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Clash of Steel (new version. MP3fied)
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2002/11/25 17:44:47 PST by nixxin [0/33]
Edited at 2002/11/28 10:43:07 PST
Awards: 5 from Dev

this one took me about an hour. i think this is one of the best of my compositions, probably because i paid attention to everything i put down instead of writing random riffs and hoping them to come out nicely.

EDIT: i made it into an MP3 and it sounds good until the bass comes in. i didn't really change anything, i just wanted to see how the instruments would sound.

2002/11/25 23:35:33 PST by 3Der [0/7]

Its very original, I like it. I think the boom boom(heh I'm not a composer) in background should be louder though.

2002/11/26 13:25:17 PST by Aetrus [0/15]

I like this one! It is very original like 3der said :)

My suggestions. First I think that the piano is too loud over all. The riff is good though I like it, but try to fade the background forward a bit as the piano comes together with the rest of the elements. The harp is too soft, and the bells are at some points. The timpanis are a good touch, but its too regular. Try breaking them a up a little like: boom boom boom boom da da boom, or something like that. A little variation in percussion goes a long way.

I think this is one of your best ones Nix! Keep 'em coming!

2002/11/26 22:23:06 PST by bond4154 [0/10]

I actually really like it.

However, I'm not sure if it's my sound card or just me, but the beginning is really messy. I mean, it feels like this huge symphony high on heroin (don't take me the wrong way).

2002/11/27 00:07:21 PST by Black Squall [0/5]
Edited at 2002/11/29 10:49:05 PST

Well Nix, I hope you can take constructive critisism well. Each part has a very nice feel to it, in it's own respect. However, it felt very rushed and because of that in several places it kind of jumbled together.

I didn't think it was bad but you over used disonence, like bond said kind of messy. To help correct this take, I beleive it was the 3rd or 4th note of the repeating base set and raise or lower it half a step. That should help clean some of it up a little.

Towards the end, I think they're supposed to be bells but with a midi it can be hard to tell. Either way, they sound very fast, and cuase some more jumbling between other parts that have archipolegio's (sp?) going in the opposite direction. Slow that part down to maybe half notes or dotted half notes. Maybe try to romove some of the steps in their too.

The peice does have some very well written parts inside of it. I don't know whether it was the streaming over the net that cuased it to sound jumbled and rushed or the compiling or something somewhere in the middle of it all. Over all a few minor changes and this could be a brilliant peice.

I didn't want this to sound mean or harsh in any way, but from the quality I got (granted it is midi and streamed) the peice just felt like each part had their own tempo.

EDIT: As I listened to it again, problem in the beggining came when you changed the key of what apears to sound like a pipe organ. Change it back to it was in the first few bars and it should stay clean for awhile.

EDIT: Instruments can change alot of things, but yeah, there may be less jumbling in a better sound quality.

2002/11/30 23:17:33 PST by Black Squall [0/5]

it does sound alot better in mp3. but it starts to crackle about half way through, i know the actual file wont sound like that when it's put into good quality.

and yeah i heard where you were talking about. i don't have any quick fix suggestions right now. i need to listen to the peice a few more times because it is so involving with the other parts.

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