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Raindrops
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Feb.26 - Apr.11 2010

Raindrops

As the title suggests, think of rain when you hear this song. Think of rain in all its forms (drizzling, shower, storm, hail...) and then think of the sun when it begins to emerge. The initial idea was for the piano to represent rain and the flute as either life in general or the sun (just something counter to the chaos), but it's really up to interpretation. I just happened to think of this song during a rainy day. Razz

I had the theme going in my head for almost a month before I was finally able to record it; initially I kept playing it in the wrong key signature and even after I've finished the song now, I don't think I actually got the right one. -_- If anyone knows an easy way to shift all notes up or down a few steps in FL Studio (all channels + patterns), please let me know (but then I might end up even more indecisive Razz ). I actually have a version of the song shifted up to an A-flat key instead (correct me if I'm wrong; I can't read music), but it's only in piano: Raindrops (Piano) (can't decide which I like better)...

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pftq 
Ok I'm done with this. I think I'm going to just stick to the original. Razz Next time I don't go back and edit things I've already finished. Rolling Eyes
Jul 10, 2010
pftq 
Grr.. Right now I am only changing the EQ of the flute when it first appears in the song at 2:05; otherwise I'm leaving everything else alone. Even that short section of flute has me a bit iffy though, so I'm not sure if I should bother changing anything at all.
Jun 30, 2010
pftq 
Haha thanks Ashleen! Smile You can download it from another site if you click [More] on the description, but I just added a Save As link on the page as well.
Jun 29, 2010
Ashleen 
Do you have this in mp3 format...I want it on my iPod.

Code for, this is really really cool and it sounds a lot better.
Thought the change in tone in the middle seemed more like dread than the"sun coming after the storm" to me.
Nicely done!
Jun 29, 2010
pftq 
Or not done tweaking.... I can't decide if I like the new version better (with EQ changes) or the original better. Please give both a listen and tell me what you think. -_-
Jun 25, 2010
pftq 
Finally done tweaking the EQ and compression and no more changes are going to made. I think I spent more time tweaking the EQ than I did when first writing the song. Rolling Eyes
Jun 22, 2010
pftq 
The last flute piece is put in - new stuff from 2:10-2:55. This is the last bit that I've been trying to put into the song; I almost decided to leave it out because I couldn't figure out where something so peaceful would sound in the song. Razz
Apr 11, 2010
kerogunso 
and so...my favorite musician. lol
Apr 09, 2010
pftq 
Replaced the part of middle that was repeated twice. It now has a flute section that should sound much better. Razz The only things I'm worried about right now are transitions (it seems sudden to have the flute) and that I might clutter the main "theme" of the song (you never hear the middle theme again after the flute).

Also, there are still two endings. I think I want to keep both. Let me know if the song sounds weird this way though (I tried to make it *not* sound like it was ending twice, but maybe it still comes off that way).
Apr 09, 2010
pftq 
An organ? Where would that go? Shocked A lot of the lower notes (piano) are already playing in the bass as well.

I'm actually leaning towards keeping both endings right now, partly because I can't decide between the two but also because I managed to vary the second one a bit. It seems to complement the first "ending" more now. Let me know if you guys think otherwise. Razz

I also really wanted to make it end on a happier note, but I guess I slipped somewhere while playing the notes - I guess by Ben's standards though, it's not that sad either. Razz
Apr 07, 2010

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