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Aug 18, 2016 | 11:58 PM EDT
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8.2 MB
3 min 25 sec
4.64 / 5.00

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With Noisysundae visualizer 2.0 ►

ㅤㅤ[Edited 20/8/16 : Smoother ending fade out]

ㅤㅤThe throne has only one seat.

ㅤㅤA DnB in 3/4 for the final round of 'Newgrounds underdog audio contest' (NGUAC) 2016. Heavily inspired by 'I'm my own master now'. It's a theme of IF prototype LQ-84i (Desperado) from 'Metal gear solid: revengeance'. Got the idea when I had only 3 days left and this was published just in time. I can't help it. XD

Made with FL studio 12

Samples/VSTs used
• Drums : Vengeance essential house volume 1
• Piano : XLN Addictive keys studio grand (preset)
• Bass : Harmor
• Lead saw : Sytrus (preset)
• Pad : Sytrus
• Saw (for arp & glitch) : 3xosc
• Wind effects : Just a stretched crash sample with long reverb.
• Fruity filter
• Fruity delay 2
• Fruity reeverb 2
• Fruity parametric EQ 2
• Fruity stereo enhancer
• Fruity peak controller
• Effector (flanger)
• Maximus (Limiter only)
• Voxengo SPAN

See? No choirs or vocals here. Then, who's singing!? #2spooky

Your thoughts on this sundae are always useful for us. Feel free to review it the way you want!



Rated 5 / 5 stars

This is so powerful. It makes me think of an epic battle of 2 incredibly skilled fighters and ends in one of them just about winning or both of them failing to defeat.

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Noisysundae responds:

Thanks, mate. Was going to give a title about something like that, but I decided to go with 'Deathmatch' because there're more than 2 in the final round.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Your work seems to always emulate the era of awesome PS1 - PS2 style techno soundtracks, much to my delight. :P

My terminology for musical compositions is still a bit limited but I'll do my best to describe the best part for me. The large amount of variety you must work very hard to achieve in your songs is still greatly appreciated, and is backed with a familiar synth that is present throughout the entire song. This same synth becomes bolder and more powerful towards the end to help paint the story the title of the song creates in ones head.
(wooooooooo WOOOOH WAAAHHHHHHHH WHAAAAAH Wooooooooooooo)

Heh, but any who...this certainly is a cool song to listen to.
Looking forward to the next sundae. :D

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Noisysundae responds:

As always, thanks for the review!

Actually, I'm still not that satisfied with the result since I had very limited time for the contest. Worked hard, yes, but only on the last day before the deadline. XD


Rated 5 / 5 stars

To make this short.

Absolutely Amazing.

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Noisysundae responds:

Thank you.
Dat name tho.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I really enjoyed the speed of this piece. The time signature is actually 12/8. I know you've been told to change it already, but from the musical knowledge I have, it sounds like there's 12 eighth notes per measure or 4 triplet eighth note groups. 3/4 sounds like it ends halfway through a measure to me. Just thought I'd clear up the confusion.

The piano samples were mixed very well. They had a very nice amount of reverb on them which helped fill up the space where they were playing alone. The melody is also very nice. Overall, the intro has a very atmospheric feel, which I quite like.

The speed at which this song flows is also nice. It has enough time for you to get familiar with each section before moving on to the next, which is a great characteristic for a song to have, although it isn't practiced much.

The mixing was very good. All of the instruments were clearly brought out. One thing that I liked was the way the drums were used from about 0:18 to the drop. They had a nice filter and volume cut on them which helped keep them from overpowering the other elements. They were then mixed in very well at the drop.

The only thing that I would change is the instruments used. Yes, the instrumentation fits with DnB, but I would have liked to see an unusual instrument or two. It's more of my style to do that, and it's not necessary at all, but I think it would have added a unique spin on it and made it your own. I don't listen to a ton of DnB, but I still hear the same sounds and instruments every time. This isn't really a flaw, it's just something I think would have made this piece even better.

In the end, this is a very well made piece. I really have no complaints about how this was made, but it has a very predictable DnB sound to it, and that's one thing I'd think about changing up a bit. Otherwise, great job!


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Noisysundae responds:

Argh, I'm done about time signature. Good thing I didn't include it in my visualizer.

Each bar is longer than that of typical DnBs, so it's definitely easier to catch up than those. Thanks for the compliment mixing and mastering, I've just leveled up on them only recently. For the drums, there are 2 extra percussions playing along others in most parts, but they're too quiet except on the breakdown. :(

Thanks so much for a long review! It's mostly the judges who wrote this kind of review here since the track was made for the contest.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Noisysundae - Deathmatch:

The Good:
-Your thematic placement is very good - it repeats in very nice ways throughout. I like the placement of the initial theme in the background of the melodies.
-The arpeggios are very well-done, and there are in general a lot of really neat sound effects throughout this.
-Really nice submerged lowpass sound at 1:10!
-This piece has some seriously solid mixing overall, which is very nice! Good tight bass, solid high end. I might try to bring out the high melody a little bit more, but not too much else.

The Not-So-Good:
-There's barely any variation throughout this piece, unfortunately - not in terms of melody, but in terms of mood. There is the intro, and then there is the high-octane, really fast DnB middle, and then the outro (minus the 10-second breakdown). The problem is that the middle is basically the whole piece. If you listen to a lot of popular/highly rated works, they tend to have some difference in mood between the different sections so that people aren't bored (in slower pieces) or kept at high tension for too long (in this piece and similar).
-Your transitions could actually use some work - primarily between your light intro/outro and the midsection.
-Throughout 1:10 to around 2:10, the melodies seem fairly aimless (with one caveat of 1:40 and 1:55 referencing the main theme). I think that the soloing/melodic development in this could be improved significantly.
-Now, I'm pretty sure the intro and outro are almost exactly the same.

The Result: 7.6/10
Your piece has a really well-developed melody, but suffers from a few important missteps - some aimless melodies, several subpar transitions in important places, and mainly the lack of mood variation. That said, there's a really good foundation here - that's how you got this far, after all! You can do it!

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Noisysundae responds:

This tells me that I need to spend more time on a track to develop better composition and arrangement. One of my problems is I got into the contest while I'm not inspired. Not an excuse for not making a better piece, though. Thanks a bunch for the tips. Definitely helpful for my future sundaes! :)