Terminal

My first track in quite a while. :/ This one is a bit of a different from my usual stuff (although I tend to say that a lot nowadays… Hmm…). Not quite sure why I had such a long hiatus, but hopefully this track spells the end of it. We’ll see.

I made use of some of the samples that my friends at ModPlug Central gave me for a wedding present, as well as mutilating some of my other sample libraries.

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Dauntless

As you might have noticed, if you listen to much of my orchestral music, I really like writing epic, syncopated scores with great big horn melodies (and little flute ones) that float above rapid, percussive strings and brass. Well, here’s another example of that. 🙂

This piece is a rondo in D minor. Let me know what you think!

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Clockwork

This track is rather unusual for me; it doesn’t really fall into any of my usual styles. I personally find it quite relaxing, especially when I listen to it with headphones. Perhaps it’s a bit too relaxing: my wife had to go and have a nap after she heard the complete piece. 🙂

Let me know what you think about it — any and all opinions are, as always, more than welcome.

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Just to say

I would die a thousand times,
cross the deserts, tear the skies;
oh I would do it all

I would do it all for you
just to say that I love you,
that I love you.

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Twelve Nineteen

This one’s actually been sitting on my computer for a month or so now — I just haven’t been able to render it to wave, because my system just wasn’t fast enough. Today, though, I got a new motherboard, CPU, and RAM, and everything just purrs along, barely touching the processor. Very Happy

Anyway, about the music itself. This piece is basically me having fun with Kontakt — each of the eight instruments has fairly complex insert effect chains, a couple of send effects, and a couple of modulated group inserts, too. Smile Basically, lots of effects, for some nice sound degradation.

Because I’m still not a fan of OpenMPT’s automation handling, I managed to find a nice little workaround, that I used on a couple of instruments: I modulate various effects using the MIDI volume. This means that working with the modulation is much more immediate, and it also means that I can modulate a couple of different effects simultaneously completely independently.

The piece is, hopefully, quite fun to listen to — it was definitely fun to write. Let me know what you think!

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