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Dec 4, 2011 | 9:18 PM EST
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3.6 MB
3 min 58 sec
4.38 / 5.00

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Rated 4.38 / 5 stars
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Author Comments

This is a slightly dramatic kind of song that I put together. Really, I didn't have much of a plan for this track, whatever I could create I put into the song. The volume might be a little low also, due to the recording software I've been trying to understand not cooperating lately. But, anyway, I hope you all enjoy the track and please vote and drop a comment so that I can improve.

- NikM



Rated 4 / 5 stars

A good sound

Not really what I'd call stormclouds, as it just sounds too mellow for it to be up there with a crescendo of rain coming in at an angle, with a velocity to sting exposed skin, the harshness of the wind, combined with the occasional flash of lightning and a rumble of thunder.

Sure, this may be drizzle or even a light rain shower, but not a storm, in my mind's ear.

I feel that the part where you take all of the bass off the piano and make it sound like an old radio is playing it is fantastic - it seems to give another level to the piece and I found it really impressive, so run with that a little more, as with the almost tuba-esque sound that you've got accompanying the whole piece. There is room for more variation, though I feel that there is scope for sticking with the more traditional sounds, rather than sticking with electronica. After all, the piano is a natural sound and it really does sound crisp with the rest. Perhaps consider building on that sharp sound you have there?

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lxNikMxl responds:

I can absolutely see what you mean when it comes to the name. I had envisioned only the sight of storm clouds rolling around in the sky, with the occasional boom of thunder. It never really crossed my mind that rain, wind, and lightning were also components of a storm. I should be a bit more careful with my choice in names... :P

As for the part of your review that focused on the sounds that made up the track, you've given me exactly what I wanted. I just needed some nice, clean feedback, so thank you for that. This was the first track where I cut the bass entirely during one of the verses and gave it that old radio sound. I'm really glad that it turned out so well, and I will definitely use it later on. Also, this was the first song where I used tuba-like bass synths to carry the track along. It was more of a "Hmm, this sounds cool. Sure, why not?" kind of thing, but I'm very glad that it also seemed to work.

I'll start working on some variation now that I feel like I have mixing under control and can create the same sounds that are in my head. Your review was very helpful, so thank you for taking the time to write it!

- NikM