Measure for Measure (Pinard)

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There have been a few comments that somewhat are against me. I suppose I expected this. Mainly these comments summarized were "you have awesome equipment, it's not fair"

This piece is an example that you can create a very decent sound score without tons of high quality samples.

The following is an overture I created in college for a play. I was about 20 years old. I had begun composing back in HS, but didn't actually get into orchestral until around 1999-2000. Before it was a jazz/fusion feel.

The only equipment I had was a VERY old Mac (we're talking the Power PC 120's) the free version of Pro Tools (just about any DAW now goes past this), Vision DAW (for MIDI sequencing), a Shure SM58, a Korg N264 (no samples, just synth), and a few college soloists that you will here in this piece for "realism"

I just wanted to post this to show that you can write decent stuff, with low end equipment.

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It is neat, but only for a little while.

I think you should extend the epic part, and maybe subtract the intro and outro.

nathanallenpinard responds:

I'm not sure why you think that. Not everything has to be hard and fast. Orchestral compositions evolve.

Don't mind these people...

People who say it's unfair are inconsiderate, anyone with a taste for good music and some imagination will be in extasy with your amazing music. I am so far...people will use it for their submissions and you'll be renowned
Welcome to Newgrounds, the majority who will relish your compositions will be silent and you'll only get the bitter minority of people who can't appreciate better music than their own. Don't mind them.

nathanallenpinard responds:

It's not problem. I don't mind them at all. Score isn't really a huge deal to me.

Awesome piece.

I love the feeling of this piece its nice and subtle. Excellent solo trumpet and and soloist singer.

However, all this nonsense about 'you have equipment' is just nothing but jealousy. When did it become a crime to have better hardware than everyone else? Please release uptodate pieces, there are other composers here that are also starting off proffessionally (not me) but im sure they could benefit to see the sort of competition they would have to match.

nathanallenpinard responds:

I'm trying to, but with NG rules I can't release everything depending on the project.

Guess what?

You did it again, you got a bright future my friend...

everything its perfect

nathanallenpinard responds:

Well...not PERFECT. But it's decent for the equip.

Such a weird style of music for a Shakespeare play.

I must agree

very very well writen.. Almost.. odd so good u are, i really dunno what to say about this song other then

deepness 10/10
creativity 10/10
mastering 10/10
orginality 9/10 - still good :}
sounds like music from a movie 10/10

So it's a

keep it up mate, i like this!


nathanallenpinard responds:

Much thanks. It did kinda start me with the whole scoring thing. Before this I did album stuff (family project)

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4.79 / 5.00

May 4, 2009
11:47 AM EDT
File Info
4.8 MB
4 min 10 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.