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Sonic Legacy - When The World Is Mine (Dr. Eggman)

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Track 096 // Length: 6:44 // Style: Drum ‘n Bass // Speed: 172 BPM // Measures: 290 // Loops: 35 // Clips: 17 // Time Taken: 55 days

Composed, lyrics written and performed by: Pauly B
Extra contributions: Fleetway
Icon Art by: Rush

Sonic The Hedgehog (TM) is property of SEGA Enterprises
Sonic Legacy (TM) is property of Sonic Paradox

My first official contribution to Sonic Legacy! I decided to take on the task of composing a theme for Dr. Eggman in this up-and-coming web-series! The point was to make a mix of sound styles, with the orchestral Eggman theme from Sonic ’06, an intense feeling from Eggman’s theme from Sonic Adventure 2, and my own little twist of Drum ‘n Bass. It features a few orchestral MIDIs along with plenty of customized synths, and completely original lyrics.

Trumpets and strings in the beginning to give it a darker feel before it really pops off. The YEEHAW was inspired by Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, as that was his line in the game. I’m learning quite a bit by just exploring equalizers and finding new sounds, and learning how to better adjust then in-pattern. Hence the futuristic sounding synths. Tried to keep it intense, what I really pictured was a hostile robot takeover in action. Something that fits the attitude that lets you know that Eggman means business.

I received a lot of external help from the Sonic Legacy crew, fixing up knicks and smoothing things over. It took quite a bit of time and a lot of extra ears to oversee that this is as good as it can get. I am a little nervous about how well my voice is going to go over. I tried my best to sing it out and edit it properly. I even learned a few things along the way, mostly about how most raw files need to be compressed to even things out. I spent a lot of time editing each and every individual waveform, every consonant and vowel. I am now more easily identifying starts and ends, and I’m paying attention to every detail down to the last 1/1000th of a second to keep it smooth and not jumpy. It helps

Eggman Army come forth! Arise! Get down to the jams and party it up robot style! And hey . . . thanks for the listen! Here’s to the future! Don't forget to check out everything Sonic Legacy at https://tapas.io/series/Sonic-Legacy and join the Discord channel at https://discord.gg/tdxmJv2

LYRICS:
YEE-HAW!

You’ve taken everything
I used to be, away from me
You left me broken down and shaken

It’s boiling up inside
This pain I feel’s become so real
It hurts so much and I can’t take it

My vengeance is burning
You will see a side of me I just can’t hide
My time is approaching
You could never stop me even if you try

Keep your fear
Take your sorrow
It’s too late for you to leave it all behind
And when you see my face, you will learn your place
You will pay when I take over for all time
When the world is mine (x2)

Now I'm coming and I'm headed your way
There's nothing you can change, nothing you can say
I'm gonna take over and it starts today (x2)
LET'S GO!

Keep your fear
Take your sorrow
It’s too late for you to leave it all behind
And when you see my face, you will learn your place
You will pay when I take over for all time
When the world is mine (x4)
WHEN THE WORLD IS MINE!

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not bad keep it up

PaulyBFromDa303 responds:

Thank you Jesse! That really means a lot!

Awesome as always. Love the sinister opening.

PaulyBFromDa303 responds:

Thank you Shawna! That was a major keypoint of the track

Aside from needing the vocals to stand out more, this is pretty damn good for an Eggman theme, fantastic!

PaulyBFromDa303 responds:

Learning is fun. Even during the creation of this, at least the vocals are a little better than they were in the past. I've learned so much, and yet there's so much left to learn.

I love writing music

Thank you very much

I'mma give you the 5en because I can definitely tell a lot of good work into it and there is so much to like here. On Chron's note, I really like what you've done with the vocals but they would be so much better if they stood out more in the mix. Maybe making some room for those in the mixdown by spacing things out more in the stereo field would help here, as well as cutting out some room in the adjacent synths with EQ work? Either way, solid tune :)

PaulyBFromDa303 responds:

The stereo field! Why didn't I think of that! I was trying to figure out how to make them stand out in separate left/right pans. It's pretty tough to figure out but I'm sure there's a way, I just have to keep discovering. That's the beauty of writing music is being able to explore and find new ways to tighten the pros. It's all a work in progress. I'll definitely keep this in mind for the future. Thank you Echoz!

ooh nice eggman intro :)

those wah wah sounds are very cool :)\\the main lead was cool but the stereo felt very odd with it, it also felt like it was drowning everything out - also you should avoid putting the vocals behind a synth like that and trying to have them compete - you should push the main synth behind the vocals - still I like the feel you were going for - I just feel the mastering is a bit of a mess.

I love the string arp around the 3:50 mark - but yeah you aren't filtering the vocals with the main lead so everything is just sorta bleeding into each other - if you sort your levels out though this could be a very kickass song though - atm it feels a bit cramped though.

I like the part around 5:20 as well too - I think the problem too is that your vocals aren't clear enough, which makes me suspect you don't have the best quality mic and are trying to mask bg noise with the song itself - your vocals need to be a mot more crisp and more forward in the mix and the rest of the song toned back a bit to allow them to breathe. That's my advice for you.

All things considering though a pretty solid track :)

-shawn (Chronamut)-

PaulyBFromDa303 responds:

Vocals are tough for sure. I really just wanted to focus on not deluding it out with reverb and echo to blend it better. I have been having problems with my mic as of late. I still need to figure out what settings are better to use for what parts. I was able to compress the vocals, but I feel like there could be more I haven't discovered yet. I'll find that muse sooner rather than later. I've got a feeling I know what to do for the next time

Much appreciated! Thank you for the review! And thank you for always being honest with me!

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Jan 8, 2019
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