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The Mist (Chill Trap Beat)

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My entry for first round of NGUAC.

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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:

- Hip hop has one major weakness. Without vocals, it tends to be far less engaging, since that is where the primary focus of the piece is in the EXTREME majority of cases. Unfortunately, that does impact this track quite a bit, since it is effectively constructed out of one or two loops with some harmonic outlines around it. There is lovely variance in sections (really nice, actually), just keep in mind that there needs to be some kind of melody, rap vocals, etc to properly differentiate between sections. It would also be good to have a clear shift in harmony for a bridge section to provide some additional contrast.

- I'm also REALLY confused about the... 30 seconds of silence at the end??? These types of export errors can and SHOULD be fixed either in the DAW if a setting was incorrect), or afterwards in a regular audio editor like Audacity or OcenAudio.

Compliments to the Composer:

- Honestly, aside from the apparent export error and lack of variation/development from this being the base of a full hip hop track, the actual sound that's here is very tasteful. Your drums are pretty decently mixed, working effectively with panning. Your higher frequency sounds are pleasant, the pad is calm and really fits the whole "mist" vibe, and the filters for variation are fantastic ways to temporarily break up the repetition outside of lyrics/melody/chord progression/etc. Really nice, I'd certainly enjoy hearing this completed.

Final score: 7.2

This is sick, great job!

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Aug 5, 2021
9:02 AM EDT
File Info
7.2 MB
3 min 8 sec

Licensing Terms

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