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OCR01911 - Final Fantasy IV 'Step Into the Light'

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Nice orchestration, dude - I love the nearly complete switch to major throughout. It almost sounds like a Secret of Mana track, the way you laid it out :).

Beautiful.

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The source is easily one of my favorites from FFIV, and Nutritious does such an amazing job with this. It's so awesome to hear how much he's improved as well. Fantastic job, gives me shivers.

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This is such a lovely piece, and a great take on the source tune. Excellent job.

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Pretty mellow and low key, but as far as orchestral goes this isn't bad :-) I love how this contrasts your other contribution to the album, they work so well together!

I'm always amazed at what you do with free samples, that's really pretty inspirational for aspiring mixers like me that have no money whatsoever :-)

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This is just one more reason to love of Justin's work. I don't think I've heard the orchestrations of anyone else sound as great as his, let alone with samples. Keep it up, man.

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Superb.

Always enjoyed the FFIV soundtrack, and I love the orchestral work you did here. Thanks for another favorite from the site!

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It's weird to me. Like many other pieces on the Echoes album, I wasn't a big fan of it at first. But once I listened to it through a few times, I started to like it, and I really think it's cool how you managed to take the mysterious and wondrous source and made it something uplifting. It's like Cecil's transformation from dark knight to paladin.

This came from free stuff? No way.. proof, or it never happened, lol.

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This song blows my mind, as do most things Mr. Nutritious-yet-delicious does these days. Step into the Light is an extremely moving piece with great production and progressively-fliped take on the source tune. Keep it up!

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Thanks so much for the positive feedback guys, I really appreciate it. To clarify a bit, this song was completed quite a while ago (submitted Dec '07) when I used a setup with only free samples. Since then I have purchased some premium libraries.

I was honestly a bit nervous about keeping this song on the album in its current form since it is almost two years old and I feel like I've progressed quite a bit since then. So I'm glad you guys are enjoying it, despite its age.

This came from free stuff? No way.. proof, or it never happened, lol.

Hah, well, if you're an FL user, you can grab the soundfonts and project I used as a template for creating this song and several others. Get it in this thread.

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I loved this mix from the project - in addition to the contrast with the original song with the song title and the instrumentation in bringing out the impression of going into the light, it just was done really well overall. The vision is unmistakenly clear with the obvious contrast in the titling, which probably makes it more accessible to people.

Overall just a great job orchestrating here by Nutritious!

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I have to say Nutritious you are getting really good. This is really good, the way you interpreted the original source was fantastic Nutritious.

Keep the good work coming.

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Great job dude, keep making mixes. :-)

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Grand orchestral instruments, check. Wonderful playing, check. Terrific arrangement, check. Instant love and download, check check check check check! Also, all kidding aside, nice to hear a lighter melodic version of the dungeon themes.

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Ah, Into the Darkness. This is IMO just how an orchetral arrangement of it should sound. Wonder mixed with mystery in a way that expands on the source greatly. 

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