This sounds awesome! I love the hint of modern-day music in the drumline. I also like the trance-style going on with the melody! (I just realized this review is really late O.o) It's pretty amazing overall!
My only bit of advice is:
Make it longer! This is really short, try keeping the main part, but add another stronger melody to it so it's longer!
== This is an NGAUC Knock-Out Round Review ==
This is a really cool piece. Listening to it, I instantly start imagining myself drifting around under the sea, looking at the bubbles and fishes... (whether that was your intention or not, but it seems like it has to be!). The instrumentation is all unique and interesting, and it really fits together to give an underwater vibe.
The composition is pretty sparse, but I have to admit that the composition that you do have is pretty good. It’s just a simple 2-chord progression, but I don’t think that anyone who’s listening will really care, because the vibe is right! (What an appropriate title.)
One thing that stands out to me as off is the drum kit. It honestly sounds like a kit right out of a trap song, down to the rapid dry hi-hat hits that you’re doing. I have to say that, compared with everything else going on in this song, particularly with the amount of reverb you’ve got going on the instruments, the drum kit does not really fit here. I’m also not a huge fan of the compression from the kick that goes on in the intro, though fortunately I don’t hear that too much throughout the rest of the track.
The worst thing that I can say about this track is that it feels a little insubstantial. It has a pretty darn short running time, and it doesn’t really explore that much melodic space, and I really wish that it did. I can just imagine a sine wave solo running through the second half of this piece - I think that a good solo or lead melody would make this song a lot more strong.
All in all, a great start, but I want more!
Overall Score: 8/10
Mini-Scores (see here: http://johnfn.newgrounds.com/news/post/936953):
* Composition: 3/4
* Arrangement: 2/4
* Mixing: 3/4
Thank you so much!
Hey there. Some general commentary on your song for NGAUC.
-Sweet sidechaining at the start along with the auto-arpeggios.
-No need to be shy about using 3xosc. It's pretty damn useful.
-Neat ideas with the vocals and all the arpeggios.
-I like how overall things sound almost as if it's on a kind of beach.
-Biggest problem I have with this song is also one of its assets: It's so chilled out. It's just TOO chilled out. It doesn't really go anywhere or say much of anything. It's just there. Which is cool, but there's not really any kind of story or mood I'm getting out of it aside from peacefulness.
Final score: 7.3/10
Thanks for the feedback, Hope I do better in the finals :D
Love your bass voice, did you make that in 3xosc?
I used 3xosc for my main bass, and for the arps at the end. I'm not sure what you mean by "bass voice" but I hope that helped.
Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.