“Springtime in Eskdale”by Wentworth (1000 pieces)

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Today I’m going to be playing with Valves, a new brass library from Native Instruments. Valves provides an evolving brass ensemble.  It includes a flugelhorn horn, French horn, trombone, euphonium and tuba.  There are 100 preset phrases, which can be filtered in various ways to find what you need. From there everything can be customised to vary articulations and note lengths, and even change each instruments loop length to create interesting syncopated rhythms.

If you’re familiar with Mallet Flux you will probably find the interface quite similar.  Though with less emphasis on the arpeggiation options and more on the instrument articulations.

Taking inspiration from the jigsaw title I’m also using this Constant Springs Kit from System Clash and a Massive preset called Trees.

This puzzle was so much fun!  It was definitely on the trickier side with all those branches, and then all those stone walls, but I really enjoyed every minute of it!  I think if this had been a regular cardboard puzzle I would have found it frustrating, but with all the cute nature whimsies and the enhanced tactile experience of solving a Wentworth puzzle it was just wonderful!

TitleSpringtime in Eskdale
Completed13th January 2023
Fun rating5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Difficulty rating3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)

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