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Presage [Film Score]

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Militaristic feeling film score that tells a story.

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I pissed myself

This has just inspired to me to keep going on with my Music.. THANKS SO MUCH! Its really epic! Love the intro!

PrEmoEffect responds:

I've heard worse... :p. I'm glad to have helped in some small way. Send me some stuff in the future, and I'll be happy to review and leave feedback.

This is truly Awe Inspiring!!

This sounds like a professional score!! From the melody to the chords to the intense emotion it makes you feel when you're watching a war movie. lol. This is EPIC!!!!! Favoriting.

100/10 I could listen to this all day!

PrEmoEffect responds:

Thank you so much for your compliments. My hat goes out to you.


That was a mind-blowing two minutes. Never knew you made orchestra music. =P

This song really has great melodies. Everything, from the strings to the pianos have a really neat melody. Only thing is that the snare drum seems a bit weird here, in when it plays.

The chord progression is really unique. No 'cookie cutter' progressions that seem to be overused in every single pop song. You're really showing off your knowledge of music theory here, and it really fits the mood of this song.
Honestly, I find the breakdown into a simple piano melody was a bit too sudden, the strings should show a sign of a breakdown, in terms of chords or simply a decresendo.

The string sounds seem really high quality, like you've hired an orchestra to play it for you. Honestly, it does seem to overpower the rest of the song at some points, but it's way better than the cheesy string sounds I have heard. The pads in the background when the piano plays is really cool too, you're just taking advantage of dynamics. Speaking of dynamics, when it comes to film scores, I realize there isn't much of a point to maximize the volume of the song, as there is no 'loudness war' to compete with, for the song isn't trying to sound louder than the other songs in the film. So dynamic range in film scores is a really important aspect, you want the listeners to follow through the song from its softest to loudest parts of the song.

Overall, this is a fantastic piece, I'm really amazed by what you can do.
P.S. I doubt this is actually trance. Go change the genre to classical.

PrEmoEffect responds:

Wow great review. Bear in mind that this is my first attempt ;) About the snare, I would agree, that it's not very structured. I wasn't quite sure how to go about the percussion since I'm so used to trance and house. I will work on that for the future though.

Thank you for commenting on the break down. I wasn't too sure if it worked. I was aiming for something sudden, but in a song (with no film score) I guess it doesn't work as well. I think in this case, a decrescendo would sound much better. Again, something for me to work on.

And it's interesting that you mentioned the use of dynamics. I hadn't quite thought of that yet. It's an excellent point. You're right, in electronica, max volume is essential, and mixing revolves around that, but in classical and film score, the quiet parts are often the best ones, giving the listener chills.

Thank you so much for the review, it was incredibly insightful, and helpful. (also, thanks for pointing that out. I'm just so used to doing that :p)

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Feb 2, 2011
8:22 PM EST
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1.8 MB
1 min 56 sec

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