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- 4 min 21 sec
- 3.30 / 5.00
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I've been working on this one for quite some time. It's built around the windy-sounding chords at the beginning, which I created in an unusual way: I recorded ambient noise, then applied high-pass and low-pass filtering at a particular frequency, and did so repeatedly until it produced a specific pitch. This ended up making a pretty neat tone.
The sort of noisy bell-like sound that comes in at 1:13 was created in a really strange way as well. I noticed that, if I picked up my laptop and shook it gently while recording with Audacity, it would pick up the vibrations, even though they were far too slow to produce audible sound. So, by shaking my computer at a fixed rate and then speeding it up hundredfold, I made a very nice pitched percussion sound (which I was unable to replicated with further shaking, so I treasure it.)
It's all about the rhythm and atmosphere in this one. I had a lot of fun coming up with different drum patterns in 12/8.
Also, if you download this, you might also find that it has a disproportionately large file size. For some reason, MP3 compression was messing up one of my percussion sounds quite noticeably, so I had to crank up the bitrate to tone it down. (In general, I've found that, every once in a while, creating sounds from raw waveforms throws the MP3 compression algorithm for a loop.) If you use iTunes or some other program to compress it to a lower bitrate, you should be able to tell what I'm talking about.
I still consider this a first draft, so of course constructive criticism (or praise, or questions, or haikus, whatever) would be appreciated. And make sure to check out my other music!
EDIT: Added a few more scattered notes to the final section, a minor change.
EDIT II: Well, I tried, but for some reason Newgrounds isn't accepting the updated mp3. Oh well.