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Tried something new for this one. It obviously took me a few weeks to make because I was busy with SO much last month that I hardly had any time for anything else. The launch of my SoundCloud account also stifled things a bit and I had this huge project due yesterday in school right at the end of the year. Anyways I actually worked really hard on this. It may seem simple at first glance but I tried to have extreme attention to detail. The main synth is really nostalgic for me and probably most of you since it is a classic NG synth associated with some of the website’s famous tracks from years back, just like the city of Baltimore, Maryland. The melody is neither joyful nor somber because that’s how I feel about Maryland: completely neutral. I added in those chord things last minute in an attempt to introduce more variety and make it less boring. Also it’s in a slow 6/4 which I have basically never seen done before like this. Enjoy!

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This song sounds nice. I like the explosion you had around 0:50. The harmony and the rhythm sound amazing but the only thing I have something about is the melody. It sounds very run on. Like my broken English and my run-on sentences. Would be really good if you cut the harmony into two sections and concluded it sooner to avoid it sounding repetitive. I know I may suffer from this sometimes too but I try my best to help it. What software do you use? I use Sibelius so I often leave it to a four bar melody then repeat with a few harmonic and melodic changes. I know it might be tricky for something like FL Studio (i'm not 100% sure on this. Don't quote me) not having a bar system like in notation. So I can sympathise with you on that level if your software doesn't use bars. Other than that, it sounds amazing and it makes me fear america! Keep it up!

50Steaks responds:

The melody sounds run-on if (and only if imo) you were expecting 4/4. The idea of this track was to be untraditional while also being nostalgic, and basically try something different. It worked. However this song in particular has been received far less well than I initially anticipated and I think it’s because of the awful mixing and bad choice of bass that doesn’t bring out that instrument enough. The result is a song people generally felt was mediocre despite it trying something new. Turns out however long you spend on a song isn’t proportional to the quality.

Cool ;o edit: Of course uwu
Spanish: La intro me es genial y esta cool la atmosfera, sin embargo, el kick con reverberación al full pelea mucho con el bajo, los leads no suenan mal, da perspectiva retro pero se pelean uno al otro. El ritmo no lo juzgo me parece interesante el compas que usaste 6/4
Los cambios son poco predecibles aunque impactan bien. Las tres estelas son por la mezcla. Aun asi si llego a insultarte de manera atenta te pido disculpa uwu y acepto igual cualquier critica. Buena suerte y buenas noches, Aquí en México ya es de noche haha ❤

50Steaks responds:

Look I know it’s weird but at least try to explain the 3 stars
Edit: yeah I’ve always been bad at mixing. Thanks for the review and taking the time to edit it lol. You didn’t insult me I was just wondering why 3*, but the mixing alone does bring it down a bit. I’ll take this into account for my next song for sure.

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50Steaks
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Jun 6, 2021
12:50 AM EDT
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1.9 MB
1 min 24 sec
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  • FL Studio Mobile

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