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Octavia vs Fiddlesticks

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The cello vs the violin in an battle of epic proportions.

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Is this octavia from MLP and Fiddlesticks from league or am I completely wrong?

Yes! A new song from you! Your songs are awesome and then you come out with this even better song.

To me, almost everything was perfect. The choir was perfectly fitting and really put a great "epic" ambiance to the whole song. The percussions felt really heavy in the start and they were really building up to a more light part of the song. I can't say anything more about the instruments, they were perfectly mixed and everything, I would just repeat myself.

I noticed something, too. At 2:47, I had a great deja-vu impression. Then it hit me, this part was just like Octavia's Secret. Really, it was a great bonus to the song, and, just for information, your song Octavia's Secret is really a great song and I actually listen to it often. But yeah, let me go back on the review, now.

The song was really awesome the whole way through, but there's a single part that I didn't really like :s. It was the transfer at 4:03 to the Fiddlesticks song. I didn't like it because of how abrupt it starts and because I thought it didn't sound as good as the rest :/, but really, when the fiddlesticks song starts at 4:30, everything goes back to normal to me. That was really the only part that I didn't like, and it was short, so it's really not that bad.

Like I already said, your song is epic and there's only one spot that I didn't like. Everything else was perfect. and I also liked the reference to your own song in the middle of it. Also, I've listened to a lot of your songs and I've always been wondering, what VSTs/Samples do you use for your violin sounds? They always sound so realistic/awesome, I would really like to know ^^

So yeah, keep up the great work and I hope you'll do more music this year!

TheBellmaker responds:

Thanks for listening!

I want to comment on that part at 4:03 you brought up. I actually struggle a lot with what was supposed to come next, because I had already written all of the buildup, but I didn't know what I was building up toward. I was debating doing a "typical" finale to transition to Fiddlesticks, but I instead thought what if I did something completely unexpected, yet still Octavia like?

To me, stringed instruments give the feeling of darkness. And so I played on that, writing a section of dissonance, fear, and chaos that often accompanies darkness. In hindsight, It may or may not have been fitting, but I always like to try new things.

Credits & Info

4.14 / 5.00

Mar 12, 2014
8:14 PM EDT
File Info
8.9 MB
6 min 30 sec

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