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The Incredible Adventure

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*This is my submission for the NGUAC knock out round!*

Note for the judges: Within this piece I would like to show you how intense music is. I would like to show you that music does tell it's own story! Therefore I decided that my submission will be a cinematic score built by the traditional orchestral setup. During my time of work I thought about what kind of movie it would fit in and my thought went to a CGI (3D Anime; Disney) fantasy & action family movie. Within the six and a half minutes I tried to underscore many different emotions and feelings. Enjoy and be part of the incredible adventure! :)

Particularities of the song: Mood swings; Changing dynamics; Step and BGM switches

This composition includes the following instruments:

1st Violins
2nd Violins
Bass Trombone
Tenor Trombones
French Horns
Male Choir
Female Choir

This composition needed around 40/50 hours (23rd July - 30th July, splitted into 8 days) to be finished (composing, sound design, mixing/mastering) and definitely is one of the projects that took me way longer than others. I hope my effort was worth it!

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Tell me if this was live recorded? :O is this all programmed on a computer

VociferousMusic responds:

Very sorry for the delayed response. The composition, audio design and anything was made with the computer. :P

I like the crisp strings at the beginning and the sense of anticipation in the texture. The horn melodies at :24 are great, and the quality of the samples here is rather good. The production quality is also rather strong, and I like how the song resets itself a bit at 1:01. I think this piece doesn’t have a lot of structural cohesion in the traditional sense, but you also do an excellent job of creating enough repetition between the low brass stabs and the return to the string riff at the beginning (in one of its many iterations) throughout the piece. The intensity of the choir at 2:58 is wonderful, and I’m amazed at how well the mix holds up at some of these busier sections. The extended section of relative calm at 3:30 was also a good idea, and I love the violin arpeggios at 3:45. Occasionally, I think there was a transition that could’ve been a tad smoother, like at 4:11. That said, I remain impressed with how flowing this piece is for such a musically diverse achievement. I also liked the male choir at the 5-minute mark and how their part gradually morphs from a cultic chant to a triumphant bleat. You did a wonderful job of winding the piece down at the end, too. Overall, this piece is every bit as incredible as the adventure, and I’ll look forward to seeing what you come up with in the Final Round! Keep up the good work, VociferousMusic! ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
Composite score

VociferousMusic responds:

Thanks very much for the time you have efforted to create such a detailed and invidual feedback to everyone! You did very well in letting me know about the positive points and what still needs a bit of improvement. To be honest, I don't exactly know what I will come up with for the finals, I just have a rough concept in mind and I'm curious myself whether I can take my plans into action.

Man, this is epic. Now i feel talentless.

Oh man, the 6/8 always makes my ‘Pirates’ feelings tingle. Specially when it’s as epic sounding as this. Could’ve been the new score for the next instalment. The song has a great way of keeping you interested. The dynamics are great and your use of instruments simply amazing. Thanks!

VociferousMusic responds:

Oh wow! You gotta be exaggerating with this. I mean do you really think this piece has the potential to replace a master piece that was rewarded by the Oscar? I think not :D. If that really was the case then I gotta be speechless about it as that would beat my highest expections of how experienced my skills are at the moment!

However, what I wanted to add about my feedback of your composition: Yes, you definitely did very well and you made me have my own thoughts when listening to it, which is very nice! But let me explain you my point. You seem to compose lots of different genres, but when it comes to cinematic music, in my opinion it also is very important to hit the topic of what you are supposed to compose for. My personal goal is to actually compose a full score for the cinematics and therefore it's very important to underscore certain scenes and to emphasize the right feelings.
I usually set up a rough scenario before I start composing. I share my idea of what the soundtrack expresses with people to gather their agreement whether my soundtrack expresses what I personally thought it is supposed to.

Thank you for the feedback in return! :)

Credits & Info

4.88 / 5.00

Jul 30, 2019
3:18 PM EDT
File Info
15.7 MB
6 min 25 sec

Licensing Terms

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