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Mirrors

By ViridianLoom on January 12, 2020 1:28 am

Decided to stick territory that I'm a bit familiar with for this week. When I started jamming out this idea it kind of reminded me of Darren Korb (composer for pretty much all the Supergiant games), so I initially tried to roll with that but it kind of became a dark ambient groove inspired by the likes of Piggy Black Cross/Gazelle Twin. I also watched the HBO Watchmen series this week which has a pretty awesome soundtrack so I don't know if they entered my subconscious in anyway. I would have liked to develop the progression of the song so it keeps exploring more ideas but the intent to was write something a bit easier to finish. I consider last week's song is be a failure because I messed up the mix at the last second and struggled to cohesively fit the pieces of that song together and barely got a semi functional drumbeat on it. Oh well, gotta fail sometimes to learn new things.

I utilized microtonic for this week's project because its easier to create beats that sit in the mix well pretty much right out of the gate compared to building a kit in battery.

Plugins used:

Raum Reverb (free download for christmas so why not)
Synth1
Spire
Microtonic
Tal-U-NO 60 for some deep bass
Izotope Ozone for "Mastering" (I'm not going to lie, I just used Mastering Assist and called it a day because I thought it sounded pretty deece)

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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January 13, 2020 12:54 am

January 13, 2020 7:01 am

Maybe this is how Ulillillia feels when he sees a mirror.

January 13, 2020 11:19 pm

the plucky delayed arp and that bass both sound great! I can hear the inspirations in the piece too, has an "intrigue" vibe to it.

January 15, 2020 4:26 am

those are some crispy percussion sounds. im digging the surrealist sort of vibe going on here

January 15, 2020 7:16 am

This bass sound is really great through the song! It is another very easy song to be lost in your thoughts.

January 15, 2020 9:58 pm
freedrull wrote:

Maybe this is how Ulillillia feels when he sees a mirror.

Aw man, Mirror of Intrigue probably would have been a better title. Haha. Cool that you're hearing the inspirations, thanks!



spry wrote:

those are some crispy percussion sounds. im digging the surrealist sort of vibe going on here

Thank you! The percussion is all synthesized with microtonic, a pretty cool vst worth checking out.


Alette wrote:

This bass sound is really great through the song! It is another very easy song to be lost in your thoughts.

Thanks! That's the kind of effect I hope to have on others with the tunes I work on smile

January 15, 2020 10:01 pm
freedrull wrote:

Maybe this is how Ulillillia feels when he sees a mirror.

I had to look this person up to know what you were talking about, now I understand. Thankfully the fandom wiki listed it as an obvious bullet point that the guy is afraid of mirrors.

January 19, 2020 3:39 pm

I like that resonating synth and the initial melody draws you in, beats are clean and work very well with the synths.

January 23, 2020 10:16 pm


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