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This track was a derivative of an experiment with another track I was making. The original intent was to create a Drum and Bass track featuring various samples of British Youtube star Charlie McDonnell talking about piracy. I hadn't worked on the project for a few months, and decided to go back and listen to it to see what more I could add, and thought that perhaps some video-game like sounds would work well. Also, I was keen to try out a new virtual instrument I had downloaded, a bass synthesiser called "Karnage."

I eventually split up the two ideas, as the Karnage experiment turned into a completely new idea, and I expanded on it some more with a heavy drum beat and dark ambient pads. Albiet I liked the dark sounds of the Karnage experiment, I decided I wanted to start anew and use more chiptune influence. I copied the drums from the Charlie project and loaded some chiptune samples with the intent of creating a traditional medieval fanfare sort of melody, however what was in my head changed as I put it into the computer and made various mistakes which in fact made it better. I also put in a fast chiptune arpeggio playing mostly the tonic and 5th of each chord with a slight glide to each note; an effect used in some of my favourite music which I do

Another genre I wanted to experiment with is dubstep, so I made a dubstep section and then brought back a variation of the main theme. The next section was created after I discovered a new technique which I had heard used in a lot of chiptune music. Basically it is just a groups of notes played together really quickly. Depending on what notes are used, different effects can be created. Here, I have created an ascending arpeggio on chordal notes.

Asteroids is just a working title, chosen because of the video game and because the track sounds really spacey. Also I might make a longer version; this edit and description is for a music assessment task.

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Alright, I have to admit I didn't think this song would be great just listening to the intro. What bad practice, I know, but I like to make the beginning give a preview of what's to come or give a setting/theme for the rest of the song. Needless to say, I as NOT disappointed when I continued to listen. It reminds me of some really good keygen music if you know what I'm talking about.

I absolutely love the creativity you've put into this, reading the backstory. It's an original mesh of different song styles with one leading repeating melody, which is very catchy by the way. The middle part where it breaks into a sort of dubstep style and a different beat is cool. You have a great chord progression going on there too. We need more artists like you here. Way to go man.

TheKeyboardGuy responds:

Thanks for the review man! I didn't know what keygen music is, so I looked it up and found the Crack Intro Wikipedia page, which led me to reading about the Demo Scene. Thanks for leading me to that, I'm actually really interested!

Pretty decent. Felt like it was missing something. Maybe some WUB. IDK. Pretty good anyways. Hope to see more from you.

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May 19, 2012
10:49 PM EDT
Drum N Bass
File Info
5.3 MB
2 min 21 sec

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