Opening Theme 6

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Yet another installation in my "cliche music for video game menus" series. :D

Today I decided to emulate all those slow, dark string/string pad pieces. For the record, this took me 20 minutes (not kidding) and required more energy to upload and mix than to compose. This genre generally uses pads, but I decided to do it the honest way and use string section patches from EWQL Symphonic Orchestra, mixed and mastered out with at least some effort. In addition, the idea of a repeating bassline is present, with a nice D Minor -> C Major -> Bb Major -> C Major progression.

Feel free to use this piece in your game or film (that's why I made and uploaded it!)! Just be sure to give credit and please contact me if you use it in a commercial work, although for this silly thing I'm not too attached to it.

Please, feel free to comment with any feelings this piece may give you. No need to go heavy on constructive criticism or anything like that though. XD

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I really like the simplicity of this piece. Excellent use of strings and progression to accentuate that solemn feeling. Just out of curiosity, did you use SO Gold or Platinum? I'm quite impressed that you managed to create this in 20 minutes!

samulis responds:

SO Gold with close mics. :)

The secret to the speed is two-fold- first, the bassline repeats. Second, the basic melody work is just a trade off between sections (violins and cellos) throughout the piece. To create interest, I have a point where the cello line climbs above the violins and the last iterations feature divisi playing to give more buildup. In reality, it's all just the same chords over and over again with some varying motifs and dynamics to make it seem more interesting. I'm glad to hear you think it came off well enough!

Talking of emotions, I wanted to feel where exactly I will put this piece if I make a film. Two parts of a movie came into my mind. 1- Finally hero finds the place/destiny after a tiresome struggle OR 2-tribute to a brave just-died King on his funeral. Nevertheless and whatever, as usual - flawless!

samulis responds:

Thanks for the review, Emid! Waiting for you to post a new piece up so I can return the favor, as yours is very good as well! :D

Sound really great for a movies and a video game great job!

samulis responds:

Thanks man! I appreciate the review coming from a composer who has certainly been writing longer than I. :)

Seriously amazing, I might use this one day.

samulis responds:

You're more than welcome to, thanks. :D

epic stuff. nice work

samulis responds:

Thanks man.

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5.00 / 5.00

Jan 29, 2013
10:32 PM EST
Video Game
File Info
4.6 MB
2 min 0 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.