Did I steal this?

Hi there,

I started working on a piece last week, and now, returning to it, it really feels like the latter part of it is maybe unintentionally stolen from something. I may just be paranoid, but I want to know if anyone else recognizes this? The part I'm talking about is from 01:49, to the end. Here's a link to the composition, in it's current, unfinished state: http://www.box.net/shared/22ksqdit9i

Keep in mind that this piece has not been mixed or anything. It's right out of Cubase!




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  • I don't recognize any part of it. It's a pretty complex piece so if some short part of it sounds like something else, I don't think you need to worry about it. If it does the original is probably not arranged like this anyway.
  • I don't know. I really get a John Williams vibe. But I could be wrong. It's not intended to be anything other than a Portfolio piece though, so maybe I shouldn't worry about it. :)
  • It sounds like film music and film music by it's very nature is always a little derivative. However, apart from the odd phrase here or there it doesn't sound like any particular piece that I know.
    It sounds rather good too and very interesting. What sound library did you use, if you don't mind me asking?
  • This is an amazing peice! Its a great inspiration.

    What comes to mind would be the Final Fantasy (Game) Soundtracks, but in your own style. The work sounds original.

    Congrats and thanks for sharing!

  • Thanks guys! I appreciate the feedback.

    Yeah, it was such a strong vibe, but maybe I don't have to worry. :) If none of you recognize it, then I'm probably safe. Thanks for taking your time and listen to it.

    Michael Tauben: I use the Symphonic Orchestra series from East West/Quantum Leap. This only uses one mic position though. I have the platinum edition, so it gives me access to three. I also own their Hollywood Strings library. But I haven't been able to afford a 64bit system yet (so I only have 4 gb ram and Windows 7 32bit atm), which means I cannot load more than one patch from Hollywood Strings at a time. That plugin sounds sooooo much better than their string library from the  Symphonic Orchestra series. So I always compose using the strings from Symphonic Orchestra, and then I re-render it with Hollywood Strings. It allows for even more realism than this. :)




  • There is a similarity between your piece, from 1:47, and "Hook-main themes" by John Williams.  If you want to se what I'm talking about, I've put a youtube link here to show you what I'm talking about.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xekV12yTKOQ  However, I don't really think that there is enough similarity to be a problem or anything.  But that's up to you. =)

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