So I thought I could make one of these threads as well to show some of the stuff I've made. The bad and the good. Any pointers, tips or general feedback is greatly appreciated. If you just want to mock me for being bad, that's also okay
Songs are sorted by date added Reflective (Flashback) This was meant for a sad flashback in the game, but the flashback wasn't sad enough to fit with this song : ) It's written by Jacob Sternborn
A Life Beneath (Not finished) This one is still in progress. I'm not super happy with how the piano sounds. Mostly because I don't like Fruity loops standard piano samples. Other than that, It's quite okay. It's written by Jacob Sternborn
A Piano-focused piece This is a piece I quickly whipped up to try different sounds with my new Piano VSTi. The concert piano might not sound super together with the percussion, but it had to do for the moment. The song is written poorly by Jacob Sternborn
Steady March Here's something I made after getting more used to the new piano sounds I got. Written by Jacob Sternborn
Mastering Agony This piece was written for one of the more powerful scenes of Beneath, it might feel a bit repetetive, I don't know. What do y'all think? It's written by Jacob Sternborn
Recreation This is after disastrous scene in Grace. Written by Jacob Sternborn
A Planned Death I "doodled" a bit. This piece wasn't made specifically for anything :>
Waging War I wrote this for the competition on R3. The theme was symphonic orchestra. It got 2nd place
Woodlands This one was made for RRR Exclusive resources.
A beat, bit by bit. I found a few VSTs and dabbled around a bit, tried a few sounds, whipped this up in 10 mins-ish.
The Dwarven Forge The Dwarves rallies to the sound of the march-like brass echoing through the great halls. It can be heard all the way to the Great Forge. The smiths bash their hammer to the rythm to keep the working spirit up.
Enchanted Meadow It's quite short, but just as the other ones, it loops very well. Download is enabled here as well.
A Slow Day This was meant for a forest village. But I suppose it could be used anywhere it fits really. Download is enabled.
Funk n' Death I've grown weary of RPG-style fully orchestrated themes and I started working with other instruments. I have a few tracks similar to this one in the works. It mixes some elements of jazz/funk with more traditional sounds. It should be an insteresting listen.
Killed by Curiousity This was an attempt at making a freaky/creepy song, while keeping a very melodic feel. I intentionally avoided dissonance, with the exception of tritonus, of course! Not sure what I think about it yet, as the only sound samples I found for the voices/tools were different qualities, hopefully it's not too noticeable.
Love to hear what you guys think!
This post has been edited by Stern: Apr 14 2012, 07:30 AM
Gerudo Valley A while after I remixed this I realized that the original is in a different time signature, at the time of making the remix I was way too tired to even realize that (apparently). So it sounds very funky when the different melodies comes in. I need to go back and fix it along with some transitions n' stuff, but right now I'm spending most of my free time on the competition entry, so it will have to wait Bolero of Fire This song is taught to Link when he enters the Fire Temple for the first time as an adult wearing the red suit. Shiek meets him at a bridge over a pool of lava and teaches him the song. The reason why there's a lot of reverb is because I wanted to make the song sound like it's played from within a cave, as the original was. I might have overdone it a bit though .
I haven't remixed the castle theme yet, I'd love to see what you can make though!
@X-M-O: At some point, after the R3 music stuff, I'm going to go back and redo much of the GerudoValley remix and change more of the original song. I want it to be more unique
This post has been edited by Stern: Nov 21 2011, 11:13 AM