~SW~ Pale Blue Dot

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Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there-on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.

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You may not believe this, but this piece was not actually inspired by Carl Sagan's book. Instead it was inspired by about 4-5 hours of boredom I had last Sunday.

The entire piece took a total of 8 hours and 40 minutes to create, including setting up the entire drumset inside a drum pad with a ton of samples in velocity layers.

All melodic instruments are Omnisphere (except for the trumpet which is the camoshark vst), the drumset is a free one I picked up called GSCW Drums (the second set), and the sound effects are some reversed and edited SFX files I've had for a LONG time.

OH YEAH. When I said "camoshark vst", I don't mean the camoshark+buddies vst, I mean the camoshark vst. He did it himself. :3 Thanks man for letting me convince you to do it even though you thought it'd turn out like crap!


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Ah man! This is sweet!
Such detail and great beauty in this piece. That trumpet sounds amazing in this mix. Totally sold me haha! Great job with this track!

SkyeWint responds:


Man, I'm going to have to give most of the credit to Omnisphere and camoshark for those instruments. ^_^`

The little details are largely little choice placings of those awesome Omnisphere sounds with some hoping that they'd work out. Fortunately, they did exactly what I was hoping each time.

Here's hoping the rest of the album this'll be on will sell ya too. ;)

Really pleasant sounds. Especially the Camoshark vst :p And there are so many sounds. I can't grasp them all at once. The beginning makes me feel like underwater, but later it's more like outer space. Maybe not such a huge difference. Makes me feel like I'm floating. Or dreaming peacefully.

SkyeWint responds:

Oh man hello.

Thanks for the review! ^_^

The camoshark vst is really awesome you should totally use it sometime if you haven't already, and Omnisphere is also awesome - it did all the other melodic sounds.

Here's hoping if you thought you were dreaming peacefully, it was a good dream!

I've heard this piece as it comes along... your work always amazes me with the amount of detail and professional level of the finished project. Listening on my mixing phones in a state of awe. :P

I really like the various sound effects you use from time to time in the background to augment the percussion... really adds a bit more of the ambient feel. Your pads are also incredible and very well utilized.

I'm really a fan of Camo's gentle side of trumpet playing- I know too many trumpet players who just blast mindlessly on the thing, but he can really make it sing... and you put the right reverb on it to match the soundscape so perfectly.

10/10, no question. I can't really comment much on composition, as this genre is not something I know much about or can compare much to.

Keep compos(ed/ing)!

SkyeWint responds:

Mixing = fun for me at this point. ...at least, if I'm not trying to redo the mixing of a previous song.

The various sound effects are mainly from Guitar rig, a LOT of delays and stuff. The pads are all pretty much directly out of Omnisphere.

Camo's trumpeteering was pretty awesome, honestly. The main "reverb" on it was actually a delay - cool thing about it, delays can sound almost exactly like reverb if done right.

Hey, I'm fine with any composition comments you can give on anything. :) Say what you think it could use!

I shall most definitely continue!

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Apr 27, 2013
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