This is great, good job! I like slow piano like music and this fit all my expectations. The part where you added more harmonic notes before the transition of the beats I loved. The beats were great too the online issue I would say is that the beginning is quite long.
PS. I play geometry dash and I would like to use this, may I?
PPS. The level will be called "When the Stars Fly", hope you'll play it!
Absolutely! Thanks for the feedback (sorry for the inactivity)
I love the atmosphere and synths. The slap bass actually goes pretty well with the trance-ish synths, but I think was a little too loud in the mix. I like how you transitioned into :52, but the melody at :52 came in a little suddenly. Some sweeps or crashes could really help you out there. The beat is a little hard to follow at times. I liked the break-down at around 2:05 though, but the synths at 2:15 came in a little too suddenly and were a bit jarring. I lot of your melodies and background synths are a little too busy-sounding. There just seems to be too much going on at 2:38 to make it very relaxing or atmospheric like I thought you were going for given the beginning part. I love the chill parts, like at 3:04, but I think you need to find a more effective way of transitioning between those parts and the others. I'd suggest lowering the volume levels on the busy synths and adding a lot of reverb. Make the simple synth melody and slap bass groove stick out a little more at 2:38, and I think it'll set the pace a little more for the rest of the piece as well as tie some things together structurally. Overall, I like it, though, especially the ending. I was tough on you, my friend! Keep at it, man, and best of luck at NGADM! ;D I can review the piece you auditioned with too if you want. :)
Hello! Thanks for the comments.
I agree with you when it comes to the many issues in volume, I'll work to resolve these with my future pieces. I'm still figuring out the reverb settings in Logic, so hopefully improvements in that area will come with more experimentation. Essentially I just felt that I was a bit lazy with this piece, transitions, velocity adjustments and all. If I ever get the chance (or become enthusiastic enough about this song) to make changes, I certainly will. Hopefully that happens soon...
I really do appreciate you being tough on this piece though, although I felt positive about it upon posting, your thoughts have really helped me see its issues more clearly. Also, I'd be thankful if you had a listen to my audition piece, anything you notice would be of great help.
Thanks for the review!