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Feb 11, 2012 | 6:49 AM EST
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9.4 MB
4 min 7 sec
4.37 / 5.00

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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 (
. 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!





Rated 4 / 5 stars

Very nicely done! It invigorates me with the need for adventure, like something I'd listen to while playing Skyrim or Minecraft. Very good song.

Echo responds:

A person has in fact asked me if he could use this in a Skyrim Mod :)

Tks for the review!

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions


Rated 5 / 5 stars

my god this sounds like it was make by "Two steps from hell" that is how amazing this is, you should continue to make these because i think that if you continue you could get your music in movies

Echo responds:

Thank you very much for the compliments! :D

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I can't give any advice but i can say, THIS SONG KICKS SOME MAJOR ASS! it just sounds amazing almost like it was done with and actual orchestra.

Echo responds:

Technically, it was made with an actual orchestra, since east/west uses real samples from instruments, it's what makes it such a great library ;)

Thank you for the review and the compliments :)

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Blown away to find something like this here. This honestly sounds like it could be a main theme for a Hollywood movie. The care and effort you put into making this sound as real as possible, the absolute epicness and beauty with which it was executed, it's all just incredible.

Amazing, 10/10 :)

Echo responds:

Thanks a lot for the compliments and the review :)

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I just wrote that Apocalypse was my favorite, now I'm a bit torn. This is just really really impressive. It's an entire world in itself, it's so complete, so well done and well thought through, beautifully composed and beautifully orchestrated. Definitely another one for my favorites, and I'm pretty scarce with those these days.

I mean, like I said, this creates an entire world and tells a complete story. The hours of work you put into this really really payed off. The samples are perfect. This is what I'd love to see played live by a big orchestra. I fell the ending could've been a bit better, but I'm not entirely sure. Then again, as is, it would work off very well when passing into another track. That is, if this were for example from a concept album or a movie soundtrack.

Echo responds:

The track is meant to pave the way for another track, since its the Title Track of the album I'm working on so the ending was meant to create that feeling of unfinished business, if you get what I mean.

Thank you for the compliments and for the review :)

Erik Scerri
- Echo Productions