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Right, if any of you checked out my song Windows then you'd know that I had a bit of trouble making it since I find it hard making songs with minimal instruments. That track had at least four or five instruments and this has only one, so you can imagine how hard I found it to make this!

Anyway, that being said, I've been commissioned to make a bunch of music for an upcoming visual novel. This is the first one I've made. It's a piano-only, emotional track whose melody will play a vital role in the whole soundtrack of the visual novel.

I used East/West Pianos for (you guessed it) the piano sample. This actually only took around 4 hours to write into a DAW, but many more hours were spent actually thinking of the melody on my piano. I actually put a lot of thought into the melody and accompaniment, more so than in my other works, and I'm fairly happy with how it turned out.

Hope you feel the same! Thanks for listening; any comments would be very much appreciated.

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I enjoyed this music....I can hear how difficult it is to compose it just right. I used it in a video on a hike I did and wanted to thank you. The video is here:


Step responds:

Thank YOU for using the music! I'm genuinely glad you enjoyed this and positively surprised at how well it fits with the video.

Thanks again :).

I'm usually not a fan of soft and melodic music, but this is just awesome! I can feel all the emotion you put into this. Great work :) you earned a fan.

Step responds:

Thank you! I don't usually make this stuff, not because I'm not a fan but simply because I think my skills making soft and minimal music are very poor haha. I don't think this came out too badly though.

I appreciate you leaving a review :).

Wow, nicely played! So emotional, beautiful, flawless... You know, the more hard work and suffering we artists (and not just music artists either) go though, the better the final product is! Every frustration and struggle is worth it in the end.

I thought "movie score material, right there" at some point while listening to this piece. :D Keep it up, Step!

Step responds:

Totally agreed. Making music can be an uphill battle but it's always worth it in the end.

Super glad you liked this, thanks for ANOTHER review!

this song is amazing, I love this track, Awesome melody simply awesome, the piano is great this is perfect AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Step responds:

Haha thanks for the overload of compliments :p. Glad you enjoyed it.

Wow. Great arrangement, great tonal transitions, and great contrast from small, light melodies to vast sweeping swells and back again.

The one, ONE thing that bugs me is that a select few of the areas have strange velocities to them. They sound like someone entered them into a DAW, not played them. Other than that one thing though, this piano arrangement is one of the best I've heard, even compared to some of the things I've heard from UC Berkley's concerts.

Great work as always. I really, desperately need to find great sounding piano samples like these. If only I had money.

Great work again, cheers.

Step responds:

Wow, thanks for the hugely encouraging review! The velocities thing is a very valid point, I don't put much thought into each individual velocity so sometimes they end up sounding slightly artificial.

Sorry for the late reply, Internet access is pretty unreliable at the moment! Thanks again for the review, made my day.

Credits & Info


4.88 / 5.00

Jul 9, 2014
12:17 PM EDT
File Info
8 MB
3 min 29 sec

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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.