use. I have never played Monster Hunter before but, telling from the music in which you chose to elaborate upon tells me it sounds like a neat game to play. As far as variety goes I didn't hear too many repeates of patterns that you composed.

The percussion you used was very neat. I loved those bongos, man. I have always loved bongos and you did a nice job building a beat that sounded almost as if you were playing them yourself. As for the rest of the percussion I can't complain about any of the other drums, percs and hits you used. Everything seemed to be mixed properly and sounded good.

-Transitions-

There were some parts that didn't flow right into the other such as part two, "Loc Lac, Be Eternal" theme. Sounded like it was out of place and didn't feel like it was supposed to be there. Other than that you did a good job mixing all of the themes. For the most part I couldn't tell when you introduced a new theme.

-Conclusion-

Fact: This is probably the biggest review I have ever written o_0.. But it was well worth it due to all the hard work and effort that went into this. This certainly gave me a lot of inspiration I gotta' say. All of the instruments and percussion were mixed nicely. I can't really give you anymore criticism other than mentioned above. I enjoyed listening to it and look forward to more stuff like this in the future from you.

5/5


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Step responds:

Damn, that's a big review! Thanks a million, I love it!

"Ok, so it's 12:29 a.m. and I can't sleep so I thought I'd browse through some of the tops this week which I hardly do."

Mhmm I don't do that much either. I really should start doing it more often now, but I've always got so much to do!

"But, I am glad I clicked on this one because it is absolutely wonderful."

Awesome, thanks!

"You can just close your eyes and let it take you through a deep journey in which only your imagination can limit. Halfways through I started to get some Prince of Persia vibes which were great."

Prince of Persia vibes? Hm I think I see where you're getting at too, especially in the "Loc Lac, Be Eternal" theme.

"I loved your choice of instruments you chose to use. I have never played Monster Hunter before but, telling from the music in which you chose to elaborate upon tells me it sounds like a neat game to play."

It really is! One of my favourite Wii games ever. I'm not lying when I say I've spent over 1,000 hours on it. Thanks to it I've even met some of the most awesome people ever, including someone who got me in touch with another person who is currently directing a collaborative Metroid album called Harmony of Hunter: 101% Run, to which I've been lucky enough to contribute three tracks.

So yeah, I've got a lot to thank the game for other than the many hours of entertainment :P.

"As far as variety goes I didn't hear too many repeates of patterns that you composed."

That's good to know. I always try and make sure my tracks aren't repetitive.

"The percussion you used was very neat. I loved those bongos, man. I have always loved bongos and you did a nice job building a beat that sounded almost as if you were playing them yourself."

I love bongos too! So far I haven't made an orchestral track which doesn't have bongos in it, in fact. It's just so fun making beats out of them. With a drum kit it isn't as easy to be creative because the generally-accepted drum rhythm simply involves a snare every other beat, a hat line and some bass drums, but with bongos I can try new stuff easily.

"As for the rest of the percussion I can't complain about any of the other drums, percs and hits you used. Everything seemed to be mixed properly and sounded good."

Thank you, glad you liked the percussion!

"There were some parts that didn't flow right into the other such as part two, "Loc Lac, Be Eternal" theme. Sounded like it was out of place and didn't feel like it was supposed to be there. Other than that you did a good job mixing all of the themes. For the most part I couldn't tell when you introduced a new theme."

Yeah I totally agree about the iffy transitions. That's one of the weakest points of the track in my opinion. It's really not that easy to make good transitions in a medley, but this is pretty much the first time I've ever attempted a medley of this size so I suppose I might get there sometime with practice.

"Fact: This is probably the biggest review I have ever written o_0.. But it was well worth it due to all the hard work and effort that went into this."

Damn, I'm honoured to get your biggest review! Thanks.

"This certainly gave me a lot of inspiration I gotta' say. All of the instruments and percussion were mixed nicely."

Good to know.

"I can't really give you anymore criticism other than mentioned above. I enjoyed listening to it and look forward to more stuff like this in the future from you."

Thanks a million for the fantastic review, man. I really appreciate it!


dfgroddfgrod

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Sometimes I come onto here looking just for inspiration (as I am a composer myself, although with much less a library available to me ^^) and this piece has brought forth powerful emotions that made me write for a lot longer than I usually do. This is absolutely, amazingly, ridiculously good and well written. Good job, all that work was well worth it.


Step responds:

Wow, thanks a lot! I'm really happy this inspired you and glad that all that work paid off.

Thanks again!


McEpicMcEpic

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Your work has definitely paid off. Awesome work.


Step responds:

Thank you, McEpic :3.