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May 18, 2013 | 12:30 PM EDT
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Song
3.5 MB
1 min 33 sec
Score
3.76 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 3.76 / 5 stars
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1,166 Plays | 39 Downloads
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Genres:
Other - Cinematic
Tags:
johnnyutah
iviqrr
artinspiredmusic
bosstheme

Author Comments

My entry for the Art-Inspired Music contest. I was inspired by JohnnyUtah's art:

http://www.newgrounds.com /art/view/johnnyutah/stea mpunk-halloween

to write this song. I was aiming for a halloween/spooky boss theme feeling, and I think I did an ok job of achieving that.

Link to contest details:

http://www.newgrounds.com /bbs/topic/1339801

UPDATE: I made the song as loud as possible, any more than this and the audio starts to clip. I tried making some instruments louder than others and this was the best combination i could come up with. :)

Reviews


PhyrnnaPhyrnna

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

[7:05:06 PM] Phyrnna: Sound: No mixing problems here. Moving on!

Composition: I really like the violin parts that you have written there. Your arppegiations are pretty nice. Structure-wise, this song is done well. There's a good strong emphasis on a central theme and motif while providing enough variation all around to keep the listener interested.

Fit to Art: This song definitely fits the paired art very well. It's got that cheery yet eerie feel to it which I feel is what's conveyed by the picture. The chromatic instrument and the violin work together very well to put this together. Well done.

Originality: Not a bad mix of instruments, but nothing too original in terms of sounds or genres. Still nothing lost here either as it's not generic at all!

Ending Thoughts: A very strong track even on its own without the art, which says something. :)



RealFactionRealFaction

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I really like this, the mixing is really good as well as instrument choices, It really blends well together. My only complaints are that it's a bit short for a song, and the overuse of snare hits (too many for my taste when they're doubled up). Other than that, great work here, now as far as how it fits the artwork, it does in a way. This could also fit for Christmas but has that eerie wacky chase vibe to it, I could definitely see this in a Halloween animation. Good job.



PascalPalominoPascalPalomino

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Cool composition.



jUxtApOsEd2wInjUxtApOsEd2wIn

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Excellent submission! Very well thought out piece. I will be submitting my entry for the contest here shortly and I'm glad to see someone else who is melodie driven! I have to agree with the previous reviewer about the volume though. I don't think it's solely a master volume problem though, I think you should have spent a little more time mixing it down and smoothing out the edges - by edges I mean the different sound tracks and rhythm transitions should have been smoothed over.

Another opinion I would nitpick about, and I say that because it's not that big of an issue, is a little louder on the lows would go far. The piece sounds a tad nasal which is an indication of too high mids and not high enough lows.

Good luck in the contest!


Iviqrr responds:

Thanks for the feedback, I will be fixing up this song soon, I've just been busy with school and some other stuff so I didn't have much time.

Also I look forward to hearing another more melodic song in the contest and I wish you good luck in the contest :)


Cross666Cross666

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

A tad bit quiet, might be worth trying to fiddle with a bit of mixing on the master out to get the levels up a bit and a crisper overall sound.

Notation is spot on though, obviously you're standing apart in the contest, but I wish you the best of luck because you're doing something fairly different from everyone else.

Also this reminds me of the track my partner submitted for the World Music Contest last year, and he friggin beat the hell outta my score simply because his notation sounded spot on for the region he was representing, mixing and mastering aside. Props mate.


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Iviqrr responds:

Thanks dude, I only have about 2 - 3 months of experience in writing stuff and I'm dead after finishing a song so I forget to edit the master levels.

Good luck with your contest entry and thanks for the review :)