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Cyan Horizon

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Partially inspired by music tracks found in Minecraft, basic, yet has depth, personality starts off energetic then slowly progresses down a slower road into a night time period.

VST's used: DAW=FL Studio 12

XLN Audio - Addictive Keys, Addictive Drums, Blue Limiter, Blueverb, Oxford Inflator, Slate Digital FG-X and Ozone 5 during Mixing & Mastering.

This is one of the better tracks I've produced in a long time as I continue to try and produce better music.

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

There are parts of this song which I really enjoy. For instance, you seem to do really well with drums. I'm not quite sure what you're using for those, but whatever it is, keep it up! However, there are also some problems with this song. The worst of all is that the melodies seem to be very random and directionless. I'd suggest reading some of my tips for how to write better melodies! Since this piece is so focused on melodies, I have to say that that had a large impact on the score. What I did like is the sections when you introduced the strings - those sound really nice and you did well with them. Perhaps focus more on those in the future.

Mini-scores (See http://johnfn.newgrounds.com/news/post/936953 for what this means and how to improve)
Mixing: 3/4
Arrangement: 2/4
Composition: 1/4
Overall (this is not an average): 4/10


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Tetrahedrix responds:

Well said, much appreciated I actually suck at drums so I'm currently using XLN Addictive Drums 2 for drums, and so I sometimes try my hand at my own beat; but mostly end up utilizing drum beat presets and tweaking the hell out of them to get the groove I want I do wish I was better at making beats. I do tend to make random melodies and so having been making my own music for 6 years now I am need of improving my melody flow. I've been as of late focusing on my transitioning and general balancing, improving my mixing and mastering capabilities. I do like the strings, most of the track is synths, while the main lead is a tweaked preset from XLN Addictive Keys. The drums are an AD 2 Metal Set. Thanks for the feedback, will do on seeing how to better represent the melodies in a more focused flow.

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Tetrahedrix
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Score
4.59 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jun 16, 2016
11:48 PM EDT
Genre
Video Game
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13 MB
5 min 42 sec
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