*AETHER VALLEY*

Round 2, Kids! Really wanted to take my time with this one and I like the way it turned out. I tried fusing some ambient elements into this style of Future Bass, while still emphasizing the hype moments. The song name and most of the melodies were actually inspired by Final Fantasy (7 & 15). I felt really connected to the Violins in this. Orchestral instruments are my personal favorites and I love whenever I get to implement them into my songs.

Hope You Enjoy! ^-^

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    Koza

    about 5 months ago

    One thing I notice is that you're starting to sound repetitive. I'm not saying a signature sound is bad. But it starts to get monotonous when there is not that much change-up in sound design or song structure. I just feel like you played this one safe. This a nice track but this is not that much different from what I heard from you before.

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      opaqity

      about 4 months ago

      i see. however if someone asks you to be more experimental, they cannot then tell you how to experiment. that defeats the entire point of experimentation lol. it's not a bad thing that koza encouraged u not to play safe

      you're absolutley right that it's really key to have influences. but you need to seek out these influences on your own - discovering music, looking elsewhere for production techniques and composition wisdom, etc. - not just relying on criticism. no one can do the growth for you.

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      Gravidon (Read Bio!)

      about 4 months ago

      It's less so about validation as it is about gaining and considering outside perspective. I went to school for and work as a designer. So literally everything that I create, whether it be digital art, a floor plan, a burrito, or in this case music benefits from any kind of descriptive critique, as significant improvements almost never occur naturally without outside influence. While not entitled to it, no individual artist/designer is so talented that they should not seek out criticism.

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      opaqity

      about 4 months ago

      if you're looking for people to say certain things, you'll never get what you want. no one has any responsibility to tell you what you should be figuring out on your own. the process of experimenting, failing, and eventually succeeding is one of the joys of life. you don't need validation or encouragement from anyone to take pleasure in it.

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    ssagg

    about 5 months ago

    Nice one

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    fuckwvstend!

    about 5 months ago

    u honestly have one of the best sound designs I heard on here

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    Gravidon (Read Bio!)

    about 5 months ago

    Personal fav moment @ 1:38 <3! ^-^

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    MythiKai

    about 5 months ago

    I actually enjoyed Final Fantasy 7.

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    MythiKai

    about 5 months ago

    This is amazing!!!!! :D

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    Gravidon (Read Bio!)

    about 5 months ago

    Fun Facts:

    The Arp pattern that occurs in the intro, @ 1:39 , and @ 3:43 is directly inspired by the harpsichord jingle found in most Final Fantasy games. The thematic concept of the song is from the perspective of a resident of Midgar during the events of FFVII. "Aether" is a double reference to the game's magic system as well as the character "Aerith". The violins were a nod to FFXV use of orchestral instrumentation throughout the soundtrack, specifically the main theme "Somnus"

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    wilunki

    about 5 months ago

    great job! really like the orchestral nature as well.

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    Gravidon (Read Bio!)

    about 5 months ago

    Republished

    Additional Edits

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    Gravidon (Read Bio!)

    about 5 months ago

    Republished

    Volume Edits

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    Icebox (hiatus)

    about 5 months ago
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    Icebox (hiatus)

    about 5 months ago

    OH SHITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

    BRUH THIS BETTER GET INTO THE TOP 12 OR SOMEONE GETS HURT

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