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Before The Storm - Cobra151

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Nov 24, 2008 | 7:15 PM EST
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3.7 MB
4 min 5 sec
4.13 / 5.00

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Rated 4.13 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

This peice is rather symbolic of the mood I have been for the last month or two. I finally discovered how to make the "Big Drum Sound" on my chinsy little $40 program and so of course I had to use it. The first half of the peice reminds me of the tension before a decissive battle. Crack of dawn, both armies lined up on opposite sides of a valley, all in dreaded anticipation of the foreboding chaos. The second half is ... well... I'm not sure about the second half. Any ideas people?



Rated 5 / 5 stars


This is a pretty amazing piece that you have composed man. HIGH quality work right here.

The build-up is almost too intense for me. haha jk.

Those background drums are powerful, and fit perfectly with the song.

my only suggestion would be to turn down the volume on that shaker noise that goes for the second half of the song. It's good at keeping the beat, but it might be a little too loud for this song.

other than that minor thing, this is truly an amazing song. It deserves to be on the top 30.

I have one question, what do you use to make your orchestra sounds?

Great job making this incredible piece.
5/5, 10/10


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Cobra151 responds:

Thanks for your review! glad you liked the peice.

Actually quite a few people have mentioned that the shaker is too loud, I'll have to change that some time.

Thanks, glad you think of it so highly (i'd love it if it was on the top thirty). Tell your freinds about it, maybe we can get it there!

The sequencer I use for all my music is Music Creator 4, produced by Cakewalk. The soft synth I use for the Orchestral stuff is "Cakewalk TTS-1", a fairly generic soft synth that came with Music Creator.

Thanks again!

P.S. - Add me to your favorite artist list (only if its true of course) :P


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great First Half tension Build!!!

Hey I really Liked the piece, the drums sound great. I feel like there are 2 different pieces here. The first half gives the exact feel you described that was great!! I feel the track needed to either kick into an all out action cue or keep its building mellowness. It kind out changes direction a little too much for me. Not that the second half is bad it's just different to where I thought it was going. Which may not be a bad thing. Keep up the great work

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Cobra151 responds:

I KNOW!! my thoughts exactly! the first half has the intensity and strength I wanted it to have, but the second half...didn;'t exaclty fit or go the way I wanted it to. The prgram I use really lacks the capability to create action packed fast music. It just sort of falls apart after the the second, hip-hoppish, drumline comes in. not sure what exactly to do about it. any ideas? also do you know any other people who might be interested to here this? I'd love to get input from everyone and anyone :)


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Very epic!

It indeed does tell a story of battle, an ominous tension in the air...many will likely die, but it's for the greater good. Reminds me of Final Fantasy X a little.

10/10, 5/5
Stays at 5.00 / 5.00, but it managed to lose 0.0000050...I wonder how the hell that happens.

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Cobra151 responds:

thanks for the review dude, No idea what happened with the rating. some other people obviously didn't like it becuase it has sunk to the average 3.08, but oh well.

P.S. - Just for my sake, please don't cuss in reviews :)


Rated 4 / 5 stars

big drum tips?

well, i was wondering if you could help me out with the "big drum sound" as that I have been having a hard time trying to create it. I have Accoustica Mixcraft, a very low-end, low-cost program, so its not very "high-tech". Did you use some sort of reverb or some other sfx? What kind of drum? Please help, as that sound is a crucial piece for the kind of music I am attempting to make.

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Cobra151 responds:

There is a genereic drum in most prgrams called "Taiko" or "taiko drums". Played on note at a time sounds pretty lame usually. What I have found works brilliantly on these is to have it play every note at once. Input everynote from middle C to 2 octaves velow middle C. It creates the desired BOOM effect. Then slap the dadgum biggest reverb you've got on it and vioula! you've got your self an honest to goodness tribal, heartstopping, intimidating, 50 feet in diameter drum. Hope this helps, if you have any other Q's message me :)