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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

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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 !

Credits & Info


4.74 / 5.00

Apr 28, 2015
5:01 PM EDT
File Info
5.3 MB
2 min 41 sec

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