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Recent piece I'm working on at the moment...

would love any constructive critiques, how does the mix sound, do my drums sound somewhat believable?

Hardware I use:

Acoustic Guitar: Ibanez
Effects: Boss DD-6, Line 6 M-13, Dunlop Crybaby, Boss BD-2
Electric Guitar: Gibson SG
Bass: Yamaha
Keys/Synth: Korg R3
Drums: Programmed/Written in Garageband ;)
DAW: Steinberg UR22
Mixed on Garageband, tweaks on Audacity

Part of an album I'm working on, "rObOrOsOu"



It's hardly psychedelic, and I don't see how it's at all experimental. People seem to throw the word "experimental" around willy-nilly without any real explanation. It just seems like a repeating two or three phrases with a bridge written in 4/4 time. Is that really "experimental?" If anything, it's a pop-rock jam session with some shoegaze elements (i say shoegaze because of the usage of effects, which seem to be slapped on top of the guitar to hide the lack of originality in the actual composition).

That being said, I am glad that there are people on here who don't rely on FL Studio as a crutch, as it is obvious you are using a real guitar and bass on this track. The mixing seems fine to me, though it does sound a bit compressed (that could be intentional or due to the limitations of NG, though). the drums are good for a garageband composition, but I still thing getting a real drum set would be worth it.

I think you have plenty of potential as an artist, but I would recommend trying to get into a band of people who will challenge you and make you stronger as a writer. Also, practice makes perfect, of course.

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=== This is an NGAUC Audition Round Review ===

Alright, I have to admit, this was not what I was expecting when I started judging my first NGAUC track. It's a totally insane blast of psychedelica, with a high dose of distortion to match. The mix is great - the guitars have proper presence and the drums work fine. As much as I love the aesthetic, what I think needs work here is the composition. There are a few solid riffs here and there, like the bass groove you get into at 2:27 (which is really great), but for the most part the melodies you stay on are not super fascinating to me. Keep it up!

Mini-scores (See http://johnfn.newgrounds.com/news/post/936953 for what this means and how to improve)
Mixing: 4/4
Arrangement: 3/4
Composition: 2/4
Overall (this is not an average): 7/10

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Now THIS is something interesting. I don't hear a real Guitar so often here on NG, when it's not from me or from DanJohansen.
And tbh, this song is awesome. I can't say anything bad about it, it sounds like it should sound and there's nothing wrong in it.

I don't know how the community react, cos on NG most of the people listen to electronical music. Anyway, just keep the work going, you're great!

Brolf/5 Stars
Welcome to the awesome list Bro!

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12HarmonicChaos responds:

Thank you so much!!! bass, guitar, synth all real; drums I program myself, usually takes a good couple hours to do, trying to make them a bit more complex lately :D

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5.00 / 5.00

May 18, 2016
5:01 PM EDT
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9.3 MB
4 min 3 sec

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