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Observation Deck Battle

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Observation Deck Battle is my first proper music track.
It is OK for a first submission I guess, but I look forward to feedback from you!

Observation Deck Battle contains electronic synths, a custom drum-loop (effects added, such as compression, and beat changed. Barely sounds like the original loop) synth strings and synth voice. It features 'glitch' editing and many chords, and reminds me of boss battle music crossed with New Age crossed with anime soundtrack.


Sorry if i'm being a bit too harsh here, but i'm going to address a couple things;

While you may think a track can work as a long, chill piece, your music won't be the only thing on someone's iDevice, nor will you be the only artist they listen to. either add more content in your song(in the form of different chords, key changes, different sections, what have you) or cut down the length. simple enough.

Change is a good thing, even in music. I heard a couple small changes in chords, but that's about it. the same glitchy pattern, the same rhythm throughout. add some variation, go full glitch and mess stuff up in the process, at least in doing so you would've taken a couple steps outside your comfort zone.

since this is a battle theme, it'd be characteristically correct to have the drums at the beginning, and to have some high-level action-y stuff going on. now, the definition of style and being in style changes from person to person, but battles themes are typically HYPE HYPE HYPE SO MUCH HYPE- didn't really feel it the HYPE from this track. maybe make it a little faster.

The drums are WAY TOO COMPRESSED. at the very least lower their level in the mix.

Use more than one instrument, or at least change the main synth. instrument variation is change, and like I said earlier, change is a really good thing. if you don't have much to begin with- look all over the internet, there is plenty of good, free stuff to use.

I hope this helps. :)

FortressLord responds:

Thanks. I read carefully through it all, and I agree with most of it, but there is a few instruments and the drums actually have a compression effect purposefully added for a digital feel, although I agree this would not normally work.
I will on future tracks take your advice though, and half score shows I'm at least on the right track.

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Credits & Info


4.54 / 5.00

Aug 8, 2013
4:14 PM EDT
Video Game
File Info
6.6 MB
5 min 45 sec

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