AIM - Bass Girl

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Heavy rock demo put together for the Newgrounds Art Inspired Music Contest (http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1409442). A straightforward, upbeat track where the low end hogs the spotlight, I tried to capture what this character might sound like at a rehearsal. Enjoy!

Based on: http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/bjorvy/bass-girl

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I think the bass as everyone has said is a bit "sharp", but it makes up for it with a rockin' song. I got nothing to say, but.. Cool stuff man! \m/

TSRBand responds:

Thanks for listening! Definitely want to try another one like this sometime and really pin down a good sound for the bass that isn't as abrasive :)

A.I.M Judging Review
First of all, I want to say that when the bass in came at 0:07 my ears were bleeding. Way too sharp hi-end, even in the bass. I would suggest adjusting the hi-end on the bass. When the guitars came in it sounded a lot better, though I still had problem with bad hi-end. The problem isn't only that the bass is way too much boosted in the hi-end, but it's also that the frequencies getting boosted are the bad frequencies that are painful to most ears.

Otherwise, the arrangement is amazing, though maybe you could add one or two more riffs to make it even more interesting. Really great work at that end. The melodies are all epic and enjoyable, and the chord progressions are well thought true. the guitars are well mixed together, and they sound very well together. The drums are very well done, though I feel like the hi-hat had could have been mixed in a bit better. Almost sounded like the mic was to faar away from the hi-hat,(assuming that you recorded it?)
fits well with the art. Really liked how you added bass solos to emphasize the bass in the picture :).
Overall a pretty good track, but the hi-end problem is killing it for me.

Arrangement: 4/5
Mixing: 3/5
Sound Design: 3/5
Art Relevance: 5/5
Overall: 3.75/5

TSRBand responds:

Thanks for the detailed review :) sorry about your ears! RealFaction mentioned those issues with the bass tone as well, so I'm definitely going to have another look at that sometime to try and tame these rogue frequencies. The drums were arranged with EZDrummer 2 so it wouldn't be too hard to bring the hat up a bit either, playing/recording beats like this on a real kit is pretty far out of my league!

I feel the bass at the beginning is a bit too nasally, i would bring down a little on the high mid, that and it might be too compressed....not quite sure. When the guitars come in though things blend a little better but then it feels like there's not enough bass and the bass comes in all loud so it feels a bit uneven.

The mixing on the drums and guitars are pretty great though in my opinion. This fits the picture, reminds me a little of Pantera, Judas Priest, and another band I can't think of, but it's like 80's/90's thrash metal i think? The old fast stuff. This is a bit repetitive, but other than the nitpicks I made, this sounds pretty good. Makes me think I'm watching an Ace Ventura movie. There's probably stuff I'm not educated enough on yet to comment on but there are a few issues but it's good other than that and the repetitiveness.

I feel there could have been a couple more riffs added or so to make this a bit more interesting but good job.

TSRBand responds:

Thanks for the review! You make good points, and in hindsight I don't think this track is quite there yet. It came out sounding alright and was a lot of fun to record but I can't get past that repetitiveness either now you mention it. I'm a big fan of that clanky bass sound as well but maybe it could use some tweaking for when it plays on its own :)

Accidentally gave this a one and have no idea how to change that, sorry!

TSRBand responds:

Don't worry about it, thanks for tuning in!

Credits & Info


3.65 / 5.00

Jun 13, 2016
2:54 AM EDT
General Rock
File Info
3.2 MB
3 min 31 sec

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