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AIM - Enchanted Forest

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This contest was a bit of an exploration for me. I never thought to look for musical inspiration in artwork, but I’m glad I did. I learned a lot from both the art and the making of this piece.

About this song:
I wanted this track to reflect the wonder and magic of the forest initially, then evolve into something more majestic. I chose to keep the bass light through the first half; its absence along with the presence of Violins and Choir gave that wondrous floating feeling I was looking for. Then I slowly built on that with the addition of Brass, Violas, etc.
I originally had a full 6 minutes, but I cut it down because I felt it was too repetitive. Some percussion such as a timpani would have been ideal to add, and perhaps a cymbal here and there. I ultimately decided against it because I felt it would take away from the soft delicacy of the song, and I was already pushing it.

Anyway, hope you enjoy. I put an unhealthy amount of time into it.

Libraries used:
Strings: Cinestrings Core & Solo
Brass: CineBrass Pro
Woodwinds: Era Medieval Legends | Fluffy Audio Simple Flute
Choir: Cinesamples VOXOS | Ivy Audio Clare Solo
Bells: Cinebells

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Great piece

I'm reminded of the forests in Dragon's Dogma. I'd say you definitely represented the artwork well. The abrupt cut at the end is what takes me out of the experience. Anything else I could say has already been mentioned. Good work!

Your chord choices are exactly what it should be as it creates that sense of exploration and mystery with a optimistic venture. I can't help but think of LOTR; good writing.

Awesome job! I could totally hear this as a soundtrack for a Zelda game or something of the like. Very relaxing and mixed beautifully. Each part has its moment to shine.

This is like an opening to a great movie or something. This is beautiful <3 euphoric. Very emotional, very pretty. Great job on on the mixing. Sounds great! I don't know what else to say really, beautiful job, really brings out the artwork. God I love this. Only complaint is you don't fade the song out, it just cuts off, there's no fading at the end so it's abrupt instead of a smooth fade. Other than that this is one perfect beautiful piece. Amazing job.

AceMantra responds:

Hey, thanks for the review! It really means a lot. I tend to be overly critical when it comes to my own work, so the positive reviews help me take a step back and actually enjoy what I've made.
Now that you mention it, the ending does cut out abruptly. It is such a small change though; I'm not sure if I'll fix it yet. I'll definitely keep that in mind for next time though.

Thanks again. :)

Credits & Info


4.76 / 5.00

Apr 17, 2017
1:41 PM EDT
File Info
9.7 MB
4 min 14 sec

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