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"You've got to be kidding" . The commander, as hardened as he was from years in this spaceport, felt his eyebrows leap in astonishment.

"No sir", replied the Dock Chief, his face glowing centrally on the screen. The other officers, looked stern gazing from small squares around the periphery of the viewer. They remained silent, letting the commander take the lead.

"No one has navigated through a jump ring portal without the EM cover of a starship and a bank of navigational computers."

"Well Wallace apparently did. In a pressure suit and strapped into his seat."

"His seat? You mean he ejected??"

"Yes sir - although he didn't eject by choice. He was initially on course in a high speed drift towards the Epsilon Eri outpost when his one man ship was struck by something that blew clean through the forward hull."

"No alarm or time for evasive action?"

"No sir, the projectile must have been small and moving way too fast for sensor detection. At the time, life support was starting the final phase of bringing Wallace out of semi-hibernation to get him fully de-grogged before navigating through the K-belt on the way to the outpost. He was fully suited for semi-hibe, fortunately, but barely conscious enough to hear the collision alarm. Life Preserve kicked in instantly as soon as the hull was breached - he thinks the projectile must have torn half the ship apart. LP shot him into space clear of the spray of the wreckage. The last he knew of his ship was the sputtering of the ship-to-helmet radio relay as he accelerated beyond range."

"And then?"

"He supposedly drifted for a bit. Because Wallace was still kind of out of it from not being fully revived, he's not sure how long. He does remember a huge purple nebula with a cluster of new stars in its core. That would check out as HV 4586 on our charts. Fortunately he had the presence of mind to turn on his deep space longwave kit. That was how he picked up the first jump ring's audio signature - you know, that almost mechanical sound you hear mentioned in stories from a couple of centuries back. Since jumps these days are automated most of the fleet has never heard the old beacon sounds other than in the odd training school. Anyway, he figured it was worth a try to see if he could steer towards it with his seat thrusters. He's a lucky guy - the coincidence of being that close to a ring is nearly unbelievable."

The commander nodded deep in thought. "What's also unbelievable is that no one has ever gone through a jump portal of any sort without being encased in a ship's Blenkman field. The acceleration would tear a person apart without a mass manipulation bubble."

"Well Wallace claims he did it, and he is here, although worse for wear. The nav data in his suit confirms the trip. He did say it was quite the bizarre ride through hyperspace nakedly exposed, watching the whole thing through his visor and feeling a thousand sensations penetrate his entire body. Anyway, once he got through the first jump ring, he said chaining through the second through fourth ones got to be a little easier."

The commander still looked sceptical. "And he did the calculations himself and transmitted the vectors to the jump ring …"

"With his suit computer over longwave, sir, yes. He may be lucky but this guy is quite the pilot. He was almost out of reserve O2 when he came over the evening-side rim of the our planet and saw this spaceport as a bright star rising over the horizon. He said he has never felt so happy to be aboard anything as when our shuttle picked him up and brought him through the door of docking bay 12."

The commander was silent for a long time. The other faces on the viewer seemed to share a state of wonder or disbelief but said nothing as the significance of the story sank in.

"When can I meet Wallace?"

"Doc says he should be up to it in a day. Doc wants to put him back into semi-hibe and then bring him out properly to ensure everything is done right and not leave Wallace's organs in some funny states. He should be cleared after dinner tomorrow"

"Tomorrow at 20 hundred then. I think he has a lot to teach all of us."

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This is the final movement in a longer piece I was working on for the SpaceRace Challenge. It picks up as Wallace is starting to come around the planet's terminator and sees the distant shining speck of the space station he was hoping to reach. I wanted to express the mix of emotions he experiences - fatigue, fear, confusion, joy, and pride as he navigates his way to a safe harbour. I was thinking of the extraordinary navigating skills attributed to Capt. Bligh who sailed 3600 miles across the Pacific without map or compass in a single sailed lifeboat after the Bounty mutiny.

Some of you may remember a tune I did for the Hero's Journey Project called Coming Home, and this piece is a variant of it where I tried to use a slightly different fanfare. I tried to depart farther still from the original motif but it didn't work. The original 6 note motif by David Kneupper was something I had heard at the Kennedy Space Centre a long time ago, and it has morphed into two different variants now.

This piece was largely done on my laptop whilst on vacation - many many thanks to my lovely and understanding wife. Unfortunately I was not able to use a fast external disk interface for my samples and I ended up with some artifacts in the bounce that I can't get rid of. I will clean it up when I get back to my Mac Pro.

I don't consider this piece finished in the sense that I'm getting it done on the very last day of the Challenge and it has been rushed to this state. Still, I think the basic intent is at least framed here even though I don't like the ending particularly well.

I would love to hear any comments of course, and in particular I'm interested in critical comments that can help me improve my composing and orchestration. Thanks to Eduard for kicking this off and shepherding it along. I hope to now spend some time listening to all of the other entries.

Doug
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SmokeyVW said 2200 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
big space
wonderful - this has that big space sound indeed

thanks

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Doug Somers said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Big Space
Glad you got the sense of scale I was going for.

I looked up Jerry Goldsmith and was stunned at the number of films he has composed for. Of all of them I think I like the theme for Star Trek Voyager the best, although I don't know all of the films he worked on. Still, I think his influence has worked it's way down to me at least in how this piece was constructed (and of course Gustav Holst is also a huge influence).

Cheers,
Doug
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Feter said 2200 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Ejected
You have a great talent on writing and this is a huge tight building ...I can see any orchestra play it with glorious feel ...this is absolutely a joy to listen to ...thanks a lot for sharing !!
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Doug Somers said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Hi Feter,
Nice to hear from you. Your enthusiasm for this work is most appreciated. I will be over to check on your entry soon. I was saving my little 'spare' time on this vacation for composing and not listening.

Be well,
Doug
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Bowman said 2200 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
I see
you're an afficianto of a militaristic Star Trek esk story and this piece has the dignity befitting that subject.

The idea of Space and Sea voyaging are a natural fit and this piece beautifully conveys that as well as your protagonists journey to safe harbor.

There seems to be about 4 or 5 seconds of silence before the low hum and your trumpet call or it might be that my ears aren't good enough to pick it up earlier.

A strong noble theme and the mix though I'd like to hear more weight to some of the samples. At about 1:59 seconds there seems to be two trumpet bleats that don't belong. Some of those artifacts?

Great buildup and recap of the main theme at 2:35. Really stirring and a little Star Trek ascending woman's voice promising more, much more to come in the weeks to come.

I was hoping you'd bring your ship to harbor before the deadline, you certainly did and if I can say in very fine form.

Hopefully we'll get to hear the complete piece one day. I'm certain it will be worth the wait.

Cheers,
Charlie
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Doug Somers said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Visit from a kindred spirit
I think a lot of people have drawn the parallels between sae voyaging into the unknown and inter-stellar travel. There are at least a couple of shows I can think of where captains have models of old sailing ships in their cabins.

The early silence you mention is intentional. When played as part of the entire work, this silence expresses the time that Wallace is moving towards the planet which has, he hopes, the space station in orbit around it that he is aiming to reach. I wanted to have the listener experience that uncertain sense of time and space before anything was starting to be at all recognisable. As the music progresses from the first low tone in the basses, a dot is seen which can eventually be resolved into the distant form of the station.

The trumpet at 1:59 might have been some edits I meant to make to remove them but in the rush to complete did not. The worst artifact is just before the quiet section where there is a sound like a bubble gum card in the spokes (dates anyone who knows this).

Glad you like the noble theme (good descriptor!) and as to the weight of the samples I haven't really mixed this piece, so there is a lot to be fixed. It starts more quietly than I would like and it ends sounding suddenly too loud. Also I don't like the way the rit. at the end works - or doesn't. But that can be part of the overall re-work and mix/master when the whole thing is put together.

Thanks as always for your comments Charlie, and for your own contribution to the Space Race.

All the best,
Doug
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gadzooks said 2200 days ago (November 11th, 2011)
Ejected - Final Movement
A wonderful majestic listen. I enjoyed this very much. I'm spaced out ...
Cheers from Halifax
SG
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Doug Somers said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Outer Spaced Out
Hey fellow Bluenoser, nice to hear from you Stan. I'm glad you liked the piece; thanks for the support!

Doug
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michael2 said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
whoa
the first 2 spacerace challenges I listen to are both huge sounding and really pro level orchestral/soundtrack pieces. this is beautiful. I really have to sit down with east west some more and see what it's capable of. nicely done.
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Doug Somers said 2197 days ago (November 14th, 2011)
Thanks Michael
I wanted to finish the suite with a big orchestral sound, even though it starts as a synth piece. Not sure why, it just seemed right. I'll have to see how it all fits together when played end to end though. I'm still working on the first bits.

East West is a good product I think, although I'm still learning my way through it.

Thanks for the enthusiastic response to this piece. Take care,
Doug
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Skean said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Sorry no critical comments from me
I think, Bowman is the right man for that…. I just enjoyed the journey, great post w/good story (film score).

Take care, bro
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Doug Somers said 2197 days ago (November 14th, 2011)
Journey
Thanks Kent. I appreciate you coming for a listen and hearing your thoughts.

Keep well and keep up the messing around!
Doug
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davajonah said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
I could
most definitely be sitting in a cinema watching the credits roll on by listening to this piece in super dolby stereo surround sound [or whatever it's called these days] Magnificent! Huge, expansive cinematic sound. Great music!
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Doug Somers said 2197 days ago (November 14th, 2011)
Roll Credits
Someday I might render in 7.1 but not yet. I have to at least finish the mixing of this piece in stereo first! Thanks Dave for your generous comments.

Take care,
Doug
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Moviz said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
My word!
We got the film script as well as the music here Doug.... this is amazingly good and sounding like ' going where no man has gone before'...... tops, regards M
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Doug Somers said 2195 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
This is the full meal deal
Music and script. I don' do videos (yet) but maybe Charlie Bowman could be enlisted in that medium.

Thanks for the kind words Maurice. And enjoy the vacation!

Cheers,
Doug
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Jarvoid said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Well at least your fellah
got back....mine's still up there ! Back story sets us up neatly for the stirring and evocative "soundtrack" piece that would not be out of place on a movie screen with the titles running...great stuff story and sounds...


Cheers

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Doug Somers said 2195 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Greetings Jarvo
Even though your fellow is still in orbit it sounds like he's at least having a good time. Thanks for your support for the soundtrack. I hope to finish the other bits soon and republish the while thing end to end. Credits and all :)

Cheers,
Doug
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Henke said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Sure glad
to find you among this year's contributors, Doug. Your Desiree from 2009 is still fresh on my mind, so I was hoping for a new entry this year. The story is very imaginative and well written, as is the music to go along with it. It has that Hollywood feel, full of emotion and dynamics. I like the ending, put a smile on my face. On my headphones it rather felt that up to the final seconds the music was a little subdued or muffled. I had to turn the computer volume up to max and still there seemed to be something missing. Probably easy to fix with a little EQ and perhaps normalizing it.

Anyway, enjoyed what I heard a bunch, a great addition to this year's collection of space race songs. Thanks and take care,

Henke
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Doug Somers said 2195 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
I'm glad
that I was able to participate this year. It was really tough to make time on vacation when there were so many other things to do. Anyway, that's why only one movement was completed (the others are in bits) and also why I was not listening to other posts. I'm still on vacation but I'm starting to get to learing a few more pieces.

I agree with the comments on the dynamics, especially at the end. Thanks for the careful listening. There may be some EQ to fiddle with and also I need to mix this piece (and maybe master too). I did extremely rough mixing but on the last day I felt like I did as a student writing exams at a furious pace to try to finish on time. I'll have another go with the Mac Pro next week.

Also, the first parts of the piece are going to be more space ambient and a couple of other styles will creep in too before the movements are all finished and published.

I appreciate your support on this and my other work. It means a lot!

Keep well,
Doug
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Char said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
I did not know
that were a screenwriter. I am happy you made this and all I can say is that you indeed conveyed the exhilaration and relief of being once again, safe. I love happy endings. Thank you.
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Doug Somers said 2195 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Happy endings
Yes, it would have been bleak to have been lost forever in space, or to have made it part the way back only.

I'm glad you liked the story and tune. Thanks for coming by for a listen and for the kind words!

Doug

PS - I see you are still getting listeners to "He walked". Cool.

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michaeljayklein said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Such enjoyment...
Reading your narrative and that wonderfully majestically sublime soundtrack. You floor me Doug, you really do. Outstanding in every way and if George Pal were alive, I'm sure he'd put you to work on one of his amazing sci-fi movies. Applause and a big thanks for sharing this! Michael
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Doug Somers said 2195 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
Sci Fi
WOW, I'm as floored by your enthusiasm.

Thanks Michael! This was fun to put together and I'm looking forward to finishing all of the bits to post the whole piece end to end.

Many thanks!
Doug
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Narad said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Final Movement
Excellent mix and orchestral arrangement !
Star peace is coming ! :)
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Doug Somers said 2186 days ago (November 25th, 2011)
Thank you Harald
I'm only sorry that I didn't get around to hearing all of the entries, although I am committed to doing so and will get around to all of them even if it is late.

Thanks for the kind words.

Off to hear your pieces....
Doug
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richard13 said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Wonderful entry Doug!
An excellent backstory (is there more?) and some stunning music. What could be better? Take your time polishing this "final movement in a longer piece": we all know it will be terrific and we're patient as heck ;-)
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Doug Somers said 2185 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Polishing...
For sure - I was very frustrated having a slow disk and limited memory and especially NO KEYBOARD when I worked on this one. Still, I wanted to make an entry for this year even if it was below what I normally would be happy with these days. Glad you liked it all the same.

Alas, there isn't any more prose. I don't write much anyway, and don't feel compelled to tell much more around this story than what was described above. The situation I imagined was one of going from "Oh *%&@"! to realizing the capability we have in adversity, and rather than tell it from the point of view of the astronaut, I thought it would be fun to use the points of view of others to show how extraordinary this fellow was.

I've got bits of the rest of the piece underway, but they will need time. Many thanks for your supportive words!!

Doug


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Soundhound said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
Good Story....
Great track nice big movements in the horns....synths....

Cool Stuff.....
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Doug Somers said 2185 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Thanks 'hound
This was going for the big sound, no doubt about it. Appreciate the comments!
Doug
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ic42 said 2199 days ago (November 12th, 2011)
R. Vaughan Williams meets A. Copland...
What a gorgeous fanfare/march, always love your stuff. Perhaps that bubble-gum card in the spokes is actually a trombone playing a pedal tone (get it? Pedal? spokes?... sigh.) The overall audio level seems a little low, there, that's my critique :-) Great descriptive story too... I assume this is from chapter 4 of your to-be-announced novel, right? Thank you for helping with this challenge and producing a great piece, WHILST on vacation! Looking forward to the evolution of this draft of yours.
ttfn,
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Doug Somers said 2185 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Good Call
While I wasn't conscious about it during the composition, I'm thrilled to hear that you find a little R V-W and Aaron C in this. I love their work. For sure the audio needs to be adjusted. When I got home it was the first time I heard this piece on speakers and it was really obvious how off the mix was (other nits too but they're on my list). I did this cut with Headphones and pencil tool, which makes me appreciate Alimar's work all the more for his use of pencil tool.

No novel (which may be a good thing), and WHILST (you don't miss much, do you?) I may write tiny bits of one on vacation, I think I should stick with making noise rather than letters.

As to the Pedal tone (a clever groaner I'll admit) I can only respond with something that would sound re-cycled.

Nevermind. Thanks again for being M. le Organiseur on this contest, and for your insightful commentary.

Take care,
Doug
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Ex_Silentio said 2198 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Ejected
Has a triumphant sound to it. The sound of the successful end of an adventure, just like one might imagine laid over a scene of a sailing ship approaching a long sought after piece of land. Possibly the difference between the seafaring days of old and spacefaring of the future is that the sailors of old truly had no idea what they were heading towards, once they sailed far enough away from the coastlines. From Earth observatories, local space is well mapped, whereas ye olde intrepid sea captains could not see beyond the horizon. Anyway, it's an interesting comparison. The other thing is that space is 3-D, which carries many complications.

Speaking of intrepid, how determined of you to have worked this through while away from your mainline goodies. That's dedication, and we appreciate it. A fine entry, different from what I've heard in this year's SRC -- no droning synths hahaha. Very well done.
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Doug Somers said 2185 days ago (November 26th, 2011)
Getting lost in 3D
Thanks Ex, appreciate your feedback just slightly less than your stellar music (in both senses of the word).

Working away from the Mac Pro was tough, although through constraint does better art come some say. Not sure I believe them. I don't think those folks dealt with sonic artifacts, slow disks, out of memory warnings, crashes or lockups, etc., not to mention no keyboard.

Actually I really like the 'droning synths' of well crafted space ambient, but for this movement I was not there. Maybe the earlier bits will fill the bill.

Muchas gracias as always, and now off to hear your posts (late, yes I know)...

Doug
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TracyVosh said 2198 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Ejected
I don't feel like I know enough to give critical composition comments but I know what my ears like. Damn...love the dramatic ending! This is so well orchestrated...I only wish I could make music like this! Very impressive.
Doug Somers said 2184 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Know what you like
Thanks Tracy, I appreciate the comments. Loved your work on the disappearance of the earth army too which, as I recall, also had a dramatic ending although with a much longer and more intense build-up.

Take care,
Doug
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bud said 2198 days ago (November 13th, 2011)
Wonderful use of traditional
orchestration in evoking the scale and wonder of space. Very cinematic indeed.
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Doug Somers said 2184 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Scale
I'm glad the bigness came through. I must admit that after hearing this piece again a couple of weeks after I posted it I have many cringe moments, but I do plan to go after them when I rework this draft with the rest of the piece.

Thanks Kevin, it's always good to hear from you. And thanks too for your own entry into this 'race'.

Cheers,
Doug
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aRcTip said 2197 days ago (November 14th, 2011)
Cinematic
When I listened to this in the MJ-player, I pictured astrounauts walking in slow motion to their space craft. The backstory is impressive though. Great melodies and orchestration.

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Doug Somers said 2184 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
slowwww mo
That scene of a group of people slow-motion walking side by side with purpose has been burned into the zeitgeist - I'm trying to remember when it first was used in a film - the Right Stuff? In any event, you got the general feel for what I was trying to express and that's great.

I didn't look at any other posts until after I completed this one and so was amused to find that we had both used long journey bio-suspension as part of the story. Loved your piece too as it took me really 'inside'.

The backstory starts at the first movement so I have still a lot of work to do. Thanks for the kind words,
Doug
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kassia said 2197 days ago (November 14th, 2011)
doug
you're so good with brass. beautiful fanfare and military-ish march. You've achieved a very nice balance between the orchestral sections, and between the lows/highs. and all this done away from your full set-up! i love this - what a great "fill up your heart" piece.
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Doug Somers said 2184 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Many thanks Shay
A fill up your heart was intended and so I'm really glad that was how it struck you.

I am going to go back at this one on my larger computer but maybe not for a while as I would like to do the other movements first and see if that changes anything here.

I appreciate your feedback and careful listen.

Keep well Shay,
Doug
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Parichayaka said 2195 days ago (November 16th, 2011)
On my second listen
What an accomplishment! Such a powerful, positive and majestic ode to space. Clear lines in the composition and arrangement. You've also tweaked all the samples just right, and the result is spectacular. Such an expansive feel throughout. Really inspiring, way beyond the story even.
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Doug Somers said 2184 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Two listens!!
Thanks for detailed and such supportive comments sir! I have too many Cringeworthy things that I still hear in this piece, so if the result as it is still has impact for you and the other listeners then that is good. I on the other hand am reaching for the polishing rag. :)

I will be back....

Thanks again,
Doug

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PatriciaGirl said 2194 days ago (November 17th, 2011)
Ejected
Hehe, I like the space term Mass Manipulation Bubble. Don't leave space dock with out it :)

Good story to back up a great sounding or more like an epic soundtrack. Nice orchestral build ups and good sounding brass section. I can never get my brass to sound this good.

Good work commander!!
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Doug Somers said 2184 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Inspired tech-y names
Yes, Mass Manipulation Bubble may not be exactly a stellar choice (Drakonis pun intended) but I thought what keeps inertial physics working in these kind of fantastic scenarios?

Thanks for the comments on the piece - I like using the East West package for better sounding brass than the Jam Pack Orchestra, although it also can not sound quite right all the time. Still, most results can be pretty good. I think it is stressed most when using say 3 lines of harmony from the same instrument where it doesn't sound quite like a real ensemble.

All the best,
Doug
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thetiler said 2193 days ago (November 18th, 2011)
Wonderful
rich sounding soundtrack, love the deep sounds how they add emotion. The use of the cellos and the horns and the list goes on. Love the noble feel to it. Terrific and glad I listened!

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Doug Somers said 2184 days ago (November 27th, 2011)
Many thanks Bill
The use of deep basses are something I think I picked up from the end of Appalachian Spring by Copland - there is a warmth that they can add and a deep feeling that lets melodies float above them, often in dissonance, which somehow grounds the phrase.

I'm so glad you liked this one. Thanks for your very kind comments.

Cheers,
Doug
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MotherofMeursault said 2182 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
Wonderful
stuff! This is a very rich piece that makes me wish (again!) that I knew how to use orchestral instruments properly. I very much admire your understanding and measured use of these instruments. And I LOVE those tubular bells!!

Love,

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Doug Somers said 2181 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Tubular Bells
Where would I have been without Mike Oldfield's influence? Thanks for such encouraging feedback! I was going to come back and rework this later but have decided to do it now, and so am in the midst of orchestral adjustments and a new mix. Hope to post it soon.

Thanks for coming by and for your own entry into the Space Race.

Cheers,
Doug
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