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unsure how to get a feeling

Posted by GlaceonDash - June 14th, 2024


I have wanted to make something that invokes a sense of flying, but I don't even know where to begin aaaaa


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Plane engines sounds? Countdown and something space-themed? Birds sounds?

Space themed? I've done that before and none has really elicited that kind of feeling, brings out more of the space than the flight. These ideas are interesting though!

I’d suggest something similar to the winged cap in Mario 64.

Considering there's another track in World of Goo that has the feeling of flight to me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qznYSE7J4ZQ (and ngl, thunderstorms too).

Fast paced yet relaxed at the same time seems to be a mutual trend between the two (Mario 64's calm comes with the main melody).

What aspect about flight are you attempting to capture? A sensation? Are you trying to tell a narrative of some kind? Are you trying to encapsulate the acute sense of exhilaration? The feeling of absolute liberation? The natural fear of seeing the world from a new angle? When I want to invoke a specific image or context using song, I start by distilling that experience down to the basic emotions or sensations, and then I think about what sounds, rhythms and melodies can recreate those individual parts.

The person below mentioned Winged Cap, a song which is great at making the listener feel liberated through flight. This is done through many things, like the use of bright, quick guitar notes for the rhythm and elongated string notes in the back. The lead melody mimics a sense of rising and falling that matches how you fly around in that game. The chords themselves resolve in a way that evokes feelings of optimism or opportunity, rather than something bleak or negative.