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Jul 11, 2014 | 5:26 AM EDT
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15.1 MB
6 min 31 sec
Score
4.65 / 5.00

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Rated 4.65 / 5 stars
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echo wanted me to be in his contest thing

Reviews


ADR3-NADR3-N

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Interesting piece, starting out. It reminds me of 80's movie themes and 90's video game music. Interesting dissonance at 50. Very bassy and unapologetic with the dissonance in the keys up there. I like that. I feel like the snare could use a little bit of variance to it, even though this sounds more progressive than anything. Synths around 1:40 coming in are a bit glaring but that could just be because they're drowning most everything out. Try a master limiter out to keep those highs flattened to a less headache inducing volume. Or maybe EQ them out a bit. Other than that, solid so far, heading to 3:00.

You've got a lot of interesting harmonies here, almost cluttering, but by 3:15 you've got a solid chorus going. Try some mastering here as well. You're distorting a bit. Unless that was the intent. Maybe play with some low pass. It sounds like a very good amateur mix, to me.

It's just my preference, but you could have done very well with some hi-hats thrown in and some cymbals for transitions. It would add a lot of dynamic contrast to your piece. You do very well writing your transitions already, however, especially when it comes to superimposing melodies over your bass drones. Very nice piece!

Coming to the closer here at 6:00. Feels to be picking up to a close. I feel the end is about a whole note too drawn out before the actual close, and it could use a fade if this is not a loop. If it is meant to loop, some trimming silence would be great.

Excellent job. Thanks for the review request!



morcovmorcov

Rated 5 / 5 stars

really cool and well put together. i don't know jack about mixing but i thought it sounded fine, it never sounded muddy or crowded.



TaintedLogicTaintedLogic

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I like the synths and mood. It's relaxing, mysterious, and catchy. It is a little minimalistic at times, but I like the bassiness (yes, that's a word), and sense of progression. I liked that melody at 2:03, but I think the limiter (compressor, or something) started to pull at it a bit...If you don't know what I'm talking about, please don't hesitate to PM me. I loved the structure, though. After around 2:30 it got very distorted and harsh-sounding for a while, which I thought didn't really fit with the relaxing and ominous mood that came before and after. There's also quite a bit of distortion around the 3-minute marker, but overall, it's a very well-varied and creative piece. Great job with the melodies around 3:30. I think that was my favorite part - very blissful and triumphant-sounding. I think the transition at 4:01 was a bit too sudden, though. The distortedness after around 4:20 didn't really work for me when combined with the relaxing background melodies, especially at 5:20. I think you have a lot of excellent ideas here, but several conflicting moods. I think improving the transitions could help you make this piece flow better. You'd also have to cut it down to make it more coherent. I liked the ending a lot, though. It seemed fitting, and this could even loop if necessary in-game. It's definitely one of the more interesting pieces I've reviewed for this contest. There's a lot to work with here, but I'd prioritize the transitions, coherence, and eliminating/minimalizing the distortedness. Overall, though, good job! This was probably one of the toughest pieces to score, but I think you have a lot of potential to do well in this contest if you listen to my (and my fellow judges') advice, so I'm giving you an:

8/10


lasse responds:

i was really into "new retro wave", drone metal and boards of canada when i made this so thats probably who i was trying to rip off at the same time, also i fucking love schizophrenic compositionas and wanted to squeeze as much as i could out of one good riff idea because they dont come often to me


johnfnjohnfn

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I was listening to the audition pieces for the NGAUC and this one in particular caught my attention because the composition is SO GOOD and the mixing is SO BAD. Seriously, with better mixing I think you could have made it into the NGADM, it's really holding you back.

So regardless of whether you make it in, I'm going to paste some mixing tips here, because I think they could really help you,

=== MIXING 101 ===

Two big things:
* Internalize the following fact: 90% of mixing is getting volume levels to be right. There's no secret formula or magic technique - get the volume levels to be right and you're nearly done.
* Slots - You should consider your music as if it has a couple of slots: bass, midbass, midrange (melody/singing), pads, and high range. If you put one instrument in each slot, the song will sound totally full. But DON'T put more than one instrument in the same slot (unless you pan), because they will compete and mess with your song.

Alright, now for a step by step guide:
1. Go to the mixer in FL studio, go to the master channel, and remove any limiters you have. ALWAYS do this, until you get to the point where you consistently know what you're doing. They just make it harder to diagnose mixing issues.
2. Go to the loudest part in your song. Make sure you're not in the red. If you are, turn down your volume levels until you aren't any more.
3. Turn down the master fader (the volume control that controls how loud the entire song is) until you can only hear a single instrument. That's your loudest instrument! Are you sure you want it to be your loudest instrument? If not, turn it down and turn up what should be the loudest.
4. Turn up the volume to the point where you can hear every instrument, but just barely. It should still be very quiet. Now, set the volume levels for the whole song. Believe it or not, us humans make better mixing choices when music is really quiet. Why this is true is a long discussion, but this simple tip will really help out.

Alright, I hope that helps. I'd encourage you to remix this song, it's good practice :) PM me if you have any specific questions.


lasse responds:

Hdd crashed and the mixed and finished version was lost forever, this previously exported mp3 is all that's left, nice tips nonetheless and thank you for your review.

NGADM seems a bit too circlejerky for me anyway so that's no biggie and since the underdog contest has judges from the NGADM as contestants and contestants from the NGADM as judges it seems like that's going to be bullshit as well.


BrainLightBrainLight

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Fucking love the 80s synth and overall structure of the song. It's pretty tits man.


lasse responds:

neat