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Return Of The King

By orangedrink on November 24, 2018 11:01 pm

The village excitedly prepares for the arrival of the King.  It has been such a long wait; such an arduous battle.  The sun peeks behind a cloud for the first time in ages.  This is the dawn of a new era.

The King returns.  They hold their breath.  He triumphantly returns.  He is additionally covered in blood.  The number of soldiers who accompany him are but a fraction of those who left.  The villagers fall to their knees.  Some to praise the King, some to wail out and lament those who did not return.  This day will be remembered and will change the village forevermore.

I've recently set a goal to spend at least 5 minutes a day practicing/working on music.  I typically go over 5 minutes, but some days I can only bother to do something for 5 minutes.  In one of my 5 min sessions, I came up with the first loop of this track.  In the next day's session, I wrote the second half of the song.  Then today (Saturday) I have spent about 3.5 hours arranging and mixing.  Everything is OP-1 except for the white noise and the reverb/delay/filter/EQ effects.  I just recently got Ozone Elements for mastering and I have no idea how to use it.  Not that thrilled with the master, but gotta start somewhere!  I am sure I will re-check it before it goes an any sort of album.

I'm reusing this Derek Jacobi picture but I'd like it if you considered that this King is related to the Duke and the Dutchess from "Murder Mystery" (week 42)

I caught up on a few songs!  Many more to go!  Everyone is doing really well.  Even the "I don't have time for this, here's a jam" tracks still have small elements of new ideas that eventually come to fruition in later works.  WE'RE ALMOST DONE! heart

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November 27, 2018 1:18 am

The initial synth has a relentless jackhammering feel to it but is catchy nonetheless and then I really liked that smoother synth sound that kicks in after a bit.  Nice job.

November 27, 2018 6:26 pm

Relentless (in a good sense). I have the same "problem" with Ozone; I usually just pick one of the presets and tweak it slightly. ::)

November 27, 2018 10:15 pm
Jim Wood wrote:

Relentless (in a good sense). I have the same "problem" with Ozone; I usually just pick one of the presets and tweak it slightly. ::)

Nothing wrong with tweaking presets. It's just a different starting point to work from instead of starting from scratch which is basically also a preset where all conditions are set to 0. Nice track btw!

November 29, 2018 4:45 pm

Super catchy chord progressions including that breakdown in the middle.  Oh hello happy solo lead synth you have returneth!

December 1, 2018 5:52 pm

This is very different, I quite like it! It's funny how your brain adjusts to the pounding main line, the song feels empty once it drops out. Great job, the last minute is awesome.

December 3, 2018 8:55 am

All hail.

December 3, 2018 4:57 pm

I didn't know what an OP-1 was. now I want one, and they're $1k ... thanks a lot!

December 3, 2018 10:12 pm

That hammering piano makes it the Return of the King of Rock n Roll! Drum fills awesome. Great lilting melodies and lots of production effects unlock special prizes through out the song. You went all in on this one! Downloading.

December 4, 2018 10:43 pm

nicely done, love the 5 minute approach (i often work in bursts of commutes, and find it less pressure than sitting down with all day free to write), and the narrative is fun too.

December 16, 2018 7:44 pm


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