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Credits & Info
- Apr 13, 2014 | 9:30 PM EDT
- File Info
- 14.4 MB
- 6 min 17 sec
- 4.24 / 5.00
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.
This song is for the AIM. Here is the image that it's inspired by: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/ripperjaxx/floating-mountains
You wake up atop a mountain, birds calling and a gentle breeze lifting your hair. As you look around, you feel something - or rather, you don't feel something. Your feet are above the ground by a full inch. Pushing the limits of this, you learn that you can fly, and dive off your mountain. The birds fly along with you, making calls of greeting and guiding you along to new places to explore.
Under the clouds is a beautiful expanse of the floating mountains, showing an incredible world below you. As the song closes, your adventures are finished for the night, and you've decided to sleep again, awaiting the next dream of this world.
This piece is an experiment in Dream music. It takes inspiration from Sweet Trip and KOAN Sound.
I was hoping to have a version with vocals instead of some of the triangle synths, but unfortunately I got this version of the piece to Jordi too late, so he couldn't. :(
I'll update the piece with vocals when I can, but it'll pretty much definitely be after the AIM is done. Oh well.
Love you all!
Random statistics and stuff for your entertainment and use:
Time spent: 63 hours and 31 minutes.
Pitched instruments: 11
Percussion instruments: 12
Audio clips: 7
Audio clips which are just edited samples from pitched instruments: 7
Unused vocal clips: 4
Mixer channels: 25, 26 counting the master channel.
Holy crap, I don't have any effects on the shakers at all.
--Instrument plugins and their uses--
Omnisphere: Most pitched instruments.
Alchemy player: Chimes and some background noise.
Sforzando: Playing the piano which is actually a sound font - Maestro Concert Grand. I used this in Windswept as well.
Sytrus: That little bouncy arp in the background which is always a 5 note loop.
Zither: Zither. Free from Versilian Studios, get one today!
Fruity Sampler: ALL THE PERCUSSION. ALL OF IT.
--Effect plugins and their uses--
Maximus: Quick mastering for preview cuts, and making the kick have MOAR POWUR.
oZone: Final mastering and some reverb on the vocals which you can't hear in this version.
Fruity Filter: Filter sweeps.
Fruity Reeverb 2: Reverb. Duh.
Fruity Parametric EQ 2: A lot of EQing.
Fruity Compressor: I'm sure I had some good reason for putting this on the pad. Generally helping things level out pre-mastering.
Patcher: Multiple effects processing one instrument and having toggleable effects which don't interrupt the normal sound.
Fruity Balance: Used as a control for volume in Patcher. Also something about panning in one instrument I think.
Fruity Delay 2: Echos, mainly on one of the leads.
Guitar Rig 5: Something to do with the bells at the end, weird delays and flange-type effects. Also something to do with the harmony vocals that you can't hear.
Fruity Peak Controller: Controlling some of the EQ in the bass so they don't interfere.
Fruity Phaser: Making the snare and ride not sound like the exact same thing every time they hit.
Fruity Flanger: ^ only also with the toms.
Fruity Reeverb: I don't know why I have this on the toms and didn't use Reeverb 2. Similar for FX.
Fruity Formula Controller: Modulating the rate of the flanger on the toms.
Fruity Stereo Shaper: Pushing some of the FX back.
Fruity Stereo Enhancer: Pushing the FX back even more and something on the Sytrust arps. ALSO YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW USEFUL THIS IS FOR MIXING.
Fruity Love Philter: Phaser on the Sytrus arps. …I wonder why I did this instead of the normal phaser.
Fruity Chorus: More stuff on the Sytrus arps. Also on the harmony vocals which you can't hear.
Fruity Pan-O-Matic: Even MORE stuff on the Sytrus arps. Also, fuck you OSX for shitty auto-correct.
Bitcrusher: Crushing water at the end. Srsly.