Congratz on making it to the next round of the NGAUC!
I have judged your entry and I will be judging your KNockout round piece.
First off you scored well above my average scores, most people scored around a 6, where you scored a 7.25 which is very good. You got a 7 in the general category, an 8 in composition which is hard to achieve with my scoring, a 6 in mixing, and yet another 8 in originality.
The 7 for general is simply the overall quality, effect, and enjoyment of the piece was very good. I score a 5 as "just alright" 6 is pretty good, 7 is very good, 8 is fantastic, 9 is amazing, and 10 is very very very rare and basically perfect.
The 8 in composition is because you had masterful chords, fun melodies, fun to listen to sound design, really cool chords progressions, great form and great transitions. I dont have anything bad to say about any of that honestly. I love your sense of progression and harmony. It was really really fun to listen to. Keep that up seriously you are very strong at all of it. The reasons you didnt score higher in composition was because I couldve used instrumentation that sounded a little more crisp and clean and professional. I also wouldve appreciated a little more nuance in your percussion. Not that I expect you to write like a pro, but that wouldve gotten you a 9 or ten. :P
In mixing you got a 6.
This was because the drums were always balanced way way way too low. Especially for any edm genre that should be a focus for you. You should take advantage of slight sidechaining in your kick, and you should eq your voices to get the tone of your snare to pop a little more. i.e. leave the frequencies around the tone of your snare (the lower more poppy sound) more clear. cut the frequencies around there just a bit. Other than that your voices and bells and stuff were all balanced very well!
You got an 8 in originality because this piece is simply awesome. 8 is a huge compliment from me very few people got 8's. I could simply just use some better sounds, but you write so well it almost didnt even matter.
Good luck in the knock out round can;t wait to hear what you make for us!!!
Thanks for the tips! The percussion mixing makes a lot of sense. I'll have to keep that in mind for my next electronic track. Looking forward to the knockout round.
Nice work Finn ^_^
Thanks a bunch!
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