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Sep 4, 2014 | 7:24 PM EDT
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4.8 MB
2 min 8 sec
Score
4.31 / 5.00

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Rated 4.31 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Other - Cinematic
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atmosphere
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Author Comments

I've been commissioned to make the soundtrack for an upcoming visual novel series, and this here is the menu theme for the first visual novel. Adel, the name mentioned in the title, is the protagonist for the first visual novel.

I'll be making a full version of Adel's Theme with way more melodies and dynamics and variety, but this is a very dumbed-down and low-key version for the menu, so that might explain the repetition of the main melody and the lack of anything particularly exciting. I tried to achieve a pretty simple but likeable atmosphere with unorthodox instrumentation ranging from a muted piano to an acoustic guitar, to strings, to electronic atmospheric effects and pads. Everything in here is either East/West Hollywood Strings Gold, East/West Symphonic Orchestra Silver, East/West Stormdrum 2 or Omnisphere, apart from some of the atmospheric effects which are from Vengeance.

Hope you enjoy this little ditty and look forward to the fleshed out and proper version of this!

Reviews


holuxuxholuxux

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Firstly : why did I not see this song? Secondly : yes I am going to overcompliment this song again third : THIS IS FREAKING AWESOME, the instruments are great the melody is even better, the effects are just AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is a 50/5, you are really good at making music. Please don't stop uploading these


Step responds:

Really glad you like it! Thanks for leaving a review.


TaintedLogicTaintedLogic

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Why are you so awesome? This is beautiful. Those strings sound amazing, and the climactic nature of this piece is really eye-catching. It has a bit of a hushed and furtive quality, though. I would've loved to see a little more contrast. It's well-structured and very smooth-flowing, and also loops well. Good job! Looking forward to the full-length version. :)


Step responds:

I really did want to add more contrast and dynamics and I totally agree with you that this piece lacks them. However, don't forget that this is a menu theme for a menu that doesn't even have much going on apart from a few buttons and a pretty background! The developer specified that she wanted it to be very low-key, and I tried to hold back as much as I could (even though 0:32 was kind of pushing it in terms of "low-key" haha).

Anyway, perfectly valid criticism. Super glad you liked this. Thanks for dropping by, mate.


KrichotomyKrichotomy

Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is wonderful for a visual novel menu. Immersion from the get-go!

00:32 gave me chills.

I think the end should be given a little more time to die down before looping. One more measure with just atmospheric sounds (or possibly with really quiet synth or guitar notes).


Step responds:

I am really relieved that you think that! I am definitely going back and reworking the loop. I'll give that a shot.

Glad you like it man!


SilverFoxJamsSilverFoxJams

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful! Very well put together. Everything mixed together real nice; the guitars, piano, strings, everything. So professional. And there's more to this??? I'd sure like to hear it!

I didn't find anything wrong with this piece. The quality is clean and the mood seems like it's describing the beauty of Adel herself.


Step responds:

That's relieving to hear! More is indeed coming along, whenever I find the time to make it :).

Thanks a million for reviewing.


introstalgeintrostalge

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Super emotive, loved every second of it! If this is just a starter, I am really looking forward to the full version.

I think the repetition of the melody works well. It's not overbearing, and it sticks in my mind. I'd imagine this would make a nice platform to work off of for composing the other pieces for the visual novel.

Mix is actually super clean and dynamic! Really enjoyed the instrumentation. Your selection of sounds work very well together and you've placed them nicely. Just a small gripe with the way the percussion is introduced at 1:12. Bringing them in with a closed low pass feels a bit strange, especially because they are panned and quite bassy. I would have liked to hear a bit more mids and less bass. Obviously it's a stylistic choice, and I'm slightly un-attuned to the nuances of cinematic music; but, this is literally the only thing which didn't resonate with me.

Fantastic work! How many more themes are there to make?


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Step responds:

Heyyy! Nice of you to drop by for a review.

"Super emotive, loved every second of it! If this is just a starter, I am really looking forward to the full version."

I'm actually really psyched about making the full version. I have tonnes of ideas and will make it a lot more fleshed out than it is now (plus it'll be made from scratch and sound pretty different to this, only borrowing the melodic ideas in this). Hopefully it'll turn out well!

"I think the repetition of the melody works well. It's not overbearing, and it sticks in my mind. I'd imagine this would make a nice platform to work off of for composing the other pieces for the visual novel."

Yep, that's the idea. REALLY happy you don't think it's repetitive. I think it is kind of repetitive but I think that for the purposes of a visual novel menu the repetition works.

"Mix is actually super clean and dynamic! Really enjoyed the instrumentation. Your selection of sounds work very well together and you've placed them nicely."

Woo thanks!

"Just a small gripe with the way the percussion is introduced at 1:12. Bringing them in with a closed low pass feels a bit strange, especially because they are panned and quite bassy. I would have liked to hear a bit more mids and less bass. Obviously it's a stylistic choice, and I'm slightly un-attuned to the nuances of cinematic music; but, this is literally the only thing which didn't resonate with me."

You're not the first to complain about that percussion. I think I'll revisit it and follow your advice.

"Fantastic work! How many more themes are there to make?"

Loads haha. At least 15.

Thanks for the super encouraging review and invaluable feedback. Glad you liked it!