Soundtrack to the Assassin's Test in "Pyramids"

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Soundtrack to the Assassin's Test in "Pyramids"

Postby engineeringsimon » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:22 am

Hi,

I loved the opening scene in "Pyramids" so much that I used it for inspiration in writing some music. I don't have a soundcloud version ready yet, but the Noteflight version is playable.

http://www.noteflight.com/scores/view/5ad5d4fbfdaca21d1e9e1b4a5e4701e0e583b86a

Does this count as "Fan Art" for those who can't draw or paint?

Simon

(Update: Here is a Soundcloud link for just the audio. http://soundcloud.com/engineeringsimon/ ... ns-test-nf )
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Re: Soundtrack to the Assassin's Test in "Pyramids"

Postby Del » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:37 pm

I certainly agree.... fanart is whatever medium you make it in ... music included.

Thing is......... your site says I have to sign up to hear it........ nope. Maybe you could put it on youtube?

but still.... WELCOME TO THE FORUM !
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Re: Soundtrack to the Assassin's Test in "Pyramids"

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:48 pm

played fine for me. you have to wait for it to load the instruments but worked well. Very nice. its low grade midi so the instruments sound kinda..... meh, but thats understandable. the composition is well done though. I could hear what you were going for.

and yes, thats definitely fanart. or fan music if you prefer.
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Re: Soundtrack to the Assassin's Test in "Pyramids"

Postby Del » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:13 pm

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh... well see I was far too impatient :lol: and I have never seen music presented on the net like that.

That took ages to download on my computer ... but well worth it!

Well done Simon! Very evocative of Pyamids. :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Soundtrack to the Assassin's Test in "Pyramids"

Postby engineeringsimon » Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:27 pm

Glad you like it. I haven't put a straight audio version up yet because I want to record a couple of the instruments for real (my wife can play the flute and piccolo). The midi render is from Noteflight, but beats nothing and I don't have an orchestra handy...
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Re: Soundtrack to the Assassin's Test in "Pyramids"

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:55 pm

lol, not many of us do. its a not a problem. sounded good regardless. I can hear past it to whats really there ;) a very well put together piece of music.

but if you are willing to pony up the dough (or have other ways of procurement) there are some fine programs out there that could benefit from your talent.

makkon06 on youtube is currently one of my favorite new artists and all of his stuff is done completely on his comp. I've posted a few of his pieces before here, but here are a few more.



this one is technically a remix but the original song is impossible to determine without being told (and even then i can't hear it)



some of the programs/plugins (VSTs) he uses

LA Scoring Strings
Drums of War 2
Tonehammer Circle Bells
Evolve Mutations 2
Nexus
Cubase 5
Kontakt 5
Cinebrass
Morphestra
Cineharp
Truestrike 1

They aren't cheap though. If only I had the talent, i'd love to be able to do what you can do.
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Re: Soundtrack to the Assassin's Test in "Pyramids"

Postby engineeringsimon » Sat Jun 02, 2012 5:41 am

Yeah, that's probably a few thousand dollars worth of libraries. I can't really justify spending too much. Working with what I have is good enough to learn at moment. It's a bit of a self education hobby.
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Re: Soundtrack to the Assassin's Test in "Pyramids"

Postby Tonyblack » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:50 am

It sounded pretty good to me. :)
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Re: Soundtrack to the Assassin's Test in "Pyramids"

Postby raptornx01 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 1:05 pm

engineeringsimon wrote:Yeah, that's probably a few thousand dollars worth of libraries. I can't really justify spending too much. Working with what I have is good enough to learn at moment. It's a bit of a self education hobby.


Completely understand :) post more as you come up with more ideas.
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Re: Soundtrack to the Assassin's Test in "Pyramids"

Postby engineeringsimon » Mon Jun 04, 2012 10:30 am

Here is a Soundcloud link for just the audio. http://soundcloud.com/engineeringsimon/ ... ns-test-nf

I've added some comments to the soundcloud audio illustrating what each part of the music is supposed to represent in the scene.
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Re: Soundtrack to the Assassin's Test in "Pyramids"

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:34 pm

Very good, sound reproduction is a bit crap but loved what was going on there
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Re: Soundtrack to the Assassin's Test in "Pyramids"

Postby Homeless Hublander » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:30 pm

That, good sir, is amazing - I try an write my own music on software, but I just don't have the talent - good job though, I wish you many future successes with your amazing work :D
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Re: Soundtrack to the Assassin's Test in "Pyramids"

Postby wicked woman » Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:19 pm

Great composition. If you can write the music better quality sound can come later.
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