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After 15 hours and a half of work, I've finally finished the last of the soundtrack for the upcoming physics platform/puzzle game. This one's meant to sound like a laboratory in a cave. I tried to make it sound very rigid, scalic and machine-like, with machinery effects and metal tool sound effects in the background, along with cave ambience, water droplets and heavy use of large reverb to make it sound like it's being played in a cave.

I got the vast minority of the sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. The rest are from Omnisphere or Stormdrum 2. Stormdrum 2 was also used for the drums and the rest is all East/West Symphonic Orchestra Silver, EXCEPT the music box (and those SWEET music box sound effects) which is from the Old Music Box free VST.

I worked hard on the atmosphere here, and I've probably got the most counterpoint and harmonies from different instruments that I've ever done in a song. In the climax at the end there's something like 15 instruments all playing different things! Plenty of modulation going on too; the song modulates between C Minor, F Minor, A Minor and A Major.

Can't forget to credit all the people who gave me feedback on this; ForgottenDawn, stunkel, camoshark, Darrenkerwin, snuitergup, Akle, and last but definitely not least, ZipZipper, whose music inspired this track! It was also inspired by steampianist's track "Mechanical Anima", to the point that I'm worried it sounds too much like a ripoff haha. Check it out here.

I hope you enjoy this! Thanks for listening, and feedback is, as always, much appreciated!

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Not my favorite, but the craftsmanship was on point. I could picture in my head clanking tools and a robot being built. Pretty awesome

Step responds:

Mhmm I think I tried to go for a more robotic and lifeless theme for this track. The melodies really don't have much expression in them (except maybe 1:35) and just trudge along through their scalic passages and rigid rhythm. Due to this being intended as atmospheric background music, I think I'm glad I took that approach, but I see why you said it's not your favourite!

Thanks a lot for reviewing another track of mine, really glad you like it.

Love this!!!! Those percussive noises and clanks really do give the impression of something mechanized, and then the instrumentation give this twisted sorta "mad scientist" feel. This is...ugh I'm just speechless. lol 5/5 !!

Step responds:


I kind of suck at atmosphere crafting and so I was a real tryhard over here to make the whole mechanised cave laboratory thing come through haha.

Thanks once more!

This is extremely beautiful work. Inspiring.

Step responds:

Thanks a million :3.

This sounded like something from a comedic horror fantasy game. Absolutely loved it. Damn, haven't played a good game in a long while!

Step responds:

Thanks! I haven't played any games in a while, period. It's so hard to find time with university around x_x.

Glad you enjoyed it.

I'm so in love with your Music! People like you are really a Inspiration! That's why i want to improve and make such great music , like you! Thanks for this. // My english sucks i know. :S I speak better than i write! lol

Step responds:

Haha your English is fine! Reviews like this are really encouraging and I'm happy you enjoy my music. Thanks for leaving your feedback!

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4.71 / 5.00

Aug 19, 2013
1:55 PM EDT
File Info
5.9 MB
2 min 35 sec

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