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Tempest Serenade

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A pal by the name of FuhReDun was in a Discord call with me one day trying to show me how Serum worked, and he was like "I want to remix this so badly," and so I tried it too, ended up getting a little carried away, and.. lo and behold, a few weeks later, this exists. I'm kind of proud of it but I also think it's a little messy overall; I really tried to make this as mince as I could, but my skill ceiling isn't very high. :p
Hopefully it's not garbage. Here's the original:

Also I abused Virtual Riot's presets in the drop of this, go check him out if for some reason you haven't heard of him and have been living under a rock. )/

NOTE: For some reason the kick doesn't sound as strong here as it did in FL; I don't know if I was just looking at it for too long in one sitting or if the render got screwed up. I'll look into it.

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The snare (I think it's a snare) feels kind of sharp at first. The dubstep sounds could be a bit smoother as well, and the fast-paced part starting at 1:13 sounds like everything's trying to be over everything else. Also, while most of the sounds individually sound fairly smooth, it definitely sounds like it needs some EQing to make them work together properly. I definitely prefer this to the original though, as it has variance, which the original completely lacked.

Honestly, the best way I've found to figure out how a synth works is to take lots of presets and toy with them until I figure out what does what. There could be several different ways to alter your sound in the way you want.

SirHadoken responds:

I agree with this pretty much whole-heartedly. I had a lot of trouble balancing the way that the drums sound so that they were strong enough in the drop but not too strong in the beginning. The variation is definitely what I was going for I suppose; I was hoping that I could get all of the sounds to agree with one another but I admit it does feel cluttered in some areas. I have to learn how to fix that lol.
Thanks again <3

I just really like SOS ;/ And this really FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO's The end is like an 8 bit pirate shanty. It would be slick to see some gangter ass adaptation of link riding harrp like robin hood to sustain secluded societies. Maybe that would be too microcosm though? It would def. fit with this short track! I truly wish I could present what I see in my mind to this portal; When I say it people get lost in some existential quest for zelda's lost tri-force. But, the visions and voices do not ellipse with consciousness. They are separate entities ever spiraling into destruction. The spirit raised above them to coordinate the cataclysmic traffic. It's the eyes in every sentence, and the structure of the information super highway. You're brain is the sadistic rape puppet in the office of awkward psychologists with an in for brief stands. Constant acknowledgement and cheap plans, It's all just a fleeting stand.

To the eternal, there is no internal. There is only wave space; where the frequencies collide to abide, and coincide with every rhythm's divine. Only phantoms controlling the flow that's deep within tides. If the Gravity lies? How is the cat gonna land?
When stretched out to see how it got it's feet and it's hands.

SirHadoken responds:

Thanks for the five stars, I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)
There is no greater tool than a vivid imagination. Thus, I can undoubtedly respect the vision imparted upon you when your imagination and the song interdigitate.
Cheers. ;p

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4.17 / 5.00

Jul 7, 2018
11:37 PM EDT
Video Game
File Info
4.4 MB
1 min 55 sec

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