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Today's prompt is "blue."

This piece, unreleased in all its forms, actually dates back to 2011, and was one of my earliest experiments on FL Studio 9 back in the day. I imagined that it would be a water theme of some sort. I used a very simple progression -- D bassline, Bb bassline, and the chords would be variable from there. It didn't need to go anywhere else, in my mind.

This was before I even knew that FL Studio even had a native soundfont player. Back then, the only sounds I could play about with were DirectWave's default synth pack, the default Papelmedia string soundfont, and FL Keys. That was it. It was clear to me even then that while the idea was good, I didn't have good enough sounds. And so I abandoned the idea for what would be a whole decade.

None of the sounds I used a decade ago are present here. And now, I have the advantage of being able to play the keys freely, so the piano feels a lot more natural than when I mouse-clicked it back in the day. Also now, it feels to me like I'm hazy and breathing in a vat of perfluorocarbon instead, like those stasis tanks in laboratories -- and the reason why I gave the track the name "perfluorocarbon" is simply because one of the colours it usually goes by is light blue.

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Absolutely gorgeous <3

GEEEE wiz and wow-ee. Had to stop again on my walk to comment on this one.

Are you familiar with Martin O’Donnell? Well, he’s the composer of a vast majority of the video game franchise Halo: Combat Evolved’s music. There’s one track in particular I want to make sure you hear- It’s called “Ambient” and it’s from the first Halo, I believe. YouTube it or something. It’s also on iTunes- if you have that subscription suckling on your bank account currently.

Got it? Good.

Okay, this song could have been a serious contender against that one for the level. Or maybe one of the other levels with snow- as this feels quite icy. I love it, though. It’s magnificent. It definitely does bring that floating-in-a-bacta-tank feeling with it.

Something cool: I have an older track that brings with it a similar vibe (though at far lower quality). It’s called Spring- though I wrote it whilst inspired by my vehicle being encased in ice.

Troisnyx responds:

I'm familiar with Halo: CE and its music, so that is quite high praise. Thank you very kindly. <3

I'll go and search out your track and give it a listen, it sounds intriguing.

This was pretty good at capturing Blue.

Credits & Info


4.73 / 5.00

Mar 16, 2021
6:29 PM EDT
File Info
6.9 MB
5 min 17 sec
  • Sytrus
  • Flex
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra
  • FL Studio 20

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.