Don't Look Back

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Apologies for not posting this sooner - I've been sitting on this and pondering any improvements I could make to polish the piece more, but it appears the longer I contemplated, the more I accepted the current version... I finally decided to publish this as-is.

I've been playing Star Citizen as of late - a huge time-sucker, but oddly fun even in its alpha state (yes, not even beta). One of its standouts is music - and the battle music (the one that plays as long as you have no criminal record) is rather memorable, and rather... jagged? Hard to explain so...
Here, starting at 8:02 is precisely the bit that is the inspiration: https://youtu.be/9ilxj6HIUcU?t=482
I've obviously diverged from the source of inspiration, but the strings leading the groove are still the driving motif behind the piece.

Created in FL Studio 20
Work Timer: 6 hours 34 minutes.

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Great job! Love the snares in this. I'd say just watch your balance between the instruments. That string melody at 2:14 gets a little buried by the rest but other than that, awesome! :)


siteml responds:

Thanks! Those snares are my personal favorite for the piece, too - they take the momentum from before and really carry it forward - so instead of slowing down, the piece intensifies and leaves a lot of room to add even more epicness :D As far as that string melody goes, I probably could have boosted it with brass or woodwinds to get some more clarity - but at the same time, I kind of like how it sneaks about - then gets reiterated with the octave-higher repeat into the grand finale. Good catch, though, thanks!


siteml responds:

Thank you, I'm humbled :)

Very epic! Im a big fan of orchestra

siteml responds:

Thanks, and so am I ;) I'm still learning how to deal with orchestral - it's a work in progress, really, but I'm happy that I manage what I can and it doesn't sound like garbage :D And orchestral or not, I tend to veer toward epic sounding stuff. I guess I'm just intense? xD

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Jan 23, 2019
1:42 AM EST
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3 min 19 sec

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