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Sep 13, 2015 | 8:34 PM EDT
File Info
8.5 MB
3 min 43 sec
4.63 / 5.00

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Rated 4.63 / 5 stars
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681 Plays | 29 Downloads
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Author Comments

It took me like a week to mix this, MGS 5 is taking up all my time!

Thanks to's ear training exercises, I'm starting to understand the sound of extended chords and purposely use them in my music, for some reason using chords other than triads has been hard for me.

The intro has a ring modulator and tremolo, I'm trying to figure out how to make more interesting sounds in my music with effects. I think I did a decent job on the mix, but any advice is appreciated.

Z3TA+ 2 for most of the synths
Battery 4 drums
Imperfect Samples Fazioli Ebony piano
Kontakt Factory Library accordion
SGM V2.01 soundfont for musicbox, glockenspiel and square wave



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

You did an okay job with the mix, to the point I didn't have to turn it down to bear it. I'm impressed by your usage of the stereo field to make instruments audible when they share frequency ranges, that art is usually lost on soundtrack/vgame style musicians. I like your song structure, the way it's almost entirely progressive, but you need some more -breaking- parts so it's not simply progression that saves it, something fresh.

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ILG924 responds:

I do try and keep a clean stereo field without having everything too wide, and I tried my best to keep it fairly level throughout, so it's good to know you didn't have to change the volume at all.

Since VG music has a variety of genres, I don't really pay attention to song structure. Progressive music is one of my favorite genres, so I'm really only focused on the melodies. My stuff probably has more of a pop structure because of how short my songs are and how I repeat melodies; I'd like to focus on a single idea to mix before I go making long progressive style songs (I've tried a few times before, it never really worked)
By "breaking parts," do you mean a change in tempo? I'll admit I have trouble thinking of different progressions without some kind of lead melody going on, but I try to keep a consistent rhythm for this style of music.

Thanks SkelaNG, I appreciate your reviews