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MD2010 - War Theme

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Quick custom made song for tehbladeclan's upcoming Gears of War animation. Sorry for the length, but he wanted it to be just over a minute, so, yeah...

This uses Monster Staccatos for the staccato strings, the Sorohampler VST for the guitar in the background, the Hypersonic 2 VST for the lead guitar that plays in the second repetition of the horns melody, and random drum wav samples for the drums.

Speaking of the Sorohampler VST, thanks a bunch to sorohanro for making it and giving it out for free. It comes with really awesome samples, such as bamboo samples, and of course, the guitar power chords I used. You can get it over here (remove spaces):
http://www.newgrounds.com /bbs/topic/1175105/1
And in Page 2 he launches the guitar power chords:
http://www.newgrounds.com /bbs/topic/1175105/2#bbsp ost21338733_heading

Anyway, I hope it's somewhat decent. I was asked to make this a bit similar to Gears of War in style, and although I may have failed at that, I still think it's pretty decent. I hope you enjoy it!

EDIT: Submitting this to the MadnessDay2010 competition. Wish me luck!

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I seriously envy your skill, man. I don't think I can create anything quite as epic as this. This is just freaking amazing, as are all the others I've reviewed.

Step responds:

Thanks a million man. I really appreciate all of these reviews!

i used this

in my flash, hope you don't care

Step responds:

Nah, it's alright. Thanks for using it, glad you liked it!


awesome job, i just think the mix could be a bit better

Step responds:

Yep, I agree. I barely mixed this one properly :P.

Thanks for the review, I'm glad you think it's epic!


Cool stuff you got here. It definitely has that "hero" theme in here. Only downside is that this sort of has an amateur sound to it, like it doesn't sounds all that profesisonal. I guess it could just be the cheesy sounds, but I dunno.

Keep it up and good luck in the contest. I should hopefully submit something soon too.

Step responds:

Thanks! It probably sounds amateur because of the really mad mixing and mastering, but it could be because of the sounds. The guitar isn't real, and it isn't from an expensive library of guitars either (unlike the strings and french horn which are from East/West Symphonic Orchestra), so that could be it.

I just submitted this as a sort of backup submission. I'm doing the real submission with a friend of mine :).

Good luck in the contest yourself!


This needs to be longer. I love the way it sounds now, if there was more, then it would be great!

Step responds:

Haha thanks! Although as I said in the Author's Comments, I can't make it any longer since the flash artist I made it for wanted it to be a little over a minute long. Sorry :(.

But I made a War Theme #2 if you want to check it out :D. [remove spaces]:
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/liste n/348687

Thanks for the review!

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4.85 / 5.00

Jun 27, 2010
1:48 PM EDT
General Rock
File Info
1.6 MB
1 min 8 sec

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