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ok uhh

this is something i rushed (like all my entries lmao) near the end of the deadline. an interesting thing to note in this track is the time signatures at the beginning, i thought it would be nice to add or take away the numerator of the current time at the fourth bar. i do not know whether or not this makes the beginning a bit too complicated to follow or not due to how much is changing around aaaaa

as you may have guessed it, this track is "touhou" inspired, as shown by the opening riff which was taken from touhou 12's "fire of hokkai", and most of the sounds in here coming from the touhou soundfont. (on second thought maybe i should've taken more from the reference and possibly other ZUN tracks to make the melodies more memorable, but oh well) hope you don't mind those weird crackling sounds in the track, for some reason sforzando does that on my fl???

overall i think i did okay with this compared to last rounds entry, especially with the breakbeat part which was done wayyyyyy better (still find it lacking in movement hhhhh) than the last one which was so godawful...

enjoy, much love <3

oh yeah while you're at it, check out my entries for the last two rounds, will ya'?

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This is a (overdue) judge review from NGADM Round 3.

So the things that you have for ideas in this piece really are good. The melodies are there and the piece definitely does evolve and build upon itself, and it keeps changing a bit more than in other works you have done, which is a good thing to do. I can also hear the Touhou inspiration that you mentioned having here, and I think you do a good job putting it in your style.
My main criticism here is with production and sound design. Your bass is really loud here, and I think that it's too loud to the point where it overpowers the other elements a bit, especially at 0:31. It's a rare instance, but something you need to watch for in your mastering. I also am on the fence about how that bass sounds, primarily because I think there's too much treble in it. There are other sounds that I think fit okay but not much otherwise, like the violin at 1:01, that also make me wonder about the sound design.
Overall, not bad! I think there's definitely improvements that can be made, but with your style I think you have a good grip on how to make things that inspire you into your own words.

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4.30 / 5.00

Sep 27, 2021
12:02 AM EDT
Video Game
File Info
8.5 MB
3 min 44 sec
  • FL Studio 20

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