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!)
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.
This 'ere be a piece o' moo-sick that I done composerised!
It's been a while since I composed a "Ramble"... But this one's certainly named aptly, I think! I mean... because it's the 19th ramble of mine. But also because it rather does ramble on quite a bit and goes off topic all the time!
This isn't some shallow tune that you can get everything out of in your first listening. It'd probably take you more than one time(s) to even be able to *follow* it... because it's *weird*. Uh... "eccentric", yes, that!
I was also experimenting quite a lot, using all sorts of overlapping melodies, peculiar harmonies (and some intentional slight dissonance), new themes basically every 4 - 12 bars, mood changes, key changes, time signature changes, etc, etc... As such, like I said, it's "eccentric" and probably might not be most peoples' cup of tea perhaps!
Because music and tea are totally different entities.
Anyway, the quality's pretty low to keep the filesize low, but you can get a (9.25MB) mp3 here: [link]
Feedback is greatly appreciated!!
(This was composed in a music notation program called Sibelius and took about three days, working on it on and off.)
(ALSO I THINK IT'S ART WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT DOESN'T BELONG ON DEVIANTART!? o_O)
Oh, also, apparently I forgot to add a preloader thing, so it doesn't load anything until it's fully loaded. So be patient; it's 1.7MB so probably won't load instantly!
ALSO, PLEASE listen to the whole thing before commenting!!
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.
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.
 Finally added sound and music to this thing. I made the music and sounds in Fruity Loops. The only sound I didn't make was the giggle which is from soundsnap.com. More of the picture is interactive - so move your mouse around everywhere. Several things make twinkly noises/musical sounds[/edit]
People kept suggesting that I add more of my flash stuff to deviantart so here is my current intro for my website, [link]
Parts of her face are interactive, so go ahead and move your mouse around
Clicking on the links won't take you to those pages from here
I'm very sorry, but I wasn't able to make a load/play scene so the song AUTOMATICALLY STARTS and may pause every now and then because of that. Very sorry again!
Anyway, I composed this music on my piano and recorded it with my camera (I don't have a camcorder or a CD recorder. >: ) and then I made it into a flash thing. And music is art, right? So I can post it on dA. I've seen some other people do that. >_>
Music composed by me. I dunno what its called.
And the bg of the flash thing was made by me. It's photo manip and I just stuck some of my artworks on it. It's supposed to be the splash page of my upcoming portfolio site thing.
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.