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135 BPM

Just a heads up; I’m not dead. So that’s a relief. But why the wait all of a sudden? Well, you know my problem with finding a good melody, right? That returned and I wasn’t able to find one. Until now. Enjoy this, because I have no idea what’s going to happen in the future…

Instruments used:

Classical Grand (Keyboard)

80s Bitrate Synth (Keyboard)

Arcade Synth (FX)

Polarize (Synth Classic)

Aether Choir (Alchemy Synth Pad)

Infinity (Drum Machine)


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First off, decent harmonic writing, and solid melodic writing but it's hampered by your lack of dynamism.

That piano, that features heavily here, could seriously use some humanisation. As it stands, all your notes are at the same volume, and a great deal of soft-loud here would aid you when you're trying to convey the feelings of urgency and dread of an impending storm.

There's also not much to ground this mix: where's the bass? It's not just the drums that set the feel of a piece, it's your bass as well, and a groove on the bass would have amped up any feelings of dread.

Now, coming back to what you have. That key change took me by surprise, but it fizzled out really quickly. I would like you to come back to this, extending the piece and making it a good bit longer — there are a lot of good ideas here that I feel that, with a good sense of pacing and that dynamism that I mentioned, could make for a strong piece.

V1ZION responds:

I appreciate your help. I tried experimenting with bass but it didn’t work out. Yeah, all the piano notes are the same volume, except for the beginning and end whole notes. I definitely will come back to this and make it longer. I do think that there’s a lot more potential for this. I’ll try to experiment with velocity and maybe add a bass track somewhere. I am going to stick with the semitone and work with that a bit more.

Again, thanks. :)

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Jul 29, 2021
11:18 AM EDT
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2.8 MB
1 min 42 sec

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