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Half a year ago or thereabouts, I composed and released a Hymmnos piece for AIM2019:

This short fragment is one of its sister pieces, meant to be sung by the same character who sings Stormfall. As its title suggests, I imagine this character gently breaking the earth, causing geysers to rise and shower upon the sick, injured, infirm and distressed, healing them, where the words and emotions of this song become action.

I wrote this fragment some months ago but it took me a while with plenty of things to sort out and quite a lot of depression and dryness before I could begin again. It's not quite a full-length song, but it's something into which I poured out my love.

Recorded voices and percussion; sequenced the rest on FL20. I remember drawing influence from Enya's "Fairytale." It is also the start of Advent tomorrow, and I've also taken influence from the various choral pieces my choir friends and I have needed to rehearse for these next four weeks.

Lyrics below, with translations for the Hymmnos:

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Joyful vocal piece right there!

Oooo this is pro. Nice work.

Troisnyx responds:

Why thank you~ 😀 It's only really this year that I've gotten decent at mixing and mastering. Thanks for the follow by the way; I hope I can take you further on a musical journey!

I have no idea how you do these

Troisnyx responds:

I can detail the process here for anyone who'd like to try it out:

1) Do instrumental.

2) Record several layers of vox, 5 for each part is what I normally tend to do. I also recorded tambourine shakes and a heartbeat on the same tambourine.

The voices here were deeply influenced by many Advent and Christmas choirs. What we listen to influences how we create, and I'd been rehearsing plenty with my church choir so it spilled forth.

3) Start mixing the music. Ground up, so make sure the basses and drums work well together. I did a bit of a cheat's method of mixing the drum because I wanted a subtle heartbeat so EQ boosting the 159Hz + Maximus on one of the Punchy Drums presets + Soundgoodizer + Multiband Compressor > Techno lift gave me the heartbeat-like throb. Then, lower volume accordingly. I didn't want it to overpower the mix so I lowered it to where it is just about perceptible.

4) Pan corresponding parts at equal % left and right, e.g. the main vox are panned at 5% L and 5% R with the same amount of stereo separation. The same with backing vox, though I tend to pan those further left and right.

5) For the first set of backing vox, lower sibilance. Imagine it's being sung in a church. Lower the highs and the nasals, so 900Hz and above — but always be sure to keep some air, at the 9KHz frequency. Then Fruity Multiband Compressor > Vocal, with necessary modifications to make sure the highs don't re-emerge.

This corresponds to "Hyear, presia neia" etc.

6) For the second set of backing vox, EQ normally, Multiband Compressor > Small radio. Yes, it'll be very loud and jarring. Turn it down to preference. If distortion is required, add it and then turn the volume down further to preference. You get this wispy sound as a result.

This corresponds to "Wee granme ra" etc.

NB: With anything, make sure to keep a decent amount of air / presence. We don't want it sounding suffocated.

7) Finally, mastering. I tend to go for Maximus' cover-all "Master aid 1" and lower volume where necessary, because it just boosts the things that may not be very present in a balanced mix.

And that's my process. Incidentally, it's roughly the same process as in Stormfall, but simpler as I only had one drum to deal with. If you like it, please don't hesitate to experiment with it and give it a try! 💖

I feel some cult vibe on this one.. Stil love it though!

Troisnyx responds:

Thanks for the favourite. 😭❤️ It means a lot to me that you did that.

Is this gonna be in a christmas movie?

Troisnyx responds:

I wish 😅

Credits & Info


4.65 / 5.00

Nov 30, 2019
12:12 PM EST
File Info
1.1 MB
47 sec
  • Audacity
  • DirectWave
  • FL Studio 20

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.