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Certain Defeat

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First try at something orchestral-dedicated to those who have departed NG

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its okay,but the music was scattered sounding

it gives me some feel of deafeat, but its kinda unclear the music seems to wander off the subject or just tend not to sound liek the main idea anymore it just brcomes scattered music,but ill give you this it better than what i can do,my audio absoleutly terrrible....but it inpsires me that im not the only one that is just as bad as this,sorry if i offended you but im terrible and well,at least you have more ability than me,so ill say this good job...i think... if you want to improve try make the music seem to flow as one thing instead of..well...chaos

dj-padman1 responds:



i liked this one better than ur other classical cause of the sound effects...wat program did u use? low strings were cool

dj-padman1 responds:

Hey man, its been a while :)
I used Kontakt 2 sampled instruments and the percussion and fx and stuff were the Orchestral drumkit with Battery 2. I'm still figuring out how to use all the features. i should have it pretty much covered by 2009.

certain defeat

well, that very nice of you to have such a heart.
great song, exept the intro. try sticking with a one precution instrument intro.

dj-padman1 responds:

lol :)
thanks for the review. I kind of enjoy a jumble of percussion though!

I write classical/orchaestral in my spare time

The song is very nice, very well thought out =) gives me the image in my head of someone being dragged to the chopping block, with him screaming, fighting, only to hope to stay alive. The music gest stronger, they get closer, he fights even harder. The people dragging him are heartless though... heartless machines. They then drag him into the arena, with the block in the middle. A snare begins to roll, and then... its over.

Damn good song. As nice and creepy as it was, it wasn't very wel structured? Or at least it felt like it. It didn't feel like there was a definate pattern? Maybe it was intentional, meh, whatever. You 10s across the board, you REALLY deserve it this time =)

dj-padman1 responds:

Great story! thats what I like to hear when I try some classical :)
Structure..yeah....I really need to get up to speed on that, I was going for some transitions in mood but it didn't quite come off.
Next time should be better if I can spare 7 minutes for my fancy string samples to lod up :)


Hey dj_padman1

I've been listening to your works for a while now, regretably not leaving many reviews. This piece is very well orchestrated, paints the mood effectively. As if you are seeing through the eyes of the fallen, watching a corrupt kingdom being torn from the inside out, lacerating the ambitions, not to forget, the heads of those too weak to oppose the strong...

so many images I could tell you, many of which I can't without some form of image ;).

the melody that starts at 1:08 is just so damn moving, so evil, so dark.

5/5 from me dj_padman, keep them coming. I'm not totally defeated, i'll still hang around, drop by every once in a while to leave reviews.

Very nice sound effects, especially that rusty swing kinda sound near the beginning.

dj-padman1 responds:

Hey, here's the man himself!
Well, first of all, thanks for your reassurance that you will indeed be gracing the AP in the future. Lol, yeah, the song title is no reflection on your status here ;)
Thanks for your kind review, most appreciated. And if you heard about this track from the 'publicity forum' please pardon my French. I was really mad that this track that actually had a purpose would be so viciously cut down, even more than usual...
Thanks again for dropping by Maestro. :)

Credits & Info


4.21 / 5.00

Jul 4, 2006
11:45 PM EDT
File Info
3.2 MB
2 min 21 sec

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