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More WIPs!!!

2011-02-23 04:37:03 by Echo
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Posted a new song, or more accurately, a new WIP, because i'm currently completely bogged down with studying for exams and that stuff. I don't really have the time to finish full songs at the moment, but i'll probably be submitting WIPs which i can then get back too later on.

So anyway, have a little Faith and check out the new WIP and leave me some reviews on it, i always appreciate those.

Enjoy!
Echo

EDIT: The full version is now out. Check it out pwease!


Mwc11 Jf : Musical Interpretation

2011-01-05 04:22:32 by Echo
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So there's this competition on the Writing Forum where you have to take a piece of music and interpret it in writing. That way a flash artist will have the chance to use the music with a detailed story. Now, as I normally write my music with a particular storyline in mind, I decided to take my own submission Minutes to Midnight, which I had already made a rough story for, and revise that story into a more detailed piece. Anyway, I would like some possible thoughts on this, critique, whatever, as long as its constructive. Thanks ;)

Also, keep in mine that this is only a draft and is liable to change.
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Minutes to Midnight.

I ran as fast as I could. There was no time left to be slow, no time left to even think about what I had to do. All I knew was that if I didn't at least try, the world as i knew it would end. Sweat ran down my back in icy streamlets, freezing in the bitter cold night air. I took a glance at my watch. Five minutes left, five minutes to decide the fate of humanity. I ran faster. The freezing wind howled through the alleys as I sprinted through the village. The last remnants of Hallow's Eve could barely be seen through the snow; rotting pumpkins leering at me through the icy windows. Only yesterday, children had been still laughing, enjoying the cheer and horror of the feast, but not today. Today, the village had fallen into perpetual sleep, and the only thing that could be heard was the howl of the wind, layered with a constant stink of sulphur.

Breathing hard, I burst into the clock tower and sprinted up the stairs, praying to any of the gods who would listen that I wasn't too late. I sneaked a quick glance at my watch, it was all I could spare, but the face was frozen over. My breath came in ragged gasps, my legs burned and the cold knife at my hip dug into my waist, a constant reminder of what I was tasked with doing; of what I had to do if humanity was to survive. All I could see were the stairs; step after step, going higher and higher. All I could hear was the clock mechanism whirring above me, the glowing hour hand creeping closer and closer to its final destination. And in the distance, I began to hear whispers of death, whispers in the dark, the final chanting of the dead, or the soon to be.

As I erupted through the door into the mechanism room, the first thing I noticed was the sudden heat. It hung across the air, clogging everything with a sense heaviness. The smell of sulphur here was almost unbearable. It filled every pore of my skin and clogged my throat. Then I saw Dartmoor standing in the middle of the room, bathed in purple light, his hands raised towards the heavens. He was chanting; chanting in a voice that constantly got louder and louder as time passed. The hour was close now, I had little time.

With a roar I sprinted towards him, my white knife leaping into my hand in a practiced movement, glinting in the moonlight which flooded in through the glass roof. I leaped at his unprotected back. He had heard me, I was sure of it, but he hadn't turned around, and by the time he did it would be too late. Then he turned, and I realized that I was wrong. He whirled round with blinding speed, a dagger materializing in his hand and stabbing forward. I felt a sudden pain, and I collapsed, screaming. The dagger was poisoned. Dartmoor looked down slowly, a smile across his face, his scar as pale as death. He raised one hand toward me and, with a cruel grin, spat out a few words of power. A blast of red light burst from his hand and i felt a sudden wracking pain. I screamed again. I howled. I writhed on the floor. I knew it was over; I had no time, nothing else I could do.

"It is too late foolish boy," screamed Dartmoor, the insanity in his voice cutting clear through my screams, "They will descend from the heavens, and humanity will burn with their coming!"

A maniac laugh escaped Dartmoor's lips, and he laughed at doom, at his doom as much as ours. The man was crazy I decided, if he were still a man. He'd given up that title a long time ago. But then, so had I.

"You'll never get away with this," I managed to gasp out as my vision blurred.

Dartmoor roared with laughter as a red doorway burst into existence behind him, blazing with an unearthly fire. I glimpsed an eternal plain through the portal and a dying red sun on the horizon.

"I already have, human. I already have!"

A red claw appeared behind him, bursting through the portal like a knife through butter. Grasping the head of the unsuspecting necromancer, it crushed it to pulp, blood squirting through its fingers. My eyesight turned red as the body of the Annular, the demon warlord, walked through the portal. He spotted Dartmoor's mutilated body and spat with brutal contempt. Then he lifted his monstrous head to the heavens and roared. I had failed, my time was past.

The demon stood bathed in the moonlight and shouted its defiance at humanity. Its legions of foul monsters crashed through behind, howling in joy and desperation, lusting for new blood. And behind it all, through the haze of blood and fire, the clock rung humanity's final hour.

Midnight...
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Thanks for reading!

Echo


Name change!

2010-12-15 23:54:27 by Echo

Just to clear things up with anyone who might be interested, my name is no longer Darklight17, it is now Echo, thanks to Wade and his glorious name-changing skills.

In other news, the NGADM is almost over, and when that finishes i just might get the time to make some music, seeing as its been ages since i submitted anything. Also, I am now part of a group of Audio Artists who have formed a collab group and account named Raven-Guard. Check out the account's newspost if you want to know anything more.

Until next time.

Echo



Well, here's the list of newest Hardware as promised...

DAW and Recording Software
- FL Studio 9 XXL Producer's Edition
- Cool Edit Pro
- Audacity
- Adobe Audition CS4

VST Plugins
- Sawer
- Vanguard
- Sytrus
- East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Silver Edition
- East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs
- East West Quantum Leap Stormdrum
- Hypersonic 2
- Vocaloid (Still on the way)
- Cinematic Strings Monster Staccatos
- Cinematic Strings 1st Violins
- Cinematic Strings 2nd Violins
- Cinematic Strings Violas
- Cinematic Strings Cellos (Still on the way)
- Steinberg Virtual Guitarist 1

Specs
- AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor 3.20 GHz (:D)
- 4 GB RAM
- Logitech X-210
- Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 or A-Quip DJ Stereo (Headphones)
- 1.6 TB Total HDD Space

Well thats it basically. Besides that ive got over 5000 drum samples, synths and effects. Note that the above list is always increasing and improving as time passes.

Darklight17


Updated Software and Specs

2010-09-18 02:50:34 by Echo

Well, here's the list of newest Hardware as promised...

DAW and Recording Software
- FL Studio 9 XXL Producer's Edition
- Cool Edit Pro
- Audacity

VST Plugins
- Sawer
- Vanguard
- Sytrus
- East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Silver Edition
- East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs
- East West Quantum Leap Stormdrum
- Hypersonic 2 (Still on the way)
- Vocaloid (Still on the way)
- Cinematic Strings Monster Staccatos
- Steinberg Virtual Guitarist 1

Specs
- AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor 3.00 GHz (:D)
- 4 GB RAM
- Logitech X-210
- Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 or A-Quip DJ Stereo (Headphones)
- 1.6 TB Total HDD Space

Well thats it basically. Besides that ive got over 5000 drum samples, synths and effects. Note that the above list is always increasing and improving as time passes.

Darklight17


Software and Specs

2010-06-22 06:39:06 by Echo

Well, ive been going through my stuff and i have decided to make a list of specs and software that i use so far. However, even though my current computer sux (not even viable to be called computer actually), im well on my way to buying a new one which i can hopefully use to better effect. Well anyway, lets start with software:

DAW and Recording Software
- FL Studio 9 XXL Producer's Edition
- Cool Edit Pro
- Audacity

VST Plugins
- Sawer
- Vanguard
- Sytrus
- East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra Silver Edition
- East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Choirs
- East West Quantum Leap Stormdrum
- Cinematic Strings Monster Staccatos
- Steinberg Virtual Guitarist 1

Specs
- AMD Sempron Processor 3000+ 1.8 GHz Single Core (:O)
- 2 GB Ram
- Sound MAX Digital Audio
- Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 (Headphones)

Well thats it basically. Besides that ive got over 5000 drum samples, synths and effects. Note that the above list is always increasing and improving as time passes.

Darklight17


The Darkness of the light.

2009-09-14 14:23:03 by Echo
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I've been surfing Newgrounds for quite a while now, but i never got round to making an account. I never really thought i needed too. But i started feeling like i should contribute something to a sight which hosts so many great music artists. and so Darklight17 came into being.

The name Darklight came from the fact that i plan to write songs or peices of music which look at the darker side of life. Music which looks at how shadow can overpower the goodness of light.

I guess that's it for now. My first song, Going too Fast is a song written and with lyrics by me. It looks at how people who were once children seemed to grow up so fast. Anyway, cya all later.

Darklight17

EDIT:

I put up a User Image and a page header which i made myself. Hope you like! XD