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Ambient Trance WIP

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Something I've been working on, I'm putting more effort into this song than I ever have before, particularly mixing. Trying to go in a new direction and get a new sound. I've been working on this for nearly 3 weeks and it's been driving me crazy, I'm a bit stuck on it. Any feedback would be highly appreciated.

Of course this is just the first half, it will be structured like a standard trance song, probably 5-6 minutes long or something. After the dropout it will turn more into ambient with lots of pads and more of the echoey piano and then build up again to something more intense again, I'm just stuck at exactly what direction to take this song. I have lots of ideas but I'm not sure if they fit. The tempo's a bit odd, it's 115 bpm which is extremely slow for trance but pretty good for ambient/downtempo. It's sort of a hybrid. I was thinking of maybe putting in a quiet breakbeat during the ambient middle section :o

Suggestions and opinions are welcome. Tell me what you like and what you don't. Yes this will be more layered to kill some of the repetitiveness, isn't mixed fully, and I'm mixing low so you'll probably have to turn your volume up.

Also since I suck with titles, suggestions for that are welcome too XD

EDIT: HOLY SHIT how did this get on the best of the week?!! O_O That was seriously unexpected! Don't be too harsh it needs a lot of improvement... (and now I'll be unable to edit it)

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If this is just a WiP, the end is gonna be insane. I love it! Keep it up!

gregaaron89 responds:

this is the finished version http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/liste n/212184


I really enjoyed listening to this. What sequencer/VSTs/mastering software did you to produce this track? I think the bass is what shines through here - it's a really neat sound you have with that.

gregaaron89 responds:

Wow thanks! I've never gotten a review from an admin before :P I used Logic Express to make this- actually this is not the finished version, my song Highest Peaks, Bluest Seas is, which has an in depth description of what I used in the comments. And glad you liked the bass, I'm happy with how that came out.


In my honest opinion from lasting from beginning to end. This is a really great song. It is very melodic and soothing. Nice Work! Only bad thing I can see is the ending. Its great but could've end a little better.

gregaaron89 responds:

Thanks. Actually this is just a work in progress and that's not the ending.. I have the full song up it's called Highest Peaks, Bluest Seas, check it out.


Really mellow song, its relaxing and has a great rhythm and beat to it. GREAT SONG


This would be great background music in a sci-fi rpg.

I really enjoyed it!

Credits & Info


4.75 / 5.00

Jan 15, 2009
3:57 AM EST
File Info
2.9 MB
2 min 32 sec

Licensing Terms

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