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a plaintive cry from space

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This one was originally written on 5 April, the 5th day of the spring run of 21 Days of VGM this year. The prompt was "Drone," which made it quite simple for me as tonic pedal points are quite enjoyable for me to write.

There seems to be a twinge of sadness that comes into my heart every time I hear this again and again, and so I gave it the title that it has now, a plaintive cry from space, because when it repeats, it seems to be pleading for someone in the vast dark void to pick up the message, to listen... and no one seems to be out there, but still, the entity putting out this transmission sings in hope...

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You can feel the emotion and mind wandering with this one. The soft intro was delicate and then it begins to speak at 0:05. The title is succinct, and well-named for the experience you achieve. There is enough instrumentation to provide the depth while also allowing for the quieter parts to speak for themselves.

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This is really pretty. My only complaint is that I wish it was fleshed out into a full track. There are a lot of jewels to mine from those melodies you've introduced. You could do a lot with this! Nice work.

Troisnyx responds:

Thanks for the kind words. It is my hope that one day, I may extend these short fragments. 💖

21 Days of VGM emphasised writing a few bars a day based on different prompts, hence why most of my tracks during that period barely scratched a minute, often lasting under a minute. I only remember two of the tracks from that marathon that I've posted here so far that go over it: Dies Irae I and mantle of blue.

You make such amazing music, this is wonderful. So melancholy but at the same time so pleasant to listen to <3

It is good! Well done ;) You only used Sytrus and FLEX? Wow! Do you have any good paid plugins? (Not by Imagine Line)

Troisnyx responds:

I have full VSCO2, which I won as part of AIM of last year (I also have the alpha build of that VST), and Best-Service World Instruments 6, which was gifted to me by some close friends.

It is mighty tough for me to get Kontakt Player to work at this juncture, so I'm hoping that @MetalRenard or @Lich or anyone versed in it might be able and willing to help walk me through it. It feels overwhelming to me, mentally.

This was just Sytrus and FLEX, yes. That made the experimentation a lot easier. I knew what my go-to drone was, all I needed to worry about was whatever went above said drone.

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4.28 / 5.00

Jul 22, 2020
5:20 AM EDT
File Info
1.4 MB
1 min 2 sec
  • Sytrus
  • Flex
  • FL Studio 20

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