I did it!!!
And by 'it', I mean 'managed to make a Flash thing that would basically allow me to submit my musical compositions as deviations'. Of course.
So that's all this thing is. It's a way of submitting music that I composed as a deviation, since the submission of music files isn't allowed.
I'm probably not supposed to be doing this, actually, since music files aren't allowed and I'm basically trying to work around that, but... well. At least two whole people have requested that I try to submit my music as deviations, so I did!
And, uh, yes!
Anyway, please listen to this and tell me what you think. It took me about five days to compose, and I put a lot of effort into it.
Heh, I probably made the 'interface' more flashy than it needed to be...
The quality isn't brilliant because I wanted to keep the filesize low. And the original file was a midi (converted to mp3 since Flash can't import midis...), so its quality wasn't great to begin with anyway.
So yes! Feedback, please!
(Oh, by the way, the file is about 1.7MB, and it doesn't stream, apparently. So, uh, it won't start playing until it's fully loaded. Be patient!)
I know that deviantART isn't a music site, but I do compose my own music for my games, as I have been doing for years now, and I've shown some of that music off here before, which seemed to be at least slightly interesting to some people...
I'd like to think that I've come a long way in terms of compositional ability in recent years, and I'd like my gallery here to at least have some examples of my more recent work, so, uh... I am uploading this!
I composed it months ago, actually, this piece... It's the 'Main Theme' for my game Miasmon, which is still as nearing completion as it was a few weeks ago. o_O
It's supposed to be calming and sort of sombre, I suppose... The game is set on a dead world which you're trying to unearth mysteries about, and the plot heavily focuses on an extinct sentient race that used to inhabit the planet. As such, I tried to make the music reflective and mysterious rather than the more adventurous music you might expect in Pokemon games.
Anyway, this was composed by me in a program called Sibelius, and the simple Flash music player thing that contains it was made by me as well.
There's no preloader, so the player might take a few seconds to appear.
This is another piece of music by me!
I HOPE YOU ENJOY IT.
It's... bizarre though. Maybe. So I'm unsure if people WILL like any of it at all, or if it'll just be ANNOYING...
I started composing it last night, and worked on it all day today and finished it pretty quickly, really, considering that it's... 392 bars long and 111 pages of sheet music in Sibelius, and is like 14:37 minutes long. o_O
Also, there are multiple instruments this time instead of just a piano (there's a piano, harp, 'strings', flute (WHICH SOUNDS AWFUL, ACTUALLY o_O) and clarinet).
There's a lot of variety in this piece, so I'd very much prefer it if people would listen to all of it before commenting (since the best bits are probably near the end anyway), and, uh, if there are any specific parts that you particularly like, mention them! Same with parts you DISlike especially. I'm so very curious about which parts of my music might be likeable or unlikeable.
(Heh, there's one bit that makes me laugh, and I BET PEOPLE HATE THAT BIT.)
Oh, I must as always apologise for the poor sound quality. For one thing, it was a midi to begin with, so the quality was bad enough, but then I had to reduce the sound quality to make this Flash file of a bearable size...
You can download the original midi by clicking the link in the thing, but then it might sound different to how it was intended anyway because different midi players play instruments differently...
ANYWAY. LISTEN TO IT. TELL ME WHAT YOU THINK. TELL ME WHICH BITS YOU LIKE. TELL ME WHICH BITS YOU DON'T LIKE.
CONGRATULATIONS FOR READING THIS FAR.
Congratulations also if you can hum or whistle the melody throughout the entire piece! 8D
Ardrung (n.) - 1. A musical composition; a piece of music. Better than saying 'song', because not every piece of music is a song. 2. The middle finger of a green whale's third hand.
The first test of a miniplayer especially for Deviantart which is directly derived from my website. I'll probably use that for further uploads instead of just posting new music into my journal. Gotta see if it works well first!
Do not download this! The music directly streams from my website. To download the piece go here -> [link]
Hooray!!! First music submission!!! However, this is not the first song I have written. I think that this is the best possible choice to be posted as my first music submission. I did the song using ACID 6.0 and the Garritan Personal Orchestra program (which. is. AWESOME!!!!). And the music player using flash of course. It was actually my first time using flash 10 and its interface. I love it! Only a trial though.
Anyway, this song is written for my game Cosmic Gem - Planet Horizon as a boss battle theme. The thing is I don't know which boss I think the song suits best yet. That's why for now the title of this song is "Battle Amongst The Stars", otherwise it would be "The Battle Of >Insert boss' name here<.
Special thanks to =PsychoticTurtle for providing me with the Personal Orchestra! and ACID and Flash too I guess.
Song is 3:14 long. And there is just one part of the song that don't really like only because it actually sounds fake at 1:12 in to the song and again at 2:24. But, I can't find anything to make it sound less fake. Oh well... I guess. And it pretty much just loops twice, and sounds exactly the same, so right now it sounds a little too repetitive. I might make it less repetitive, but until then learn to deal with it!!! Brandon!!!
I hope you all enjoy my music. This is the first of many to come!
Well this song actually was originally intended to be written as the background theme for my Whirled room [link] , but after the first part of the song, I ended up writing the rest of it as a love song. *blush* So my intentions for writing this song changed completely after the first day. But I still used it as the background theme for my Whirled anyway since it seemed to fit well.
I like to think of this as the official version. I changed the instrumentation just a little bit to be more to my liking. I recently added in a 14 second intro, I felt it worked out allot better and complimented the rest of the song the way I think it should. ^^
Update as of 2/16/09: Changed the Harp to be one octave higher, added reverb and lowered volume level to prevent it from clipping/distorting in several areas of the song, fixed the MIDI tracks that were missing a single note for some reason.
Blue Star is written and composed by ZBot9000 and is approximately 1:06 in length.
Okay. So i mostly finished all side things and can spend my free time on my self and my works Though hanging with friends, laying Crisis and MTG kind of eats most of my time but this is my first try to get creative mood back.
I'm hard at work with TONS of different possibilities for the last panel all drawn out, and well, because today is your birthday, I figured I'd better get on it.
So I made this song for you over the weekend. I hope you like it; it's called Final Boss, and it loops, and has very poor quality in the flash, but I think it's close to what you wanted. Just IM me and I'll send it to you so you can put it on your mp3 player or whateva. I mean, you said a good boss theme with guitar and some orchestra, so I had a good idea and winged it. So that's your theme song.
I hope you like the picture too. Took me five minutes. O.o Meramaru looks cool.
If the world wasn't so cruel I would have bought you a tablet and sewn you a meramaru scarf myself (I'm a skilled tailor) and shipped it to you, but you know... stuff. Mainly cash.
But hey, on the bright side I'm being commissioned A TON. Though the money might just go for a MAJOR technological re-vamp.
So here's some more music. This was featured on my first CD, Eternal Tales. "The Cavern" was inspired by the cave episode of "Planet Earth" which I watched with a friend of mine while working on a major collab which is still not done. >:U IT'S ABOUT ADVENTURES UNDER OUR FEET. Plus, spelunking is kinda cool if you go to the right cave. Enjoy. Hopefully I'll post moar.
Yes, I'm still to lazy to put play and pause buttons on it. Yes, I know it plays in loops. You're doomed.
Image generated in Processing based on tutor by silencefreedom.
My friends requested me to write a couple of tracks for their class animation. Minimalistic melodies with simple use of orchestra elements, but not like classical, should be ambient and abstract emotions.
Please comment if you can, no matter how bad or good you think. It helps me a lot to fix any mistake I have made. Thanks a lot!
Inspired by ~AnanziP1's success with Luke's theme, I attempted to make one for Jayli. Technically, this is not a movie. However, I am attempting to tell a story with the music - listen well, and perhaps you will see something?
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Please wait for the music to load... I apologize for the large file.
I am trying to depict Jocarra's internal struggle regarding how she is perceived by others - always, tales of a demonic beast precede her and shroud her truth from sight, so that never is she Jocarra, but rather the N'allai Wysae-roja, the One who Holds the Key - the One without a Name. For her, much of the story is spent seeking one who can see beyond the myths and half-truths - blessed and cursed with power and grandeur, it takes much time before she finds such an individual...
I did my best to fill my music with a sense of foreboding and hesitance, yet despite the lingering uncertainty, there comes the call of obligation to serve the greater good in a time of war and strife - symbolized by a subtle call to arms in the woodwinds. The melody is graceful but haunted as many minor keys are. Instrumentation builds to a climax, then fades a whisper... but her story is not forgotten.
My first attempt to compose anything in Fruity Loops 5 - I may rerecord the midi flute with my own playing, but I have a feeling I'll be too lazy... I've never used this program before, and I really don't know how to add any effects or anything like that - I would like to add more dynamics and perhaps some rubato, and it definitely needs a ritardando before the transition into the second part of the piece, and at the end, too... but oh well.
FL Studios 5, plus some editting in Adobe Audition. 4 minutes 53 seconds. Took approximately 15 hours to learn the program, write/transcribe the music into FL, and tweak out most of the bugs.
So, I was struck with a bad case of insomnia the other night... I was rummaging though some of my old .midis, and found a clip from an old game called Gemstorm, a Tetris-like puzzle game. However, being in .midi format, it was in pretty sad shape and not all that pleasant to listen to, so I decided to resurrect it and give it new form, as it were. The song was not written by me, but arrangement and instrumentation are - I have no idea who the original composer is, and I apologize, but again, the name of the game was Gemstorm, if you're interested in finding out.
Memories from the Lake, by Jan A. P. Kaczmarek.
Flute and arrangement by me.
I probably could've played the flute parts a lot better than I did, but I got lazy, and I have a sore throat. Also, sorry for the poor quality - Flash's movie compression killed it. Oh, and yes, the song is supposed to end that way, and yes, I know the string part is too loud =/.
Arranged in FL5, and editted and finalized in Adobe Audition.