9.5 on the Richter!
I am a mapper, programmer, web designer, and graphic artist. Composing music was never really one of those things I wanted to learn how to do, but here I am, regardless of that, with three pieces of work I want to share with everyone. Anyone is free to use these or butcher them as they see fit. I would also appreciate some criticism so I can make my work in the future better.
I should also note, these are my first three midis and I have no prior musical experience at all (aside from being a listener). I used various sources as inspiration for these files, but the majority came from my own head.
My first real attempt. It was supposed to turn out dark and dreary, and it did, but was not quite what I expected. Probably my least favorite of the bunch. About a minute long with seamless looping.
Second attempt with much better results. Less dark and dreary, more epic, and pretty simple in design like the first midi. Still, it's probably my favorite. Both the names to Shankoo and Charlton come from the game I based these off of. Again about a minute long and loops perfectly.
Here It Comes
This piece is drastically different from the other two. It's metal-based, making it much more complex and longer than my others, and I did a lot of new stuff while learning how to keep melodies in-key with each other. About two minutes long, not sure how well it loops though.
And here are the midis I've composed after the thread was opened:
There It Goes
This one is still metal-flavored, a bit more involved with the bass. Probably not as good as Here It Comes, but I'm pretty satisfied with it.
Hell Reigns Down
My favorite, hands down. Judge for yourself.
This is a fast-paced one, more metal yet less complex, with stretched riffs and a quick beat. After I was done composing and listening to it for a bit, I found my foot bouncing up and down like crazy.
Imperial Army - New!
This piece I started shortly after Hell Reigns Down but put it on hold several times. I like how the beginning sounded so much, that I kept picking it back up several times over the course of the last few months, and finally wrapped it up today. It's much shorter than I would have liked it to have been, but it turned out really good nonetheless. You'll just have to listen to it to see what it's like. This is probably my second favorite, next to Hell Reigns Down Kudos to Apocalyptica, as this song is based off of a particular song by them. Internet cookies for anyone who correctly guesses which. :P
Hope Sustained - New!
This is something I've been working on for the last couple of days. I'm particularly proud of this one, as I didn't draw inspiration from anything in particular. This piece is somewhat of a cross between Imperial Army and Hell Reigns Down, only a little more uplifting. I can't really say at this point whether or not it's my new favorite, but damn if not, it comes pretty close.
I probably won't be modifying these any further, so keep that in mind if you want to comment on them or suggest anything. I am open to what you guys have to say, and I would certainly be honored if anyone found these useful.
Thanks for listening! Remember, anyone may use these for any purpose without my permission. This includes Doom projects, non-Doom projects, and the ability to modify and distribute them. All I want is credit.
Last edited by EarthQuake on Jul 16 2009 at 10:12