Knights Of Darkness

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"Not only the forces of Good have heroes. They may be destined to be conquered by the Light in some epic final showdown, but the champions of Darkness are similarly honored and forever remembered by their people."

Test song for Garritan Personal Orchestra and Edirol HyperCanvas. Almost 3 minutes of massive epicness.
GPO is a BEAST. Combined with the not-too-well-optimized engine of FL, it eats ram like hell and my machine is not at all powerful enough to support multiple instances of it, so it has been completely impossible to listen to the song properly while making it, it lagged terribly. Mainly due to schoolwork (and also because I wanted it to sound more awesometastic than my previous classical stuff) I have been working on this song for an unusually long time (1,5 weeks) and exported about 25 versions and short excerpts of it. Among these there were ones with minor changes, but I also cut off and completely rebuilt the second half of the song twice. It started out as a moviescore thing with slow/quiet and fast/epic parts, but it didn't come out well that way, so in the end I decided to switch to the more common but failsafe scheme of battle loop. I'm gonna try to make proper moviescore again in the near future. I think this one also came out decent anyway. Includes a wad of strings, some tribalesque percussion, choirs and French Horns of Doom. I trimmed the beginning and the end manually in a separate music editor, so it should loop pretty well.

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Nice Epic darkness

I really like this song, i use FL myself aswell, lucky i got a beast of a machine so i have to trouble with ram. I think im gonna get that garritan personal orchestra.

Hope to here more of this epicness.

Fav + download t0 mp3 player

mechanoid-9 responds:

Garritan is a pretty decent vst, it's worth the money (or the ahem... download).

I hope to make more of this epicness xD

Thanks for the vote review & dl!

this is amazing

i sure hope you write more music like this, cause this is just amazing!

you get major kudos my friend!


mechanoid-9 responds:

Thanks, I am planning to do so.

Imagine this...

There's a knight that came out of nowhere, and spearheaded his clan to the destructions of several villages. He's the Knight of Darkness, the man responsible for several behind doors assassinations of innocent peasants and officials to rule the Kingdom of Darkness.
This is what thought when this song came to mind. Great job dude :)

mechanoid-9 responds:

Sweet, I always like to read stories inspired by music. Especially mine :D Thanks for the review, I'm glad you liked it!


Really, relaly nice! It truly sounds epic.

Ironically, I gave it a rating of 5, and the score was "5.00 / 5.00 (- 0.0000010)". I decreased its score DX

mechanoid-9 responds:

Thats weird. Anyway, thanks for the review and.. the vote, I guess o_O

Credits & Info


4.70 / 5.00

Nov 24, 2009
1:02 PM EST
File Info
6.3 MB
2 min 44 sec

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