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The Forrest Fights Back

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MAC13 Orchestral Audio Contest Submission.
A cinematic scene of a living forest fighting against evil.


nice at first it sounds like a rabbit hopping which i reeeeaaaaaaaally and then like the forest turned haunted and was fighting in a war 5 stars

Niadroj9986 responds:

Thank you robomatrix, glad you enjoyed!

Man love everything in this track. What a masterpiece! I would certainly get hold of Albion in future as I adore Albion strings. Congrats on holding 3rd position in the contest. Keep it up! :)

Niadroj9986 responds:

Wow, thanks Emid. Haha I didn't even know I got third until I read your comment. I'm glad that it was well recieved!

This is awesome ! Nice track...

Niadroj9986 responds:

Thanks Gdabz, glad you enjoyed!

Very fine cinematic music. What libraries are you using?

This piece could benefit from a few harp glissandi or the like. Although their a bit cliche, they add a really nice feel. I really like the dark turn around 1:25 when the harp FINALLY comes in... consider experimenting with other motifs common for harp, as merely arpeggios does the instrument quite an injustice to its true value.

I really like your work on the orchestration in this- very clean, very well executed. The composition is also quality, but I find the cinematic nature causes the piece to become less than memorable- it doesn't have much of a melody- most motifs are founded in the harmony, such as the staccato flute line that surfaces from time to time.

Keep compos(ed/ing)!

Niadroj9986 responds:

Hey Samulis,

Thanks, im glad you enjoyed it! I'm mostly using Spitfire Albion, with most of the melodic percussion coming from Kontakt 5.

You make a good point on the harp, i'll definitely be working on integrating more articulations and techniques with the harp in the future.

Thanks again for the praise on the orchestration, and I can understand your qualms on having the piece be more memorable. That being said, as you mentioned I was working to create a scene rather than to only define a person, place or thing and using motifs in scenes are usually saved for parts of significance. The only motif I wanted to push for was the "heroic" theme of the forest, showing up @ :28 and then the full reprisal from 1:41 to 2:16. But maybe I could've made that more apparent lol.

Would love to hear your thoughts (Gonna check your stuff out now)!


Good job, Jordain

Niadroj9986 responds:

Thanks Eatmeatleet!

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Credits & Info


4.10 / 5.00

Feb 17, 2013
2:29 AM EST
File Info
3.3 MB
2 min 52 sec

Licensing Terms

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