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Ode to New Friends

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Greetings everyone,
I am new to Newgrounds and I am happy to submit my first song to the audio portal. This piece is for an upcoming flash video that my friend Erbmaster is creating. The story follows a lonely young girl who finds herself moving to a new home and school. Although at first everyone at her new school seems to be ignoring her, she runs into a girl just like her and the two become best friends.

The flash video should be out in a few weeks, so keep an eye out on Erbmaster's profile page. Please feel free to leave constructive comments and I look forward to submitting more work.

Oh and before I forget, it would be a great honor if anyone decides to use my songs in their work. All I ask is that you credit appropriately, and shoot me an email showing me your work! I would love to see how its incorporated!

If you like what you hear, please feel free to add me on http://www.myspace.com/ry anwenkemusic

Ryan Wenke

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Good sound, but needs stereo!

I think part of the reason you're getting complaints on the strings is that this piece lacks any sort of stereo panning. You need to move some instruments around to make the piece fuller, either that or something got broke when you exported/uploaded this song and it's mono instead of stereo.

Aside from that, musically the piece was well done and well thought out and enjoyable. Only thing I didn't much care for were the ?cello? plucks around the 1:05 mark. But again.. with better stereo panning and some level adjustment they'd probably sound and fit just fine too.

Hope this review has been helpful :)

RyanWenke responds:

Thanks for the review! This was my first recorded piece since getting my software, so I am still learning all the tips and tricks. As I progress I will utilize all these tools :) Also, I think the problem with the strings is the lack of quality as well. This piece didn't use any VSTs, but just simple orchestral sounds from the keyboard itself. I have recently bought a VST for Orchestral sounds, so hopefully that improves the quality!


I love the use of strings and the subtle pianos it sways so well! I can't wait to see this flash movie. Can't wait to hear more great songs from you in the future.


good job

Really well Done

Really well done Ryan, I do agree though with the fact the strings do sound kinda fake. It is still really well done and deserves a 10.

WOW ryan,

This is really good. my only gripe is that the strings sound incredibly fake. just seems so artificial.

other than that its great!

Credits & Info


4.75 / 5.00

May 24, 2009
9:16 PM EDT
File Info
3.6 MB
3 min 21 sec

Licensing Terms

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