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Battle over Planet Y

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Libraries used: Tom Holkenborg's Brass, Cinebrass Core, Cinematic Strings 2, Areia Lite

VSTs: Omnisphere, Pianoteq


Piece made by me as a submission for NGUAC Finals, still can't believe I'm in. Good luck everyone.

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I like the low-register drone at the beginning and the crisp strings at :10. The percussion could’ve popped in the mix a bit more - it might be worth it to scale back the reverb a tad but also add some more compression, or at least give the percussion some more space in the upper-mid register. The climax at 1:01 had some nice syncopations to it, but at this point the string riff at :10 seems a bit overplayed, and sounds a bit more up-front in the mix than it should be. The emotional piano melody at the breakdown was a nice element of structural contrast, and the melodies towards the end really help hit the piece home. I would’ve liked to see you switch up the instrumentation on that string riff at :10, but harmonically and dynamics-wise, this piece has a good deal of variety. The mixing/mastering is probably the most obvious low-hanging fruit for improvement - the percussion just sounds very indistinct at the climactic parts, and the reverb is a bit overdone at times. I think the string riff sits better in the mix during the melodies at 2:20, though. Meanwhile, you nailed the melodies, emotional appeal, sound design, and atmosphere. Keep at it, Zimnior12, and thanks for coming out to the NGUAC this year! ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.5/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
2/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
1/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
1/1
Composite score
9/10

Credits & Info

Zimnior12
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Listens
415
Faves:
2
Downloads
5
Votes
13
Score
4.50 / 5.00

Uploaded
Sep 13, 2021
4:32 AM EDT
Genre
Cinematic
File Info
Song
4.3 MB
3 min 9 sec

Licensing Terms

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