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Last post Thu, Jul 21 2011 by Errikos, 6 replies.
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Posted on Fri, Jul 15 2011 09:51
by suon
Joined on Sat, Sep 04 2010, Posts 106

Hi all,

Here is another song I was making for an upcoming flash game, which I thought turned out pretty good.  The ending is intended to loop immediately back to the beginning.  Errikos, hopefully you can't say it is anything like John Williams this time =)

http://www.suonlabs.com/music/annn.mp3

The old main theme I posted previously is also updated with crossfading and balance.  Errikos, I tried adding the woodwinds in the hits as you suggested, but I couldn't overcome my own bias towards the original way.

http://www.suonlabs.com/music/aaaa.mp3

And variations of another slower theme:

http://www.suonlabs.com/music/abbb.mp3

http://www.suonlabs.com/music/accc.mp3   - Yes, anything with a solo celesta in 3/4 is forever condemned to be "Harry Potter" now.  But I'm still doing it.  It probably fits the target audience anyway.


I'll take these links down in about a week.  Feedback will be very helpful and appreciated!!

Best Regards

~Shawn

Posted on Fri, Jul 15 2011 11:18
by dorremifasol
Joined on Fri, Oct 22 2010, Barcelona, Posts 59

The new theme sounds gorgeous! congratulations,

Though it's not what I understand as "game music" by my utterly deprecated stardards :)

Cheers

Intel i9 9900KF, 48Gb RAM, Windows 10 64bit, Cubase 12 / Nuendo 11
Posted on Sun, Jul 17 2011 06:25
by suon
Joined on Sat, Sep 04 2010, Posts 106

Thanks =)  By my logic, if its music, and its for a game...

~Shawn

Posted on Wed, Jul 20 2011 16:02
by Errikos
Joined on Tue, Jun 12 2007, Posts 1103

I so much prefer it when people betray influences in their music (healthy), rather than specifically trying to copy certain pieces or composers as their primary goal - that's for students and 3rd raters. So, I hope you have good luck with these nice track Shawn.

If you can't notate/MIDI it yourself, it's NOT your music!

In these modern days to be vulgar, illiterate, common and vicious, seems to give a man a marvelous infinity of rights that his honest fathers never dreamed of. - Oscar Wilde
Posted on Thu, Jul 21 2011 04:11
by suon
Joined on Sat, Sep 04 2010, Posts 106

Wait, which category are you saying I fall into?  =)

The way I see it, everyone is "always" a student.  For me it's (usually) not about pursuing originality, its about pursuing the ability to create an awesome musical experience, regardless of whether its original or imitation.

~Shawn

Posted on Thu, Jul 21 2011 14:39
by Errikos
Joined on Tue, Jun 12 2007, Posts 1103

I was being complimentary Shawn. I felt that your earlier piece sounded as the result of a specific effort to copy John Williams' style, something which is not worthwhile in my opinion even if it could be done perfectly. Whereas this time around, I can still feel him and Goldsmith, but as influences this time in a work that's yours; there is a big difference, and a step in the right direction, one that hopefully will lead you to a sound that is more than less yours. I agree that one should not intentionally pursue originality - it can be a crippling experience. If there is any originality inside you it will come out anyway, if you don't stifle it by particularly aiming to sound like someone else (which I felt happened the first time, much less now).

All the best.

If you can't notate/MIDI it yourself, it's NOT your music!

In these modern days to be vulgar, illiterate, common and vicious, seems to give a man a marvelous infinity of rights that his honest fathers never dreamed of. - Oscar Wilde
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