Shifting Sands

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Whenever I listen to this, I always think of Game of Thrones, but in a more desert / middle-eastern atmosphere. There's an intense standoff between nations, and something big is going to happen soon.

I played this live on my Korg X-50, no editing or multi-tracking. Hope you enjoy~

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I can definitely picture a war in the middle of the Sahara Desert about to happen when I listen to this. Nice work!

This is quite good actually, like for an intense battle that is about to brake out - this suits it quite well! Sometimes the basic stuff is better :) kind of like more is less or less is more (something like that) I write a lot of stories and this is kind of inspiring, thanks!

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Matt-Porter responds:

I couldn't agree more! Sometimes I feel my lack of multi-tracking hinders me, but then I get clean, simple pieces like this and don't mind so much :)

I think it's a solid piece, good job. I will agree with the snare comment, though.

Matt-Porter responds:

The snare was automated, and I unfortunately didn't know how to edit it. I agree though, it's too loud.

Glad you liked it otherwise. - thanks for the review.

great for an ambient piece but the snare is very annoying. if the percussion changed i could see this as a cool jungle piece and if removed a cool ambient piece.

Overall to me the piece seemed a little empty, to be honest. However, I can understand this seeing as you mention no editing or multi-tracking especially. Sidenote, I just got a korg X50 myself, loving it! ;)
But yea, anyways, not bad..

Matt-Porter responds:

It's definitely a bit on the basic side, most of my stuff is. Once I get more familiar with audio software, and learn my way around the Korg, I'll look into adding more layering and depth on my pieces.

As for the Korg, I've yet to do too much with it, but it's an amazing machine. I need to look into loading custom sounds onto it, as I've never done that.

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4.69 / 5.00

Jan 29, 2013
3:20 PM EST
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4.1 MB
3 min 0 sec

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