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Final round submission (!!!) for NGUAC 2017, here goes nothing

How did this strange DnB-orchestral-rock hybrid end up with such a pretentious name, you ask? As I wrote the introduction (which, uncharacteristically, I actually didn't start with), I felt that the piece was developing both a sense of hope and doom, like "oh my god something awesome is going to happen" and "oh my god something terrible is about to kill us all," which may or may not have been me projecting my own emotions about the competition onto the track. Along with that, I felt my drop at the time was lacking power, but ultimately I decided that I liked the sort of semi-ambience it had that lent it a dreamy/astral quality, which fit in well with my aforementioned thoughts. With that and the idea of not-fully-developed but enormous power in mind, I thought of the name "Star Child." But that's not artsy enough, right? So a quick Google Translate run told me that a viable equivalent in French (the most aesthetic of languages, as everyone knows) would be "Astre Enfant," but that still wasn't satisfactorily obnoxious for me, so I messed with the capital letters and smashed the two halves together, and voilá: "astrEnfant."

So no giant story time for this one, but while I was writing I liked to picture a boy living in a small forest village, feeling on a deep emotional level but not yet *knowing* that his destiny lies up above. Maybe that resonates with you, maybe not, whatever floats your boat. I tried to have a more coherent structure and obvious main melody this round since those were the main criticisms last time from the judges (thanks to all of them by the way!).

Hope I do well and good luck to everyone else! Enjoy!

Stats and specs for NGUAC (just in case you want to see them):
Key: Em - Gm - Abm
BPM: 192
Time signature: 4/4 - 3/4 - 4/4
DAW: Logic Pro X
Plugins: The Grandeur, Massive, Kontakt 5 Factory Library, Session Strings Pro, Rise and Hit, Damage, Battery 4, and two free sound effects for the crows at the beginning: https://freesound.org/people/tigersound/sounds/9329/ and https://freesound.org/people/blimp66/sounds/256485/
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Writing this just to let you know that the melody at 1:03 actually brought me chills. Incredibly awesome job, yet again!

Miyolophone responds:

Thank you! It's not true music if it doesn't give you ASMR right

I have no words left but fucking awesome

Miyolophone responds:

Thank you!

Your stuff always gives me so much inspiration! <3

Miyolophone responds:

Any day I can inspire someone is a successful day, in my opinion!

Your attention to detail really adds a lot to your work. Those subtle reverses are an eargasm. Really enjoyed the seciont at 1:28. Is that a dizi flute vst? Sounds super nice. Really nice melodies throughout the track! Your mixing is bright and everything sits in the mix very clearly. That part at 3:07 was great too. And at 3:17. And all of it. Just keep doing what you're doing.

Miyolophone responds:

Thanks Jordi! The flute (shakuhachi, technically) is just from the Kontakt factory library and when I stumbled on it I knew I'd have to work it in somehow...

Nice song. Has nice aesthetic. No star light, or star bright in this song though. Instead, it just reminds me of the birth of the sun (lol) and a big supernova. Reminds me of Storia, except less epic (this song is still pretty epic though). Anyway, good luck on film composing (*hint*) lol.
Also, msg me your discord.

Miyolophone responds:

Also sure, I'll pm you it

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4.48 / 5.00

Aug 12, 2017
10:53 PM EDT
Drum N Bass
File Info
4.7 MB
4 min 9 sec

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