DarkDjinn

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About DarkDjinn

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    Alex Kidd (+200)

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Maryland

Contact Methods

  • Website URL
    http://www.magicgiraffesoundworks.com

Artist Settings

  • Collaboration Status
    3. Very Interested
  • Software - Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)
    Finale
    Logic
  • Software - Preferred Plugins/Libraries
    EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum, EWQL Symphonic Choirs Gold, Stormdrum 3, ERA Medieval Legends
  • Composition & Production Skills
    Arrangement & Orchestration
    Drum Programming
    Lyrics
    Recording Facilities
  • Instrumental & Vocal Skills (List)
    Acoustic Guitar
    Electric Bass
    Electric Guitar: Lead
    Electric Guitar: Rhythm
    Trumpet
    Vocals: Male

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  • Real Name
    Brad Charles
  • Twitter Username
    bcharmusic

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  1. Hi guys, It's been a couple years since I posted, I think! I've been doing a lot, including a metal project called Galactic Skyfather. This piece I'm posting today is an original orchestral work that started as the first draft of a work-for-hire. I went in a different direction completely for the end product, but I kept this one to develop into a full piece that I'm going to use on a new Galactic Skyfather album. Hope everyone likes it!
  2. Sorry about dropping out. Got busy with work and school, and also my wife had our 4th kid on the 25th. All terrible excuses, right? I'll do my best to have a WIP done by the end of the weekend.
  3. My newest orchestral piece. Composed and sequenced over 5 days. I feel like this is my best work yet, and I really pushed myself to the limits both musically and technically with what I tried to accomplish here. Made in Logic Pro X using East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra, Symphonic Choirs, and Storm Drum 3.
  4. The original link on Bandcamp, or the embedded Soundcloud one?
  5. Also, I didn't mean to sound dismissive of your feedback. It is definitely lacking in melody, and that was a comment my wife also gave me, in addition to it being too repetitive. I was reading something interesting yesterday that said modern musicians can create these intricate and really rich soundscapes, but don't focus on the theme enough - and that if you pay attention to great composers, that's what they've mastered. And that's true, and that's what I think you were saying as well. I sometimes tend to get a narrow focus on getting a nice overall sound rather than creating a nice melody.
  6. Thanks for the comment. I agree with all of that, but it's intended to be more in the background than anything. Check out my other post from yesterday, "Going to Market". I suppose in context this repetitive chord progression and no melody makes more sense to me because I've heard the other two versions of the song. In my head this is kind of a reprise of the former versions. Take a listen to this old version with more melody (and less sequencing skills). When I redid it, I made the changes I did because this old version seemed like I was trying too hard to have to a melody. I wanted the new one to be less about being in your face. Thanks again for listening!
  7. Finished a new piece this weekend called The Confrontation. It's actually the third version of a work of mine that's always been called The Confrontation. This one is the best, but I took it in a different direction slightly. Mostly a cinematic string heavy thing this time. Made using EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum and EWQL Symphonic Choirs Gold. https://bradcharlesmusic.bandcamp.com/track/the-confrontation-epic-space
  8. Finished a new piece this weekend called Going to Market, reminiscent of RPG town/market themes. Made using ERA Medieval Legends, EWQL Symphonic Orchestra Platinum and EWQL Symphonic Choirs Gold. https://bradcharlesmusic.bandcamp.com/track/going-to-market-medieval-light-mellow
  9. Update 2/5/16: I created a lyric video for this song, check it out here: Greetings everyone, I recorded this last year and released an EP, but it didn't gain much traction. I'm sharing it here because I think it's my favorite song that I've ever written. If you like it, browse through my Bandcamp and check out the other tracks. I'd love to hear what everyone thinks! http://bradcharlesmusic.bandcamp.com/track/the-swine-brigade
  10. (per the guidelines, I'm including this note that I am a "to-be-posted" remixer) Hey everyone - I've been working on a short album and I recently finished it. It's called Chaos Mountain, and you can get it for free from here: https://bradcharlesmusic.bandcamp.com/album/chaos-mountain It's a bit "out there" but I think this is definitely the community to understand "out there". Hope everyone enjoys it and feel free to let me know what you think!
  11. Hey folks, I've been hard at work writing and recording an album, and it's nearing the final stages. I'm trying to build some interest in it beforehand, so I decided to release an instrumental track off of the album. The entire project is a rock/metal thing, drawing minor influence from VG music, but mostly guitar-based. This track is called "Combat Master 3" and the album itself is going to be called Chaos Mountain. You can stream or download it for free. Check it out below! https://bradcharlesmusic.bandcamp.com/track/combat-master-3 - edit: track no longer available. made some changes. could I maybe get a moderator to delete this thread?
  12. Hey everyone. I'm posting a piece I called "The Chase", written for a film scoring class I just finished at Berklee Online. Someone mentioned to me yesterday that calling it "The Chase" makes you expect action-movie style music, so I'll tell you upfront it is not that. It's a bit of a whimsical sounding piece, and the scene that I was scoring was an old man chasing a boy who had taken his hat - a pretty lighthearted bit of action. Anyway, I'm looking forward to hearing what you guys think. Thanks in advance! https://soundcloud.com/brad-charles/the-chase
  13. Yeah, just don't make eye contact or you'll have to battle. On the bright side, if you win, you can take their wallet.