Wild Hunt (Percussion)

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There were extra layers made for this only.

Gotta go, gonna add more descript later.

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Very Cool! Proof that you don't need to go all out with an orchestra to create a high tension level. It's hard not to think of a wild chase when listening to this piece. Really gets your heart pumping!

KatMaestro responds:

:O Basset-Hound reviewed on my tiny track. THANK YOU SIR!

Excellent job! Percussion is probably my weakest point so this is certainly an inspiration :)

KatMaestro responds:

Thank you sir!

One certain 'hook' for me when it comes to a piece of music is good, solid percussion (being a percussionist myself). This sounds like something which has prime place in an FPS, or a game along the theme of war. The creators of the Jak & Daxter series would particularly appreciate this piece of yours. ;-)

Now unlike Samulis, I enjoy taiko -- but specific types, really. I don't know if you've taken your inspiration off the soundtrack of Battlestar Galactica, because one, its soundtrack is awesome, and two, it's got a lot of taiko in it. I can hear just smidges of taiko in this piece, which I suppose is a good thing, since it's meant to be more atmospheric, instead of showcasing one instrument over the rest.

I'd agree with perhaps throwing in timps, cymbals, higher-frequency drums (really high-pitched shimedaiko for instance??), so as to give it a bit more colour, to complement what this piece already has. Percussion pieces tend to drone into one specific range of frequencies (lows and mids usually), and part of heightening the tension is by throwing some highs.

Congratulations on the front page, and keep up the good work. ^_^

4.5/5; this is going into my little favourites list.

P.S. If you want me to throw in something, I'll gladly throw in a bodhrán, possibly two :P Up to you though; I once jokingly said I'd ruin most pieces by playing a bodhrán over them!

KatMaestro responds:

Thank you for the reviews! :) I'm a sucker when comes to using transitions like cymbals and drum rolls. Battlestar Galactica's music is my all-time favorite. I actually learned a lot about perc uses in the soundtrack.

I'm also a sucker for using the right frequencies for the right instruments. Mostly I mix by ears and guessing so I think this might be the big problem. There is so much stuff to study about :D!

Thanks again for the review!

Awesome percussions man and grats on front page! :D

KatMaestro responds:

Thanks man. That's great! :D

Like I always say, you are a percussion master. What else can I say more :)

KatMaestro responds:

Thanks. :)

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4.81 / 5.00

Jun 22, 2014
10:08 AM EDT
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4.9 MB
2 min 9 sec

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