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Ascend (Orchestral Version)


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Spent lots of time on this one, but I think it was worth it. First song since last winter that has actually been completed. Yay. Hope you like it.

The picture above is of my lil' brother watching airplanes.

I marked this one as a soundtrack, but I am open to anyone who wants to collaborate as usual.

I have made a remix contest for this song here

~ Ben
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Hits: 5876
Comments: 33
Fans: 27
Plays: 708
Downloads: 267
Votes: 17
Uploaded: Nov 28, 2006 - 02:45:54 PM
Last Updated: Dec 05, 2006 - 05:14:06 PM Last Played: Mar 27, 2017 - 07:19:20 AM
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Einarus said 3977 days ago (November 28th, 2006)
A good comeback!
Weird... I wrote a comment a few minutes ago, but it didn't show up...

I guess I'll write you another one, then!


This was completely worth your time.

Totally film-worthy in my books.

I especially liked the tempo change in the "chorus".


Good to hear new finished stuff from you. :)


-Einar S.
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Audiologic said 3977 days ago (November 28th, 2006)
Thanks Ein.
The tempo change is minor - 110 to 120, but I thought it was needed. Also - I uploaded 3 previous versions and deleted them withing 20 min so that is probably what happened with your comments - sorry.

~ Ben

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Morpheus said 3977 days ago (November 28th, 2006)
GREAT MIXING!
I have been thinking about getting Logic myself, and if this is the kind of sound quality you can get out of it.....well I am going to just HAVE to buy it!

A great professional sounding mix.....
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Audiologic said 3977 days ago (November 28th, 2006)
Logic
I wouldn't say that Logic can give you a more professional sounding mix than anything else. Technically, I could have made this same thing in garageband...well, except for the tempo change. Logic is a wonderful program, but don't expect it to just give you better mixes - that is something you have to give it.

Thanks for the comments :).

~ Ben

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Morning Light said 3977 days ago (November 28th, 2006)
This is very POWERFUL VERSION!
I wish I could produce this quality and artistry....... this version makes me want to sing to........ if you ever have lyrics ...... I'd love to try, if my voice is right for it. The NightBird~
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Self Only Music said 3977 days ago (November 28th, 2006)
nice track
I have just recently started to listen to the "scoring/soundtrack" genres.
(I guess this is where the engineers post their music)
I like the mix. I also like your comment on the fact that - the program doesn't make the mix or the track. Right now I work only in GB (for music) even though I have a Digi 002. I have been thinking of getting Logic. Mainly because I want to start dealing with samples again. GB to Pro tools is sucks.

I look forward to hearing more from you and all the folks that have good composissions as well as great mixes.

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SecaMode said 3977 days ago (November 28th, 2006)
Beautiful...
...and the photo goes very well with the sounds. Enjoyed listening!
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Bubowski said 3977 days ago (November 28th, 2006)
Nice Arrangement
An excellent sounding sountrack-style piece. Well done!
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cjhoose said 3977 days ago (November 29th, 2006)
like I said before :)
you're soundtracks are gonna be famous one of these days...
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caroline said 3976 days ago (November 29th, 2006)
nice work ben ...
... you have done a great job here.. i could definately see the whatchacallums running through the whojis - thank you for sharing - big loves xoxoxox
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Joshosh said 3976 days ago (November 29th, 2006)
This cut is
perfect. It's almost like it was written for sports documentary's. It's a beautiful piece. Great builds, driving throughout, seemless transitions, etc. I really like it. I would use this is a heartbeat.
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rsolorio said 3976 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Beautiful
The sound sticks keep the track sounding nice and transparent. Thanks for the sample
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domdino said 3976 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Wow
This is totally excellent i loved it from start to finish. Wish I could do strings like that in Garageband... maybe i need to look into being logical!
Great work mate.
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domdino said 3976 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Horner.....
Was trying to remember what it reminded me of...
its the same chords as a beautiful mind :) still yours has awesome drums :D

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Audiologic said 3976 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Beautiful Mind
It is? Uh...:). I loved that soundtrack though, I guess it subconsciously came through.

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Audiologic said 3976 days ago (November 30th, 2006)
Beautiful Mind
Just listened throug the Beautiful Mind soundtrack, and yep, the first four string chords are the same as mine in the song "Looking for the next great idea". At least we part our ways after that.

That is a great movie though. One of my favorites.

Thanks for the heads up.

~ Ben

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domdino said 3973 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
but
Don't give up on it though man, its TOTALLY awesome i love it... just change those starting chords and it will be barely recognizable...
could you walk me through how you did the string/guitar/drums and what instruments you used cos it sounds so classy! Thanks :)

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Audiologic said 3970 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Instruments
Instruments for guitar part:

1x Oboe
1x Strummimg guitar
2x Piano
2x Kick drum
1x Legato & 1x Arco Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses
1x Legato Trumpets & Trombones
3x Snares (can't really hear them but they keep rythm with the guitar)

You can download all the track samples from the post below.

http://www.macjams.com/forum/viewtopic.php?forum=12;showtopic=69051

~ Ben


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said 3971 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
I Don't Think You Should Worry
I'm pretty sure those chords in that sequence appear in music other than "A Beautiful Mind" (a recurring motif in Carter Burwell's soundtrack to "It Can Happen to You" comes to mind). It's not unusual in classical music to explore/echo older motifs.
The important thing is what you do with it. I enjoyed this very much.

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said 3971 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
Better to Listen to the Movie itself
rather than the soundtrack to "It Could Happen to You". The CD has little of Burwell's music in it, mostly songs. However, it can be heard in parts of "The Search" which is on the cd.

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Nolan said 3975 days ago (December 1st, 2006)
Superb
This is fantastic. Beautiful arrangement. Lovely mix. A pleasure.
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kristyjo said 3973 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
I really like the buildup of sound
The drums are really good, too. This is really lush and forward driving at the same time. I listened a couple of times, and it does sound very soundtrackish, with its moments of calm and then the louder sections. I'm glad you returned with something like this that obviously is worth the wait!
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Komrade K said 3973 days ago (December 2nd, 2006)
Uplifting
A really gorgeous track Mr Audio person - and great choice of photo as well, very apposite.

Listened lots - sweeping, panoramic sounds, you've handled the strings and percussion particularly well. Powerful.

KK


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K.I.S.KISMET said 3972 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Perfectly
grandiose. I'm in total admiration. Keep up the breathtaking work.
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The Lartians said 3971 days ago (December 4th, 2006)
Love it!
This sounds just awesome, totally worth every effort you put into it!
Sounds much like I try to make my songs sound like but haven't got it quite yet ;-)

Great Work!
Feter said 3971 days ago (December 5th, 2006)
wonderfull !!
very tight work .. love the tasty beats
sure it sounds like kept lot of time
workin on this ...lot of pictures within
he main ...the wide spreadin space ..
with many colorfull in and out to enjoy
and digest ... a very nice work !
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Leon said 3959 days ago (December 17th, 2006)
WOW
Ben, sorry for the belated review... This song is definitely one of your A songs!!! You haven't come up with a full song in previous weeks/months, but when you did you just blew me away with the grandiosity and majestic energy of this masterpiece. Every great quality of your previous creations have settled into this piece -- the energy, the rhythm, the delicate complexity, the grand vision... and the overall result is simply awesome! It's now in my iPod list for work-out music to inspire me to keep me going on the treadmill, ala Chariots of Fire. :D
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GMR said 3950 days ago (December 25th, 2006)
Fantastic Chorus
This piece really got my blood flowing! It gave me the ever elusive "I can accomplish anything I put my mind to" frame of mind.

Thanks for the much needed lift. Great job!

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said 3843 days ago (April 11th, 2007)
I love this..
This by far is my favorite song I have listened to on Mac Jams. I love the uniqueness and feel it has. I can tell you put a lot of time into it. Picture a movie reel of a Space Shuttle lifting off, space, and the sort. I know that most likely sounds corny, but this music really inspires you to think and feel emotions. Is it all original, has to be right?! I have told Mac Jammers this before, but I really mean it this time, you need to try and get your music into a movie of something. You would be an instant success. Great work and keep it up. Please listen to my music. (It is nothing as great as this).
said 3785 days ago (June 9th, 2007)
9-9-9-9
Don't Worry at all .. it's great ..
Look man .. i've loved this .. it's the style that i wish one day to compose it ..
It's great .. great .. Go 9-9-9-9
you're great composer ... Keep up the good work
I Wish to accept me as a new friend
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Kori Arashi said 3400 days ago (June 27th, 2008)
Okami
This is a nice piece and reminds me of playing Okami running on the open landscape in a colorful adventure :D
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krodoff said 2908 days ago (November 2nd, 2009)
mt.
makes me want to climb something extremely tall, believing all the while that I'll actually make it.
Skean said 1769 days ago (December 15th, 2012)
Ascend
Your music is always something special to listen at.
A melody with freedom touch. Thanks for sharing.
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