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Wings II


Author Comments

I made the first version of Wings back in May 2020 and it was my first real attempt at a complete track. It was the third track I ever created and for these reasons Wings holds a special place in my heart. Since it's been over a year and I've grown a lot as a producer, I decided to revisit this track and see how I could improve on it with my newfound skills. I tried to stay as close to the original as I could. Vote if you like it.

P.S. This might become a yearly thing. Next year's probably going to be a bit more adventerous.

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I like the rich atmosphere and crisp beats at the beginning. The pulsing on those pads at :07 is really nice, and the relaxing mood and neat sound design help keep me engaged despite the slow progression. The re-intro at 1:22 seemed a bit dragged-out, but I liked the sense of build into 2:35 and the more melodic flair there. The mixing and mastering is also pretty solid here. Later on, I would’ve liked to see a tad more variety. The dreamy mood and cool synths only go so far to keep me entertained. A secondary melody, modulation, or sound design switch-up would be quite welcome by around the 4-minute mark. That said, you’re clearly a talented producer with a strong sense of progression, harmony, and production. I also really like a lot of the risers in this piece. The somewhat eerie outro was a fun surprise, too. Keep at it, Ziondiac! :)

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

Ziondiac responds:

Thanks for the feedback and vote

love this lush house sound. the sound design is mostly really simple but it's layered together so nicely. mixing is really solid, good separation between instruments and good levelling. the percussion is far too basic, though. it really needs a shaker or highpassed drum loop to fill out the space in the top and push the rhythm forward more. couple clap fills or snare rolls would be nice to accentuate transitions and break up long sections. it's also about 3 minutes too long for what it is, definitely needs a shift in melody/harmony or some other kind of textural build to justify the runtime. i really appreciate the dj-friendly intro and outro, though. make more!

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

Ziondiac responds:

Thanks for the feedback and vote.

Nice and chill.

Ziondiac responds:

Thanks for the feedback and vote. Didn't know you frequented newgrounds too.

Credits & Info


3.89 / 5.00

Aug 7, 2021
5:12 PM EDT
File Info
15 MB
6 min 34 sec
  • Scarlett Solo
  • AT2020
  • Live
  • Raum
  • Live 10
Misc. Kit
  • Presonus eris 3.5

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