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The Dream of a Robot

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EDIT: Thanks a lot for the front page feature :D!

Wohoo!
Happy Robot Day 2015, guys!!! :D

I present to you, "The Dream of a Robot" :)
I like to imagine that every lead is the voice of a robot, even though they don't all sound like robots (though some do :p).
The title is referring to a robot having a dream, not a human dreaming of a robot, but all interpretations are okay :3
I decided to not really have any major breakdowns in the track, as it's so short, so it's pretty much full power most of the way XD

As for genre, I put it under experimental. I guess this could be video game music or some other of the electronic genres, but I don't really know :/

I've worked unusually hard on this track, to make it as awesome as possible. Electronic music is far from my strongest genre, especially as it involves a lot of mixing and such (as most genres do...)

Luckily, johnfn made a guide to mixing a couple of months ago, which is what originally sparked my idea of trying out such a track as this, while simultaneously improving my mixing skills. I also tried to mimic his style a bit in this track. He claims my chord choices are usually pretty similar to his, so I figured I should try to make an entire track that's somewhat similar to his style, to really see if it's true! He would probably have used a slower tempo though, but who knows?

My mixing is of course far inferior, but I am really happy with the results nonetheless, as I'm clearly improving :D (I may have borrowed part of johnfn's melodies at points too, subconsciously).

Finally, I decided to use TripleThreeTwo's Robot Day art piece as cover art, check it out:

http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/triplethreetwo/nerdtendo-bot

Once again, Happy Robot Day 2015, and to those of you who are also participating, good luck and have fun!

P.S. All the instruments used are free, though some of them aren't really available anymore ;)

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Nice


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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks


Great! perfect music to have a dance battle to. It makes me just want to dance all day.


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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

That's awesome! :D
Thanks for the feedback :3


Note: this review is NOT for the NGAUC. I'm not scoring your group, LSD, but I was hella curious what you came up with for Robot Day and/or my competition. :D I love the emotion in the beginning, and the fittingly mechanical-sounding effects in the background. I didn't think the mastering was that bad, but I think the balance with the drums is a bit off. I could barely hear the snare throughout. I enjoyed the instruments you used, though, and the melodies were cute and meshed together well with the harmonic content you had in here. Like most of your tracks, it's very smooth-flowing, and the progression is appealing. I love the way you ended it, btw. Again, it's a very cute and refreshing piece. Nice job! ;D


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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Hahha, that makes sense :)
Great job, btw! 176 competitors for your contest is quite the achievement! And wow, I've listened to several of the tracks, and I'm beginning to think that I won't even make it to the next round XD
If I do get there though, I think I know exactly what I'll try for the second round :3

Glad to hear you like the emotion, flow and all the effects! I spend quite a bit of time tweaking them :p

Yeah, I think you're the 4th person to say that the percussion needs fixing, so it must be true! I'll look into that more in the future for sure. I think I'm getting better at this, in the very least :D
I also tried my best not to do endings like johnfn often does, so it pleases me to hear that pretty much everyone has liked the ending thus far :)

Thanks a million for reviewing even though I know you are super busy with the contest!
I've been surprisingly busy and lazy these past weeks as well, which is my excuse for not replying to your PM yet. That said, I will try my best to reply today!!!
Good luck with the judging ;)


I love it! The almost marching band kind of drum troupe rhythm balancing a static beat and pulling the transitions along, AH! Well executed, despite the mix for the drums feeling a touch hollow.
The delayed arpeggios in the background complement the leads nicely, and the rapid SNES-ish slides and frequency modulated noises opening, transitioning and ending the track meshed with the rest of the track without so much as a hiccup.
NOICE WORK :D


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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

Thanks, dude!
Interesting how you say marching band, even though snare is probably the most drowned of the drums XD
I get what you mean though!

Great to hear that the arpeggios worked for ya, as well as the other little things I added here and there :3

P.S. I really hope your track will still get featured :/


What fun music! I probably wouldn't know how to write such happy-go-lucky kind of stuff. Very melodic stuff that take a lot of surprising turns. I absolutely love the moment at twenty seconds (I keep returning to this moment). Almost sounds a little somber but just for a fleeting moment. Man! I'm serious that for twenty seconds between .20-.40, I can't get enough of it and I have no idea why!
I love your percussion choice as well despite it not being a conventional one. Reminds me of some lesser known folk rock bands that I enjoy.


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LucidShadowDreamer responds:

I definitely get what you mean XD
I usually write music with more sad themes, and if not sad, then at least more thought provoking, I like to think. But I try to learn to make several different kinds of tracks, because it's an interesting learning experience, and the results are fun to hear :D
I think you should totally try to write something super happy sometime, just for the lolz!

Great to hear that you love 0:20-0:40! That's the lead with the most robot like voice, and is also the first lead in the track. I had a hard time finding good sounding robot vocoders XD
Also, wonderful catch with the slight hint of sadness! I noticed that too, but I never thought someone else would actually hear that the way I do o.O

0:51-1:08 is my personal favorite part, and is also the first part I made in this composition :p
My percussion choice was mostly based on the fact that it's the highest quality drum vst I have. I have also heard some bands who have combined folk music with electronic! These drums, while I get what people mean with that they don't quite fit, don't sound wrong to me. But they're not what most people would use for sure :D
And at least 3 people have already said that they need work, so I will try to improve them for my next electronic track (whenever that is) even though I kinda like them myself ;)

Thanks for taking the time to listen and write a review! It's a nice change to listen to some happier music now and then isn't it :3?

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