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Picture the creation and opening of a massive wormhole. Countless armed frigates and capital ships reveal themselves to an unsuspecting peaceful planet. Their defences are useless against the oncoming onslaught, leaving a civilization in a brief panic before degrading it to ruins. The armada vanishes almost as quickly as they came.

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Uploaded: Mar 19, 2009 - 09:53:42 AM
Last Updated: Aug 04, 2010 - 08:40:26 AM Last Played: Sep 04, 2017 - 04:49:09 PM
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Char said 3173 days ago (March 19th, 2009)
You are into
a "Let's go destroy a planet" mode. I can't help but imagine these destroyers as evil, except for their really great taste in music. I liked it. Does that make me evil, too? Thanks.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3172 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
yo
thanks char i love the feeling of this one, it took awhile to put it together. And yes, it does make you evil :P
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TracyVosh said 3172 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Armada
You think you could send that poor unsuspecting planet this track as a warning of the destruction and chaos to come? Ehhhh, I dono - I'm thinking no amount of provisions could prepare and protect them from this fleet...sounds pretty evil and sneaky!

It is a beautiful song P, very fluidic. You are quite the storyteller. Lovin' it!
PrototypeEightyOne said 3172 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
YO
thanks, my biggest fan :P Thats a great idea unfortunatly by the time my message finally reaches them light years would have passed :P
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davisamerica said 3172 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
chaos ....
can be a rather cool listen ... nice one man
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3172 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
YO
thanks davis, its appreciated.
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magnatone said 3172 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Return
some interesting combos in here jay - it all feels just a bit off balance, which i suspect is exactly what you were going for. well done!
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3172 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
yo
i love it, you got it exactly right. I always try to incorporate the situation when i do a track like this. The drums are balanced, but the lingering ambience is off balance and unpredictable...Just like the struggle i was trying to convey... Thanks!
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MarkHolbrook said 3172 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Hum...
Didn't sound sinister enough for me. When I think of an armada I think of the Star Wars music as the imperial destroyers approach.

This was good but just not sinister enough sounding in my opinion.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3172 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
yo
i was worried about that comparison especially when writing the description, but its like comparing Apples to oranges. this isnt suppose to fall into that realm or universe. I wasnt trying to capture a star wars feeling. Try to think of a universe that has yet to unfold. There is evil and deepness to the track, just not to the extent of star wars. ( partially because i steered from orchestral which usually paints the epic over the top scenarios ) but I think it paints the picture well considering the nature of the soundbed. Thanks for the honesty and your opinion though Mark.
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elfdaughter said 3172 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Very cool!
I love this one, and excellent work for no loops! Very space-age sounding.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3172 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
yo
hey elfdaughter, thaNKS for the listen and taking the time to leave a comment :) Im glad you enjoyed it, it was a blast to make.
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drakonis said 3172 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Too much B-5 watching, perhaps?
I think you could have gotten more evil/sinister sounds, possibly by going the "Industrial" route, more gritty intense beats and build-up, maybe? I like this track and the sounds you have, but it doesn't really match up with the description for me, I don't hear the peaceful planet, or the panic, or even the immense fleet. But on the other hand, I do hear a cool soundtrack for a solo lost warrior sneaking through an unfamiliar nebula in space... this has a more mysterious/curious/consistent feel to my ears. And I like it. There ya go, my honest opinion, as always :-)
ttfn,
Drakonis
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3167 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
yo
thanks for the honesty eduard, I see where you and mark are coming from. Im not a fan of industrial beats, its too abrupt ( even though the concept of the track is of an abrupt nature ) I wanted to keep the beat in prototype form...hip hopish. I do agree the melody and sounds dont quite equate to a MASSIVE FLEET and more of a stealth bomb run, or something. Thanks for the honesty, I might take yours and Marks opinions and work on a different version. industrial/orchestral included.
Thanks
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Kicbal said 3168 days ago (March 23rd, 2009)
I like
This is a cool departure from some of your other stuff, but it still has what to me is your signature drum programing. Sounds great with the earbuds, nice spacial mixing. Nicely done.
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Day-Dreamer said 3167 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
Mellow!!
A nice chill out. I enjoyed:)
personally speaking from my own point of view and as a 'none loop artist' and a loop artist.
if your work is good then all loops are fine with me. 'Music is music' No matter how it's made
mee mee meeeee lol .. love it all :)

This is really nice though I must say.
Well done:)
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3167 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
yo
a good analogy would be:

think of it as doing a test with blanks as opposed to doing a test with multiple choice. It takes more brain power and energy to create something from scratch. To make every single component work together and blend is a challege, as opposed to lining up blocks of sounds that are prearranged and created by sound studio professionals.

I love the thrill of creating my own sound beds and the feeling of satisfaction knowing I composed and created every aspect of sound found within.

i have nothing against loopers, but there is a huge difference. I have a more developed respect for someone who composes/keys/sequences/plays live. I just like the challenge, ive used loops and just dont get any kick out of it. Its like piecing together a puzzle, the pieces are there now arrange them. I like creating the pieces.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3167 days ago (March 25th, 2009)
yo
Thanks for cheking me out D, and im glad you enjoyed it.
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VicDiesel said 3129 days ago (May 2nd, 2009)
Sweet
I'll have to see some recent SF movies to see what they do in the beat department: I'm wondering if your beats are a bit too emphatic. However, you're getting some fine synth sounds here. Much enjoyed.

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PrototypeEightyOne said 3116 days ago (May 15th, 2009)
yo
thanks for checking it out vic, i love the synths and the vibe in this. i probally should have went the route drak was talking about regarding the beat, and i thought about it, ( industrial beat ), but i love the hip hop kinda style so I wanted to keep it in the prototype style.
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ShadowofNine said 2935 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
It Opened
right in my left ear, super sound, not wormy at all LOL much enjoyed...
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maxruehl said 2935 days ago (November 12th, 2009)
Love
that fat synth bass and the cool beats. Very well done.:)
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2929 days ago (November 18th, 2009)
nice
thanks this is one of my personal favorites. I sequenced/midi handpicked every element, even the percs.
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Calchas said 2922 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
hah!
Re Drak's comment: I HAVE been watching B-5 on DVD and this instantly put me in mind of that great show!

Well done!

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CraizeeMusic said 2922 days ago (November 25th, 2009)
Wonderful Composition...
Great work, but I didn't imagine a struggle or a battle, but rather the big bad armada "strutting their stuff". Good work, I loved it, and I would like to download it and listen to it on my .mp3 player everyday. Can you re-upload it and make it downloadable?
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jiguma said 2916 days ago (December 1st, 2009)
I agree
that this doesn't quite match up with the description - great piece of music, but not really connected to the words. I think the drums are the culprit. A little too regular and "un-ominous" - but mostly, just a little too bouncy and optimistic.
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PrototypeEightyOne said 2908 days ago (December 9th, 2009)
yo
i should have embellished the description, because it really does fit for the universe i created. thanks for the listen though. the drums are suppsoe to be hip, and not intense.
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Gaylen75 said 2908 days ago (December 9th, 2009)
Fantastic
I really love this feel. I think you nailed it.
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crissew said 2893 days ago (December 24th, 2009)
Love the groove on this one
Kind of a modern Enigma beat. Love the low synth sound that comes in, very dramatic. Enjoyed it.
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shavingronaldscar said 2887 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Tight!
Sounded more like a psych synth experiment in the beginning, so the trip hop groove coming in threw me for a loop there. Excellent feel, perfect dynamics on the snare to give it that rolling vibe. Wicked progression too, definitely a fave.
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CrazeeFlootGrrl said 2887 days ago (December 30th, 2009)
Wow
very cool indeed! Imagining some epic space battle scene; but not between ships. More like two chracters having a climatic fight scene. Love the song!
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kassia said 2805 days ago (March 22nd, 2010)
this was NOT
at all what i was expecting from the title. what is very cool about this tune is the polyrhythmic structure you've got going, triple over duple. it's awesome, each layer is playing something different, almost to a completely different time sig, but they all work together. good job dude.
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Reisinger said 2803 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
pretty cool
if it were me, i would put more of the low, low bass hits underneath the kick drum and keys.... makes the armada sound like they have some heavy duty anti matter engines :P
Reisinger said 2803 days ago (March 24th, 2010)
like
the low bass in the beginning and at the end, i like that a lot. in fact, i may be using TOO MUCH of that kind of bass, haha. Check out my two newest tunes nightfall and the quickening.
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