Let’s Punch Everything

February 19, 2014

Hey guys, no page this week. I tried really hard to make it happen but I’ve fallen behind schedule on every other bit of work I have as a result, and it’s still not finished. Pretty frustrating, but I’m just cutting my losses and posting up some music instead, rather than let another update drift by silently.

On the plus side, I get to post a track entitled “Let’s Punch Everything” and then name this update after it, which feels cathartic, somehow. Spoilers: it’s Adrianna’s theme.

It’s quite badly mixed at the moment (so much clipping!) but please do bear with me and all of my half-finished things.


It’s nice, but it doesn’t feel that Punch Everything-y… Maybe adding more drums would make it more agressive?


And some brass XD


That’s fair enough! I think the drums I did use were maybe a bad choice (timps) as they got rather washed out by the other instruments to the point where I think they’re barely audible in the middle section and only punch through in the last few beats. I should try adding something more… well, punchy and a bit less bass-y. :)

Brass is a tricky one because I’ve found it difficult to get good samples of solo brass instruments, which would be a really nice addition to this kind of piece, for sure. I do actually have a second, rather rambling variation on this theme that features a trumpet more heavily, but I’m still not sure how I feel about the timbre of it. It’s kinda synthetic and naff. Oh well.


Great stuff. As to the not feeling Punch Everything-y, I see the point about the drums, but to be honest, there is a calm about many defiant people that makes them seem like they’re bubbling just below boil all the time. The piece makes me feel like SOMEthing is gonna get punched… so we must steer clear.


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