00:00
00:00

Check out BruceH, our latest supporter!

We're 12 people from our target today. Why don't you be one of them?

You can support NG too and get tons of perks for just $2.99.

Create a Free Account and then..

Become a Supporter!

ECHO - Eye of the Dragon

Download this song!

Author Comments

=========================
Name: Eye of the Dragon || Composer: Echo || Status: SONG
=========================
Patterns: 267
Automations: 128
Length: 4:07
=========================
Plugins Used:
---- East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Platinum Plus Edition
---- East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs
---- East West Quantum Leap Wordbuilder
---- East West Quantum Leap Stormdrum
---- East West Quantum Leap Stormdrum 2
---- East West Quantum Leap Ministry of Rock
---- East West Quantum Leap Ra
---- East West Quantum Leap Silk
---- East West Quantum Leap Pianos Gold
---- East West Quantum Leap Voices of Passion
---- Parametric EQ 2
---- Some Reeverb Plugins
=========================

Comments:
---- So here I am again after a long absence from Newgrounds. I've decided to return with a bang and as a result, I'm uploading a song which I believe is honestly one of my best tracks, and also the one which I worked hardest and longest on.

This track will serve 2 purposes, It will first and foremost serve as my submission to the Orchestral MAC 2012, hosted by BrokenDeck. It's a pretty large competition with some of the greatest names on Newgrounds regards Orchestral music (such as PeterSatera, Bosa, Supersteph54, samulis, etc), so I doubt I'll make it that far, but I can honestly say I gave it my all.

The song's second purpose will be as the Title track of my new album (Eye of the Dragon) which I will be uploading on my Bandcamp Account (erikscerri.bandcamp.com)
. I am uploading this Title track on Newgrounds as a preview of this album, which will be available soon.

Regards the song's production, this track is a result of 41 hours, 38 minutes of work. It is also my longest track to date, and definitely my most detailed. I spent a lot of time humanizing, desyncing, harmonizing and EQing to attain as much perfection as I could. I know quality isn't such a high factor in this MAC, but I still tried to give as much realism as I could.

Regards instruments and orchestration, I used: violins, violas, cellos, double basses, flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons, french horns, trumpets, trombones, tubas, harp, piano, alto singers, bass singers, tenor singers, 2 solo singers, a range of percussions (cymbals, timpanis, godzilla hits, djembe, etc), koto, accoustic guitar, xiao, dizi, electric bass, clean electric guitar, glockenspiel and probably some others which I'm forgetting.

As for credits, I can't list all the people who helped me with this here, because I'd never finish, but I'd primarily like to thank Supersteph54 for giving me a shit-tonne of criticism and tips and Logical-Defiance for his help.

So that's it I guess. 267 Patterns, 128 Automations, 67 Play Instances, 164 Bars and 41 hours of work spread over 2 months. I sure hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed making it. Feedback is very much appreciated!

Enjoy!!!

Echo

Reviews


THIS SONG IS SO SENTIMENTAL, MADE ME CRY AT TIMES... LIKE 3:08 LOVE IT <3



The style and melody really remind me of the Kung Fu Panda 2 soundtrack.



this is beauty defined. After looking at Step's recent collaboration with you I decided to check you out, and boy am I glad I did. Excellent work.


Echo responds:

Thanks a heap for the feedback! It's always much appreciated


I've been listening to you for awhile now Echo and I will tell you this.
Every song you release is a new adventure for me.
If I want to go on a mental journey to a far away place, I listen to your songs of which I have on my Ipod, in their own playlist.

Keep creating magic Echo, the world needs more people like you in it.


People find this review helpful!

Wow this is awesome. i listen to alot of soundtrack pieces...two steps from hell, Denny schneidemesser and a whole lot of various other pieces. im usally down here on NG searching in a database where 1/50 is crap(sorry other users) but this is something else.
Still i dont feel it reeaches so far as other major orchesta's it does get close to them. Maybe- its because the bitrate? i do download all in at least 256kps. i dont know if thats the reason that it just sounds a bit....less, but it has a good melody and good use of instruments...maybe it could require some more drama like trompets in it.

for a job of 41 hours you made a really really fine piece of musical art, my compliments.


Echo responds:

Thanks a lot for the feedback!

Click on an icon to vote on this!

Credits & Info

Echo
Composer

Listens
26,612
Downloads
1,950
Votes
854
Score
4.37 / 5.00

Uploaded
Feb 11, 2012
6:49 AM EST
Genre
Classical
File Info
Song
9.4 MB
4 min 7 sec
Tags

Heard in 1 Entry!

View All

Licensing Terms

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