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Chummified [2014]

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I recently took a look through some old pieces and noticed that I no longer have the project file to this song (I have no idea why). This is the last mixdown that was rendered out, which I converted to mp3. Even though it's not quite a work of art and it's from March 2014, I felt a bit bad about just letting it go to waste. The loop at the very least functions, so I decided to shrug it off and put it up here. What's the worst that could happen?

R.I.P. my sweet child, maybe I would have returned to you some day to fix the awful mixing and other little problems.

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The intro reminded me of some old horror movie.
Immediately, I was surprised by the percussion. This was in a good way. The rythm, ads a lot to the otherwise pretty ominous piece.

The melodies and the characteristics of the different segments are nice. I don't really have anything to criticise, as the dynamic works as well. Well done.

Deemo-R responds:

Hey, thanks for the review Tears! Glad you liked it :)

I like this song. Sounds like a boss theme. I also like that super fake (sampled) choir and pipe organ. I've just been listening to some high end choir sample packs of hundreds of dollars, but I noticed that no matter how much money and effort you put into it, you're almost always able to tell the difference between a sampled/synthetic choir and a live one. That's why I think it's best to be upfront about it, and make it so it's obviously not supposed to be a realistic sounding choir. That way people won't think you tried something but failed at it. Plus I like the atmosphere artificial choirs give. A bit of a retro feel. Artificial choirs can also sound a bit spooky, because they sound human, but at the same time fake. The uncanny valley. What I also like about this is that the orchestral instruments are combined with electronic drum and bass sounds. Makes me think about Orochimaru's Fight theme from Naruto (not shippuden but the first series) The filter on the guitar is a nice effect. It's quite a long song for a loop, with lots of variety. You didn't try to get off easy.

Deemo-R responds:

That is an interesting way of looking at it, I hadn't quite thought of it like that until now. There most certainly are nuances to a human performance that will never be replicated by even the most fine-tuned vsti, so I'm a firm believer of 'working within your limits'. The quality of the choir really just about matches the rest of the instruments in the song anyways, so it doesn't get too lonely in that regard. ;)

I most certainly went for variety with this one! I can still recall writing it about a year ago when I still thought it was one of the best things I'd ever made. I tinkered with the melodies a bit at the start, but most of it came pretty naturally as I was laying out the parts. The thing I struggled with was making a loop back to the start, so I ended up just tying over with a haphazard transition involving the french horn and saw lead.

I love the Naruto music! Masuda delivered a stellar ost to that show. Still got a bunch of those songs sitting on my phone for whenever I need a quick inspiration. :D

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4.73 / 5.00

Jan 23, 2015
6:54 PM EST
Video Game
File Info
7.1 MB
3 min 8 sec

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