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Jan 15, 2015 | 2:24 AM EST
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Song
9.8 MB
4 min 17 sec
Score
4.39 / 5.00

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Rated 4.39 / 5 stars
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1,527 Plays | 87 Downloads
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Genres:
Other - Cinematic
Tags:
epic
illusion
massive
orchestra

Author Comments

"Illusion" is as massive as <a href="http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/601999">"Reborn"</a>. Both took me massive amount of times and efforts to compose and produce. Over 40 layers of instrument, the strings alone took at least 17 layers.

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For long time I wanted to create something similar to Two Steps From Hell, 8Dawn or Gothic Storm. I do not know what motivate me so much lately. The inspiration to craft something new and different is strong and still burning inside me.

I guess it doesn't matter what sample libraries I use. Again, it was quite suck when only lately I discovered the full potential of my library collection. Like the Adagio Strings, I didn't know you can use portamento on them!

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Enjoy the 4 minutes trip of epicness!

Reviews


JayWEccentJayWEccent

Rated 5 / 5 stars

One tribesman, the son of there now dead chief wants revenge. The robot feels horrified, He had escaped his masters because they wanted to make him an assassin and yet he has killed anyway even though it was out of defense. Another batter ensues between tribe and metal monster. Robot trying to keep his distance while tribesman comes on strong with his spear, Robot didn't want to kill again. the Tribesman stops, out of breath and starts to slightly laugh at the situation. The robot becomes perplexed but mimics the tribesman's reaction.

These are amazing so far. I love how it helps me create a story of my own. Your so good!


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SourJovisSourJovis

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This songsure is worth the effort. Really moody intro. It gets heavier and more climactic along the way. Great build up. Interesting phasing/filter effect you put on the strings. Gives a nice Industrial feel. Most musicians who make this kind of music only put drastic effects on their electronic instruments, but leave the orchestral stuff relatively clean. I like how you try something different and be original. Good to hear you back in the saddle. I should check out more of your recent work.


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Draggy4Draggy4

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Lucid your right the string work is amazing it must've taken a while to get the beats correct


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Agitat0r responds:

Thanks! :) It's indeed a lot of hard-work! Now only if I finish fixing the last part...


LucidShadowDreamerLucidShadowDreamer

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Man, the string work is incerdibly beautiful in this piece. It saddens me a bit, as this reminds me of KatMaestros magestic vilonin magic. There's a file that only he and I share on our computers, where I think some of his best stringwork is, and I was forced to listen to that piece after listening to this worderful composition. It's an unfinished collaboration between him and me, which we had to put aside for a while as I was going to the army. Sad thing is, he began having serious problems of his own, and disappeared right before I came back D:
Hopefully, he'll return "reborn" one day, and we can finish the piece together.

This piece of yours though, is incredible. All the melodies are amazing, and the build of atmosphere is impeccable! You're using a lot of cool stuff I couldn't even name in this, which gives it a great feeling of depth. The percussion is great as well. I can't really fault you for anything o.O
The transitions are so smooth too!

It's great to see that you've been this inspired lately, and put this much work into pieces. Awesome job dude!!!


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Agitat0r responds:

There is a tiny different between our strings, that I prefer legato for most part and he liked to use marcato and slur. Though, I did use slurs in this piece for the solo viola.

Thank you for the review. Hope one day you can finish the piece. :)


Deemo-RDeemo-R

Rated 5 / 5 stars

The intro was easily my favorite part. Of course I liked the whole thing, but the panning and light instrumentation there is just so cool. It sounds like this is mostly comprised of string and electronic elements, which you've made good use of. The electronic additions really give the song a unique vibe, and the gating effect really pumps me up towards the end.

It's been a minute since I've listened to Two Steps, but one thing I feel is that since the song is predominantly based on strings (just my assumption), you could give them a wider stereo space towards sections like 2:00. Perhaps it's just a personal preference, but I'd like the cello just a bit farther away from the other soloist. When I think about how many "epic" pieces sound, usually I notice that they tend to completely surround you with the instruments. Of course, it's got to be hard to balance that and the electronic bits you have going there, but it's just a thought.

At 3:39, I think the melody would sound better if it was being played by the whole violin section at this point, at least to emphasize the buildup at the end (if you used Adagio Strings, you already know how awesome the full section sounds :3).

Either way, I think you've done a really good job. I definitely want to see what else you'll make! :)


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Agitat0r responds:

Thank you man! You're totally right on the stereo and panning that I should've used. The part toward the end was cluttered. It takes a lot of skill to mix something similar to Two Steps From Hell. Especially music by Thomas Bergersen, he's masterful in mixing and balancing like 50 instruments going on in a single section ("Into Darkness" and "Final Frontier" for example were works of a maestro in mixing and mastering). Ha ha I'm in no way even near one bit of Two Steps from Hell skill. Adagios full section is great. There were backup string ensemble from Spitfire Albion but I think there were so many things in the last parts that it got muddy. This is definitely one my fix list.

There will be an updated version of this piece, same as Reborn, because I plan to put both on my first epic album for 2015.

Thank you for your review a lot! :)