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LostSamurai last won the day on February 6

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About LostSamurai

  • Rank
    Advanced Composer
  • Birthday 11/17/1988

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  • Biography
    My name is Anthony Johnson, I am a 27 year old single father of a beautiful little girl. I love reading, writing for video games, ebooks, and music, and I am a huge gamer as well. I live a relatively simple lifestyle and I'm mostly an invert so I don't go out much and would rather spend time working on something or doing some work on my lawn.
  • Gender
  • Location
    North Carolina USA
  • Occupation
    Writer, game developer, character artist, musician (all forms and genres)
  • Interests
    Writing, music, art, video games, reading, being a great father
  • Favorite Composers
    Chris Mansell, John Williams, Bach, Danny Elfman
  • My Compositional Styles
    I honestly don't know what style I fit into. Depends on whatever I'm feeling I guess.
  • Notation Software/Sequencers
    Fruity Loops Studio, Hypersonic 2, Stormdrum 2, Edirol Orchestral, Nexus
  • Instruments Played
    Guitar (Acoustic and electric)

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  1. Trying to gather a few tracks I've posted before all in one playlist. Does anyone have any advice for lead?
  2. LostSamurai

    New Hip hop Track

    Personally, Radio Relish didn't get me to Bob my head as it played - too many ideas. It sounded like several ideas you had for beats all put in one. However, I loved it when the samples came in later on. Although, the samples seemed like one huge intro. Will listen to the rest soon.
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    Ninja Blade - Lead Guitar/Suspended Chords

    Thanks @Monarcheon 😊
  4. Found this sweet backing track on Youtube. I just had to jam over it. I named it Ninja Blade because it has a anime theme to it lol. I love it. Wouldn't call better than Seismic Melody but I'll say this a close second. I played lead here and also some suspended chords. Also, to clarify (and this unrelated to the topic) I've had a couple of people ask if I still did orchestral composing. Answer is, I do but I'm just taking a break from that.
  5. I purchased a new interface for my computer and this is the very first, fully structured guitar track I've made using it. It's the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 interface. I've never mixed and mastered a track recorded from an interface before, so I'm not sure how well the quality is...but from you guys reviews it'll help in the future.
  6. LostSamurai

    Lead Guitar - Cold Redemption

    Thanks Luis. As usual, I have no idea what dissonances are. I just played. It's great to know someone enjoyed it, because as the composer, I hate it lol.
  7. Just finished a guitar track. I think it's in C# Minor - my guitar was tuned in C#. Forget what scale I used. Anyway, it was just something I messed around with. Mainly ideas thrown together over a central melody/rhythm I found on YouTube.
  8. LostSamurai

    new soundtrack

    I wouldn't say you missed any notes because only you know what notes should go where. I think the notes are fine, if you to change up your chords or switch to a different key and back it'll give your music diversity.
  9. LostSamurai

    new soundtrack

    I think this is the best one you've made so far. I like the grand gesture, your brass, and piano sections. I can't get over the fact that your chords are repeatedly being used over and over. It didn't sound so bad in the end but the build up was a bit boring.
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    It's Then or That

    Know the feeling you get when you try and swallow your fear and go over to the lady at the bar asking her for a dance? That's the feeling I get...until around 1:20 or so. It's very jazzy yet very creepy. I've never heard of such a mixture before. It is very unique in its own right and I think this could possibly spark a new genre of music. Can't wait to hear it when it's full and complete; you're adding more to it? This...strikes my curiosity ten fold though I am at a loss of words at the moment.
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    Revealing My Conviction

    This track is expressing my guilt mainly to my peers whom I've done and said things to that were out of line. Almost went into tears recording this. I think out of all the music I've uploaded to this site, this one came from my heart and soul the most.
  12. LostSamurai

    Seismic Melody

    Thanks for listening! Glad you enjoyed it!
  13. I really enjoyed hearing this. In the beginning it struggled to keep me interested at first, I guess since the introduction played longer than I was expecting, which isn't necessarily a bad thing just a personal preference of mine to see introductions shortened but it works well here. The piece is a wonderful balance between sounds of war and peace that was done very well. It wasn't too blatant and wasn't too soft either. Nicely done. When the choir came in the thing that first popped into my head was the God of War theme which I love! I couldn't help but bob my head to it as it had a smooth rhythm/hip-hop vibe mixed with epic war music. VERY GOOD. Great work with the string and brass instruments. They complimented each other well; counter-point was written splendidly. This would be great for a action scene in a film. Keep up the great work!
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    Flight of the Sputnik

    I don't know much about Electronic but I can't help but get a subtle feeling that there are parts in here that doesn't fit altogether as a cohesive piece. Introducing new themes and adding some variation on those are fine, but I think in here they happen too abruptly and there's no real easy transition into the rhythmn changes to introduce those changes better. It sounds marvelous don't get me wrong but I was caught off guard too many times with the sudden transitions. I think if you can work on mending your transitions more closely, everything will sound a lot better.
  15. For a novice, these are not bad at all. They all have a grand plan in mind. Twin Shadows begins in a very interesting way and the percussion was done well I think. They could develop the melodies more though. You definitely have a great sense of what makes a score sound epic but it seems the only thing you lack really various ways to introduce and develop melodies. You developed a great theme in the third one but it needed to be built on and needed some variation. Using the same chords over and over makes a piece boring. Change up your chord progressions and use both major and minor respectively in that sense, switch keys etc. In time though I can tell you're going to be an amazing composer. Also, your music has great sound quality.