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AIM - Aura of a Ghost

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I originally wanted to scrap this, but I had to do it for my first "chillstep" experiment. I know it is a bit harsh for the normal "chillstep", but I went for a rather chill and dark vibe.

Inspired by "Ghost" by @VortexSupernova

View the art here: https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/vortexsupernova/ghost


Newgrounds: https://realgdjk.newgrounds.com/

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/realgdjk/aura-of-a-ghost

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2y7ALhw8GRnuXYqYRQ1Dpa

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The intro definitely gives me chill vibes - I love that gentle sweep of the bell-like instruments and how those lower strings cut through at around the 0:30 mark. I think it was up until the bass that I was really enjoying the atmosphere; it does portray the artwork it's inspired by effectively.

Unfortunately, I think the harsher bass really dampens my engagement in the track. While I like the idea of adding intensity, I think the transition into that bassline feels abrupt, volume-wise, and the bass is very in-your-face that it's difficult to listen to without feeling like my head is being pounded. The repetition of this bassline also doesn't help it much - it mostly feels uniform and stuck in the same place.

Overall, I think the structure of this entry is good - I think the intensity between sections would work with more solid production in regards to mixing that harsh bassline and its progression.

I like it :)

It,s a great song, I have listened it month ago and what a nice interpretation! The artwork was meant to illustrate a melodic dubstep's atmosphere
The mixing is godly oooo

Just one note: the link for the art redirects to a Schtiffles song xd

Kysertron responds:

Fixed the link XD
(fun fact: I was listening to the Schtiffles song at the time of doing the description, so that link was copied instead of the art XD)

Not bad! It's a pretty solid build, I would maybe let the bass dance around a little bit more, and I like the high synths punctuating it.

Credits & Info


3.76 / 5.00

May 12, 2021
8:00 AM EDT
File Info
9.7 MB
4 min 14 sec
  • OTT
  • LMMS
  • BitInvader
  • ZynAddSubFX
  • Vestige
  • ToneZ

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.