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Date
01/09/2013
File Info
Song
5.3 MB
2 min 21 sec
Score
4.33 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.33 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Other - Cinematic
Tags:
journey
cover
born
remix

Author Comments

Hey, first off let me clarify that this is a COVER of the track from the Journey soundtrack; "I Was Born for This". Check it out here!
http://goo.gl/e2wHd
It's honestly a beautiful track, as are most of the other tracks in the soundtrack.

I remixed this for a very good friend of mine, snuitergup here on Newgrounds. He's a big fan of Journey and it's his birthday today so I thought it'd be a great idea to remix this for his birthday and surprise him. I named it this because he's a CHAMP. Nah not really, I just wanted to make a reference to the original track's title... BUT HE'S STILL A CHAMP.

This uses East/West Ra quite a lot... I mostly used it for the woodwinds since Ra's woodwinds are beautiful (duduk in particular; for the record it's my favourite eastern instrument), but I also used it for an erhu. All of the drums are from Stormdrum 2, the brass and most of the strings are from Symphonic Orchestra Silver. Everything else (minus the strummed guitar which is from Virtual Guitarist 2) is from Omnisphere, including the choirs and the plucked guitar and anything else I might be forgetting.

I had to rush this submission since I am PACKED with work as always, but I think that for something like a 9-hour job this came out quite well! Doesn't compare to the submissions I spend like 30+ hours on, of course, but hopefully my friend likes it. Thanks goes to camoshark, Darrenkerwin and another friend of mine for giving me feedback along the way, especially camoshark for pointing out that the djembe in this track are impossibly hard to play since I'm using the bass hit too much. Had no time to fix it, so thankfully Stormdrum 2 was able to play it no problem :3. And thanks to you for checking the song out, please do not hesitate to leave a review :3.

Reviews


ElkDarkshireElkDarkshire

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 16, 2013

reminds me really alot of austin wintory, great song :) nice!


Step responds:

Then I achieved the effect I wanted to achieve.

Thank you!


dragontamer44722dragontamer44722

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 10, 2013

i bought a ps3 just so i could play this game, and this song definately does it justice. Lovely job :)


Step responds:

I've only heard good stuff about that game! Wish I had a PS3 to play it on.

I'm happy my cover does it justice! Thanks for leaving a comment, made my day!


stunkelstunkel

Rated 5 / 5 stars January 9, 2013

First! :D

Love this dude. Glad you finally pulled through with this. I forget hearing this song in the game, but I can definitely hear this song working amazingly with the game. I really don't know what to say. The only thing I might say is that the violins melody at some points seem a bit empty. That is just my opinion though. By the way, East/West Ra sounds amazing!! I really might get it after hearing your beautiful usage of instruments. I think this is a really good recreation of this song though. No complaints really though. Love it.

5/5 stars
5/5 star rating :3

-Stunkel


Step responds:

Hey man, thanks for reviewing ^______^.

"First! :D"

Haha you say that as if there are going to be lots of reviews.

"Love this dude. Glad you finally pulled through with this. I forget hearing this song in the game, but I can definitely hear this song working amazingly with the game."

Perfect. I wanted to make it sound like something you'd hear in the game. Wasn't entirely easy because due to my lack of a PS3 I can't play Journey, but I familiarised myself pretty well with the game's music and that helped a lot. I wanted it to not only remake the melodies in the soundtrack but feel like the soundtrack too.

"I really don't know what to say. The only thing I might say is that the violins melody at some points seem a bit empty. That is just my opinion though."

dsgdsgdsgsa you got me. I was actually trying to fix that problem! I couldn't though... no matter what I tried it was either too full of depth and therefore it lost its charm, or it was too empty. Decided to stick with too empty :P.

"By the way, East/West Ra sounds amazing!! I really might get it after hearing your beautiful usage of instruments."

Ra's lovely, but the thing about it is that it isn't very diverse at all. If you add an instrument from Ra to a track of yours, then no matter what instrument you choose (save for some of the American instruments), it'll give a very distinct eastern or tribal/ethnic flavour to your track. This is unlike Stormdrum 2 which is a lot more diverse. I was lucky enough to get both in a buy one get one free offer!

What's great about Ra is that each instrument is focused on in great detail. You've got various articulations and even grace notes or embellishments or things such as 0:46, 1:09 and 1:21. It gives you a lot of control and makes it SO easy for the instrument to sound realistic.

"I think this is a really good recreation of this song though. No complaints really though. Love it."

Awesome, thanks again! Very glad you enjoyed it.