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Once upon a time, I made a song using a previous DAW that was possessed of a distinctively wintry vibe. That track was released here on Newgrounds back in 2011, and it did pretty well despite being some of my earliest work. However, I have always felt that the overall sound and mixing could be much improved and planned to one day remake the entire thing.

Now, on the final day of May in the year 2016, somewhat ironically less than a month before Summer, I have finished doing just that. Snowbound has been completely recreated from the ground up, and while many changes abound, I sincerely believe that the spirit of the original track remains fully intact.

I hope that you will agree that this is a real improvement over the original. Please, enjoy it with my compliments.

If you wish to compare this one to the original version, you can find it here: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/406734


Hey dude, I came to your music through V-Revolticon... nice to meet another Audio Newgrounder, this is quite a nice piece, looking forward to hearing more!

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ChronoNomad responds:

Thanks a bunch, monkeycat! That's a pretty interesting pseudonym you've got there. :D Glad to hear that you enjoy the music, and I will definitely check out your repertoire soon. Mad props to V for being so awesome, too.

I see that you've been uploading audio since 2005, the same year we both joined the Newgrounds ranks. I was making music long before then, but didn't actually submit anything here until 2011, and by that time I had a ton of tracks that I could share. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Hope you like what you hear as you continue to listen, and thanks again for the quick review! Catch you on the flip side.

Really cool! Congratulations :)

ChronoNomad responds:

Yay~! Thanks a lot for the quick review, Sasukector! Glad you enjoy the music. :D

I went back to listen to the old version too, and I actually find both to be really nice! The mix in this one is way more clear though. Can I just say how lovely the chords and melodies are here in this piece?
My absolute favorite part is the key change at 3:49 (I love me them key changes :D, especially when they're well pulled off).

The piano sounds wonderful. What piano did you use? The melodies you wrote for it are so nice! :3
The arrangement is really sweet too. This is the kind of piece I could just allow to loop in the background forever, and fall asleep to it.

The percussion is just enough to complement the other aspects of the piece. I'd say that all the elements fit perfectly together, which means the arrangement is well thought out. I'm glad you decided to revamp your old composition, even though it was already so good!

The piece even has rhythmic variation, with sections such as the one that starts at 2:19 and 4:19. And somehow, you managed to make the constant bassy, panning arps in the background not feel too repetitive, thanks to everything else that's going on.

All is well here, to say the least! I'm glad to hear something new from you again <3
Seems like people are starting to work on their projects and whatnot a bit more now that it's summer again.

Keep it up, and thank you for sharing!

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ChronoNomad responds:

Well, if it isn't one of my all-time favourite reviewers! Thank you once again for another wonderful review, it truly is my pleasure to receive them. So you listened to the original version, as well? That's pleasantly unexpected, and I'm really happy to hear that you enjoy them both for what each one brings to the table, but yes--this one is definitely the clearer of the two. Of course you may speak of how lovely you find the chords and melodies to be! I know that I really like how this remake turned out, but hearing about what other people think about the music always has so much impact. What's really interesting is that I can't really remember hearing a key change quite like the one that I did hear, but oh my goodness...it sounds so nice~! And I guess I'm not alone in thinking that. ^___^

Ah yes, the piano! This may surprise you a bit, but it's good old PianoOne! That has somehow become my go-to piano VST, although the sound has been modified a good deal with the following plugins: Convolver, Soundgoodizer, Stereo Enhancer, Delay Bank, and just a touch of an appropriately cool (literally) Hardcore setting called "Ice Cold Bouncy." I'm so glad that you like the melodies and overall arrangement so much! The piano section owns a fair amount of real estate, so it has to shine like a new penny.

Just like the piano, the percussion plays a very important role in the piece as a whole, so the choices for hats, kick, etc. all needed to be appropriate and work well with that Winter-esque theme. The percussion really comes out of the mix in this one when compared to the original, and that was one of my main goals, to keep things working together cohesively without making anything sound muddied. Fortunately, it seems as though my mixing talents have continued to improve over the years, and I pray that they continue to do so.

Yeah, as opposed to the previous incarnation, I wanted this one to have a bit more variation in the rhythmic beat, and it's really nice to break things up a bit from time to time. As for the bass arp that carries on throughout the entire song, I had to make sure that it didn't overpower the other instruments, but it had to "be there" in the background the whole way at the same time. It was a delicate balance, but ultimately seems to have worked out nicely!

I've actually been working on this on and off for a while now, between other projects and living life and whatnot, so it feels really good finally getting this out there. Suffice to say, I am very pleased with the way that it all turned out, and I put a ton of my heart and soul into it. This feels like a definitive version to me, and that's nothing short of awesome.

Will do, my man! Always happy to share the music with those who truly appreciate it. <3

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4.36 / 5.00

May 31, 2016
1:49 PM EDT
File Info
10.8 MB
4 min 42 sec

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