Description : First off, I am a huge fan of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy and "The Hobbit." After watching all of the movies (including the final chapter of the Hobbit", I was motivated to write something that I thought might work with their journey home. Samplitude has a couple of great new VST's, one called "World Flutes" and the other "Celtic Harp" and I used both of them in this song. I created every last note on this one. Guitars were all Fenders, soft synths besides the Samplitude items mentioned previously were created in the SynthMaster series by KVR, and the strings were created with Samplitude's "String Ensemble." Not sure about the mix (my hearing is shot), so most of the mixing is done by sight instead of listening. If you hear something way out of whack, let me know. If you are interested in taking this one further, let me know and I'll post a link to the stems. Thanks to the Hobbit for the inspiration and to you for listening. EDIT: I've had some requests for the individual instrument stems so here is the link to all of those files. The tempo is 80bpm. Feel free to do whatever you want with this one. https://www.mediafire.com/?vzbi2scw8vc7cws EDIT: I've had over 200 downloads of the stems, so if you have done anything with them it would be cool to hear it (thanks for the interest).

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  1. Judah76
    Judah76 on Wed 10th May 2017 - 3 months ago
    Too loud. Heavily clipped. Semi-good.
  2. ReignStorms
    ReignStorms on Tue 18th Apr 2017 - 4 months ago
    A wonderful track. I like how you blended different elements together for this song to provide a very distinct sound all of its own. Very well done. Thank you for sharing.
  3. JodyJames
    JodyJames on Mon 23rd Nov 2015 - 1 year ago
    Whats popin Mr Bear,...it's been awhile awesome track!!! you always make top not stuff....but this 1 has a great sound.
    great mix clean production all around....hope all is good with you..
    rite now i'm workin on kinda of a cover christmas song...don't know how it will sound tho...i'm on a new used PC
    and my ears are shot lol..but i'll upload it next week.
    happy holidays friend
    Jody
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey Jody, sorry for the late reply. It's always great to have you stop by for a visit. I was happy with the way this one turned out, and from the amount of plays it received, I think others like it as well. I look forward to your Christmas tune. I'll head over and see what you've been up to. Hope all is well.

    Bear
  4. Planetjazzbass
    Planetjazzbass on Sun 24th May 2015 - 2 years ago
    Ok Bear..before I critique this track I'll just lay down my J.R.R Tolkien history,my father introduced me to the Hobbit when I was 5,by the time I was 7 I had started reading The Lord of the Rings,since then I have easily reread The Hobbit and the L,O,T,R 40+ times cover to cover,along with all of Tolkien's other works,The Silmarillion,The Adventures of Tom Bombadil etc,etc...in short I'm a Tolkien nut! lol (and closet expert I might add)........Superb track Bear!the emotive impression is visually stunning and beautifully evocative of the companions journey home,I will butt in here and just say that the films(all of them) interpretation of Tolkien's vision while succeeding in certain area's totally bastardize the overall ambiance of his genius and Middle Earth..(sorry about that,but once great art is manipulated by screen writers and producers it always suffers!)....On the mixing front,I love the rhythmic high hat introduction but feel it starts to dominate the sound after awhile,the flutes are superb yet I feel they are a little in the background,I'd treat them the same way a vocalist is in a track,more predominance and projection maybe....Any music that takes me into a part of Tolkien's world is a blessing,I could ramble on for literally weeks about Tolkien and yet I have never had the balls to commit my feelings musically,not only have you entertained me you have inspired me to follow suit and that is better than any high praise I can offer,thank you brother!....(Treebeard is my favourite character,Tom Bombadil a close second) Dave :)
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey Dave, thanks so much for the praise and advice. I am a huge fan of the books, and also have The Hobbit on vinyl, and The Lord of the Rings Trilogy on CD (BBC dramatization) - the latter I listen to on long road trips. While the movies fell short on keeping up the high standards of the books, I did enjoy the great music that the series produced. I would love to hear something from you with inspiration from Tolkien.

    I agree with you on the suggested changes. Since my hearing has been slowly leaving me, especially the left side, I noticed most of mixes pretty much suck, haha. So I will see about making those changes in the near future. As always, it is great to have you stop by and leave such a great review. I hope all is well with you in land down under.

    Bear
  5. silverman
    silverman on Fri 22nd May 2015 - 2 years ago
    Wow.
    I'm not sure wow covers it but .... wow.
    That is possibly the best thing I ever heard on here.
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Silverman, you are much too kind, but I really appreciate the sentiment. Sometimes I get lucky and I believe this was one of those times when the inspiration took over the process. As always, your time and kindness are greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  6. Orlando51
    Orlando51 on Thu 7th May 2015 - 2 years ago
    Good Lord, Barry....this sounds so good that I'm seriously considering to stop making music...haha...seriously, this is top notch on every possible level!! I downloaded your stems just in case and if I have some spare time in the future I'll
    try to make sort of remix out of this new favorite.:)

    Huge compliments and all the best____Orlando
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hahaha, no need for someone of your talents to hang it up, even in jest, haha. I know there is a lot of room for improvement on this one, and if anyone can bring that improvement out, it would be you. As always, your kindness and support are greatly appreciated. I hope all is well my friend.

    Bear
  7. JosephFunk
    JosephFunk on Wed 6th May 2015 - 2 years ago
    Wow! This is truly ridiculously amazing! You know there are just a few people on this site that can rise to this level of sound and greatness. What fabulous journey through sound, only I just there was a video to go with because it would be truly amazing. :-)

    The guitars are so sweet man, also I can't recall to many songs getting over 1k plays, wow! This is truly a testament to your skills and excellence. People expect an awesome song from you and you always deliver one better than last one every time. Brilliant arrangement and masterful mastering! Two funkin' thumbs up Bear, man you are so blessed!

    Cheers!
    Joe
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Joe, you are too kind old friend. I'm just on old hack who has been doing this most of his life, and luckily landed in this digital world that makes recording live instruments so much easier. I really appreciate the nice words, especially coming from a guy I truly respect. Thanks so much for stopping by to listen and comment Joe. You are the best. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  8. phatkatz4
    phatkatz4 on Wed 6th May 2015 - 2 years ago
    I just watched The Battle of five armies the other day, excellent movie!! I was very dissapointed when this didn't play during the credits so I can on here and played it :D Absolutely perfect fit!!
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Man I love those movies as well. I think we watch them about every other month, and each time I do, I get more inspired by the soundtracks. Thanks for the generous comments and for taking the time to listen. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  9. EYEDYE
    EYEDYE on Wed 22nd Apr 2015 - 2 years ago
    As a sucker for cinematic songs, this is amazing. The production work is very good too for it just being based on sight. Great note work, draw in melodies, Amazing work!
    -EYEDYE
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic EYEDYE, thank you so much for the kind feedback. Like you, I love cinematic songs and writing and recording them with a film in mind is always a lot of fun. Your time and kind feedback are really appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  10. RichieWinn
    RichieWinn on Wed 22nd Apr 2015 - 2 years ago
    Hi Barry

    This is expansive stuff! You do The Hobbit justice and it sounds absolutely right. Great arrangement and beautifully put together. Great work.

    Best

    Richie
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hello Richie, how are you? I hope everything is good with you. Thanks for the kind comments and for taking the time to listen. I think for once something actually worked out on this one, haha. I'm off to see what you've been up to. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  11. Neomorpheus
    Neomorpheus on Tue 21st Apr 2015 - 2 years ago
    Wow, I could go on and on listening to this one Bear.
    I am a big fan of the Hobbit movies as well and certainly the music soundtracks always play a big part in the overall feel. You've done a tremendous job not only with re-creating a Hobbit-ish sounding melody here but I also commend you on the production value. The sound editing is super. I especially like the stereo split on the guitar track which by the way is fluently played and has great tonal quality. Nice use of the strings too at filling the background and provide the right amount of cinematic flavor.
    Definitely faved this one! Nice work.
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey Neo, it's been a while. I hope all is good with you. Thanks so much for stopping by and giving this one a listen and a comment. I was trying out a new vst and ended up with this and actually happy with the way it turned out. As always, it's good to have you drop by and give things a listen and comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  12. beerling1970
    beerling1970 on Sun 19th Apr 2015 - 2 years ago
    ShortBusMusic this is one amazing tune from start to finish.
    I wish I could do something as good as this.
    Steve
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Thanks Steve. Believe me, you have nothing to envy here, haha. As always your kindness is greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  13. MWRatridge
    MWRatridge on Sun 19th Apr 2015 - 2 years ago
    Bear,
    From start to finish this song was very good…no dragging and no questionable parts. I enjoyed it man. The guitar playing was impressive.
    Mark.
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Mark, that means a lot, especially when it comes from a musician I respect. Thanks brother. I'm off to see if you have any new goodies up. I hope all is well bro.

    Bear
  14. midisparks
    midisparks on Sat 18th Apr 2015 - 2 years ago
    not one thing to complain about in this rich mix. It belongs in a theater absolutely! second listen and enjoyed it even more this time than the last. all the best bear.
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Dan, thanks so much. I need to get some new music up, haha. Anyway, I greatly appreciate you stopping by and giving this one another go. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  15. blunierty
    blunierty on Thu 16th Apr 2015 - 2 years ago
    great job, I didn't find the mix too bad at all, this one is definitely well produced, nice track...
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey thanks Blunierty, I really appreciate the feedback, especially on the mix. Not an easy thing to do when one can't hear real well, haha. Anyway, thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  16. Mosaic
    Mosaic on Sun 5th Apr 2015 - 2 years ago
    Hey Bear

    Friend sorry long time in between drinks so to speak but health not been the best so not here as much as I would have liked, but here now which is the main thing, seen most of the films mentioned above and have to say this would have fitted in nice with what they had, has nice journey type beat feel about track, flutes keeps it flowing along just nice, flutes prob the stand out to me, which is hard to pick out from a track that works so nicely together, from clarity to arrangement and overall sound itself, excellent friend...Fav...Peace n Respect Bear...Take care dear friend...Mosaic...
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey Mos, great to see you stop by for a spell and for the kind feedback. I was actually happy with the way this one turned out. I've had over 100 people download the stems to this one, so I think it also struck a positive chord with others as well. Sorry to hear about your health issues, those things happen the older we get :) Take care of yourself. I'm off to see what you've been up to.

    Bear
  17. mpoppitt
    mpoppitt on Sat 21st Mar 2015 - 2 years ago
    nicely done! I think the mix is great.
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey mpoppitt, thanks for the kind feedback. Your comments are greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  18. Spivkurl
    Spivkurl on Sat 21st Mar 2015 - 2 years ago
    Hey friend, I like this one! For some reason I thought I had listened/commented on this already, must have gotten distracted. You say your ears are shot, but you must have good eyesight as the mix sounds nice to me! This is does remind me of the "Rings" stuff, though I'm not an avid fan. It is epic in a similar fashion. Similar to your coffee statement, I could say that you are my substitute for reading! Makes me sound a bit slow in the head, I know. I definitely write more than I read anymore. Hoping to get a new book out of the way soon though, heh. Your guitar work sounds great, as usual, and I really enjoyed the "flute" parts. All in all, a very enjoyable piece!
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey Pat, thank you so much for the kind feedback, especially on the mix. I am just thrilled there are vst's out there that allow for visual analysis so I can do a bit better job. If not for them, all of the mixes would be really pushed to the left and clipping like crazy, hahaha. Thanks again for stopping by to give this one a listen, and thanks for always being my coffee substitute, or at the least a great additive, haha. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  19. vivk
    vivk on Wed 18th Mar 2015 - 2 years ago
    I like this- love the guitar in the intro. And love the celtic feel. Great build up as well. Almost has a feeling of Ennio Morricone's old westerns at the 3.00 min mark- amazing, given that the sound is more predominantly celtic than Spaghetti western.
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic I used to be a trombone player, and I loved putting on an Ennio Morricone album and then playing along to the brass parts on the record. Maybe all of those hours influenced what I do today. Anyway, thank you so much for your great feedback. It is greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  20. phatkatz4
    phatkatz4 on Wed 18th Mar 2015 - 2 years ago
    Perfect fit for the ending of the Hobbit :D Absolutely love Tolkien, the whole medieval fantasy thing and celtic music. excellent track, transported me right to middle earth! What scales/modes are usually used in making celtic type music?
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Thanks my friend, I'm glad you enjoyed this one. Most Celtic music works with D scales - D major, D minor, D mixolydian. I think you could use just about any of the others though, as long as you include the 3 scales above. Cadence is important in true Celtic music, and I didn't really follow the cadence rules in this one. That's why it doesn't sound like true Celtic music, but it does have that feel. Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by to give a listen and leave such a great comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  21. Skinnyboyslim
    Skinnyboyslim on Tue 17th Mar 2015 - 2 years ago
    Awesome! World Flutes, Celtic Harp, String Ensemble, what more can one ask for? I am a huge fan of JRR Tolkien as well. I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy when I was a sophomore in high school and loved it. This track is well done. I love to hear the string ensemble peek through at just the right moments. Great job!
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey Slim, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a great review. I am easily inspired by certain movies, and for some reason the Hobbit struck a chord with me. As always, your time and kindness are greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  22. PatriciaEdwards
    PatriciaEdwards on Mon 16th Mar 2015 - 2 years ago
    There's that sound I haven't heard in a long time!

    Hey there Mr. Bear!

    Sundown, showdown, something mysterious is going down. Lively, exciting, it's got the hear beating fasssst!

    I've been away, but you are still putting it down. Good work.
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey there Ms. Patricia, what a great surprise to find you in my neck of the woods. I hope all is well with you and the family. All is good with me. We have been busy with our granddaughter and have just found out we are going to be grandparents again, this time to a boy, woohoo!!!! So excited we can't stand it, haha. He will arrive around the end of August, so I've been looking at guitars for him, haha. I bought our granddaughter a pink Fender Strat, so I'm thinking this little guy needs a blue one :) Anyway, not much time to make music but every once in a while I put something together. I hope all is well with you and that your musical career has blossomed. I've missed that beautiful smile of yours. Take care and thanks for taking the time to stop by for a bit.

    Bear
  23. beerling1970
    beerling1970 on Mon 16th Mar 2015 - 2 years ago
    I am so hoping to be as good as you Bear, love this track so much.

    Steve
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Steve, you are way too kind. I get lucky every once in a while, especially when the right inspiration comes along. I appreciate your kind words, especially because I respect your talents as well. As always your time is greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  24. doudei
    doudei on Sun 15th Mar 2015 - 2 years ago
    dear Bear
    when you say your hearing is shot, what does that mean exactly? i am unfamiliar with the expression, tried to find a definition but couldn't find meaningful information.
    i assume your hearing is in some way impaired, how did that happen? if you don't mind me asking. is it something to be concerned about?
    not to mention it's incredible you did this with only visual feedback. to me that is awesome in the true sense of the word.
    i would use your arrangement and mix as-is in an actual motion picture taking place midst Middle-earth in a heart-beat - it's sparkling and ready to serve in my opinion.
    last but not least thank you for once more sharing the stems. checked them out and to no surprise they leave nothing to be desired. i got something in mind i want to try out with the guitar tracks and see where it goes from there.
    i wish you all the best and hope the hearing thing is only temporarily or that i even completely misunderstood what happened and there is nothing to worry about.
    in any case take care and hang in there pal!
    savino
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hi Savino, it is great to see you in my neighborhood again. When I say my hearing is shot, it simply means that I have hearing loss. I can no longer hear anything in the 20hz to 50hz range, 2hz to 3hz, and anything over 8hz. My left ear is actually worse than the right. The damage was caused by too many nights in front of an amp in a small, smokey dive somewhere in rural America. Our amps were always cranked to 10 and we blissfully played rock and roll like we were rock stars, haha. So now, my mixes are usually not balanced properly, and a lot of times the low end is way too high in the mix. My wife keeps telling me to get a hearing aid but I kind of like the peace and quiet, hahahaha. Anyway, all is good because of the visual aids that are out.

    I would love to hear what you can come up with on this one. You have great compositional skills and I think you would do really well with it. Let me know when you have something posted.

    As always, your kindness and friendship are greatly appreciated. I hope all is well with you and your family. Take care.

    Bear
  25. midiman007
    midiman007 on Sun 15th Mar 2015 - 2 years ago
    Wow nice track. I like the guitar
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Thanks James. I started with this going to be a guitar piece and it quickly changed into what I have here now. Lack of focus I think they call it, hahaha. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  26. steve010101
    steve010101 on Sun 15th Mar 2015 - 2 years ago
    The guitar and flute establish a wonderful relationship in this track -- has kind of a mythical and adventurous energy to it. Top track
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Thank you Steve. This one originally started out as just a guitar piece, but morphed into something that ended up sounding OK. As always, your time and feedback are greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  27. KingVortex
    KingVortex on Sat 14th Mar 2015 - 2 years ago
    Time to watch the Hobbit. Never seen the series, was just going to wait for all of them to be on blu ray.. Nice flute and guitar tho!
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey King, thanks so much for the kind feedback. The movies are definitely worth watching, especially if you get them on blu ray....that way you can watch at your leisure and enjoy cheaper popcorn, haha. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  28. crucethus
    crucethus on Sun 8th Mar 2015 - 2 years ago
    The intense guitar arpeggios scream at you a journey, the flute like sounds give U a middle ages and of course (hobbit-like) sound. The string stabs invoke a sense of urgency. The percussion builds add a nice accompaniment. I like the subtle sub melodies as this builds. I feel this has such elements of a song that might originate from newfoundland.
    It needs some Scottish or Irish singers for this one. Super intense tune, great job on the production and song writing my friend.
    Cru
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Thanks Steve. I started out with just the guitar and flute on this one, and it morphed into something quite different from the original. It would be cool to have some great Celtic vocals on it. As always, your more than generous feedback is greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  29. midisparks
    midisparks on Sat 21st Feb 2015 - 2 years ago
    lovin' the use of the ancient flutes - they help to convey the mystical, other-worldly theme. I really feel with your arrangement and your mix that I am in the theater, and being tranported to Middle Earth. beautiful work, and inspiring as always. regards - Dan
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Thanks for your kind words Dan. I always love the great big sound the theaters produce, and I think the soundtracks many times make the films that much better. I'm glad to have you stop by for a listen and a comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  30. promenade2239
    promenade2239 on Sat 21st Feb 2015 - 2 years ago
    hi Bear. finally I managed to play your song and it is really nice to hear your music again. some celtic elements (flutes) reminded me of a soundtrack from a PC game Heroes4 I played few years ago. also you have very nice celtic 'synths' here and other very enjoyable cinematic sounds going on. this is so different from what I am doing at the moment. maybe I will try some commertial productions some day, who knows...
    there's no much space in the mix here, everything seems to be turned at it's highest level and limited. all the harmonics provided by the guitars are very listenable though. and yes, it is tribal and I can dance to it haha.
    very nice work. best to you, alex
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hi Alex, thanks so much for stopping by. I was happy with the instrumentation in this, but not so happy with the mix. As my hearing gets worse, I have to rely on sight to tweak my mixes and on this one, I pushed the mix up too far I think. I'm still getting used to mixing using visual aids and not my ears so much, so many times my mixes are an exercise in futility, hahaha. I think you could be an absolute master working in cinematic and commercial productions. It would be great to hear something like that from you. Anyway, all is good here. Thanks so much for taking the time to listen and comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  31. GregVincey
    GregVincey on Sat 21st Feb 2015 - 2 years ago
    Nah man, the title totally caught off guard. But i like the way it sounds man. More off a medieval/western. Cool combination.
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hahaha, thanks Greg. I did try for a hybrid track that had both a Celtic and a western US feel, and hopefully I hit the mark. As always, your time and feedback are greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  32. PDMuzak
    PDMuzak on Sat 21st Feb 2015 - 2 years ago
    Wow!! After listening to this I am inspired to work harder. This is for sure Movie score quality. Thank you for the lesson. PDMUzak
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Ah, you are much too kind PD, but I do appreciate the wonderful feedback. Like you, I'm constantly learning and working harder to hone my skills. Talented people like yourself are a great indicator of just how far I need to go. I thank you for taking the time to listen and comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  33. Livingsoulsdie
    Livingsoulsdie on Wed 4th Feb 2015 - 2 years ago
    As usual thank you for this great piece of music. Those flutes sound so dam good I just love them and they fit so perfectly!!!!! The guitars are also nice . Dam fine job on this one man !
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Thank you kind sir! I'm glad you enjoyed this one. I'm never sure that the result that sounds good to me is going to sound good to others, so your feedback tells me I am on the right track. Thanks for taking the time to listen and comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  34. larrywiggles1
    larrywiggles1 on Mon 2nd Feb 2015 - 2 years ago
    Hi Bear,

    A totally fabulous track, loved the way everything slotted together and it had me hooked from the first note...only one complaint....too short!!!
    Thanks again for another awesome track.
    My best wishes Bear,
    Mark
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey Mark, thanks so much. I would make things longer, but I'm old and tired and can only manage radio edit length in my music, hahaha. As always, your more than generous feedback is greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  35. Modnex
    Modnex on Mon 2nd Feb 2015 - 2 years ago
    Great work Bear! I never seen the film, but I must say after listening to this track, I'm tempted to go watch it. I love that flute sound you used, it gives the track a magical feeling, as well as an old western feeling to it. This one is going in my favs. Thanks for sharing this wonderful track!
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey Modnex, it is great to have you drop by, and a big thank you for the kind feedback. The moview really are pretty good, with great soundtracks, that make the experience that much better. And they are all on DVD now I believe. Thanks again for stopping by and taking the time to listen and comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  36. JAweGuy
    JAweGuy on Mon 2nd Feb 2015 - 2 years ago
    I haven't seen the film but I can definitely imagine this in a scene like you described. Great sound on the strings, guitar is just beautiful and the entire track is inspiring.

    It was a pleasure to listen, thank you for sharing. Something I personally think could work with this is a VST plugin I purchased a while back called Embertone Shire Whistle.

    - JAweGuy
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Thanks so much for the kind feedback. It means a lot, especially coming from someone who has such major skills in cinematic composition. Also, a big thank you for the information on the shire whistle. As always your time and feedback are greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  37. theHumps
    theHumps on Fri 30th Jan 2015 - 2 years ago
    I love this kind of music, it definitely gives the impression of a journey. I have only seen the original trilogy and look forward to seeing the next couple movies. Having a direction like a film or an emotion(or a storm) is great to write about and you really nailed it. I can visualize the movie as I'm listening.

    I think this is a very cool track, great instruments, especially those vst instruments you mentioned. The guitars are mixed well and it's a big sounding mix overall. My goal this year is to learn to finish my songs off with some limiter and mastering type software. What are you using on the final mix, if you don't mind me asking?

    Hope the winter hasn't hit you too hard. Take care Bear, great track!

    Wayne
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey Wayne, thanks so much for the nice comments. I use Samplitude's mastering software to mix and master everything I do. It's pretty simple in that it has an EQ, stereo enhancer, limiter, exciter, and compressor. Nothing real fancy and nothing that would compare to something like Ozone....but it works for my amateur offerings.

    Winter has been mild and warm here...a little rain but not too bad. I'm glad you are away from the crazies, haha. As always, your support is greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  38. mrwolf14
    mrwolf14 on Thu 29th Jan 2015 - 2 years ago
    Hi Bear,
    Good to see a new song from you! I hope everything is well!

    The guitars in the intro are simply perfect! I really like how they interact building a rhythm together.
    What can I say on the synth sounds? Somebody already wrote you are a VST-Wizard...I have to fully agree!
    The flute sound and the melodies you played with it are really "epic".
    Thanks for this beautiful song: I am not a big fan of Lord of the Rings, but I could still enjoy this wonderful piece of music.
    Ciao, Domenico
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey Domenico, all is good here. I hope all is good on your side of the world. Thanks for the kind feedback. I love these new vst's that are out....sure beats having to learn new instruments, haha. All I have to do is pound things out on a keyboard. I appreciate your continued support my friend. Much thanks.

    Bear
  39. tripple6fusion
    tripple6fusion on Wed 28th Jan 2015 - 2 years ago
    you must be a whiz with Vst' ...your instruments and the song in general are sounding great here... great spin!
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Thank you sir! I try, haha. The new virtual instruments are pretty incredible and make some things possible that in real life wouldn't be. Thanks for stopping by to listen and comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  40. BradoSanz
    BradoSanz on Tue 27th Jan 2015 - 2 years ago
    Man, I really love those guitars!! Faved :P
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Thanks again my friend. I'm glad it was good enough to add to your favorites. I appreciate your support and kind feedback. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  41. Tumbleweed
    Tumbleweed on Mon 26th Jan 2015 - 2 years ago
    The mix is great Bear...everything is perfectlly placed and clear as a bell...and your playing is super...you are indeed a musician`s musician....love the whole vive..its just a greta journey and the Celtic vibe that flows from it warms the blood (my Son was watching a preview of the latest hobbit movie on the big screen/stereo setup the other night while I was making my usual noises & I just had to go out there & sit down for a listen with him...its got some sort of magic....majesty...overwhelming richness that wipes the canned stuff often fed to us right from the mind...Fantasitc Bear...and thank you for the dl...goes immediately to my music player and company for morning walks....Ed
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Ah my friend, it is good to have you drop by for a spell. I agree that the films have such great music and are really an inspiration. My Celtic roots came out a bit on this one....love the new vst's. I hope your weather is good enough to walk frequently and that spring comes early this year. It's been fantastic down here in the desert :) Hope all is well Ed. Thanks so much for the continued support.

    Bear
  42. FreeRadical
    FreeRadical on Mon 26th Jan 2015 - 2 years ago
    Those new VST's are pretty impressive and have a really authentic sound. Your guitar playing is excellent and i like the string section as well. It has got a sort of Rivendale vibe to it and i can picture exactly what you mean by the hobbit reference. You never fail to impress with your stuff and this is another fine example of your raw talent.
    Three and a half minutes of my life well spent i think.
    FR
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey FR, thanks so much. Every once in a while I stumble into something and actually get it right, haha. I love the new vst's from Samplitude and I am having fun messing around with them, exploring what they will really do. As always, your kind feedback is greatly appreciated. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  43. soundhound
    soundhound on Mon 26th Jan 2015 - 2 years ago
    Good Tune, close to a tribal dance kinda thing...
    Real nice feel I can hear a lot of things, that could move with this
    and do it justice...

    Solid piece of work...

    Peace...TG.
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey thanks TG. That means a lot, especially coming from one of the best musicians on this site. As always, I really appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  44. danke
    danke on Mon 26th Jan 2015 - 2 years ago
    Brilliant one Bear!

    What I personally very much like is the huge tensioned groovy...bit 'evilish' :-)...your guitar tone is fantastic and after the third listen I could imagine a female vocs on it...I can't hear anything wrong with the mix but I think I'm not the proper person to tell you anything about it :-)

    Congrats and huge respect for your latest creation!

    Greetings, Danke
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey Danke, I hope all is well with you. Thanks for the great feedback, you always make me feel good about my humble offerings. I'm glad the mix sounds OK to you....my ears spent too much time in front of amps cranked to 11, haha. Anyway, it is always a good day when you drop by for a bit. Thanks for that.

    Bear
  45. Eighteen
    Eighteen on Mon 26th Jan 2015 - 2 years ago
    Very epic, and nice clear production :D
    Nice work!

    ~Eighteen
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Thanks Eighteen, I really appreciate the kind feedback. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  46. 15ludwicke
    15ludwicke on Mon 26th Jan 2015 - 2 years ago
    Loving the vibes of this track man! Such raw emotion and power created by the strings, as well as the guitar. The flutes and the chugging guitar give it a "western american" kind of vibe.

    Extremely well done and executed track!
    Rico L.
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hey Rico, thanks so much. I always worry about the mixes and the execution on these, so your kind feedback makes me feel a bit better about things. I appreciate you taking the time to listen and comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear
  47. BradoSanz
    BradoSanz on Mon 26th Jan 2015 - 2 years ago
    This is how I'd imagine the Hobbit if it took place in the 21st century. Good job, I like the way you did/EQd those Fenders!
    ShortBusMusic
    Reply by ShortBusMusic Hahaha, definitely a modern take on an old classic. I'm glad the guitars sounded OK. As always, thanks so much for taking the time to listen and comment. I hope all is well.

    Bear

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