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CInematic style! Made in Renoise.
Capture The Flag (CTF) is a war-game in computer security where hackers take turns to control, capture and defend server(s). It involves intense hacking techniques, from tricks-in-book to advanced exploitations.
The only true and hardcore CTF is at DEFCON, world largest hacker con.
I only joined amateur CTFs in local IT sec cons and hackerspaces. As sysadmin and coder.
I compose this song to dedicate to all hackers who participates in CTF. You all rock!
Wow epic....full epic man!
It will take time to listen to all your masterpieces and they are worthy to take your time. I love this song as I myself like this kinda cinematic style very much.Very neat arrangement. I do not associate any song copying/similar to some xyz song unless there are CLEAR similarities. For me choirs fit quite well, its all up to the taste that what you are stressing at a particular time in a particular song unless it is quite obvious that it is out of the context. If the song gives you the "feel", you successfully delivered the essence of it. And this song does for a layman like me. All 4 thumbs up :)
Thanks bro, it's been a long time since someone takes time and listen to my music often. I think the reason why people found it similar to other song, probably because of the style.
Thank you a lot for the review and inputs, bro.
An epic song. That's what came to mind within the first 30 seconds of listening. I also agree with what SourJovis said, the song reminded me of Tron. The only things that I didn't really like was the robotic voice and also the male choir (voices), I felt that they disturbed the instrumental portion of the song. The male voices, or chanting, were a little bit too loud and they clashed with the volume of the strings. Otherwise though, this is a great song! Keep up the good work! :)
Just because it's electronic and orchestra, doesn't mean it sound-like something. There are shit ton of people composed similar style like this to Tron/Daft Punk. I quote Two Steps From Hell, X Ray Dog or even Immediate Music. I said on Jovis comment that it's partially like Tron, but doesn't mean my song 's really close to it.
I admit the choir is loud. But the robotic voices was meant to add analysis detail and information. Info-sec CTF isn't like normal CTF you see. Gameplay may similar, but the action is totally different. And I just want other non-hacker people to understand this. It's just part of the pride in hacker and pentester communities.
Sorry for the harsh reply. Thank for commenting.
Reminds me of Tron. Not necessarily the soundtrack, but just the films themselves.
:) I actually got inspired partially from Tron. I figured technology related orchestra music sounds similar to this. Thought of doing DnB, but this might be more epic.
CTF is meant to be epic. Thanks for the review man.
Great stuff! I've played the last seven years of Defcon CTF and would love for this track to be included in the usual media mix that gets played.
I promise, whenever the group that is running it this year (the Defcon organizers are behind on getting out a CFP for people to run it), I'll make sure to lobby that they include this track in the game itself!
So cool that you were inspired by CTFs to make this. I'm an addict myself, I totally get it. Don't worry about only playing smaller events. Everybody starts somewhere, just keep pushing yourself, only one way to improve and that's to put the time in.
I would add that there are actually a number of other good CTFs that are competitive with Defcon in terms of size and quality these days, but I agree Defcon is definitely the one with the biggest rep.
In terms of the song itself, I love the cinematic feel. It's a great complement for the stress and energy of a full-on CTF. Been looping it for at least 30 minutes here and I'm still not tired of it.
Wow, Jordan! It's a great honor to meet you on here! Thank you for using my track!
I am so excited when I saw your review.
I usually participate in university/college-host CTFs, so I'm never really been in CTF that has qualify or teaser round. I also took part in Pwn2Own for once. I agree, there are other bigger CTF events than Defcon such as ShmooCon, PHdays, Hack in the box, Hak5... To me, Defcon is the toughest.
Thanks for listening sir! :) I'll reply to your email asap.
When I heard the intro, I thought it was going to be something anti-classical, but 0:43 and onwards proved me wrong.
The song overall is epic, but there are two things that bother me:
(1). Majority 'clips'
Mostly throughout the song, especially the intro, I can hear some sort of painful sound that hurts my ears. I don't know if it's intended or just an error. It's a 'krsshhshhs' sound.
(2). Choir timing
Man, they didn't play at the same loud volume, and sometimes it goes off-pattern (playing too late).
Apart from that, great song. Going on my faves.
Thanks a lot. The clip/noise was intended :P, as I want something abstractly digital. And the slow choir was after effect!
I hacked Renoise to cough out noises during rendering. Also because of that it costs me the choir. Not enough CPU, so EWQL Symphonic Choir automatically played slower to save whole thing from crashing (another hack...).
I was thought people were gonna bombard this because of the beginning and... because it is about hacker thingy. But hey, I guess a lot of people gave some patience out and actually listened the whole thing, like you :) . Thank you a ton for this.
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