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My entry for the NGADM Knockout Round!



Holy cow. I didn't know you existed on Newgrounds. The creator of one of my favorite songs, Catalyst. Wow.

Hey man, awesome track can I use it in a youtube video? Proper credit will be given within the video and description.


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beautiful work mate, love the arcade sounds, favorited, totally agree with headphoamz.
- Pandasticality

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Reminds me of dubstep before all the mainstream junkies came.

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This has become one of my jams, officially. I’ve listened to it on repeat for hours and haven’t gotten tired of it, so here’s my review! :D
First, the beginning is intense, but a great buildup to the melody. The filter you have on it is pretty awesome and works well as a starting presentation. The mixing afterwards is so clear and bright that it is an excellent transition.
Love the riff that you have going on with the main synths, too, and the sequential synths that are added afterwards. The arpeggios are super cool and sound great, the wub that follows is a nifty way to split up the theme and add variety, and the low to high res filter also helps enhance the overall electronic feel. You really played a lot with filters, speaking of which, and I think it’s awesome how it all turned out. Everything works together well, especially that little synth break that trickles down right before you drop the bass.
The percussion, though, is what stands out to me the most. It’s extremely well-mixed; not too loud, not too thumpy, and allows the synths to shine, even though you know it would sound great on its own.
Only reason I didn’t give a ten was because of 2:04 – I felt you were building up to something that didn’t quite match up to what I was expecting. I wanted a big punchy rhythm after that and only got more synths. But it’s not as big a deal to take away from the quality of the rest of the song; I can deal with it!
After a while, upon listening to it for the 347th time, I likened this to a casino exploding and all the pieces landed in a nice pattern. :P Great work.

NGADM Round One Score: 9.8

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introstalge responds:

Thanks for the feedback headphoamz!

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Credits & Info


Aug 18, 2014
12:01 PM EDT
File Info
9 MB
3 min 55 sec
4.77 / 5.00

Licensing Terms

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