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The Chronolegionnaire

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Just so you know this is not supposed to be a normal techno song. When I was composing this piece I was trying to create something different that contained many different moods and feelings. As a result, you will hear that the song changes quickly, drastically, and frequently. The full title of the song is "The Chronolegionnaire's Contemplation." As many of you know a Chronolegionnaire is basically a time warrior. Imagine you are a time warrior, and think about the many different choices and options you have, and how they can drastically change things in the future. I wrote this piece to reflect one's feelings and emotions if one might have the opportunity to be faced with that situation. So don't think of this as your typically techno or whatever song, think of of it more as a piece of music with different movements (and yes some of the movements do repeat). Just lean your seat back, close your eyes, imagine that you are a Chronolegionnaire, and just listen.

I hope everyone gets it, and enjoys it. Let me know! :-P
Thanks everyone

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Personally, I have no idea how this song made it into the top 30.

The layering on this song is bad as well as the instruments are low quality. If this is supposed to be a for a video game, perhaps it could work. This work classifies more as a low quality 8 bit tune for a video game and strikes me as such material.

Some of the drum sequences are decent, but canned and recycled. The arpeggios are alright, but the tune itself fails to inspire or even capture the imagination much. With sub-mediocre work, and low quality synths this should not be a top 30 song.

For a beginner's work, it is not too bad, as you have a solid basic composition. You are right that the transitions are rough. That can be covered by using perhaps a break method, or you can work on fixing them.

You have the most basic of melodies, which is really nothing more than a backing track consisting of a drum track and bassline with a little bit of midline to support it.

There -is- enough of the right elements to consider this track as techno, but I would only consider this a first-fruit effort.

Understand I'm not trying to be harsh or anything.

What equipment/software did you use to make this track?

ragingmullet responds:

I made this over a year ago and I no longer even have the files for which I made it with. But I did it with a combination of Fruity Loops 7 and Reaper.

This song was intended to sound kinda cheesy/video game-esk.

Indeed the instruments are low quality, that's what happens when one does not have the money to buy 1000$ sound pack libraries or sample accurate editing software.

Regarding the drums...I'm not sure what your implying by "canned and recycled." Every single drum part you hear I wrote literally note by note, beat by beat, and sound/voice by voice. In-other words none were pre-made, though I did repeat some of the grooves after developing them.

Have you play at Red Alert 2 ?

Because they got the Chrono Legionnaire in this game lol... So I was asking... But it doesn't sound like a theme for this unit xD

ragingmullet responds:

Haha of course I have played it. Love that game...

I am mighty.

My ears are not used to techno, so I won't write any advanced critic.
And it's, in my opinon, already great.

Of course, you can always improve, but that's true for everyone.

You made me listen to the song from the beginning to the end, plus, I enjoyed it!
I can't say much more. It was a great journey.

Keep it up!

ragingmullet responds:

There is always room for improvement especially me. Thank you for the kind words, I'm glad you liked it.


1... 1/2... thumbs up... ow!

Overall I would say a good upload for a beginner who getting to be confident in their work. I like the different aspects of the song, but you need to find a new way to put them together than just slowing and speeding.
At about 2 min in, got to be a little weirder than how it began, but still kept my attention. Good load!
Techno connoisseur

ragingmullet responds:

Thanks mate! I have to admit, I definitely struggle with transitions the most. It takes me forever to get something that fits.

Oh btw check out my song Swift (Full Version). I wrote that one a long time ago but it was the same concept.

Credits & Info


4.41 / 5.00

Jan 29, 2010
9:26 AM EST
File Info
4.7 MB
4 min 8 sec

Licensing Terms

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