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Feb 16, 2013 | 8:00 PM EST
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11.4 MB
4 min 59 sec
4.21 / 5.00

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REVISED/REMIXED April 2013: cleaned up the overly-wet reverb and EQ'd the samples for better clarity/presence.

To The Death: A Final Battle Between Hero and Enemy
Written for the Newgrounds Orchestral Contest 2013, this track depicts a tumultuous ultimate encounter between a heroic warrior and an evil adversary. A battle swirling around them full of dying footmen in every direction, the two lock their sights on one another and engage in mortal combat. After the advantage is exchanged several times, a fatal wound is dealt and a final lever of the sword is forced. When the fog of war and the haze of fire clear only one great warrior remains!

Created using Finale 2009c and the Garritan Personal Orchestra 4.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Really symphony like. It must have taken you a while to do. What program is your favorite?

LeoMDK responds:

Thank you. I used Finale 2009 w/ the Garritan Personal Orchestra 4. The project was completed in about 2 weeks or so.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Composition is very nice..good build ups allot of different instruments and articulations...but the whole thing sounds as a if your playing this over a PA system and record it with a stereo mic in a large room, or your master reverb was way to wet, or this was your intention :D

I give it 4 stars cause it lost allot of power because of this master

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LeoMDK responds:

Thanks for your review ... I admit that I don't know much about mix/master etc ... I used Finale 2009 and the Garritan Personal Orchestra samples and the reverb plugin that comes with Finale ... I have become aware that the reverb is not good, and I aim to learn how to do this better in the future. It was definitely not my intention for the reverb to sound the way it ended up. :) I listened to the composition playback on my KRK 6400 monitor headphones while I was writing it and it sounded really good, It wasn't until the day before the deadline that I heard it on a 2.1 speaker setup that I heard all the lousy reverb that I wish was different. It's amazing how --different-- it sounded then.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Wow....congrats for holding the position in contest. This piece certainly deserved to be highlighted.

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LeoMDK responds:

Thank you for your review! I am happy to be considered one of the finalists. :)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wahooo! Another Finale 2009 user. Glad to see I'm not the only insane person around here. :D

I really like the use of dynamics and tempo here. Garritan really has stepped up the quality of their samples since last I used their instruments, sounds very nice, although I think you should try other options for reverb- the convolution reverb isn't very attractive mix-wise- it's really only good for emulating an enclosed recording environment (i.e. making it sound "worse" to make it sound more real).

Keep compos(ed/ing)!

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LeoMDK responds:

Thank you for the review and compliments/critique -- much appreciated! Do you have any suggestions for what I could use for reverb besides the built in "ambience reverb" thing that the Aria player comes with?