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Shores of Dysphoria

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Been working on this one on and off for a few weeks now. I haven't uploaded anything in a while. Been busy with stuff. It's not exactly a happy piece but I hope you enjoy it regardless!

Thanks for listening.

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I love it. It's so good :'3

Chemiqals responds:

I'm glad you enjoyed it! ^_^

From a composition standpoint, this is really excellent. Lots of great interplay between guitar and piano. Love the vocals. I can't tell 100% for sure if the guitar is a sequenced virtual instrument or not, but I'm guessing it is. From a production standpoint, one tip for increasing the 'natural' feel of a virtual guitar (or piano) performance is to stagger the notes in the first pluck of a chord by a tiny tiny increment. For example, if you're playing an A Minor chord (A, C, E), stagger the A, C, and E notes very slightly from each other (like less than a 1/64th note) so that they don't all get plucked *quite* at the exact same time, but rather they get plucked in rapid sequence to give almost a strum effect. I probably didn't explain this too well, but hopefully it makes sense. Cheers!

Chemiqals responds:

Brilliant Watson!


Hey there. Yep, you've been away for a while. Welcome back!

This track. Beautiful, so beautiful and mellow. And soothing. You're really good at making ambient tracks!

There should be more along in the female vocal part! In my mind I was going "awww, it's over that fast?" Whenever you get the time, you should try to add onto this, and end it better! Maybe add a choir harmony to go with the lead, then build on that up to coming up with a better ending. :D

Chemiqals responds:

Thanks so much! I'll definitely keep this song on the back burner to see if I can extend the ending in the future!

Gives me this feeling of being alone on a Mountain, walking around aimlessly x) . Its very calm I like it!

Chemiqals responds:


The instruments go really well with each other. The mixing is very well done, and the guitar was a really nice touch as well. The voice that came in near the end fit really nicely into the mix. Not much else I can say about it, other than it was over kinda quickly for my liking (as in, you did a good job and I wanted to hear more, but was sad it was over so quickly).

Chemiqals responds:

Thank you! I hit a bit of a roadblock writing this. Couldn't come up with anything that wasn't redundant or repetitive to add to it. I might work on it some more in the future. Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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Oct 12, 2014
9:47 PM EDT
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7.3 MB
3 min 12 sec

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