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Hope you like my recent song!! It's inspired by the Fountain of Dreams theme from Super Smash Bros. Melee, or from the Kirby games, originally. It's supposed to represent a Dream-based world where there's none but chaos, just a nightmare.
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Uploaded: Feb 03, 2010 - 10:13:36 PM
Last Updated: Feb 16, 2010 - 10:06:13 PM Last Played: Feb 15, 2019 - 12:10:19 PM
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Dharma_Logos said 3487 days ago (February 3rd, 2010)
No Loops?
I am truly impressed by this. I can't believe there's no loops.
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fasteddie said 3487 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Very cool
Wow, this is some really impressive work. I think this is the most unique sounding classical track that I've heard. Excellent!

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curtithird said 3485 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
Thanks, but it [was] classical because there's no genre option for "orchestral" or something, because this isn't really classical at all.
In fact, MacJams should add that as a new genre!
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Einarus said 3486 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Pretty good
Lots of things in here I like. I think you'd be safe to add some additional reverb to some (if not all) of the instruments here, if not only but to lessen the obviousness of the poor quality sounds. Don't get me wrong - I like the Symphonic Jam Pack - but it's really tricky to make it sound even remotely believable.

I particularly liked your ending here - very nicely done.

Overall a fine job!

-Einar S.
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curtithird said 3486 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
THank you, although I did have issues with the reverb. If I turn the master reverb up any more, it will bounce all over the place, and just sounds sour.
I also have an empty song that I always use that has every orchestral instrument set at the correct panning (left and right speaker) and right reverb, but the problem is that I did turn the reverb up, and disliked it, so now I'm keeping it as it is, because it's like a beast; you don't mess with it!

Glad you liked it though!
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Cameron said 3486 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Rhythmic Vitality!
The multiple-fast rhythms really drive this piece forward with a satisfying sense of urgency.

As with your last submission here, I am very impressed with several aspects of your music: 1.) Your musical ideas; 2.) orchestration; 3.) related to #2, your choice of instruments playing the theme.

Have you tried turning down the reverb on each individual instrument track, and then experimenting w/reverb in the Master Track? (You probably have, but I just thought I'd ask...)

Otherwise, you might experiment further with reverb on each instrumental track.

I think that you could have a very successful career in the future as a film-scorer!

Nice work on this.
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VicDiesel said 3486 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
this sounds very orchestral. You're getting a nice and dense sound. That shows arranging skills. Compliments.
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bud said 3486 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
Great movement and development
definitely not sitting still with one idea here. Very cinematic - nice work.
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scaustrita said 3486 days ago (February 4th, 2010)
This is great work.
What catches my attention the most is the voicing of the instruments.
The percussion is flawless..

:: Outstanding ::
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eleveneyes said 3484 days ago (February 6th, 2010)
this is great! sounded way way way better than you described yet was exactly as you described. You got some talent dude! Nice work.
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curtithird said 3483 days ago (February 7th, 2010)
To all comments about the whole reverb thing, It was actually just the clarinet at the beginning and I wanted it to echo loudly, but Garageband only made it sound too pixilated. So sorry to all.
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MannequinRaces said 3481 days ago (February 10th, 2010)
Sweet! Where did you get the drum sounds?! Great composition. I'm not sure about the voices though around the 2:20 mark.
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ste said 3477 days ago (February 13th, 2010)
themes here. i like those voices. well done
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curtithird said 3477 days ago (February 14th, 2010)
I will
post a new, fresh version soon to make up for this one's flaws.
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filmscoremike said 3476 days ago (February 15th, 2010)
So imaginative!
Man, when those drums come in, I shot straight up in my seat. :) That's a good thing. I really like how you have some motifs, and play around with them. Don't take this the wrong way, but I hear so much improvement from some of the earlier pieces I listened too. Great job on this.

And not to harp on the reverb thing, but you should totally add a tad bit more reverb to the choir. You will be amazed how much better they sound. :D

On a random note, I really liked the horns after the choir stops singing after 1:30. This piece really is neat, and shows a ton of imagination. I wish I had this much. :)
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angelahope said 3475 days ago (February 15th, 2010)
pro and what more can i say? i have to step my game up
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