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Gone (Trap)

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*insert generic "My ex-girlfriend is gone" line*

tfw Newgrounds still hasn't got a Trap subgenre *sad noises*

Oh well, hope you enjoy this piece.

Uploaded for the NGUAC 2021 tryouts.

Listen to the SoundCloud version here: https://soundcloud.com/reddyxu/gone

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I like the powerful piano chords at the beginning and quirky snare at :14. There’s a bit of harmonic dissonance at around :30 when the synth melodies and bass line are playing at the same time, but I like the build-up into 1:07 and the gritty descending synth that plays every 4 bars during the drop. The mix is clean and loud, and the piano gives the piece a fun, jazzy flair. The melodies at 1:59 are a bit jumpy in pitch, and don’t feel as dynamic and expressive as they could. The rhythmic content and sound design are neat, and the dramatic pause at 2:59 is a nice touch. I think the second drop could’ve been more distinct from the first one, but the beat itself and the mood changes throughout the piece also give the piece a good deal of variety. Overall, solid work, Reddyfu! Keep at it, man. :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
Composite score

reddyxu responds:

Thanks a lot for giving feedback, Andrew! I'll keep in mind what you said in the future.

this track is a rollercoaster ride from the vocal house piano chords to the metallic riddim basses, but it transitions smoothly and remains exciting and full of detail throughout. i think the intro is a bit too long and the bass is introduced too fully and too soon. kinda makes the drop feel too much like the intro despite the big tonal shift. in spite of all the headroom in the waveform the track feels very squashed and claustrophobic - partially due to compression but also the narrow stereo image and the low-mid heavy bass layer flattening the sub down. looks like you have plenty of real headroom to work with so don't even trip, just crank the kick and the main snareclap up, maybe take the bass down a little, and push that ceiling up some more. great track!

important notes on my NGUAC review process: https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1476427/18#bbspost26965604_post_text

reddyxu responds:

Thank you so much for reviewing! I'll keep in mind what you said in the future tracks I submit to the site.

Lovely intro, and a nice hard hitting song - I enjoyed it. Loved the drop at 1:06!

Credits & Info


3.27 / 5.00

Jul 28, 2021
5:57 AM EDT
File Info
4.7 MB
3 min 26 sec

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