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Onder 'N Nuwe Lig

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Tainted Logic's criticism of a piece I recently posted sent me in what proved to be a downward spiral into the face of poverty and computer memory disenfranchisement. Unable to either pay for virtual libraries or to even store them in my computer if I could, I had to find alternatives to the problems pointed by Tainted's review (rather fairly, I must say).

This audio file is the result of my efforts: I increased the overall volume, changed the instrumentation, added a stupid amount of dynamic markings and swells and provided a proper ending.

Hence, the new title for what is essentially a rework of an already published piece is due to me dedicating this "Under a New Light" to Tainted Logic and his wonderful work and presence here on Newgrounds. Cheers, mate.

Written for Bass Flute, English Horn, Bass Clarinet, Contrabassoon, French Horn, Harp, Piano, Viola, Cello and Contrabass.

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Awww, thanks for the shout-out, Arborescence! :') The changes in instrumentation at the beginning are certainly a step forward, yet convey somewhat of a different mood from the original. The piece sounds a bit more melancholy now, probably because of that cello. To be completely honest, that brass sample at :45 or so still stands out as sounding pretty fake. What DAW do you use? I can think of some VSTs that have pretty authentic orchestral samples that you can download for free. PM me if you're interested. I certainly appreciated the dynamics here, though. The swell at 1:25 was great, and overall the piece sounds a lot more human now. I think you did a nice job with the entrance at 3:01, too. It's a relatively sudden transition, yet there was some degree of foreshadowing with the ritardando in the previous section (which is a good thing). The last minute or so is especially majestic and serene, and features some of the strongest counterpoint of the piece between the strings, piano, and woodwinds. That said, the chord at 5:12 stuck out as a tad jarring, and also just unnecessary. Overall, this piece sounds so much stronger than when I last reviewed your work. It's tough to adjust the overall dynamic levels of a piece after-the-fact without creating mixing problems, but the piece is still relatively clear and blends rather well. Keep it up, Arborescence! ^_^

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May 7, 2018
11:33 AM EDT
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5 min 29 sec

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