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Date
08/19/2013
File Info
Song
5.9 MB
2 min 35 sec
Score
4.18 / 5.00

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Genres:
Other - Cinematic
Tags:
cave
machine
lab
waltz

Author Comments

After 15 hours and a half of work, I've finally finished the last of the soundtrack for the upcoming physics platform/puzzle game. This one's meant to sound like a laboratory in a cave. I tried to make it sound very rigid, scalic and machine-like, with machinery effects and metal tool sound effects in the background, along with cave ambience, water droplets and heavy use of large reverb to make it sound like it's being played in a cave.

I got the vast minority of the sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. The rest are from Omnisphere or Stormdrum 2. Stormdrum 2 was also used for the drums and the rest is all East/West Symphonic Orchestra Silver, EXCEPT the music box (and those SWEET music box sound effects) which is from the Old Music Box free VST.

I worked hard on the atmosphere here, and I've probably got the most counterpoint and harmonies from different instruments that I've ever done in a song. In the climax at the end there's something like 15 instruments all playing different things! Plenty of modulation going on too; the song modulates between C Minor, F Minor, A Minor and A Major.

Can't forget to credit all the people who gave me feedback on this; ForgottenDawn, stunkel, camoshark, Darrenkerwin, snuitergup, Akle, and last but definitely not least, ZipZipper, whose music inspired this track! It was also inspired by steampianist's track "Mechanical Anima", to the point that I'm worried it sounds too much like a ripoff haha. Check it out here.
http://goo.gl/l53g7f

I hope you enjoy this! Thanks for listening, and feedback is, as always, much appreciated!

Reviews


TribalSlothTribalSloth

Rated 5 / 5 stars 7 days ago

Not my favorite, but the craftsmanship was on point. I could picture in my head clanking tools and a robot being built. Pretty awesome


Step responds:

Mhmm I think I tried to go for a more robotic and lifeless theme for this track. The melodies really don't have much expression in them (except maybe 1:35) and just trudge along through their scalic passages and rigid rhythm. Due to this being intended as atmospheric background music, I think I'm glad I took that approach, but I see why you said it's not your favourite!

Thanks a lot for reviewing another track of mine, really glad you like it.


MaliskophMaliskoph

Rated 5 / 5 stars May 5, 2014

Love this!!!! Those percussive noises and clanks really do give the impression of something mechanized, and then the instrumentation give this twisted sorta "mad scientist" feel. This is...ugh I'm just speechless. lol 5/5 !!


Step responds:

THIRD REVIEW YAY.

I kind of suck at atmosphere crafting and so I was a real tryhard over here to make the whole mechanised cave laboratory thing come through haha.

Thanks once more!


LunyAlexLunyAlex

Rated 5 / 5 stars March 22, 2014

This is extremely beautiful work. Inspiring.


Step responds:

Thanks a million :3.


OghmanasOghmanas

Rated 5 / 5 stars November 8, 2013

This sounded like something from a comedic horror fantasy game. Absolutely loved it. Damn, haven't played a good game in a long while!


Step responds:

Thanks! I haven't played any games in a while, period. It's so hard to find time with university around x_x.

Glad you enjoyed it.


BadDreamWelatBadDreamWelat

Rated 5 / 5 stars September 14, 2013

I'm so in love with your Music! People like you are really a Inspiration! That's why i want to improve and make such great music , like you! Thanks for this. // My english sucks i know. :S I speak better than i write! lol


Step responds:

Haha your English is fine! Reviews like this are really encouraging and I'm happy you enjoy my music. Thanks for leaving your feedback!