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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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Genres:
Other - Cinematic
Tags:
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hunter
cover
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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


McEpicMcEpic

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Your work has definitely paid off. Awesome work.


Step responds:

Thank you, McEpic :3.


TrapexTrapex

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This piece was beautifully done, I have to say. I haven't actually ever played the game before, but I will trust that if anyone, YOU of all people would be able to get this right. Every single instrumentation seemed to be masterfully done, being able to fit together so perfectly. There's only a few hitches that held things for giving you a perfect five:

- The transition from the more classical vibe to a tribal vibe (in other words, from the end of Part 1 to the beginning of Part 2) was kind of....strange, I must say.
- In my opinion, it just sounded like you threw in a few random instruments that had no earthly business being there in the first place.
- The constant changing from a more mezzo-piano dynamic to a fortissimo dynamic was kind of odd in some parts (I'm not saying that this kept on happening throughout the entire song, it just sounded as if this was the case).

But in all other cases, you made a very smooth transition between most of the parts of the piece. The different vibes kept things fresh throughout, and I loved, just absolutely loved listening to it.

~Review Request Club~


Step responds:

I love RRC reviews. Thanks a lot for the review!

"This piece was beautifully done, I have to say. I haven't actually ever played the game before, but I will trust that if anyone, YOU of all people would be able to get this right."

Haha thank you! There aren't many Monster Hunter Tri remixes out there, and I don't know of any medleys, so I thought this would be a good project to take on.

"Every single instrumentation seemed to be masterfully done, being able to fit together so perfectly."

That's probably thanks to the expensive VSTs I've got, namely East/West. It's amazing software for orchestral music.

"- The transition from the more classical vibe to a tribal vibe (in other words, from the end of Part 1 to the beginning of Part 2) was kind of....strange, I must say."

Mhmm, that transition isn't very good, I know, haha. You're right.

"- In my opinion, it just sounded like you threw in a few random instruments that had no earthly business being there in the first place."

Hm, I'm not sure which ones you're talking about.

"- The constant changing from a more mezzo-piano dynamic to a fortissimo dynamic was kind of odd in some parts (I'm not saying that this kept on happening throughout the entire song, it just sounded as if this was the case)."

Not sure about that. I tried to make the dynamic changes make a bit of sense, but what you might be hearing could be coming from the background strings. Sometimes I automate the volume of background strings so that when the song is supposed to reach a more climatic melodic phrase, the background strings get louder and deeper. It might be that I messed around too much with its volume and it ended up shifting from those different dynamics :P.

"But in all other cases, you made a very smooth transition between most of the parts of the piece. The different vibes kept things fresh throughout, and I loved, just absolutely loved listening to it."

That's wonderful to hear. Thanks a million for the great review!


DarrenkerwinDarrenkerwin

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Absolutely sublime! Monster Hunter Tri was just made more awesome! I really enjoyed the good use of samples and instruments, the transitions were great and you used a wide variety of themes that kept me interested. Keep up the fantastic work! :D


Step responds:

Thanks man! Good to hear you liked the variety and transitions and stuff :3.

Glad you liked it!


beardkillerbeardkiller

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I LOVE YOU MAN,YOU SUMMED UP MH3 IN ONE EPIC SONG


Step responds:

Thanks a lot! Glad you enjoyed it. Tri is an awesome game.


TzunamiTzunami

Rated 5 / 5 stars

You sir, have become my favorite orchestral artist on Newgrounds with this beautiful rendition of the various themes and songs in Monster Hunter Tri. I've been a fan of the series since it's beginnings and the soundtrack is definitely the one thing that brings the game to life. From the humble opening of the game, to the character selection and the wandering through the village to grabbing a quest notice off the board, even diving into the depths of the ocean to battle the fearsome but elegant Ceadeus... each melody fits perfectly with each encounter.

I'd go into complete detail on each and every section, but the amount of time, effort, and dedication that went into recreating a melody for each part you've covered is amazing. I can easily feel myself at each of these locations. I hope to hear more orchestral renditions from you on this scale, whether being this franchise or a different one.

~Tzu


Step responds:

Hey man, I appreciate the support! This review's awesome.

"You sir, have become my favorite orchestral artist on Newgrounds with this beautiful rendition of the various themes and songs in Monster Hunter Tri."

Clearly you haven't heard BrokenDeck's, Echo's, NickPerrin's, MaestroRage's, Breed's and Tomppaah's orchestral music yet. But thanks :3.

"I've been a fan of the series since it's beginnings and the soundtrack is definitely the one thing that brings the game to life."

I had no idea you played the game man! We should totally go online sometime haha.

"From the humble opening of the game, to the character selection and the wandering through the village to grabbing a quest notice off the board, even diving into the depths of the ocean to battle the fearsome but elegant Ceadeus... each melody fits perfectly with each encounter."

Good to know! I wanted to achieve a majestic but mystical effect with the Ceadeus music. I would've remixed the third part of the battle as well (when he actually starts fighting back) but when I tried to remix it I just couldn't get it to sound right, or transition to it properly for that matter.

"I'd go into complete detail on each and every section, but the amount of time, effort, and dedication that went into recreating a melody for each part you've covered is amazing. I can easily feel myself at each of these locations."

Thanks! I did put a tonne of effort in this so I'm glad it paid off.

"I hope to hear more orchestral renditions from you on this scale, whether being this franchise or a different one."

Don't be surprised if there does end up being one in the (distant) future! Maybe not now though, making a medley like this has drained every slither of musical energy that I had stored up in my body :(.

Thanks a bunch for the great review, I really owe you one!