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This was an attempt at creating a mix of heroic theme and action music. In the end, due to a lack of inspiration and not enough time to work on it, I've decided to mix the best I got into a small suite and submit it as is. I would be interested in hearing your opinions regarding the quality of this material as I will probably revisit it later on, and it would be nice to know if there's anything here worth exploring further. Thank you !


it makes me want to say one thing...

FOR AMERICA! nice i think it was great

popraz responds:

Thanks !

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You've got a nice introduction, but I don't think it relates very well to the section after, to the point where I think you'd probably be better off without it, as the entrance of the snares is quite emphatic in itself, and doesn't need that introduction. You'd start off with more of a bang without it.

That being said, you've got a really nice first section, but everything feels quite distant? I think some of the instruments could have been brought out of the texture more to give more of an intensity to it, because you've set quite a ferocious pace, but everything is kind of lurking in the background, so it sort of feels like a scout has just started to see the enemy lines, as opposed to the armies lining up for battle, for example. Just bring something out a little more to sharpen that texture.

As a heroic theme, I think this does work, because you've got some nice warm strings and a lot of texture going on there, I really like the section between 1:00 and 2:00ish where the drums get a lot bassier again and it's just the low strings and wind instruments, there it feels quite serene, but emphatic at the same time; as if there is peace, but it's hard won at that. And the re-entrance of the strings at 2:18 does feel very emotional. Definitely works as a hero theme.

...as far as the 'action' part goes, apart from what I've already said, I think you need a few more rhythmic aspects in this to give it a more intense action-y edge. So this could be...more drums, or have your snare drum be more prominent than it is, or string parts which aren't just long sustained notes...one NG example I can think of is "Entering the Stronghold", which has a lot of rhythmic aspects and definitely has an action-like theme to it; lots of percussion and pretty rhythmic strings. On top of that, you could have more of a buildup; make the listener think that something big is about to happen, and then have some kind of louder section nearer the end to signify the action itself.

The outro I thought was a bit weird; again, sort of unrelated to the rest of the song, as the intro was, but ironically you did have the beginnings of a nice drum beat there; if that extended into perhaps a heavier section, I think this could definitely work as a piece, with this being the more heroic themes and the next section being more action oriented.

In general, you've got some nice sounds and a lot of atmosphere, definitely hit the heroic mark, missed a little on the action front...but what you have thus far has a great amount of feeling to it, so you're definitely in the right direction. Take a second look at the intro and outro and I think this would be more than fine as a track.

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popraz responds:

Thank you very much ! I'm actually trying to integrate the heroic theme, with some variations, into a more complex suite of themes, so, it's nice to know it works. The action part, I must admit, is not my strong side, still trying to figure it out. I realise the biggest fault of this song is its lack of cohesion, so the next one will be a bit more homogenous. Again, thank you for reviewing, I really appreciate it.

Not bad at all.

Full of emotion, seems like it would be good for a dramatic cut scene in a war game.

With a little bit of work, it could be great.

popraz responds:

Thank you !


-It's a bit short overall and must be finished because even unpolished and finished it's very well done.
-I actually thought it was more serene and focused than intense but i'd keep the base back tune you have going since it has a nice feel.
-The intro and outro just didn't seem to fit into the rest of this work though.
-I give you a thumbs up on coming back to this.

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popraz responds:

I appreciate the review, very helpful. I will keep the tune, and I'll try to work it into something better. I am thinking of doing a really big song, like a suite of themes, which hopefully won't feel like one, that will definetly incorporate these themes. Thank you !

Sounds pretty epic.

I love it. Sounds like a lot of work was put into this. 5/5 10/10

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Thank you !

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4.31 / 5.00

Mar 14, 2010
5:07 PM EDT
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3.2 MB
3 min 31 sec

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