Synthetic Reality

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A new semi-futuristic theme I came up with. Enjoy.


0:00 Very nice and steampunk-y.
0:30 Those delaying synths are sounding very nice and post-futuristic.
0:38 Wow those pads are sweet! Where you get that ambience bro.
0:50 Those hi's are a bit jarring. They're not... EQ'd right or something? Not too sure.
1:13 Not sure I like all those chords you're making. They don't always fit into the melody.
1:30 But it does sound suitably epic.
1:45 OK the stop-go thing is very nice and builds tension quite well. WAITIN FOR DROP BOI :P
2:02 A nice mood piece.
2:30 More of the same. It's nice though. This could loop easily. The futuristic theme is pulled off quite well.
2:50 About to finish... let's see how you do. Oh, a fade out. That works too.

OK, so you pull out the futuristic card, and it works for you. It has the mechanistic kind-of flow to it, which is nice. You pull off the ambience quite well, with your synths and pads and stuff. The hi-hat to the drum is jarring, due to EQ-ing or compression or something (not quite sure what). But yeah, overall the vibe is good. String chords could be improved in my opinion, they didn't quite gel well with the song. My opinion, dude. Overall, good though.


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vai90 responds:

Thx for the kind feedback!

I think you set up a really cool atmosphere with this, but you ran into some technical hangups. Mostly involving drums. I think the drums are compressed way too much. I can tell by the way the snare goes BOOSH after the hit. The hats are really annoying because 1) they're too loud and 2) they're panned all the way out. Some EQ on those hats wouldn't hurt either. The synths sound cool as hell though. The breakdown at 1:28 is fucking great. Whole thing reminds me of the soundtrack to Machinarium. Fix up the drums and we'd be in business.

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vai90 responds:

Certainly agree on the drums, glad the breakdown came out well. Thx a lot for the Machinarium comparison! Sweet game. x)

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4.30 / 5.00

Jun 9, 2012
2:32 PM EDT
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7.3 MB
3 min 13 sec

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