September 2nd, 2011
Posted by pftq

It's Finally Done! Cloudlessly :D

Bahaha! Grin For the while I actually thought I wouldn't be able to finish this, so I'm very content now. Tongue

Been working on this since July, and it's probably my first real song in almost year (since Darker Stormy).  Lots of new stuff in this one, not only in melody, but also experimenting for the first time with tempo and pitch variation, fading and a few effects, etc.  As usual though, I'm just messing around with the settings without any real clue what I'm doing, so if anything sounds off, let me know.


Hopefully finishing this song doesn't put me off onto another 1-year hiatus but we'll see.  I'm just very content that I finished this before school gets busy again.  Cheesy
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September 1st, 2011
Posted by pftq

Trickling Winds Song Finalized

First time trying out drums and cleaner instrument samples from East West on this one.  The bass is definitely much stronger here and more intense.  Unfortunately I haven't had a chance to work on this in a while, so I'm just wrapping it up for now.  Maybe I'll come back to it some time.

"Trickling Winds"

It sounds like a buildup theme of some sort, but probably because it was the climax of whatever I had.  Tongue
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August 9th, 2011
Posted by pftq

Orchestration Begins on Cloudlessly

So I finally found some time to at least begin adding orchestral instruments to the piano solo I put up a while back.

As mentioned before, this is a variation on Cloudless.  Progress is slow since I have a bad habit of filling my free time with other things lately.

"Cloudlessly (Draft)"

The earlier piano draft is called "Cloudfully" and can be heard here:

As usual, any suggestions please let me know. Grin
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July 28th, 2011
Posted by pftq

Another Piano Solo Variation: Cloudfully

So I keep coming back to my older song Cloudless... The key is just really easy for me to improvise on the spot with I guess. I've managed to build on the melody a lot more than the last variation I made on it (Cloudful). This is just a quick recording of me playing it on the spot so I don't forget later, meaning it's very much just a draft. I'm hoping to make it an orchestral track like the original eventually. Since I like the piano solos though, I'm also saving some of the variations I come up with along the way.  They seem to stand up well enough on their own without other instruments.

"Cloudfully (Piano)"

Let me know any suggestions please - still trying to figure out how the orchestral one should sound, so I'm just playing around with the piano version for now. Smiley
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July 28th, 2011
Posted by pftq

Song Variations on Cloudless

So I keep coming back to this song it seems (Cloudless, which I made almost 2 years ago now).  The key is just very easy for me to play on the spot with I guess.  Lots of changeups in the main melody compared to Cloudless and Cloudful (the other variation/piano solo).  I'm hoping to make this one an orchestral track this time, but maybe I'll have a piano solo version as well.

"Cloudlessly (Draft, Piano)"

Right now it's just piano - I can't seem to ever record it at a time I'm not busy with a pending midterm or class project.  And now I have to try to find time to work on both this and "Trickling Winds" as well.  Sigh. <_<
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