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Reviews for "Story Left Untold (DJKarma)"

Unbelievable

This is amazing. It has a lot of emotion in it. Ad the piano sounds so clean and real! Some parts of it seem a bit familiar, somewhat similar to a few of the Inuyasha scores I listen too. I love the way the piano sounds at about 1:10, and 1:47. The ending is so peaceful. I see this as a mourning song. If only it was longer. I think it should be, just becasue emotional and sad songs work better that way. The longer they have to work into your head the more effect it tends to hold, in my opinion. Strangely enough, though, despite its depressing mood, there are a few bits that cant help but make you feel happy. Lovely piece~

And I wouldn't worry about deriving the beginning from another piece, expecially that short of one. This sounds original enough to me~ Hope to hear more piano pieces from you. They are very nice~

BlazingDragon responds:

Very nice review! It is very encouraging when people take the time to write as such and even say what spots they enjoyed and so forth. :)

I really like the piano sound I used for this one. It is a great free sample, but perhaps a bit quiet if I remember correctly. I've never watched Inuyasha extensively, but I do like some of the music from the series. With the spot at 1:10, I took the melody and modified it to a major key so it would sound happier. I'm glad you enjoyed that part! As far as length, I pretty much ran out of ideas. This is actually a long song for me. Two and a half minutes is pretty long for most of my work! I'll see what I can do in the future to make longer pieces. While the song is a sad as a whole, I did intentionally incorperate some happy moments.

Thank you very much for the lovely review!
~Blaze

Story Left Untold

The title fits the song. And I think I can write on true to this music. I know the basis of the idea for the music is someone elses , but you made it your own. One I will definately use just for personal purposes, but it will be an awsome story just the same.

BlazingDragon responds:

Thank you! If you do plan to do anything with it aside from personal use, please PM the original author. I wouldn't want anything bad to happen. >_>

Thanks for the review!
~Blaze

respond to this

I'm gonna take a look at DJKarma, and how do you get such a nice sounding piano sound, I record my stuff, and it still doesn't sound as good as this , how??

BlazingDragon responds:

I use a computer mouse, demo of FL Studio, and MIS Stereo Piano that I found on blackhole12's profile (In one of his news posts). I just load the piano into FL, add a tad bit of reverb, and work away. I like to go back and tweak the volume of each note a little, just to make it feel more human.

A good, free piece of software, and some time and effort to humanize things with dynamics. With this one, I also used FL's automation capabilities to change the tempo gradually. You'll notice if you listen to the beginning.

You can find that piano if you look around www.blackhole12.newgrounds.com/ in his newsposts. It isn't a soundfont (it is a direct wave file) but it should still load into FL. It's around 170 MB to download I believe, so it may take a long time if you have a really slow connection.

I hope that is helpful! :D
~Blaze

I like

This is awesome just so you know, I really like the piano captures the mood and just has a good flow and everything. Right tempo, Right notes, Right everything keep it up and be sure to check out some of my stuff if you get a chance.

BlazingDragon responds:

Sure thing. I'll listen to one of your tracks. Thanks for the review, I'm glad you like it so much! :D

~Blaze

hmm...

it sounds good, but are you really allowed to just compile somebody else's music?

BlazingDragon responds:

Well, it is 90% original. (The only similarity is a short melodic phrase) I reviewed the original song and wanted to remix it. I sent multiple PMs to DJKarma asking permission, but he STILL hasn't responded. I will readily delete this if he has any problem with it. When you post a song it says, "If you alter, transform, or build upon this music, you may distribute the resulting creation only under a license identical to this one." Which I did. So I'd like to think I'm not breaking any rules, here. I don't think he'll have any problem, though.

Thanks for the review! :D
~Blaze