Be a Supporter!

Credits & Info

Oct 4, 2009 | 10:38 AM EDT
File Info
5.2 MB
2 min 16 sec
4.22 / 5.00

Related Content

Licensing Terms

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

Rated 4.22 / 5 stars
Plays & Downloads:
2,265 Plays | 118 Downloads
Share Links:
Other - Miscellaneous

Author Comments

After finally discovering how to compose in C# minor (Well, I think it is, anyway. I'm only grade 3 theory... :[ ) I decided to use my newfound skills to compose a sort of classical rock/hip-hop song (I'm not too sure which it is so I put it under Miscallaneous. If anyone can help me out here, that'd be great :D) and after ages of hopeless harmonizing and generic melodies, I managed to come up with this.

This uses the SGM - V2.01 soundfont for the piano, Squidfont (Orchestral) for the strings, and the Unison soundfont for the pan flute, along with some drum samples I downloaded.

I messed up the ending a little over here, but since I'm new to this scale (I used to compose in either C Major, B Minor or C Minor), it wasn't easy thinking of a decent ending, but I don't think it came out that bad. I even tried some humanizing over here, which I never did before until Nessbeatsfox told me about it, so thanks goes to him.

Anyway, please vote and comment, I'll respond to all reviews, and if it's helpful, I usually review back (and trust me, my reviews aren't the average one liner XP). Thanks for reading, thanks for listening, and enjoy the song!



Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

It is not a very exiting song probably due to a lack of "instruments" and got repetitiv over times but is still a 2-3

Step responds:

This is a veeeery old song haha. Anything in my profile that was submitted before 2011 is probably not worth listening to lol. Thanks for reviewing though.


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Time to pick it up where I left off.

Okay I don't have your other songs that clear in mind but this seems like it's actually pretty musically sensible? Granted a lot of the piano stuff is goofy and shit but the strings are okay and the drums occasionally make sense too, and the mixing is kinda okay! So you seem to be making a bit of progress here. It still gets repetitive and boring after like half a minute though.

Step responds:

OMG you're still reviewing these. That's awesome, thanks so much. It's actually really interesting to know what you think about these old things believe it or not.

Haha yeah I remember being pretty darn proud of this. It is super boring though! Although I think this was like one of my first songs that actually had a sensible melody.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Your songs are awesome :))


Step responds:

Great! See the V2 for more AWESOMNEZZ :P. Lol, glad you enjoyed it!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice work

While I'm unsure about the tambourine (?) sounds in the intro, it's a nice sounding piece, with a great piano overtone.

I think that it's a little short and while the strings give a good backing to the track, they may be classed as a little overbearing, perhaps taking away from the presence given by the piano. A little messing with the volumes of the constituent instruments would help here.

It's a little on the short side and the piano can be used to give a much better grouping of solos, as the versatility of the instrument can be allowed to sing through, as you give it more control.

[Review Request Club]

Step responds:

Solos? You know, that's a perfect idea. Yeah, that is a tambourine, it's true it gets annoying, I may take a few parts of it away. The piano solo can make it longer, and as for the strings, I sort of saw them as the main melody and the accompanying melody being the piano, but usually strings are background instruments, so I'll try and reduce their volume a little. Anyway, I'll be adding a piano solo. Thanks for the great review, expect the updated Essence of Time coming any time soon ;).


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Not badly thought out.. Good work...

...Well, ur probably sick of hearing this, but what i really didn't like were the intro and the outro whcih, in my opinion, spoiled the effect of the whole thing...

On the other hand, the concept was good. Melodies were well thought out and implemented to their full effect. they weren't very repetitive too, but the patterns did repeat a couple of times in some parts.

Transitions were great too, smooth and well played, the song moved on from one part to another with out a lot of hiccups which u normally hear in amateur songs (luckily ur not an;P)...

Background was a bit lacking though in some parts. U could use something else in the backgorund in my opinion. it would add more depth to the whole thing and though i know that c minor is hard to work with (hehe...i'm grade 7 theory...) i still think something else would've helped.

Outro was bad. Not too bad mind, but not good either. U definetely need to arrange that...

Otherwise, it was an overall enjoyable piece which got my attention in some particular parts. I can imagine it being used in the credits of film. Don't ask me why, i jsut felt it seemed to belogn there. Anyway. Nice work, keep it up!!!

-Review Reqeust Club-

Step responds:

Credits of a film? Cool. Man, I am sick hearing it. -.- Well, I can assure you, they're both fixed. Intro now has a clock ticking (slow to fast) in the background, strings fading in and out, more reverb, and a delay on the piano, whilst the outro has more clock ticking (fast to slow) and then it does a ritardando before playing the ending chord. As for the repetition, I'll see what I can do to remove it. Probably the repetitive part you're talking about is when the song went to a slow, laid-back rythm. I may add some high bells, a piano or maybe change the notes a little more. Yes, Darklight, I am NOT amateur. >( You may refer to me as 'Super Ultimate Producing ExtraoRdinaire (SUPER for short :P)'. Lol JK, I am an amateur :'(. What I could add as background is a bass, not fully sure though. Outro, as already stated, is fixed. Anyway, thanks a bunch for the review, I now know what to fix s'more XD.