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Every song has a story. This one is no exception. Originally written at the end the football season, at least for my team, the SD Chargers, this song has taken me awhile to finish. I began work on it in late May, but for reasons completely out of my control, I was not able to work on my music for the entire summer, so this piece went on hold. I was finally able to get back to work in mid-September, and after almost 5 months I am now able to share something new with this wonderful community.

I am most grateful for all the support I have received since I became a member here. I have met some amazing people along the way. Thanks to all who have taken the time out of their own busy lives to listen and comment.

A very special thanks to Michael House (MVH3591), who has been mastering my last several songs, despite his very busy schedule (and new found fame!). I originally had him master this song, but I found that I was dissatified with what I gave him to work with, and so I went back to the song and changed and added a few things. Michael also turned me onto Ozone, which is a mastering software package. I gave it a shot on this song, just to see how I would do, and it sounds ok to me (and was actually fun to do). So Michael - thanks so much for the tip - I am indebted to you!

So please have listen and tell me what you think - I always appreciate your comments, good or bad. Well maybe good better :-)

Sigmund
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Uploaded: Oct 11, 2009 - 11:21:02 AM
Last Updated: Oct 11, 2009 - 11:21:02 AM Last Played: Jan 29, 2017 - 07:32:48 PM
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Moviz said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
I think
You did 'Ozone' proud with this lovely piece.... I had to check before saying that it would be ideal music for a film and I see you already had it under Cinematic, so it does exactly what you wanted it to. Love the slow build to the fuller strings and the way you mixed conventional sounds with guitar/synth? toward the end.... a very warming lovely piece Sigmund, regards M
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Sigmund said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Maurice
Great to see you! Thanks for giving my song a listen, and I appreciate the very nice comments.

Sig
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Feter said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
End of a Season
This is a classic ...rich ...fulled ..large ..
warmth ..has million of the elements even
Southern duet guitars at the end as an additional
taste ..sweet sweet picture I really enjoyed and
in awe of how wonderful the structure and the
production is ...kudos ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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Sigmund said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Feter!
You are too kind, my friend! Thanks so much for stopping by my page and lending your ears, and for the nice comments.

Sig
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lengold said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
I am a
big fan of ozone too. It always gives a much richer/fuller sound and I have to say that this composition is extremely full and rich.
For some reason I could see this accompanying a tv drama - like a modern Dallas. Something very grand.
Cheers
Len

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Sigmund said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Len
Good to see you here! When I first looked at Ozone it appeared to be a lot to learn, but I got the basics down in a day. I love what it can do! Thanks for listening, and for the nice thoughts - Sig
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sloparts said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
First off, the music is excellent Sigmund
and on top of that your mix really works well. Ozone has served you well, and it sounds to me like you're getting a handle on what to listen for. That's really the most important part when it comes to mastering my friend. That, and figuring out what it takes to correct deficiencies in the final product and correct them.

Great job Sigmund, one in which you can be justly proud.

Be well,

Ed
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Sigmund said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Ed
Howdy friend! I'll tell you, listening is important, but all those meters and graphs in Ozone don't hurt either - it is a very cool package! Thanks for stopping by, and I appreciate the nice comments.

Sig
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egobandit said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
beautiful
Just like your pic, Its a warm open clear crisp day. The mix is fantastic! I enjoyed it!
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Sigmund said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Mr Bandit
Thanks for stopping by! That pic is one example of why autumn is by far my favorite time of year! I appreciate the nice comments - Thanks!

Sig
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magnatone said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
End of a Season
SIGMUND!!! I was so HAPPY to see a new upload from you! this is just gorgeous, and the mastering sounds just spot on to me! beautiful work as usual, instant favorite! - i will enjoy this for a long time to come! THANKS!
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Sigmund said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Hey Karen!!
I have been absent for too long - great to see you here! I see you have a new pet - how cute! Thanks for listening, and saying such nice things - much appreciated!

Sig
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johnnyblues said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Excellent
Beautiful song. Your choices of instruments go together great. Loved the sound effects - breathing, pounding etc. Great Guitars.
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Sigmund said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
JB
Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate that you took the time to listen, and comment on my work - thanks again!

Sig
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Vic Holman said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
5 months in the making
may have took a while to get it done. but the time is worth the price of hearing. majestic!

excellent piece
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Sigmund said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Hello Vic!
Very cool to see you stoppin in for a listen. I appreciate that, and the nice comments as well - just wish I could do it in less than 5 months!

Thanks again - Sig
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ktb said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
end of a season
full of vibrant color like the pic. The mix is outstanding imho. Lots of nuanced cameos weaved thru out. Awesome build
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Sigmund said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
KTB
I really like how you describe this as "full of vibrant color like the pic", and isn't that pic gorgeous? I am so glad you stopped in for a listen, and I appreciate the thoughtful comments.

Regards -
Sigmund
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mvh9591 said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Very Nice.....
Sigmund you always impress me with your work. Nice job all around.

Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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Sigmund said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Hey Michael !
So good to see you here! Man I love the Ozone! Thanks so much for the "tip". And thank you for sharing your nice thoughts here, my friend.

Regards,
Sig
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SmokeyVW said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
please welcome, after a brief absence...
i like that piano sound! lots of great stuff happening here

the changes of scale modes is really cool. so many nice instruments all mixing together so smoothly. wow

the build ups and drop downs seem to be paced just right for my tastes

thanks!
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Sigmund said 2964 days ago (October 11th, 2009)
Hello Bill
Great to see you here! I am so glad you took the time to listen and leave such nice comments. Thanks so much - very much appreciated!

Sig
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TERRAPLANE said 2963 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
A brain tickle!!
I have never heard your music before & what a treat,, thank you for sharing ,,,wonderfully mastered Mr. House,,, keep on keepin on,,T
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mvh9591 said 2963 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
Mastered by Sig - not me...
I have to give the mastering credit where it belongs - To Sigmund. I only showed him the tool he needed to perform the task. Thanks anyway.

mvh : )
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Sigmund said 2963 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
Hello Terry
I am really very happy you found me, and although Mr. House did not master this particular song, he has been instrumental in helping me to be able to master my own material - this being my first real effort at it. I am thrilled you enjoyed this piece - thank you so much for your ears and your nice comments.
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Skean said 2963 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
First I have to thank you
For your nice comment on my tune, that said this is a great song very nice composing and mix.
Clear and well produced, loved it, thanks.
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Sigmund said 2963 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
Hi Kenta
Very nice to see you stopping by, and it means a lot to me, especially coming from you. I appreciate the nice comments as well - thanks! - Sig
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drakonis said 2963 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
Gorgeous picture, great music
As usual... very smooth and rolling. I actually have to admit there's a very slight kind of distracting "closeness" in this mix, not sure what it is, but it almost sounds like a phase+midrange thing that squishes the music a bit in my headphones. Wish I were more knowledgeable and could describe it better. It is a pretty minor critique, but you asked for comments :-) As for composition and overall feel, this is quite luscious, the guitar at the end had a bit of the tone of early Queen, which I always liked. The piece is full of "Splendor", I think is the best word.
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Sigmund said 2963 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
Hello there Eduard
thank you for your comment. First off I appreciate all the nice things you said - thanks! About the "closeness" you mention, which is really a great way to put it. See, there is no doubt I have created a stereo song, but you are right on about the closeness, and it is a problem both Michael and I tried to tackle. My guess is that the forced hiatus I took this summer made me rusty in my mixing skills, thus creating more challenges on the mastering side of things. Hopefully with the next couple of songs I complete I will regain my sharpness, so to speak, and minor issues like this one will abate. But good ears, Eduard, to pick up on that - I am impressed. Thanks for your critique - most definitely appreciated!
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Henke said 2963 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
Sigmund and the New Dance Orchestra
This made me think of Geoffrey Downes and the New Dance Orchestra, and the 14:34 minutes piece East West. Very listenable, great mix - no need for Michael anymore ;-) Nice changes, good dynamics. Well, a great piece all in all, worth waiting for...

Take care.

/Henke
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mvh9591 said 2963 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
no need for Michael anymore ;-)


: (
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Sigmund said 2963 days ago (October 13th, 2009)
Henke!
Great to see you stopped by! I googled New Dance Orchestra in an effort to see (well, hear) what they sounded like but I could not find any music (at least not yet), so all I can say is Thanks! for coming by, having a listen, and leaving such nice comments. And if you can tell me where I will find their music to listen to so I can hear what you hear let me know! - Sig
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Henke said 2962 days ago (October 13th, 2009)
Sorry Michael...
And it is Geoffrey Downes (of Asia and other constellations) you should be looking for. You can find it on iTunes Store. Look for Music->New Age->Geoffrey Downes and the album "The Collection" There you can find like the 30 first seconds of East West. Look at the album art, it says "and the New Dance Orchestra". With that said I am not SURE it actually sounds the same, it just made me think of it ;-) Peace.

/Henke
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kassia said 2963 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
hmmm.....
I don't know if i can listen to a song inspired by football. :) wow you used voices! excellent job on the mixing. i agree - you don't need michael anymore. there are so many interesting sound choices in here. surprises at every turn. sounds like you are trying some new things - both in sound choice and in layering/fading. I really like the moments in the song where things fall away to highlight a single sound or two. great builds and releases of tension. very well put together. I'm so happy to see you posting again. I've missed you. welcome back. :)
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mvh9591 said 2963 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
i agree - you don't need michael anymore

: (
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Sigmund said 2963 days ago (October 13th, 2009)
Shay! My Friend
I am SO happy to see you here! I have missed you too! And, this song was most definitely not inspired by football. I have gotten into the habit of titling my songs with relation to the time of year that the idea was first conceived - who knows why. But...I am glad you listened anyway! MJ would not be the same experience for me without you! Thank you for making me feel special, even if just for a moment! Much appreciated...Sig

mund
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mvh9591 said 2963 days ago (October 12th, 2009)
okay_____
Maybe I agree as well "You don't need Michael anymore". Just remember if you need me I'm here and I really enjoyed mastering your music. If you ever need any tips - or need another set of ears - let me know.

Tip 1) trim the beginning and end and normalize the mix to max 100 percent. 2) watch the compression - not too much. 3) bring the level up to -.01 / default is -.03 on most presets.

Most of all: HAVE FUN!

Michael mvh : )
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Sigmund said 2963 days ago (October 13th, 2009)
Michael
I need you - don't listen to all these guys. I need your perspective; your insight and experience - it is invaluable to me, as is your friendship.

And it is FUN!!!!!! -
Sig
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davisamerica said 2954 days ago (October 21st, 2009)
you
have labored 5 monts and it shows...this is just great.
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Sigmund said 2954 days ago (October 22nd, 2009)
Hi Jack
Great to see you! Thanks for stopping by for a listen. Truly appreciated!

Sig
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FEEL said 2951 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
What a mix and composition
An end of a season but it lifts you into the next. I'm impressed, it gets better and better, this is fantastic!
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Sigmund said 2951 days ago (October 24th, 2009)
Hello John
After listening to your music I find your words to be high compliments indeed. Thanks for stopping by for a listen - much appreciated!

Sig
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VicDiesel said 2933 days ago (November 11th, 2009)
Story
This is indeed a very narrative piece, a long line of melodic sections. I like the melodies and the whole arrangement sounds very good.

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sschedra said 2929 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
Sig
Great piece. I can't feel sorry for the chargers though as they just beat my Giants. Very clean production, I think the mastering is great. So these orchestral instruments are all GB instruments? Pretty impressive. You are playing that guitar though right? Really sweet.
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Sigmund said 2929 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
Hi Stephen
Thanks for stopping by and commenting - much appreciated. The drums are GB loops - everything else is me in some capacity or another, including the guitar!

Thanks again ! Sig
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Sigmund said 2929 days ago (November 15th, 2009)
Oh
and that Giants - Chargers game was one of the more exciting games of this season, I think!
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ShadowofNine said 2921 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
A musical
Story well told...delightful...
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Sigmund said 2921 days ago (November 23rd, 2009)
Thanks
For stopping by and having a listen - Much appreciated!
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scaustrita said 2913 days ago (December 1st, 2009)
Sigmund
I feel the same that every song has a story.
Very pleasing to the ear. It seems I am not to far from you, I am just north of Temecula!
A beautiful soaring song . . .

:: Go Chargers!!! ::
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sigbro said 2901 days ago (December 13th, 2009)
Beginning of Season
HA! Hey bro,
This is a very enjoyable song. I think that you said that you might have taken this in a different direction if you hadn't been interrupted during its production. I don't know what you would change. I like it from start to finish. I particularly like how the song moves or shifts at 3:31. Cool! It's definitely one of your best.

RAVENS said 2759 days ago (May 4th, 2010)
So Awesome
You're so talented! This sounds like a movie soundtrack. It's amazing how much talent is on this site. I'll have to check out Ozone too. Lovely work, once again...

RAVEN ;-)
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Sigmund said 2758 days ago (May 5th, 2010)
Dani
It is always exciting to see talented artists checking out my music. I went back to icomps to listen to "One Night" again, and, well !whew! that song is hot! You have a great and powerful voice. If you decide to stick around for awhile and post your music here you will do very well - no doubt about it. And I would guess you will also have a neverending list of admirerers wanting to collab with you, should you desire it.

Thanks for stopping by to listen to my work - for a second song even! I am most humbled, and by your very nice comment as well - very much appreciated!
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