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Song for the Masses

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Sᴏɴɢ ғᴏʀ ᴛʜᴇ Mᴀssᴇs ¹³ᵗʰ ʳᵃᶠᵗ⁾



genre: Synthwave/Trance

length: 4:41

project started: 20. Jul. 2019, 00:49

time spent: 63 hours, 18 min


Lʏʀɪᴄs:


Vᴇʀsᴇ1:

.We've .traveled .so .far .just .to .ex.plore,

.the .future, .three-.thou.sand-.seven.ty-.four

.Slow.ly .we .all .start .to .as.cend

.Wide .glowing .dance.floor .waiting .at .the .end

.A.li.ens .and .hu.mans a.like,

.We .set .our .dif.fer.ences .a.side

.On.ly .one .thing .is .on .our .mind

.Gotta .get a.way .from .the .daily .grind


Cʜᴏʀᴜs:

We gotta dance all night,

We gotta dance aaall night,

'cause it's the Saturday night,

singing a song for the masses.

x2


Vᴇʀsᴇ2:

Fly.ing .cor.vettes .and .luxu.ry .cars

.Rare .sights .out .here .on the .outskirts .of .Mars

.The .Sun .has .set, .the .light .switch .on

.All .doubts .and .fears .has .perished, .all .gone


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I like the airy pads at the beginning and the atmospheric details that sound like heavily distorted vocals. The vocaloid at :23 actually sounds really nice, and blends in with the rest of the sound design really well. The contour of the melody the vocaloid is singing is occasionally very jumpy and jarring, like when it’s high-pitched and nasally at 1:52 and then gets really low-pitched and rich at 1:55. The mix at :43 could’ve been a bit sharper - I would’ve liked to see the drums be a bit more prominent, especially at the chorus at 1:03. The post-chorus at 1:25 is cool, and you transition back into the second verse-chorus cycle well. The bridge at 3:06 is nice too, although it could’ve had a bit more variety in the harmonic content compared to the rest of the piece before it. Bit of a missed opportunity for a killer solo or something IMO. The filtering and distortion effects at 3:45 are cool, and overall the piece is well-structured and smooth-flowing. Still, I really like the sound design, atmosphere, and mood in this piece. Very catchy, quirky, and spacey sort of track. Keep at it, ThePal! ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.25/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.75/2
Instrumentation and sound design
.75/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.75/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
1/1
Composite score
8/10

I think your chords are a bit crowded in the low mid range in your intro, prior to a more aggressive treatment with EQ as you show later on.

Your vocal FX are beautiful bit it's a bit difficult to understand them. I think there should be more compression, perhaps even clipping, transient shaping, stronger chorus, and aggressive EQ to push those vocals into our face. As it is, the shakers are more prominent in the mix than the vocals and that is preventing me from paying them the proper attention!

The same is happening in relation to the bass not having what sounds like a dedicated center -- i.e being too chorused or widened out at the frequencies below 300 hz.

At 3:48 or so I think I hear clipping at the mixer.

Beyond that the song is quite catchy and I enjoyed the listen. Some fixes to the mix such as bringing out your vocals more, a bit more presence for bass, and taking down your shakers slightly should help!

Thanks for coming out to NGADM!

This is really good! I hope you're doing well :D'

ThePal responds:

I'm doing good for the most part, thank you for listening 🎶

Actually really really good

ThePal responds:

glad you enjoyed it, put a lot of heart into this one 🎵💚

Credits & Info

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Listens
3,484
Faves:
21
Downloads
83
Votes
32
Score
4.35 / 5.00

Uploaded
Feb 9, 2022
2:09 PM EST
Genre
Synthwave
File Info
Song
6.4 MB
4 min 42 sec
Software
  • FL Studio

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