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AIM - Macrocosmic Malfunction


Author Comments

Composed for AIM 2020 (Art-Inspired Music 2020)

This was very quickly composed in a 3 hour timespan. Ran out of time to fine tweak this further, so it's up as-is as my second AIM entry (with 10 mins to spare before the deadline!)

Piece was influenced around 'Stranded in ZERO G (artpiece below), the artpiece made by Acrylla, who can be found here: https://acrylla.newgrounds.com

and here: https://www.artstation.com/danielpercy

Art Link: https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/acrylla/stranded-in-zero-g


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I love the use of the choir. There's a lot of interesting sound design. This is a beautiful yet gloomy track.

LD-W responds:

Haha thanks! Surprised I managed to get it out in 3 hours, but there's nothing quite like a mega short deadline to get one to shift into top gear!

The main choir I was running in the track was 8DIO Requiem Professional on the Looped Marcato patch, keyswitching between different phrases. The rest of the voices used was a mixture of different patches in Zero-G Ethera 2.0

Alot of the atmospheric pads was done between my own custom-designed pads in Tone2 Gladiator along with a few source-stacks in 8DIO Supercluster. The small amount of Brass which I added in (which I'm still annoyed that I didn't have the time to adjust it properly) was from 8DIO Century Brass Ensemble LITE, while the very slow strings were from Frozen Plains Arctic Strings.

A hefty number of the spaceship console and engine noises were from multiple sources I've purchased in various soundbanks over the last few years from independent designers (I've gone and made modifications to every single one placed in the track of course though). Some of the other misc. atmosphere effects were from Muze Effects, which is a pretty popular Kontakt Lib when it comes to quite a few Dark Ambient lads you can hear on the Cryo Chamber label.

Everything in the piece was tuned down to 429hz for that extra gloomy tone, as per my style ;)

Credits & Info


4.74 / 5.00

Jun 23, 2020
2:51 AM EDT
File Info
9.4 MB
4 min 7 sec

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