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
X-M-O: I'm glad you found it interesting. I was a bit afraid that it'd come off as a bit arrogant in the sense of: "I'm so awesome so I shall show you how to do this shiiiizzzz!". Which is the exact opposite of what I was going for! I'm self-taught and I've only been composing music for just a bit over a year and I wanted to show the style I've sort of adapted after trying different methods. Someone might find it useful, someone might have some useful feedback, in any case I'd be happy
I refuse to post without an update of some sort, so here's a bunch of stuff!
Walk The Streets 3 out of 5 This is the third step, where most of the progression is laid down and the intro/outro base is made. At this point I've spent about 3 hours on it.
Walk The Streets 4 out of 5 This is the fourth step, where I actually start editing melodies/basslines to fit the progression a bit better, I also complete the intro/outro parts. At this point I've spent about 4 hours on the piece. Also, I made the download available, so feel free to use the song as long as you credit me!
I also thought it'd be fun to post a few ideas/doodles that I wasn't quite happy with and decided to not finish
So here's a few: (All of the below links are dead due to clean-up on my Soundcloud. Sorry!)
Poking Around As a self-taught musician, I often experiment with new methods as I learn them. This is an example of this. It's therefore very short.
Random Orchestrated Beat I made this piece at a LAN party. All the beds were taken so I couldn't sleep anywhere. It was made 6am in the morning and I thought it sounded kickass. That was until I woke up and realized it was pretty lame.
String Beat I made this because I was bored and thought I'd make an entire song with just string instruments. Yeah.... No.