Happy new year!
Like many others, 2020 hasn't been a great year for me. But, I want to share some positive news.
I started working as a graphic designer and marketing assistant, and I'm fortunate enough to not have to pay rent, so I invested much of my measly income into music gear. I built a powerful PC, upgraded my DAW to Studio One, upgraded my reverb to Cinematic Rooms, and bought many, many sample libraries. I can now create fairly realistic orchestral mockups in a wide variety of styles. At this point, I'm quite familiar with the sample library market so feel free to ask for recommendations. Some of my favorite purchases include Albion Tundra, BBC Symphony Orchestra Core, and Century Brass.
Using these new tools, I made a new EP inspired by Skyrim's soundtrack and scenery. I'm proud of these songs, which is rare for me, as I usually dislike my own work despite any praise I receive. What makes these songs fundamentally different from my other recent compositions is that I had a lot more motivation, and the composing process was pretty effortless. In other words, I put my soul into these works.
I'll copy @TaintedLogic and share some of my favorite songs from the audio portal in 2020.