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Leap of Faith

By Nimble Cipher on February 7, 2016 2:55 am

Perhaps as a violent reaction against last week's 'low-brow' track, I went all out with the strings this week. After I'd put this track together I read about using reverb and panning to mimic orchestral positioning. For the first time I actually thought about using panning to seat the listener in a space. Now that I considered realism though, it occurred to me that I had about four groups of first violins (infinite strings at my fingertips!!) and they weren't going to work all panned to the left.
So I began reducing instruments to a realistic number, reassigning instruments so they were playing in more appropriate ranges and so forth when all of a sudden... my computer died... for good. And uh... well this is how far I got.

This track is dedicated to you buddy. Rest in peace, this is the last thing we ever made together *sniffle*.

Later in the year I want to do a more focused string quartet version of my favourite part of this track, it's the part that begins immediately after the solo flute!

Now to start building a new computer...

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February 8, 2016 1:57 am

Lofty. RIP compy. sad

February 8, 2016 5:56 am

"Requiem for a faithful automaton"

Stringed too hard and got your computer all strung out sad
Hopefully you had everything backed up!

You really seem to be making some great progress. This had got all of your usual goodness, only more lush and in focus. Thumbs up!


February 8, 2016 9:27 am
iLKke wrote:

"Requiem for a faithful automaton"

Stringed too hard and got your computer all strung out sad
Hopefully you had everything backed up!

You really seem to be making some great progress. This had got all of your usual goodness, only more lush and in focus. Thumbs up!

Thank you so much for the encouragement! I can hear where I could improve so I know my listening is getting better. Focus is a huge thing I'm gonna work on this year!

February 8, 2016 4:15 pm

Gorgeous string work! Your computer couldn't ask for a better elegy.  (Good luck with the rebuild.)

February 8, 2016 5:11 pm

Really cool arrangement. Sounds good and has a soundtrack quality to it. What samples did you use?

February 8, 2016 5:24 pm

What a way to go!

February 9, 2016 12:15 am

I've been there

February 9, 2016 12:02 pm

Really nice work! Shame about your comp. Hope you get back on track! \m/

February 9, 2016 12:05 pm
onezero wrote:

Gorgeous string work! Your computer couldn't ask for a better elegy.  (Good luck with the rebuild.)

Thank you! Yeah, I'm making some life changing decisions right now.

??? wrote:

Really cool arrangement. Sounds good and has a soundtrack quality to it. What samples did you use?

I'm using Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra. It's free! http://sso.mattiaswestlund.net/

February 25, 2016 10:01 pm

I haven't listened to any of your tracks before sad and WB's playlist is going in reverse order.  So I just listened to "By The Lake" and it amazingly segued into this track.  If you ever put these tracks on an album, consider that order!  By The Lake is so minimal and peaceful, and then in Leap of Faith, it really has a big emotional crescendo.  In a really sad way, this track sounds like the computer knew it was going to die and wanted to share this last gift of love to you before it took its "Leap of Faith" into the digital frontier!

February 29, 2016 8:23 am
orangedrink wrote:

I haven't listened to any of your tracks before sad and WB's playlist is going in reverse order.  So I just listened to "By The Lake" and it amazingly segued into this track.  If you ever put these tracks on an album, consider that order!  By The Lake is so minimal and peaceful, and then in Leap of Faith, it really has a big emotional crescendo.  In a really sad way, this track sounds like the computer knew it was going to die and wanted to share this last gift of love to you before it took its "Leap of Faith" into the digital frontier!

I love this comment. Thank you, I'd never really considered an album.

April 5, 2016 2:13 am

You should absolutely consider an album. Excellent work.

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