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(Chillstep) Purple Leaves

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I like the emotional piano and the mechanical-sounding static in the background. It’s a little slow to progress, but the atmosphere is great. I like the drop a lot, too. The synth bass is very gritty, but the bright piano and distorted saxophone layered on top add this awesome quirkiness that really keeps the piece engaging. The piano bridge that follows the drop is great, too, adding a lot of space to contrast the busy drop. The saxophone melody at the 3-minute mark works well add finality to the piece. Really admirable work here, man. It’s well-structured and smooth-flowing. Awesome mood and full texture throughout. I don’t hear any problems with the mixing either. If I had to complain about one thing, it’s that the ending seemed a bit underwhelming compared to the rest of the piece. Still, this track tells me you’re serious about this competition and geared up for the long haul. Keep it up, dude!


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5TanLey responds:

wow, I expected all kinds of thing but not 9.5/10, many thanks :)

I found you through R4R but you know what, this song deserves a review anyhow. Not asking anything out of it.

You have a very smooth progression which is of course, essential to chillstep. The song goes on without being hindered and overall sounds very soothing (maybe that's just me). I absolutely love your piano sound. It's rich and the reverb/delay is just enough so it's not over encumbering.

My only point that is negative is the saxophone. It's there, it's not loud enough and to me felt a bit out of place. Perhaps a saxophone sound that had more richness or harmonies to it would've sounded better. Or maybe just double the notes and put them one octave below (try it it's great).

Overall, very chill, very smooth and very enjoyable. Great job! :)

Cheers ^-^

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5TanLey responds:

if I remember correctly, the saxophone was clashing with piano a lot and I just couldn't mix it any better, so I used my pro sound engineering technique and simply lowered the sax gain to the point it doesn't sound like it is clashing :D

I'm glad you enjoyed it and thx for a review that is longer than one sentence, these are very rare

I actually really enjoy this! It sounds like something you'd find in like anime creds.

ok, before the criticism starts; i LOVE the arrangement
there are some key things in EQ you can work on
you can turn down the high end on the bass. it stick out in the high end the most out of all the instuments, and therefore donimates the whole track
the saxaphone can be a TINY bit louder. just so it is heard more during the breakdown
maybe on the main snare and even the kick can have a bit more high end
(just take my review for a grain of salt though, i could be completely wrong though)
one more thing, i LOVE the drum patterns you use :D

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5TanLey responds:

thx, thx, thx

I know there are always some things that could be improved :)

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Credits & Info


Jul 2, 2016
11:01 AM EDT
File Info
8.4 MB
3 min 40 sec
4.68 / 5.00

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