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Jun 23, 2012 | 4:14 PM EDT
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Song
752.1 KB
20 sec
Score
4.22 / 5.00

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.

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Rated 4.22 / 5 stars
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2,566 Plays | 172 Downloads
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Genres:
Other - Cinematic
Tags:
animation
intro
samurai
tehbladeclan

Author Comments

First off, thanks to SkyeWintrest for letting me use his melody in a part of his song 'Dreamland Chronicles'.

Here's a 20-second intro for an upcoming animation. Not much to say about it, FL Studio says it took me 2 hours and 46 minutes.

I used East/West Symphonic Orchestra, Ra and Stormdrum here for everything except the subtle guitar arpeggio things in the background which are from Virtual Guitarist.

It's a bit typical for my usual style now, so I know I should vary a bit more, but I decided to play it safe this time round instead of trying something new. Thanks for listening!

Reviews


The-DiscussorThe-Discussor

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Sounds epic, but not too long to use for introductory credits scene. Do you mind if i use this in a flash?


Step responds:

Not at all, go for it! Good luck.


SoapbubbleSoapbubble

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

First off, it's been a long while since I reviewed anything on NG, so bear with me if I'm a bit rusty.

I'd love to hear this a bit longer. I get that it's just supposed to be an intro, would love to hear what other music would accompany this. Very nicely suits the era of the samurai, with the flutes and somewhat majestic feel. Love your drums as well, sounds like war is coming. Great snare!


Step responds:

Hey man, haven't seen you in ages!

I'm glad you liked it. You know I didn't mention it in the Author's Comments but a samurai feel is *exactly* what I was going for so I'm really glad you mentioned that.

Yeah I know this is really short but as you said this is just a little intro. My other song Trinity is a LOT longer, I promise :P.

Thanks a lot for reviewing!


supermario456supermario456

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing work! I really liked this audio of yours! :)


Step responds:

I'm glad you liked it! Thanks for the review.


Birdinator99Birdinator99

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This really is the kind of music you're best at, and it shows here.

The first thing I noticed was all the low rumble and reverb from those background drums. You've got just the right amount to stabilize the lower end of the piece without overloading my ears.

The gong hits as an intro and outro fit perfectly, as well as at 0:06.

Snare is really well placed and mixed -- good driving beat and pattern.

Everything really comes together in this little track. It all blends, and all the instruments sound like they were made for each other. The highlight for me is definitely the flute; man, what a great flute sound! The subtle trills (like at 0:11) and the vibrato really bring out Skye's melody.

Never stop with the music, dude. Never!


Step responds:

Hey, thanks for the review!

"This really is the kind of music you're best at, and it shows here."

Awesome! I'm kinda sick of orchestral now though :P. All I've done for months is orchestral again and again and AGAIN. As much as I love orchestral, I really want to vary my genre some more now. Maybe some rock or techno. Or trance perhaps. Yeah trance.

"The first thing I noticed was all the low rumble and reverb from those background drums. You've got just the right amount to stabilize the lower end of the piece without overloading my ears."

Excellent. I'm so glad you noticed that.

There's a bit of a story behind that. Stormdrum 2 comes with Godzilla Hits - these are the loud booming drums I overuse like crazy in the 'epic' parts of my songs. However, the Godzilla Hits are in two patches - Godzilla Hits and Godzilla Hits SR.

Godzilla Hits is the normal patch and has the booming drums that have that bassy echo. The SR version (probably standing for Small Reverb or something) does a bassy echo that is abruptly cut off after a very small period of time. The advantage of this is that for quick bass drum beats, the reverb doesn't build up in the bass and sound overbearing (which is exactly what happened in the Metroid Prime Menu Theme remix you gave me feedback on a long while ago). The disadvantage is that it just won't cut it if you're looking for a boomy, earthquake-like rumble.

Now I wanted the best of both worlds, so I chose the Godzilla Hits patch instead of the Godzilla Hits SR one, but remembering the feedback you gave me on the Prime remix, I played around with its EQ and cut out some of those bass frequencies. So yeah, I'm glad you commented about that more than you think! :P

"The gong hits as an intro and outro fit perfectly, as well as at 0:06."

Haha yeah I love that gong. Using it thrice in just 20 seconds is overkill, true, but I didn't feel like loading some other cool-sounding sample from Stormdrum haha.

"Snare is really well placed and mixed -- good driving beat and pattern."

Thanks! I tried syncing that beat with the staccato strings - something I've been very fond of doing for the past few tracks I've made. I even cut out some of the bass frequencies from that snare too just to make SURE the bass rumble isn't too much!

"Everything really comes together in this little track. It all blends, and all the instruments sound like they were made for each other."

That's great to hear, thank you!

"The highlight for me is definitely the flute; man, what a great flute sound! The subtle trills (like at 0:11) and the vibrato really bring out Skye's melody."

Yeah that's the ney flute of Ra. I love it. That along with the dizi and duduk are my three favourite woodwind sounds in Ra.

"Never stop with the music, dude. Never!"

Neither should you, or I'll hunt you down.

Thanks a million for the review, I'll get around to returning it sometime soon!