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I like the crisp drums at the beginning and the bright piano chords and guitar harmonies. The strings at :23 give the texture a slightly darker feel, but the synth melodies at :33 were a pleasant surprise, even if the synth itself was a tad cheesy. The mixing here is really great - I love how much the drums pop and the sense of balance between the melodies and bass. The pacing of the piece is pretty fast, bouncing around between a number of different solos in rapid succession and taking a few unexpected turns in terms of the mood and chord progression, especially at the bridge at 1:00. Despite being rather short, this piece has a compelling narrative appeal and a ton of variety and flair. Strong work, TheTrester! ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
2/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.75/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.75/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.75/1
Composite score
8.75/10

Ooh, slappy. Really enjoy your writing.

It's hard to tell if you double tracked or just chorused your rhythm guitar. If the latter is the case, I recommend the former approach. The rhythm guitar is sitting in the mix almost inaudible at points. As the driving force of your piece, you definitely don't want that.

I want to hear more of your snare and perhaps some saturation and transient shaping. I use Diablo for this typically and a separate track.

Nice leads throughout and great chord progression.

Thanks for coming out to NGUAC!

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Score
4.11 / 5.00

Uploaded
Aug 14, 2022
6:56 PM EDT
Genre
Video Game
File Info
Song
4 MB
1 min 45 sec

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