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Apr 13, 2016 | 12:39 PM EDT
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5.7 MB
2 min 31 sec
3.50 / 5.00

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Rated 3.50 / 5 stars
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Electronic - Ambient

Author Comments

I´ve started spending less time on tracks, challenging myself to come up with a 1 or 2 minute track with something new in it rather than 5 minutes of the same sounds.

Let me know what you think, I appreciate reviews and the critique helps me improve a lot. Before you do however, keep in mind that I was just experimenting, and that this took a little over 3 hours.



Rated 4 / 5 stars

I love the soothing, atmospheric mood. Also, sub-basses in ambient tracks are awesome. I love how you mesh the nature samples and soothing pads. I thought you could've done a bit more with the sweep at :55 - made it pulse or added some distortion or something. That said, the percussion is really cool. Usually, I like to keep the drums centered in the mix, but the way you panned them added a lot to the piece. After a while, it lacked direction and resolve, but perhaps that wasn't your intention with this piece. Either way, this is really solid work. It's a shame you couldn't join the contest, man!

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SierraRising responds:

Ok, I'll be working on buildups and progression, especially for my longer projects. I've been working on keeping drums wide-spaced, I kind of prefer it that way, but I will consider keeping them tighter next time. Thanks a bunch for the review, even though I can't be a part of your contest this year, I'll be waiting for the next one!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Potential for a great old skool ambient track

• Nice kick sound, fits perfectly. I'd EQ a little bit more the other percussions, keep the highs lower (IMO)
• As the other guy said, I'd do something in the beginning. It's different notes, sure, but it's not enough to keep the first 40-50 seconds interesting. It's not a melody, it's just a drone/pad, that's why.
• Too short for an ambient track; I'm used to >4 minutes tracks, but of course you were experimenting etc. so it's fine, just saying that in my opinion an ambient track has to be long.
• Lower the clap that comes in later
• Adjust the volumes of everything, because it does sound a bit quiet.

But yeah the kick does it for me, good job mate keep it up

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SierraRising responds:

Yeah, if I make more ambient tracks, I´ll definitely make it longer and with more variations. I worked out what the problem with the volume was, so that won´t happen next time. I´m glad you liked the kick, man. Thanks a lot for the review, it helps a lot!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

no major gripes on this one, but it kinda stays the same throughout the song... i know it changes a little, but the feel is mostly the same, and it's pretty short. i like the overall vibe the song gives. it's pretty eerie, and would fit right in with a dark game/movie. pretty nice percussion as well. overall not bad

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SierraRising responds:

I gave myself a short amount of time to complete this, so I paid no real attention to melody, a major flaw in most of my stuff. I was going for an eerie vibe, so I´m glad that worked.
Thanks for the review, it always helps!


Rated 3 / 5 stars

The whole thing sounds really quiet to me.

To be honest, I'm not sure where to start with ambient stuff like this!

Well, my first problem is that the first 45 seconds or so is just a continuous note.

The introduction of the drums did add to the song, but they are very quiet and sound muffled. Probably a mixing/mastering issue.

The whole thing just sounds like the same stuff over and over, and not much is done to pick up the pace.

I know this is commonplace of ambient songs, but I dunno.

Maybe I'm just not cut out to review this stuff!

So, overall, just try to make the song a bit more interesting, and work on making those drums really enjoyable to listen to.

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SierraRising responds:

For some reason, a lot of my stuff comes through as quiet. Working on that.
The first 45 seconds were different notes...strange that it sounds differently, but I understand the lack of variation.
The drums were muffled on purpose to give a deeper, less bright feeling to the track, though I understand what you mean.
I'll work more on variation and progression in the future.
Thanks for the review, it means a lot to me!