ECHO - Eye of the Dragon

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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

---- 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!




Just wrote a 5 page essay to this song, I'll let you know the grade, but it was so helpful. The main melody reminds me of Kung Fu Panda 2. Fantastic work though. Very well done.

Echo responds:

Thanks for the review! :)

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions

This is genuinely beautiful! The only part i didn't enjoy was when it ended! please edit it and make it a bit longer. Maybes a life time?

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Echo responds:

Haha thanks man, I wish I could :P

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions

i like it to

Echo responds:

Thanks :P

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions

Listening to this brings about visualizations of one hell of an opening credits sequence. The depth and emotion is absolutely captivating.
Keep up the amazing work Echo!

Echo responds:

Thank you for the review and the score!

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions

Damn, son.

I don't know what to say. No, this piece isn't exactly to my taste. Guitars and the light drums aren't my thing, I like big orchestral pieces. But that's not really the point, because it's kinda like a soundtrack to a videogame or a good movie (I value videogames higher as storytelling mediums) wherein you don't really listen to it alone and you ought not to analyze it. You listen to it, preferably as an augmentation to another experience.

I drone on. The fact of the matter is, this piece is beautiful. I can't begin to praise your ensemble and the melodies they perform. But the fact that this is not a live-played piece gives even greater praise to the quality and depth of sound with which you forged it.

I keep a list of Newgrounds artists whose work I want to thoroughly explore. That usually takes my noticing their name several times, and probably with a few of their pieces downloaded. This is the first I have ever heard of you. And you didn't just make the list, you jumped to the top. Maybe I'm not an important critic, but damned if it isn't the highest praise I can give. You've earned it.


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Echo responds:

Wow thank you for the awesome review. It's fantastic to know your work is being liked and appreciated by others, since that's really what I write it for.

Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated :)

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions

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4.37 / 5.00

Feb 11, 2012
6:49 AM EST
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9.4 MB
4 min 7 sec

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