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Date
04/12/2010
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Song
7.4 MB
8 min 5 sec
Score
4.37 / 5.00

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Author Comments

As the title suggests, think of rain when you hear this song. Think of rain in all its forms (drizzling, shower, storm, hail...) and then think of the sun when it begins to emerge. The initial idea was for the piano to represent rain and the flute as either life in general or the sun (just something counter to the chaos), but it's really up to interpretation. I just happened to think of this song during a rainy day. :P

I had the theme going in my head for almost a month before I was finally able to record it; initially I kept playing it in the wrong key signature and even after I've finished the song now, I don't think I actually got the right one. -_- If anyone knows an easy way to shift all notes up or down a few steps in FL Studio (all channels + patterns), please let me know (but then I might end up even more indecisive :P ). I actually have a version of the song shifted up to an A-flat key instead (correct me if I'm wrong; I can't read music), but it's only in piano: www.pftq.com/raindropsp/ (can't decide which I like better)

Originally there were two endings very similar, but I liked them both too much to give up either. I ended up just having the second ending modified to hopefully not to be similar. One way to imagine it is the first ending results in the storm taking over while the second ending represents a recovery or aftermath (think after the storm).

The one thing that kept bothering me the most about this song were the transitions; I still don't think I managed to get them right, but alas I'm out of ideas for this one now.

**Updates**
20100611: Added some filters to "master" the song properly (not sure if that's the right term). I didn't realize how muffled and quiet the song was until I played it on some less than decent speakers. :P
This is my first time doing any sort of EQ work, so let me know if the song sounds distorted or anything as a result. My head just hurts from hearing the song over and over again right now. XD

20100710: So I keep going back to the original mix that I had before the EQ stuff... I'm not sure if it's just me but it seems like I lose a lot of dynamic in the newer version. -_- Just going to use the original with the volume boosted a bit (compressor + limiter). That was the longest round-about I've been through hehe :P Teaches me not to go back and edit things I've already finished.

Reviews


SilentXFreakSilentXFreak

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing.

I just absolutely love this. I listen to it all the time. It's the first song I listen to when I get on here.


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pftq responds:

Thanks - glad you enjoyed it!


danman113danman113

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fantastic!

You completely capture the mood of rain and condense it in to this magnificent eight minutes of music. It's a whole 8 minutes long so its not too short but has enough variation that it never feels stale. Great piece of music!


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pftq responds:

Thanks!


toby4evertoby4ever

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Mixture...

It sounds like a mixture of sun and rain.It reminds of Sonic and the black Knight.It sounds very soothing <(^_^)>


pftq responds:

Haven't heard the music from Sonic before but now you have me curious. Thanks!


LordXylarLordXylar

Rated 5 / 5 stars

love it!!

love the transitions and it is just fanastic. It's hard to find pieces this good. It also dark feel to it like the rainclouds are overhead. Keep up the good work!


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pftq responds:

Thanks!


IzzyMoonIzzyMoon

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I find myself.

So addicted to this song. It's gorgeous and makes me happy. Well done. Beautiful piano and orchestral work. :D


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pftq responds:

Thanks! :)