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Hope (Remastered)

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This is a remastered version of a song I made called 'Hope'.

Spent a total of about 10 hours on the remastering, as I think it sounds alot better.

This is also without the acapella, as it didn't feel right with the song

Original song here;

Scale; Eminor, Emajor (switch between 'drops')

BPM; 142

Genre; DnB, Rock, EDM

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Hello! This is a review for the NGUAC competition.

I've gone over one or two general categories of issues specific to your song, and one section of things I think also deserve complimenting. I prefer being very direct with my critique, none of it is meant to offend. Thank you for your understanding!

Constructive Criticism:

- A lot of these instruments don't quite work too well together. You start out with a very chill atmosphere, but your lead synth is almost a type of synth brass, along with some good old... is that FL Slayer? Regardless, these instruments are a tad cheesy and don't quite fit with the rest of them. The kick drum also has some issues with its initial click, but it isn't quite as bad. What I would highly recommend is listening through some of your favorite DnB tracks and focusing on the instrument composition, see what types of instruments are applied in what places.

- This track really could use a bit more variation in terms of melodies and drumline. Specifically, it could use more countermelodies and varied small melodic/drum fills than just snare rolls. A good set of high hats playing 16th notes would also keep the energy up through your drops. I do want to clarify as well, that doesn't mean more variation in terms of the chord changes you have during the drop - those actually don't quite fit as well, since there isn't a progression used to transition between them. Rather, the music snaps into another key with a new melody. Try recontextualizing your existing melody with different chords, and adding in a countermelody or two to contrast with it!

Compliments to the Composer:

- I REALLY love the atmosphere in the breaks. The calm reverb percussion during those sections feels very lovely as well, and it gives me a good vibe. If anything, I think these are the strongest points to the tracks rather than the DnB sections - the intro especially hooked me at the start, and if you can continue that type of gripping experience, you'll be able to nab listeners quite a bit in the future as well! Oh, also. For some reason your profile picture makes me think of a meercat with a blue laser pointer. There's no relevance to that, but I hope you find it entertaining.

Final score: 6

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Jul 3, 2021
7:45 AM EDT
Drum N Bass
File Info
5.2 MB
3 min 47 sec

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