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High Mountain Mystic


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sschedra

 Genre: Film Scoring

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The young novices in procession up the mountain are chanting joyfully as they go to seek wisdom from the old man of the mountain. But, is it his wisdom that they find, or is it the perils and beauties of the journey, and indeed, the majesty of the mountain itself that speaks to them? Does the experience change them? Most of all did they arrive at the mountain exactly at twelve midnight and so self righteous that they didn't cheat like those other novices that came up a day early . . . er, ah, but that's another story, sorry.
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Hits: 2788
Comments: 51
Fans: 18
Plays: 288
Downloads: 101
Votes: 3
Uploaded: Aug 20, 2009 - 11:01:15 PM
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2009 - 11:08:11 PM Last Played: Jun 05, 2017 - 06:24:30 AM
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Hardware:
Keystation 88es, mac pro tower
Software:
Logic Pro 8, Omnisphere, Sampletank
Comments
sloparts said 2865 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Interesting story
and it fits where you went with the music my friend. Love the music and the artwork.

Ed
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sschedra said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Ed
Thanks a bunch. It was fun doing the LIOLI.
Stephen
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Feter said 2865 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
High Mountain Mystic
This is so creative ..really just so diffrent
than many ambient new age styles around ...
cos the use of the orchestra and additional
vocals ...so impressive ...certainly you put
your hand on a very professional software ..
kudos ..thnx alot for sharin !!!!
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sschedra said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Feter
The Libraries do give you some open spaces thats for sure. I am trying to learn to tie all this stuff together in different ways to get different genres of sound.
Stephen
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said 2865 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
really nice treatment
cool vox part for the journey..... Enjoyed this much!

. - Harold
sschedra said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Harold
Thanks for the listen. The vocal is from the Omnisphere library. It is a sample of Tuvan chanting.
Stephen
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Reggie_Pole said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Gauri Sankar high
Big spacious outdoor sound on this one, with a solid percussion/bass foundation. I'm a sucker for chant-like voices. Are they samples? Sampletank, right? Really cool -- and inspiring. Now I want to do something like this.
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sschedra said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Reg
Omnishpere libraries and Garritan Personal Orchestra. The beat is Logic's Ultrabeat. The bass is a Logic Synth. Omnisphere is just a treasure chest of software instruments and layers and tools to shape them. It is a real palate of sounds.
Stephen
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maxruehl said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Interesting!
I'm getting a Moby/Tibet vibe from this one.:) Very nice!
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sschedra said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Thanks
Yup, The Tuvan Chanting really gives it he Tibetan feel. Glad you liked it.
Stephen
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Lennon714 said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
A soaring
landscape you've painted with this. Very dramatic, in the best ways!
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sschedra said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Thanks man
I am trying to learn how to use all the elements of sound with orchestra to create moods and illustrations. These sketches are simple, but the sounds from these Libs are just great.
Stephen
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Parichayaka said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Steady pace
You capture the determination and excitement of the adventure perfectly. Love the various percussive elements. Synths all placed well in the arrangement. And yes, I'm sure the experience will change them - with a soundtrack like that written just for that journey - they better live up to it:) Very enjoyable!
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sschedra said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Thank you
It was a lot of fun. It was a great idea to have this "Loop It Or Lose It" challenge. It gave us a place to start and it was great to see how every one had such different ideas.
Stephen
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Diviner said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Love the story
which goes with this track, it really helps bring great images with the track. Clever use of the loop and love the other sounds that you use. Very nice and enjoyed.
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sschedra said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Hey Keith
Thanks a lot for the listen and comment. I like these kinds of challenges because they get us to interact and create together. I loved your pieces. I had my hands full with just this one.
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SmokeyVW said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
way cool
i love what you did with the voices (for example at 1:20 - the Tuvan bandpass warble sounds way cool) - the beat reflects the procession up the mountain nicely

thank you

i always wanted to cheat on a LIOLI - and finally did it :-)
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sschedra said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Bill
There is a secret low frequency chant at 1:41 that rides underneath the mix as well. This stuff was just to much fun. Thanks
Stephen
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announcer said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Ah yes ...
Great bass line and rhythm track in general. Nice counter melody with the strings and brass.
Good. Nice soundstage. Outstanding ending well executed.
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sschedra said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Bill
Thanks. The bass line is an interesting story. I share the "studio" with my Son-in-law. He was finishing up showing a friend how to use Logic. I was going to start LIOLI9. I said "do you want me to save this?" He says "No, do whatever you want with it". So I dragged out loop 43 to see what it sounded like and presto It almost exactly matched his bass line. So I fiddled it up and used it.
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filmscoremike said 2864 days ago (August 21st, 2009)
Wow.
Loved this from the first few seconds. Wow.. great job. So much I like about this, hard for me to say anything worthwhile, other than that. Neat use of vocals; very unique. Great melodies over the loop, and nice pacing.
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sschedra said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Mike
Thanks for the listen. I think your piece is one of my favorites, if not my fave for this challenge. Great job!
Stephen
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michael2 said 2864 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
nice
very soothing and visual. i'm picturing the monks slaving at their quest, all alone in a cave. living off lichens and butter tea. you're rtaking me there.
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sschedra said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Mike
Thanks for the comments. I'm glad the imagery worked.
Stephen
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Jarvoid said 2864 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
What amazes me
about this challenge is how many different pieces of music have stemmed from one little loop...and how many different stories are being told..this is another such gem and I am in jaw dropped gobsmackedness at the quality, oh well back to those screechy pipes 80)
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sschedra said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
I Agree
Challenges like this are really fun. A few months ago someone did "The Front Porch" where he had a guitar part and let folks write whatever kind of song using that part. The different styles were amazing. To me they are jump starts on getting involved and I love them. I always know that there will be lots of different music and everyone will listen and comment on each other's stuff. You know, now you have me looking for a really good quality bag pipe sound. If I find it, I'll send it your way. I also want to find Irish whistles and I can't seem to. What program do you use for writing? GB, Logic?
Stephen
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Jarvoid said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Cubase and
a Yamaha PSR K1 keyboard....would appreciate a good 'bagpipe' sound.
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mr_mordenus said 2864 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Magic Boy
When I was a kid I remember seeing this bizarre Japanese animated film back in the early sixties, a young kid learns magic and goes against a sorceress in a strange, surreal battle that eventually reduces her to a shivering skeleton. Bugger weird shit, it was... havent seen it since for about forty years, and just recently discovered it on Youtube.

This music brings me back to that dangerous, frightening and balls-to-the-wall epic sense of mystery and wonder, triumph and fear.

Consider youself a sick demented genius with extra genius for epic sweeps of grandeur from a frikkin dance loop.
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sschedra said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Mr
I love when music can evoke moods. Parichayaka is a master of that. Have you listened to his music? He is listed below as a fan. Check out his stuff, just incredible talent and he uses it well.
Thanks,
Stephen
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richard13 said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Wonderfully dark and smooth
A very nice piece with an interesting story, but I want to know if the cheaters were thrown off the mountain or forgiven by the old man (softy that he is).
Cheers.
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sschedra said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Rich
Sigh . . . Forgiven! Thanks for the listen.
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rabittwhole said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Stephen ....
I think, for me, this has been one of the most moving takes on the current LIOLI ... your artistic and technical abilities shine here .... really appreciate the download ... I did.
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sschedra said 2863 days ago (August 22nd, 2009)
Jack?
Is that you? Thanks man. I don't want folks to be too impressed with me as I think that the Omnisphere libs are just amazing sounds. The orchestral stuff is GPO instruments and they are real sampled instruments. But those libraries are just a real inspiration.
Thanks,
Stephe
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Henke said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Great BIG sound on this one!
Love the story and love the sound of this. Right up my mountain side ;-) I can understand that you are working professionally as a sound engineer! Thanks for the download!

/Henke
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sschedra said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Henke
That was a long time ago. Now I am lucky if I can keep up with all the developments and learn all the new plugins. Thanks for the compliment and the listen.
Stephen
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sonnyjim said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Big
This Omnisphere thing sounds intriguing, but don't be too humble: your ability to make something so well-crafted and beautifully produced as this is fantastic. Great journey into oxygen-deprived realms!

SJ
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sschedra said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
SonnyJim
Thanks man. It helps when you are able to paint with some really vibrant pre mixed colors though.
Be well,
Stephen
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Slashh! said 2862 days ago (August 23rd, 2009)
Hey
If you say the loop is in there I believe you! Stellar production.
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sschedra said 2861 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
Slashh
First in is the choir, next the drums, then the bass, then the loop chugging underneath. I transposed it down two octaves and of course it matches the tempo of the song. Finally, the orchestral and tuvan chanting and a whole lot of other fun stuff.
Thanks for the listen,
Stephen
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Skean said 2861 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
WOW
This is the best I've heard so far... I'm almost speechless I have to download it and loop it, cos this is a dream away song for me.. Thanks :D)*****
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sschedra said 2861 days ago (August 24th, 2009)
I am humbled
. . . by your appreciation. It was really a fun efort and I actually find that having an initial parameter like the loop got the juices flowing faster. I really learned a lot from the other folks too as they posted and told how they put their pieces together.
Thanks,
Stephen
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composerclark said 2854 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Processional
this is very well done… I can definitely hear the scene you describe above… It's great to read Parichayaka's comment, because this is territory he also does extraordinarily well. Great job, and thanks for sharing!
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sschedra said 2854 days ago (August 31st, 2009)
Clark
Thanks for the listen and the comments. I am so grateful to have you on this site as we can all learn and grow from your participation.
Thank you,
Stephen
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ic42 said 2849 days ago (September 5th, 2009)
the living mountains
they come to seek wisdom among the mountains. the mountains rise to the heavens. it is said to be an impossible journey. they are unprepared. as they climb high into the arms of the mountain, they run low on food. they run low on oxygen. they run low on vision. the mountain takes pity. it lifts them. they are at the top. they become the air. they become the clouds. they are everywhere. 0x0
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sschedra said 2848 days ago (September 6th, 2009)
Eyes
Hey, thanks for stopping by to listen and comment.
Stephen
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Bowman said 2844 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Love your description
and the music doesn't disappoint. Has an early Tangerine Dream quality to it that works beautifully. Very enjoyable journey Stephan.
Cheers,
Charlie
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sschedra said 2844 days ago (September 10th, 2009)
Charlie
Glad you liked it. I have to check out Tangerine Dream. I looked at a couple of your videos. Very impressive!
Thanks,
Stephen
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scaustrita said 2814 days ago (October 10th, 2009)
Mystic
High Mountain captures a mystical feel.
Great story line too . . .

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sschedra said 2806 days ago (October 18th, 2009)
Steve,
Thanks for the listen.
Stephen
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paul f. page said 2730 days ago (January 2nd, 2010)
You've nailed
the storyline you present in the description of this piece. I am wondering (as I often do with songs like this) if there is maybe lurking somewhere a melodic line to soar above all this wonderful sound bed you've created. Something to consider.
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michaeljayklein said 2650 days ago (March 23rd, 2010)
Exhilarating!
Stephen this was both exciting and awesome (in the real sense of the word). I actually FELT like I was living the music and as others mentioned earlier, this is quite a musical landscape. Superlative work! Michael
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