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I was inspired to complete the soundtrack which I posted a few days ago (thanks for the comments and ideas!). Added a theme and refined the arrangement. I actually spent a few evenings on this project, mostly trying to mix and optimize the instruments. Turns out that getting the full orchestral sound I was looking for is not that easy and the usually simple process of making music became quite elaborate. So turn up the volume and let me know what you think. I'll be grateful for any feedback!

...and if you are kind enough to even give your rating, may I ask you to listen to the whole piece... Cheers!
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RickB1 said 4193 days ago (January 28th, 2006)
BRAVO!
I love the wide range of feeling created here: soaring yet intense; an
overtone of freedom contrasted by the percussive undertone. The
intensity gives way to a higer-spirited, uplifting anthem that seems to
emerge anew from the initial darker bass progression. This is beautiful!
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Parichayaka said 4192 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
BRAVO!
This is exactly what I was hoping to achieve! Thank you for your comment. Very inspiring!
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White Hawks said 4193 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Wow.
This is an absolutely cool song! This is so cool. Reminds me of some
Hans Zimmer's Soundtracks, Yes very Hans Zimmer-ish;o) Thanks for
sharing.

10s btw.

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Parichayaka said 4192 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Wow.
Thanks for listening!
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Parichayaka said 4192 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Wow.
Thanks for listening! ...and for your cute comment.
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MissChaos said 4193 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
Okay
um, you've singlehandedly just convinced me to purchase the symphony
jam pack. When it first came out, there were a bunch of songs that
cropped up using the sounds, and I just wasn't convinced that they were
realistic enough. I need to pick your brain. I was feeling okay about my
stuff until I heard this! Wowzer, put me in my place! What a fantastic
production of talent, weaving, emotion, and serious dynamics! I need to
figure out how to capture the quality in the strings you have here. I'd love
to see your GB file. Really, if you feel like sharing your trade secret, I'm all
ears. I'm really humbled. Back to the drawing board for me, I think. You're
gonna go somewhere with this talent. I do believe I'm envious. :-)
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Parichayaka said 4192 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Okay
Thanks for your extremely generous comment!! I obviously don't know any trade secrets, however I do listen to real orchestral arrangements and try to calibrate GB's sounds to that - literally. Once I like the sound of my strings and cellos I start composing. I am happy to share whatever little knowledge I have, and for more info on how to improve - keep reading! There's an interesting comment by Peter Greenstone on that subject. So, thanks again for your encouragement, I am sincerely looking forward to hearing more music from you!
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Peter Greenstone said 4193 days ago (January 29th, 2006)
strong sound
I like this. It has a lot of power and a grand scale to it. It can be tricky
getting a natural sound out of the instruments, esecially the brass.
While this came off sounding much more synthetic than a live
symphoney, the sound was good overall; not natural but good. It has a
cinematic sense to it for sure. I think it could use another voice in
there, something taking more of a lead position on top of what's there
already, something that soars over the main bed of music. Maybe a
singe french horn. Try not to use the maximum velicity too much as
that is when the brass tends to sound the most synthetic. Really a
great base structure. I think with something taking the lead over it it
could be better, more focused.

Also, it was a bit heavy on the left side. Try to get some voices on the
right side to balance it out. Actually, it's very helpful to work from a
real orchestra map so you know where the instruments are usually
placed in the real thing. A few hundred years of experience can't go
wrong.

It sounds like you have a good sense for the energy you are going for.
I think with some further work on this piece you can find even more. I
still enjoy it as is.
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Parichayaka said 4192 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
strong sound
Thank you so much for taking your time! Your comment is truly insightful and interesting. I have in fact never looked at an orchestra map. I will also try to play with the French Horn solo idea. I had not used trombones before, but liked the raw impact of the instrument, since French Horns (which I would usually use for that part) are gentler and sound more natural, the harsh sound was in a way intentional.
With all the success you have had on this website (congratulations for the MacAddict "gig") I feel quite honored for you to stop by and comment! Thanks for the advice.
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Ar4wY said 4192 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Really Awesome
This is just insanely good. I'm just wondering what instruments you used
for percussion and how you got the 'fast' strings and all your other
instruments to sound so natural.
Parichayaka said 4191 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Really Awesome
I used different sounds from the various drum kits, including orchestra percussion, studio brush, cavern, 2-step remix and seventies kit. Most GB instruments simply require minor tweaking and reverb effects to sound less synthetic. Thanks for your interest!
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Ar4wY said 4192 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Really Awesome
This is just insanely good. I'm just wondering what instruments you used
for percussion and how you got the 'fast' strings and all your other
instruments to sound so natural.
Einarus said 4192 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Epic
I've always been a big fan of movie soundtracks, especially Hans Zimmer,
so this is right up my alley!
This has a very Zimmer-ish feel; a kind of Batman Begins (the fast paced
deep strings in the beginning) meets a weird, feel-good version of the
Rock (the nice melodies and the percussion).
Anyway - that's how it struck me.

Great work.
Yet another download from you.
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Parichayaka said 4188 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
Epic
Thanks for your comment, Einarus!
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AEROjet said 4192 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Bitchin...!
SweetNESS!!! A
Professional sounding.
Great composition.
Cool music theory work.
Dramatic.
Dynamic.
It's awesome, I'm really impressed.

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drakonis said 4192 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Big stuff!
Very nice... beginning chord changes and orchestration have almost a
Christopher Franke feel to them (Babylon 5 soundtrack). The flute
theme you added has sort of a Lord of the Rings feel, very pretty. I
love the brasses throughout, nice strong kick-out-the-stops music.
Very well written, and I appreciate you saving it from being just lyrical
cotton-candy-movie-background-music by adding the melody in
there, it fits well and helps juxtapose the raw horn-power. Very
tasteful way to end too. Great tweaking of instrument notes/velocities,
awesome orchestration and ideas on transitions between sections.
Wow, all I can say. The only critique I have, listening through
headphones, is that the slow panning at the beginning of the brasses/
celli back and forth was a little strange. But that's really minor.
ttfn,
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Parichayaka said 4191 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Big stuff!
Good ear! Thanks a lot, Drakonis.
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J.A.Stewart said 4191 days ago (January 30th, 2006)
Stirring Piece
Whatever composers might have inspired this piece is largely irrelevant to
me. When I listen to this type of music I am focused on two things:
Performance and the emotional impact the composition has on me.

In both cases, I would judge this a stirring piece, wonderfully done within
the limitations of GarageBand and its JamPacks instruments.

Fine work.
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Parichayaka said 4191 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Stirring Piece
Fortunately a little computer will never substitute a real orchestra! Thanks for your comment.
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Tom Atwood said 4191 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Grand
Beautiful piece. How much, if any, of this is loops? Grand in scale and
power.
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Parichayaka said 4191 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Grand
I don't usually use loops, all instruments and percussion are played in. On two transitions I used modified soundeffects to add some impact. Thanks for your interest!
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Mystified said 4191 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Expansive
I really like how this piece grows and expands.
Great use of aural space and 'colors.'

:)
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Parichayaka said 4189 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
Expansive
Thanks a lot for stopping by, Mystified!!
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cbuchner1 said 4191 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Where's the movie?

So when are you going to shoot that movie that accompanies the
soundtrack? heh. If it is just as good as the score, then it will get that
Oscar...or two. Best musical score, best picture.


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thoddi said 4191 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Just great
Stunned about what you've managed to pull out of garageband. A great composition and it's made in such a great balanced mix.

Wonderful work.

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Parichayaka said 4188 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
Just great
Thanks, Thor and good luck with your new band! Looking forward to hearing the first posting.
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dreadmon said 4191 days ago (January 31st, 2006)
Wonderfully rich
You've really brought the best out of GB's JamPacks - this sounds better than some of the scores that are gracing movies like "Bloodrayne" right now. It definitely has a Hans Zimmer feel, though more like his protege' Mark Mancina ("Speed") with all of the drums and tension-filled rhythms. I especially like the glorious moment of major-chord resolution that surfaces from time to time, it's almost an American Cowboy motif (and thereby a bit like Basil Poledouris' work on "Robocop") I would've liked to have heard more dynamics in the main body of the piece similar to the end where you brought it down to the woodwinds. Otherwise, a sweet piece of music, maestro!
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Parichayaka said 4188 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
Wonderfully rich
Thanks for your interesting comment! By the way, I watched your short film, and since I couldn't leave a comment on your webpage, here is a big compliment for the soundtrack you chose for it (since you seem to like their music, check out Reinhold Heil & Johnny Klimek's "Princess and the Warrior" soundtrack, that one is quite excellent too)!
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Pie said 4190 days ago (February 1st, 2006)
:-)
Sweet


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Corporal Beef said 4189 days ago (February 1st, 2006)
What to say...
It's all been said, so I'll just pay my respects and tell you that this is a finely-crafted piece of art that I thoroughly enjoyed. I don't say that very often. Thanks for posting!
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Parichayaka said 4188 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
What to say...
Thanks for your comment!!
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composerclark said 4189 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
Very convincing
Nice job. You obviously have a good ear for this. The only thing it's
missing is a movie to go along with it! Hope to hear more from you.
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Macaudion said 4188 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
"Is it live or is it Memorex"
What performance Parichayaka... Very well done. This peice is a bit
different than your others, not as much of the groove factor, but I
know that this was not a missed target, and as well, I REALLY like this
one too.

I've been enjoying your music in my mix and this spices it up and
broadens the range of tasty treats that is quickly becoming an
incrediblly nice mix of music. Thank you for your hard work in
producing such high quality pieces, and then sharing them. Truly, Dion
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Parichayaka said 4188 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
"Is it live or is it Memorex"
Really nice of you! I heard Bizarre's remix of your "Mad shadow's maker" yesterday and although he did a great job on it, I remembered how much I liked your original. I'm really hoping you'll post some more of your music soon!
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Stun Nutz said 4188 days ago (February 2nd, 2006)
Now in amazing 3D!!
I love how those notes just pop out at ya! Very dramatic... and
realistic sounding!
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basil81 said 4188 days ago (February 3rd, 2006)
Wow......
Brilliant. That's all there is to say. Nicely produced, excellently,
meticulously arranged.
What inspiration....amazing.

B.


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Cameron said 4187 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Lush
Your choice of orchestral patches, the way you combine them and the way they are mixed is excellent. The result is a very rich, full, lush sound.

The driving beat, and percussion instruments add a great deal of energy and vitality to this track.

The low brass is a very effective "spice".

The chord progressions are interesting and lend an atmosphere of suspense, and create the feeling of going down a long tunnel....then making a turn down another tunnel in a different direction....then another. This would be good music to accompany such a scene in a movie.

I agree that the first 3/4 of the piece needs more of a melodic focus (as Peter suggested). There is a very nice, catchy melody towards the end of the piece, in the flute sound. I would recommend incorporating this theme throughout the piece.

Very nice handling of orchestral sounds!
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Parichayaka said 4186 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Lush
Thank you Cameron! No posting is complete without your insightful and detailed comments. Feedback like this is the main reason why I joined MacJams. Thank you so much for taking your time!
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zenbomb said 4187 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Bravo!!!!!!
This is the first song that I gave 10s to all around. The contrast between the intensity of the percussion and the gently soaring flute was amazing, as was the use of dynamic harmony. I could hear so many elements in there that melded together with brilliant precision. This was POWERFUL stuff indeed. Now we need someone to write a movie powerful and epic enough to feature a score like this! Brilliant work!
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basil81 said 4187 days ago (February 4th, 2006)
Second Listen
Sorry, but I just had to express my appreciation once again for this track. This is just the kind of thing I'm trying to accomplish, and I haven't even come close to this type of arrangement. I can learn plenty from you in terms of chord progressions and pacing as well. Thanks again for posting something of this quality, it inspires me to keep at it and improve.

B.
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RickB1 said 4180 days ago (February 11th, 2006)
Second Listen
Ditto. I would love to learn from you.
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SYCO said 4162 days ago (March 1st, 2006)
VERY COOL!!!
I've only been a member of MacJams for less than a day, but it started with me being directed to this track from Google when took a long shot and typed 'how to make music like Hans Zimmer in GarageBand'.
And certainly have done that with this track.
But on further inspection of MacJams I wanted to ask is this the revised version of the unfinished track that you made after being inspired by the Batman Begins soundtrack?
Parichayaka said 4161 days ago (March 2nd, 2006)
VERY COOL!!!
Yes it is. And I would have probably left it at that, had it not been for the encouraging comments I got for the draft. MacJams is really a nice platform for sharing music. So, welcome to MJs – looking forward to hearing your first posting!
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thragor said 4089 days ago (May 13th, 2006)
This is why I joined MacJams...
Hello,

while I first found here through Caroline's Version of the Drunken Sailor I then started browsing and whow... the first song I heard after Caroline's is this one and I am totally amazed about the quality. Where is the movie to the soundtrack? :-)

So, I had no other chance than to register, to make this song my "Favorite" :-)

Regards,
Thragor

MidiOrleans said 3965 days ago (September 14th, 2006)
Gem
Thanks for posting & sharing this rare
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psnjron said 3964 days ago (September 15th, 2006)
You nailed it!
Great...I mean great piece! A soundtrack should evoke feelings and this
certainly does! Love the way it takes you from a very dark place to a kind
of soaring-free feeling. Wow, and what a landing (end). Incredible piece of
work. A few evenings huh? I wish it went on and on. What a pleasure to
listen to. I can "fathom" you doing a continuation of this piece real soon!
Rp
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j2morrow said 3943 days ago (October 6th, 2006)
Wait, I need popcorn
Wow, this is awesome--ready for Hollywood. I have no talent for this
kind of music, that's why my jaw is on the floor. Very cool work.
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blaky smith said 3926 days ago (October 23rd, 2006)
Very Great
Here really a great composition. I love and I regret my language so
limited to say you all my intensive sensations for this track. Marc
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BenS said 3923 days ago (October 26th, 2006)
Generously one of the beast peace of music
Wow, i cannot - like 48 others - only say "wow".

Very great orchestration, nice choice of instruments.

Ben
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sschedra said 3008 days ago (April 28th, 2009)
Well developed.
From the original idea. Nice additions. Still holds true to the cinema style and has good change ups as well. Love the flute theme, gives the sense of hope after the darkness, a sense of triumph over evil.

Stephen
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