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Incantation (NGADM '11)

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Mmm, here we are, round four, and admittedly suffering from a bit of burnout. I don't usually work at this pace, so forgive me if the quality of my work suffers a little.

So I was messing around with a flanger effect, and I stumbled upon this odd bubbling sound, which you can hear in the intro and throughout most of the song (if it's not too quiet, that is). I thought, "Damn, that sounds like a frothing cauldron or something of the sort."

This song accidentally ended up being semi-Halloween themed, but wouldn't you know it, the deadline had to be November 4th. Bad timing, yeesh. Well, just try to picture some witches or dark sorcerers brewing up trouble, via an ancient spell or what have you. I feel like this track has some neat parts that might be classified as "flowing" or "creepy" -- the Halloween connection came to me pretty quickly, to be honest.

Now, if all witchcraft could be this funky fresh...

...wait, what the hell does that mean...whatever...lol

My apologies to jpbear, who pointed out last round that I have a bad habit of simply picking a new instrument to perform a solo when I run out of ideas, which is exactly what I did here. I need to work on varying my song structure later, when I'm not feeling so overwhelmed by all this producing.

I tried leaving more things panned closer to center this time, and letting the reverb and delays fill up the side space. Let me know how that turned out, if you get the chance.

My main problem with this piece is that the stupid little high buzzing sound that usually shows up in my tracks is probably a little more evident in the intro and outro than normal. What causes this is my method of recording my keyboard through my external audio interface. I'm going to try and see if I can fix that soon.

This is my fourth round entry for NGADM '11.

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this is awesome

Y u no give better score!!

Birdinator99 responds:

Glad you like it!

Very good.

I love the beginning and the beat. The only reason I gave it a nine was because I felt that the transitions were a bit rough. Over all, great song. I'm adding this to my favorites.

Birdinator99 responds:

Well, I'll agree with you on that! I'm trying to break out of my typical song structure for future tracks, and transitions will come with that, I assure you.

Thanks for listening!


Wow this is awesome. Whenever i play Batman A.A. or Batman A.C. i always listen to this. I love the halloween theme so its perfect for some places in Borderlands

Birdinator99 responds:

Hey, that's cool -- just watch out for Harvey Dent; I don't trust that guy...

Thanks, though.


only gonna use it to listen too :p
sounds nice man, i like it. gonna play it when surfin the internets and stuff. dont mind listening to it on loop. hope you keep up the good work!

Birdinator99 responds:

Thanks a lot!

Oh Noes.....Ima Puke rainbows now...BLARF.....

This is my cool. Where'd you get your Inner inspiration for this?
deep inside, whats your Game?

Birdinator99 responds:

Wait, let me put down a plastic sheet first!

I don't usually get inspiration from anything except my emotions, which I don't think was the case here. Just chalk it up to my crazy brain or something.

Thanks for reviewing!

Credits & Info

4.94 / 5.00

Nov 3, 2011
10:46 PM EDT
File Info
9 MB
3 min 57 sec

Licensing Terms

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