Coin and Haggle

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For NGADM Round 1.

This is a collaborative piece I wrote with much help from my friend Jeremy Buzash, who plays the violin. We are competing as a team in the 2013 Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch.

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A really nice song you have here. Totally captures the atmosphere of the economy in medieval times.

this song is so calm and nice. Absolutely magnificent song you and your friend have there :D

This is an NGADM Round 1 review.

Excellent atmosphere. I really enjoy the mood you're creating. I also love the violin! You're lucky to have such a talented player with you! It could really give you an edge in future rounds if you employ it correctly. Great coin sounds! I love the rhythmic change at :36, it adds a neat layer to the piece. The sound design element to this piece really gives it character. It portrays the feel of a medieval fair of some sort. Composition and production were both great. A well executed piece. My main complaint is that it isn't long enough.

Score: 8/10

I bet you're a dudeboss working on some bigtime game corporation.
Otherwise I cannot explain how anything less could make such a beautiful, professional piece.

It is EXACTLY what it pretends to be. I do not understand why it has barely over 4 stars. I'd give it 6. Great work.

Post some videos or something of your musical creative process, I'm really interested! ( and I'm sure I'm not the only one).

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This is an NGADM Round 1 review.


Let me just start by saying that the atmosphere and mood are just NAILED. I absolutely loved the subtleties like the coin sounds, the castanets, the vibraslap, the grace notes, and how you make a song sound somehow mysterious and almost urgent-sounding in its pace while still sounding light. Props for the live instrument by the way! It's exquisitely played and sounds fantastic. All your other instruments also sound awesome (and very East/West-esque may I add), and fit wonderfully with each other. And the composition is lovely! I loved hearing the melodies of each instrument - from the subtle to the upfront - work together so well.

On the other hand, as I'm sure you know, this song is REALLY short. I mean, the track's current melodies are sufficiently fleshed out, and the ending feels very much like a conclusion, so I'm not left feeling as if the melodies are underdeveloped or anything (which is often the case in short tracks), but since there's that little content and not many dynamic/mood changes, the wow factor of this track is abysmally low. This would fit beautifully in a game, and on its own it was a remarkably pleasant listen, but ultimately with such a short track there isn't much substance to leave a lasting impression, and I'm sure there's plenty of room for the introduction of different sections to make this longer.

I can only begin to imagine how great this track would've been, had you been a bit more ambitious with it. It sounds fantastic as it is now though. Keep up the great work!

Score: 7.7/10

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4.45 / 5.00

Jul 30, 2013
7:08 PM EDT
File Info
3.4 MB
1 min 31 sec

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