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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!

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stunning work, this should be on Final Fantasy, has that similar type of atmosphere, i love your work, keep it up :)!
- Pandasticality


Step responds:

Thanks a million! Glad you enjoyed it.


Damn, only one major climax in the song, now I have to listen to it twice as many times as before! DAMN YOU, STEP! *raises fist to the sky*


Step responds:

Oh come on, even the older version had only one major climax!

Thanks for the review ^_^.


Nintendo should hire you to produce Zelda game music.


Step responds:

No they shouldn't, because I'd faint and go in a coma the instant I receive the offer!

Thanks for the review :3.


Guys... no.. it... it doesn't work for me. I gotta have more cowbell!


Step responds:

Damn it. I told samulis... "man, we gotta have more cowbell", but he was like "don't be foolish, step, we have enough cowbell to go around".

I KNEW we should've had more cowbell.


The most well-received? I always thought that Sky's the Limit was the best one, though that may be because I'm a narcissist. Anyway this is incredible and I don't really have anything to critique, it's heads and shoulders above the original. The mix is so good! :O :O

Actually I lied, I do have something to critique: YOUR INCREDIBLY SLOW RELEASE SCHEDULE. MAKE MORE MUSIC DARN YOU.

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Step responds:

Heyyyy thanks for reviewing ^_^.

"The most well-received? I always thought that Sky's the Limit was the best one, though that may be because I'm a narcissist."

Haha, well I said most well-received not best! It had the most positive reviews and views. Not sure if I personally prefer it more than Sky's the Limit, although I definitely think it had more room for a remake than Sky's the Limit does (primarily because electronic isn't my main genre so I have trouble making long electronic songs).

"Anyway this is incredible and I don't really have anything to critique, it's heads and shoulders above the original. The mix is so good! :O :O"

Yesss, you like mix! I was worried the climax sounding like a hodgepodge of musical instruments in a loudness war. Also relieved to hear that you think this is an improvement over the original. I don't know if you noticed but I actually took your advice of adding in a bassline so it's not just boomy hits playing the bassy stuff (mostly heard at 1:50 by the guitar). Really like how that turned out.

"Actually I lied, I do have something to critique: YOUR INCREDIBLY SLOW RELEASE SCHEDULE. MAKE MORE MUSIC DARN YOU."

SORRYYYY. I actually am still making music fairly often, just not releasing it. I've got four unreleased tracks, two which are over four minutes in length and one which is seven minutes long! One of them is for a game soundtrack, and the other three are Harmony of Heroes tracks. I can't wait till the album is released so I can upload those tracks to Newgrounds, but for now they've got to remain unreleased :(.

Nice to hear from you again, thanks a million for the encouraging review!

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samulis
Cowbell

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Score
3.88 / 5.00

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