FL Studio 9 composition with reFX Nexus and Vengeance sound packs.
Pretty much just whipped this up in a month and a half, starting in December. Finished it like a week ago but decided to release it today.
Anyhow, this song's got a lot more to it than my usual batch. A very small focus on sound effects intros the piece, and arpeggios in hemiola form reign throughout the majority of the piece, though I undoubtedly sacrificed its aural presence at some parts too intense for it. 1 Synth lead, 1 Bass, 1 Piano, 1 Pad, and some Bells were used to make it all. Interestingly enough, this piece has notably smoother transitions than the previous pieces I've composed. Rather than the typical steps of melody creation, pattern cloning, then spewing some random genius into it, I composed all the parts minus most of the bass on the piano (FL Piano, not a real one -_-), so that has helped to keep the octaves of each instrument in less conflict with each other (asides from double octaves) after dissecting the piano composition. Also, my standard drumset was missing a couple of .wav sounds, for my typical snare file is only accessable from my desktop and now I've got a laptop but it won't play that file for some reason, along with some other instruments. No worries, Vengeance covered me, so you'll hear some new drum sounds.
By now you should have surely heard a familiar melody... After much experimentation with the piece, I transcribed a theme from Megaman - "Into Wily's Fortress" - and found it to work in tandem with the structure of Elusive Light. Rather than remix it, I decided to keep it as an allusion, and also as something to spin off of: the ending climax is merely related to that theme; it is not intended to be a remix, as I have clearly changed the shaping of the melody and added much more notes.
Also there's somewhat of a breakbeat section, where the drums kick out of standard four on the floor, coupled with a very interesting piano melody created from a falling arpeggio the showcased in the measure before.
Despite all the greats I like to say about this song, I will be pretty honest that I was disappointed at my failure to incorporate, as much noted by listeners, a break of some sort in the pieceeee so sorry for that! I just prefer constant intensity over breaking that feeling with a soothing section, though it might've turned out nice. Also as stated earlier, some occasional poor mastering, and most likely someone will note that there is too much going on. But I like it that way.