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Author Comments

My first submission on Newgrounds ! And the pun with the title wasn't even intended !

This is an orchestral/classical piece, with both sadness and hope. Writing this one actually helped me a lot to overcome some difficulties I had recently, something inbetween a depression and a musical writer's block that lasted for about 6 months.

Instruments used :
- Solo instruments : Embertone's Shire Whistle (<3), Blakus Cello and Native Instruments' Berlin Concert Grand
- Orchestra : CineSymphony LITE
- Percussion : Nine Volt Audio's StickBreakers Vol. 1, Sync'd Cymbals & TAIKO 2
- Additional instruments : FrozenPlain's Hammered Chordophone, EWQLSO Silver and Evolve

Reviews


Heavenly!



You make some really beautiful music man.That cello is sublime. So much detail to the expression of all your solo instruments. The one thing i would improve is the way that crash fits in the mix. Everything else is flawless.

You have a new fan


Ylmir responds:

Thanks a lot !
Actually, now that some time has passed, there are some elements in the mix that I'd like to change a little bit. I learned some new mixing techniques (M/S mixing/mastering) that could have been useful for this track.

I wasn't really thinking about changing the volume & EQ of the cymbals, but this is mainly because it probably wouldn't do any good if I try to do something about it. My current headphones have little to no highs, meaning I can't control it precisely.

I had the same issue with Dark Nebulae, for which I had to send a "work in progress" version to a friend to know if the cymbals (which had to be in front of the mix, but not too much) were loud enough. On the first version I sent him, while it sounded all good to me, he actually told me he couldn't hear the orchestra because of the cymbals. xD

I might invest in new headphones soon, but since I also have to upgrade my computer (I reached its limits many times lately), I'll have to wait for it.

Thanks again for your review !


You did a really good job with this song. This song is really composed well, The mixing is too. The instrument choice sounds really good too! I wish I had that kind of dough...

But nice work! keep it up =)

(ClimbLadders)


Ylmir responds:

Thanks, it really means a lot to me, especially on this one ! It seems less popular than my epic track, but it has a stronger meaning to me, since it is the first track I've been able to make after a six-months-long blank period.

Thank you again ! ;)

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Credits & Info

Ylmir
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Uploaded
Apr 28, 2015
5:01 PM EDT
File Info
Loop
5.3 MB
2 min 41 sec
Score
4.78 / 5.00
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