You may have deviated from your usual style, but this still sounds great!
It has a dark mysterious atmosphere that I really enjoy. Nice work!
Thank you! It is kind of hard to go back to this style now I have changed. :s
10/10 you best music autor in this site
P.s Sorry for my english :(
Np, thanks for the kind comment! (:
10/10 ign would play again
10/10 would reply again
This is a NGADM Round 1 Review!
I think you displayed a certain aptitude for mixing/production in this but you were perhaps (in my opinion) let down by the composition.
It's a deep and yet punchy mix (in fact very punchy, good job on that). It perhaps some cohesion because of the sidechained compression being so dominant throughout but overall I think you have a really great, full sound in this. Good work!
Honestly, I found the piece somewhat repetitive, you could have brought in something new at times, modulated or added some variation, used a few different chords, I don't know. Just something to break the monotony. Having said that, I think the ideas in there are excellent, the theme is very interesting and I definitely enjoyed it a lot. Kuddos to you for taking a risk and experimenting, I think you shouldn't stop here because you have a lot of potential.
I enjoyed the piece but it didn't quite meet what I was looking for, which is a shame because you're good at what you do. 7/10 total, but that is a respectable score too so don't let it get you down.
Oh man, this is some really fun stuff. You're one of the stronger electronic producers in this competition and I'm really glad you put your skills to the test with such a unique yet well-produced experiment. The swing tempo works extremely well, creating a memorable groove and giving this track a lot of character. The composition on top of that swing groove is also very obscure, but at the same time, oddly enticing! I think in terms of composition my main issue is that this gets pretty repetitive. You have a very interesting motif that appears at 0:39 for the first time, but that's all you ever play in the more interesting parts. In the less interesting parts where less is going on, you don't have much to keep the listener interested either (aside from maybe the [also repetitive] piano part at 1:57).
You don't leave much to desire in the production, I'll give you that! Everything is super clear and sounds fantastic, especially at high volumes. The sounds you've used are also top-notch. You use mostly heavy, thick, pad-like synths over light, airy synths, giving the track a somewhat menacing and dark kind of vibe. These contrast greatly with the light, high piano notes, a contrast which I adored. Having said that, perhaps making the piano a little more upfront in the mix would elevate it to a little more than just a vague background element. Your drum sounds are, of course, perfect. Punchy and snappy, precisely how I like them! I actually think you should try creating more complex hat rhythms at times, but otherwise you did a good job.
Very solid stuff. I had a few issues with some volume levels, and I think it did get somewhat repetitive/dull, but otherwise this is an extremely successful experiment!
Thanks Step for your indepth review! I always love to read any of your reviews, even on other tracks.
You're absolutely right about the repetitiveness. It was hard to make something new in this song that didn't change its theme.
I'm glad people liked the dark vibe. I love to hear and make this type of music.
And yeah, I'm a perfectionist when it comes to music production.
Anyways, I am really happy to hear you liked it!
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