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A theme created for one of my characters for the comic, "Ascend", located here: http://fav.me/d9xlhzb

Created in FL Studio 10, mainly utilizing the VST, "SpicyGuitar", in combination with plenty of overlaid kicks and Paramatic Equalizer effects.
Tempo is automated to change to roughly 170 BPM over the intro of the song and fluctuates to a slightly higher BPM.

The title says it all for the mood of the music.


Not a fan of the piece itself. The guitar VST sounds extremely midi which I know is at no fault of your own. There are a few good moments. When the percussion comes in it tends to pick up but when it comes to compositions you want variety. Change up the percussion a bit. Dont use the the same guitar VST.

I recommend going from acoustic to electric when the percussion comes in with a little bit of overdrive. Give the listener some variety.

I don't know what DAW you're using but if you're serious about composing music for film or games, I recommend investing in some new plugins AND pro-daw software like Protools and Logic.

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not a fan of that guitar vst (or any other tbh), sounds very fake and rubbery. the voicing isn't particularly guitar-like either so you could probably replace it with some other instrument without much trouble. it already sounds more like a harpsichord already so that might be an option.

the percussion is neat! might be cool to cut out the lows frequencies from the higher-pitched rolling kicks in the second rhythm and layer it over the first rhythm? basically i just want more stuff to happen cause the bad guitar sound only occupies a narrow range of tones for the entire piece and there's a lot of space to fill.

really not liking how the piece develops beyond 1:13, the chromatic modulations don't really make any sense and the guitar sustain gives horrendous dissonance between chords. nothing wrong with dissonance per se, but that dynamically flat sustain and harmonic movement which isn't even tangentially related to the rest of the piece make it seem like you kinda ran out of ideas and threw some random notes together.

keep at it tho - as boring as it might be i think you should write some more consonant music (i.e. stick to 1 scale and use conventional chord progressions) before embarking on more compositionally experimental endeavours.

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4.00 / 5.00

May 10, 2016
6:16 PM EDT
File Info
2 MB
2 min 14 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.