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Terrorised

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Here we have a theme made for the opening of a very big annual event that happens every year at my school. This year's event has the theme "Superheroes".

This is the track that ends the whole opening, with a bang if I do say so myself. I tried to focus on making it insanely loud and powerful; this is the kind of music I believe I'm strongest at. I intended for this to make people feel like a struggle between heroes and villains and the villains beating the heroes.

For this song I used Omnisphere for all the chimes, the choir, the guitar note at the end and a lot of the ambient effects. The rest is East/West Symphonic Orchestra and Vengeance Essential House 2 for the drums.

Thanks for listening!

Reviews


Dude I loved it so much! Too bad its not the right mood for the story I'm writing, but this was epic.


Step responds:

I'm happy you think so :3. Good luck with the story haha.


Great song! nice melody.


Step responds:

Thank you!


Awesome, you've learned to use Omnisphere tastefully :D I was a little worried when I heard your first songs with it admittedly because it was so painfully obvious. But here is blends in great and accompanies the orchestra totally fine! The song is beast too btw


Step responds:

Yeah it honestly doesn't take that long to get used to Omnisphere. And once I get to know how to use its synthesis features in the zoom pages properly, I can actually make patches and properly edit existing patches :3.

Glad you liked this!

I found out the secret to making breakbeats in this song btw, inspired by your idea of adding muted snare hits to replicate live drumming.

First you choose your samples properly (snare in particular is hard), make a simple beat with a kick, snare and a hat line, and it probably won't sound fantastic. Then, find a drum loop (there are plenty all over the internet), turn its volume down, time-stretch it to match your project's tempo, EQ out lots of unnecessary frequencies (usually bass frequencies) and add it to your beat. It adds so much fullness to the beat (provided it's not too loud or too quiet), and it's so quick to do. You can add more of these quiet loops and mix and match them together with your beat to create the illusion of variation. It's cheap but it works haha.

For example, here's the beat of this song without the premade drum loops:
http://puu.sh/1QCGL

And here it is with three quiet drum loops layered with it:
http://puu.sh/1QCHj

Man I talk too much. Thanks for the review man.

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Step
Author

Listens
2,151
Downloads
178
Votes
40
Score
4.04 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jan 20, 2013
5:49 PM EST
Genre
Cinematic
File Info
Song
3.1 MB
1 min 21 sec
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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.