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Wake Up

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ATTENTION: A high quality version is available on my Soundcloud page.

Hey there! This is another Classical peice that I've named "Wake Up". It is a slow and melancholic piece, it doesn't really have too much of a build up, and is just meant to carry you through a journey.

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This is a good song. However throughout the song, you used the exact notes from the song "A Kingdom Divided" by Ocyris which is also on Newgrounds. I also listened to the song "Moving Dark" by lanky21 and you used notes from it as well. I believe you copied and pasted from those songs. If you did, you need to give them credit.

Pivvot responds:

Actually, here is the truth. I created this composition back when I was still using Magix Music Maker. In Magix Music Maker, there are several sound banks that contain different styles/genres of music. These sound banks contain pre-made beats and/or melodies to help accent a song. Of course, there are also basic VST plugins as well.

Considering these three songs sound the same, I can guarantee that the two artists that you've mentioned also use, or have used Magix Music Maker in the past. We've just managed to use the same preset melody/sequence in our compositions.

I don't use Magix anymore, however. I've moved on to FLStudio. Regardless, copying them was not intentional. In fact, those specific melodies weren't even created by me, Ianky21, or Ocyris.

The more you know, because knowledge is power.

Thanks for listening.

Take a listen at "Soulless" if you want to hear something I've made completely myself in its entirety. (That composition was created in FLStudio with some 3rd party VST plugns.)

I really like parts of this song, but I feel like they don't transition well between each other. It's probably just my taste, but there are parts that seem like they've just been cut and pasted together.

Interesting song...though I'm 100% certain this isn't entirely your work. From 1:15 to 2:23 there is a melody that was taken directly from the song Moving Dark, by lanky21 which can be found at the following URL: http://www. newgrounds. com/audio/listen/311535 (cut the spaces)

I've been listening to that very song for over three years. I know it is not yours. Please credit the artists you taken work from in the comment section, with links back to the original work.

Pivvot responds:

I took a listen at the song you've described, and they do sound startlingly similar. However, not in any way, shape, or form, would I copy somebody else's work. You must understand that there are many songs out there with similarly sounding melodies, percussions, etc. This even happens in the professional music industry as well. With so much music out there, it should come as no surprise that this would happen eventually. Even so, there is a noticeable difference between the section of my song and of the song you have described. Do they sound similar? Yes. There are many people in this world, and unfortunately, if someone has came up with an idea; for whatever it may be: Music, Films, Writing, etc. There will be somebody else who has already thought of that idea, or something similar. Therefore, it is incredibly difficult for a person to come up with an entirely original idea, which is just another fact of life when it comes down to it. Did I intentionally copy the song you've described? Of course not, I haven't even listened to that song until you mentioned it.

You should watch the youtube video "4 Chords Official Music Video" by AxisofAwesome. You will understand exactly what I mean when you do. No offense, but you shouldn't be so quick to jump to conclusions like that.

Nice piece! I really loved the athmosphere you have created on from the beginning. Maybe the flute part in the beginning could have become a little bit more versatile and i think you needed a better choir vst (this one sounds a little bit unrealistic). But after that passage the piano part and this tuned percussion combined with the glockenspiel sounds really good. One thing which could improve your stuff a lot: Dont use the strings like pads. Make them more vivid tweaking the velocities, use more divisi and bring in some more movement.

The passage at 4:00 and its introduction sound really great - the choir you are using - is it symphonic choirs? If so then ignore my issue from above and just use the wordbuilder function, three mic positions and dark abbey reverb and it will increase the realism of the choir part at the beginning a lit.

Overall very entertaining with a lot of potential. Keep it on!

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3.24 / 5.00

Sep 30, 2013
4:24 PM EDT
File Info
9.5 MB
6 min 55 sec

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