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Under the Surface (FINAL)[?]

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I uploaded the first rendition of this song nearly two years ago (link to it can be found at the bottom), but I never felt it was done. I've worked on the song on and off since then, sacking like 20 different versions since I didn't feel they were good enough.
Finally this version feels complete.

Take a listen, I hope you'll enjoy. This is not a typical house song, it's kinda a story about personal emotion; individual to every person.
Some nerdy facts (roughly):

70 automations
52 mixer channels
50 individual sounds in the step sequencer
128 bpm
4:22 in length
link to original:
http://www.newgrounds.com /audio/listen/309071
to newgrounds very own Decibel [dB] for taking a listen to the song before I uploaded and for suggesting some small changes, MUCH appreciated! :)

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Great track, its like I'm in a dream

I'm in the clouds :), great calm tune. keep it up and happy new year !!


Amazing job, I love it more than the original, which I still listen to on my iPod all the time. Time to add another song to my iPod!! x)

Shoephly responds:

Haha, thanks a lot for the kind words and the support! ^^

Sick song, man.

Flows nicely.
Has nice beats..
Couldn't ask for much more
Keep up the work :D

Shoephly responds:

Thanks man! :D

voting 10 so you can keep your average :)

It's weird to hear a song here that conveys emotion (in a good way), something I love to hear in music, especially House. The piano and string sections work well together, especially in the intro. The only other thing I have to say is that the sidechain on the synth felt a bit too heavy for my liking, maybe turn the peaking volume down a bit. Otherwise, this is great, keep up the good work ;)

Shoephly responds:

Thanks a lot for the review man, means a lot really! :)

About the sidechaining; I worked on it a really, really long time, with less/more sidechaining, and could never satisfy everyone. So I ended up trying to satisfy myself on that part. xD

Thanks again!


BEAutiful :D

Very moving and touching piano, I loved it, especially those sidechained house synths! Only thing is it's a tad repetative but WHO GIVES A SHIT :D Amazing job! Can't wait to hear more like this, keep it up :)
and whatever else I can do to the track for the greater good :P

Shoephly responds:

Means alot to me to hear this praise :D
I did everything i could to make it as "unrepetitive" as possible, and this was the only outcome. But then again when one thinks about it, it needs to be a little repetitive to keep the smooth flow through it. :p

Once again thanks A LOT for taking the time to review this! :)


Credits & Info


5.00 / 5.00

Aug 27, 2011
4:47 AM EDT
File Info
8.1 MB
4 min 25 sec

Licensing Terms

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