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Date
12/16/2012
File Info
Song
9.1 MB
3 min 58 sec
Score
4.43 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.43 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Metal, Rock - Pop
Tags:
christmas
winter
mac
vocals

Author Comments

GOOD NEWS. WizMystery has mastered this track! It sounds INFINITELY better now; I updated it with the new version.

DDMan465 was also kind enough to take an attempt at mastering it too, and while what you're hearing right now is WizMystery's version, DDMan's is amazing too. Check it out!
http://goo.gl/mg0B9

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So anyway, here's a Christmassy song from me in a genre I'm totally unfamiliar with, yay :3. Thanks to Federica for the great vocals. She also wrote the melody to them and the lyrics.

I tried going on a more original route with this one, so it's got a wide variety of instruments and sounds. You'll be hearing a lot of chimes and bells and airy pads and stuff to keep it related to Christmas, but I also threw in various arps, strings, a bass, drums, and even a lead synth that comes in towards the end for a synth solo. The sleigh bells, one of the pianos and the strings are from East/West Symphonic Orchestra, the bass is from FL Studio's BooBass, and almost everything else is from the amazingly powerful and amazingly expensive Omnisphere VST :3. Oh and the drums are from the Vengeance drum pack.

I really hope you all enjoy this. I usually make orchestral so this is a massive change for me, and it's also like my third time ever working with vocals too. Took me many hours of work and therefore reviews are very, very much appreciated!

BY THE WAY... infinite thanks to SkyeWintrest for helping me with the synth solo at the end. He made it sound incredible!

Lyrics:

Hanging up the stocking,
On the wall but there's no fire,
Waiting on your promise,
So I won't call you a liar.

There's a seat around the table,
And no more time to waste,
But you'll have to fix the cable,
Right in time for New Year's Day.

It's not a complicated thing for me to say,
But,
This year I won't be,
Wishing my love away.

I want Y - O - U this Christmas time. x4

Don't leave me waiting,
In this frosty atmosphere,
My Christmas jumper,
Just won't warm me up this year.

I just want to hear you say,
"Baby I'm on my way"
It's just not Christmas,
If you're not here.

It's not a complicated thing for me to say,
But,
This year I won't be,
Wishing my love away.

I want Y - O - U this Christmas time. x3
I want you. You.

I want you. You. This Christmas time.

Reviews


ModernCarfareModernCarfare

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 17, 2012

Woah, this is great. The kind of cutting out effect that happens before the beginning of new sections was neat but it gets a bit annoying, especially to someone like me who uses headphones.

Except for that, this is nailed. You two make a good team. Make more.


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Step responds:

You mean the effect like the one at 0:24? If so then yeah, that was a result of sheer laziness. I don't know how to make nice-sounding effects so I just go the easy route with master volume automation :3.

Glad you liked it man.


SkyeWintSkyeWint

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars December 17, 2012

This is probably one of the only reviews that isn't going to be like my other ones. You know what I think about this stuff, and I had sent two more thingies in Skypers involving awkward overtones from a delay on the vocals and the bass which isn't bassy enough. D:

Anyway though, this sounds beautiful, and I want to know how you got those overtones in the first chord coming in.

I think this is one of my favorite songs from you, actually. Great work!

-also yay for meh solo, I feel so speshul-


Step responds:

Omg thanks for reviewing!

"This is probably one of the only reviews that isn't going to be like my other ones. You know what I think about this stuff, and I had sent two more thingies in Skypers involving awkward overtones from a delay on the vocals and the bass which isn't bassy enough. D:"

I made the bass bassier in this version and turned down the delays a little... I kinda like those delays though so I don't want to remove them entirely :P.

"Anyway though, this sounds beautiful, and I want to know how you got those overtones in the first chord coming in."

I have no idea, I honestly have no clue what I'm doing :3. Omnisphere's amazing pads help a lot though!

"I think this is one of my favorite songs from you, actually. Great work!"

Wow really? Thanks haha.

"-also yay for meh solo, I feel so speshul-"

BUT YOU ARE SPESHUL.

Thanks thanks thanks for all the feedback!


SoundChrisSoundChris

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 17, 2012

Strong piece! Nice combination of christmas elements and rhythm & beat :D The solo @ 3.00 rox!


Step responds:

Thanks man! Glad you like the solo, my friend tells me it's too similar to 80's/90's music for him to enjoy it but I personally think it's pretty awesome.

Thanks again.


ZipZipperZipZipper

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 16, 2012

Welp...I think everybody else lost. Goodbye.


Step responds:

Oh stop it you :3.

However this review really brightened my day. Thanks a lot haha.