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Moga Extended

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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:

- Biggest thing that struck me as a problem in this track is that... the transitions between sections are REALLY bad. The sections themselves are fine, but either the audio completely cuts out, or there's a low-quality gunshot sample which really doesn't fit the mix and blend of instruments... and the instruments completely cut out. There are absolutely better ways to develop sections and switch between them. (though the ending bit is cute, I gotta give you that one, haha!)

- The mix also have some trouble here. A lot of these instruments sound very thin and soundfonty. You also use some quiet pads like at 0:17 where they don't fit very well. In the other climactic sections where they exist, they aren't quite as bad as the one starting at 0:17, but these still don't fit the mix quite well enough. Just to be clear, the use of soundfonts isn't bad (steampianist has done an excellent job using them in the past), but they tend to really lack bass. Using a synth bass to double the rhythm section an octave or two down would really help, as would subsequently limiting this track with a threshhold of 1.0dB so that the detail in your composition can be brought out along with the thicker mix when the bass is added.

Compliments to the Composer:

- This makes me think of salsa and latin music a lot, based on the way it's composed. I REALLY love a lot of the drums and the syncopation from that groovy 7/8 meter is immensely tasty to me amid a flood of 4/4 and 3/4 meters. I would absolutely ADORE a good jazzy solo along with some heavier drums and acoustic playing of these instruments, especially with the more latin rhythm sections starting at 0:27 and 1:36 respectively. Those bang REAL hard. Please do make more like this.

Final score: 7.5


Credits & Info


4.04 / 5.00

Aug 6, 2021
4:23 PM EDT
Video Game
File Info
2.5 MB
2 min 13 sec
  • Logic Pro X

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