Festival Day

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Hey everyone, this here is an entire remake of an old track of mine entitled The Festival. It was the most well-received track from the trio of songs I made as a soundtrack for the game "Lost Ball", and I always thought it had a lot of room for a remake, so here it is! I entirely scrapped the minute-long intro of the original since I had feedback that it didn't quite fit with the rest of the track, and added in a whole bunch of new stuff, basically making it again from scratch.

More importantly, this is a demo for the upcoming flutes VST by Versillian Studios, the same people who worked on the Dan Tranh VST I also made a demo for. It's not out yet but this track should give you an idea of what the VST is capable of. Every flute sound in this demo track, including even a piccolo, blown bottle and whistle, whether staccato, legato or sustain, came from the plugin. It's a really fantastic plugin!

Everything else - brass, strings and drums - comes from East/West, except the guitar which is Omnisphere, AND major props goes to samulis for recording the clarinet (that can be heard mostly at the beginning), trombone (1:13) AND voice (1:13) in this track, plus giving me valuable feedback along the way (along with being the person who actually developed the VST...).

Feels nice to be uploading music again after such a long break! Hope you enjoy this, and comments are muuuuch appreciated!


sounds like a festival, in a magical world. filled with music , magic, and wonder.

Step responds:

That's the idea! Thanks for the review :).

What did I just listened????

It's EXTREMELY amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Step responds:

Haha thanks! Glad you like it.

Very good!!!

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Step responds:

Yay thank you!

Honestly, I don't think of this as better or worse than the original. It's more like an alternate version with alternate purpose.

I do personally prefer the original because I really love the harp part, and really the whole intro, and I feel like the cool beat came out better through the transition and the rest of the original. In this version, the beat drops out in a couple places and it just feels a little too dead to me, especially with the ending just slowly dropping down in intensity - it feels like the music is literally dying. Those are just my honest opinions.

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Step responds:

Hey man, thanks a million for your honest review! It's interesting to see another perspective on this. Personally I feel like this is a much better version from the original, because I don't think the harp part added all that much to a track that felt more characterised by its bouncy drum beat and upbeat atmosphere than its peaceful harp + recorder section.

Additionally I thought that dying the music down gradually at the end would work better for the theme of the track, and I prefer it over the other ending which felt too abrupt. I think I agree with you about how the beat came in through a cooler transition in the other one than this version though.

Anyway, it's why I kept both versions up. I can totally see why you prefer the other one and I'm really glad you dropped by to review! Thanks again.

This is absolutely stunning! It reminds me so much of some older games I played, it's a little nostalgic haha, most of all it reminds me of Zelda! Someone may have said this, but Nintendo should take you in to produce music for their Zelda games, you would be so good at it!

Step responds:

I don't know if you noticed but a few reviews below you someone said the exact same thing hahaha.

Anyway I'm flattered, but I don't think I hold a finger to Zelda soundtrack. Stylistically this may be similar but the composition in Zelda's soundtrack is just incredible, whereas over here I just use veeery standard musical techniques, which I think makes this a bit more plain than Zelda music.

Despite all that I'm really glad you enjoyed this, means a lot! Thanks for the review.

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3.88 / 5.00

Jul 7, 2014
6:02 PM EDT
File Info
5.6 MB
2 min 27 sec

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