Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.
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You may not believe this, but this piece was not actually inspired by Carl Sagan's book. Instead it was inspired by about 4-5 hours of boredom I had last Sunday.
The entire piece took a total of 8 hours and 40 minutes to create, including setting up the entire drumset inside a drum pad with a ton of samples in velocity layers.
All melodic instruments are Omnisphere (except for the trumpet which is the camoshark vst), the drumset is a free one I picked up called GSCW Drums (the second set), and the sound effects are some reversed and edited SFX files I've had for a LONG time.
OH YEAH. When I said "camoshark vst", I don't mean the camoshark+buddies vst, I mean the camoshark vst. He did it himself. :3 Thanks man for letting me convince you to do it even though you thought it'd turn out like crap!