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"The Last Ship" Short ver.


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This is the original version of my song "The Last Ship". It features less instruments and more pronounced choirs.

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wow, it's like the music is telling a "short story". That was real pleasure for my ears! Keep up your great work.

BrokenDeck responds:

Thanks! :D

I love the classical/film stuff you got going on. This is really an excellent example. The reverb you're using is shit but a classier reverb (maybe like a good Lexicon Hall or something from the native series) would just put this over the top. Fantastic chord modulations. Gorgeous stuff (DO MORE).

Great song! really, i'm sorry i don't have time to write a review about how amazingly fluent and beautiful and emotional it is, but i was wondering what program you used to create it. Logic? Cubase? :)

BrokenDeck responds:

I used Cubase as my DAW, and EWQL as my orchestral sounds. The choir used is EWQL Symphonic Choirs. There's a also a bit of Project SAM Symphobia as well.

Short, but wonderfully sweet. The production is excellent, the timbre of the strings and brass is marvellous. The others pretty much covered all the awesomeness of it.

Some things I reflected over:

I would've kind of liked a slightly more fluid melody - the note-against-note chorale style gets somewhat old with time.

Some light percussion, cymbals perhaps, would've been neat but it does stand on its own as it is.

The harmonic palette used is great, but when listening pointedly to the arrangement, I really found myself wanting more contrary motion (though 0:42-0:43 is great!) in certain places.

Disregarding all that crap, this is the best I've heard on NG in a long, long while.

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3.52 / 5.00

Jul 29, 2012
7:55 PM EDT
File Info
1.7 MB
1 min 16 sec

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