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DAR - Taking Flight (Sky III)


Author Comments

[UPDATED JAN. 27th, 2021]




Time for another iteration of "Sky"! Following in the same footsteps as the previous two versions, this one opens up nice and calm. I decided to add some strings this time around to make things sound more "dramatic". During the minute-long intro, I pictured a flight of fighter-jets flying in formation, returning to base as the sun sets. However, the calm doesn't last forever and is soon broken! Enemy contact and radar-guided missiles cause the flight to quickly perform evasive maneuvers!

This take on "Sky" is probably the most energetic of the three so far! I wanted to write one more upbeat track for this album before I start working on some slower and more mellow tunes. I want to try and keep the pacing of the album fairly balanced. Since these four tracks so far are pretty upbeat, I'll have a few slower and softer tracks make up the middle of the album. Then for the end of the album, I'll finish it off with similarly slow, but heavier-hitting jams to wrap everything up.

I think I managed to squeeze in enough of the original Sky's lead melodies to go along with the new melodies for this version. Also, a bit of a side note about my particular fondness for Sky: Not only am I fond of Sky because of it being the first of my originals to receive praise, but the main melody was something I alllways would play as a warm-up for myself. I can't remember how far back, but I know that every time when I'd finish tuning my guitar, I would often play the melody for Sky (fun fact: the intro to "End This Cycle" from the New Genesis album was also another one of my goto warmups way back then!).

Anyways, I hope you all enjoy this new alternate take on Sky! ~DAR

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Credits & Info

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Aug 2, 2020
2:04 PM EDT
General Rock
File Info
7.5 MB
4 min 18 sec
  • Audacity
  • Sytrus
  • Fruity Reverb
  • Edison
  • Fruity Limiter
  • Fruity Compressor
  • SPAN
  • Maximus
  • FL Studio 12
  • Fruity Reverb 2
  • Fruity Parametric EQ 2
  • Fruity Delay 2
  • EZdrummer 2
Misc. Kit
  • Fruity Soundfont Player
  • Lancaster Audio Pulse (Cab Sim)
  • Catharsis Fredman Impulses (Cab IR's)
  • 6505 RED (Amp Sim)
  • TSE 808 2.0 (Tube Screamer sim)
  • Ibanez GRG120BDX (guitar)
  • Squier Affinity PJ Bass
  • TSE B.O.D (Bass Amp/Overdrive sim)
  • HeadCrusher Free by Audio Assault (analog saturation sim)
  • reaplugins (free Reaper plugins)
  • YouLean Loudness Meter
  • kbh-strings.sf2
  • SJO - Choir Aahs.sf2
  • roland_orchestral_rhythm.sf2

Licensing Terms

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