Hey, imadji! Thought I'd drop by on your NGAUC submission and leave some comments!
I really like the beginning of the piece! I could have used a bit more reverb, but what it has right now is really atmospheric and appealing to me, as an ambientstep artist. On that note, good job letting the sound fade out at the end!
Did you name the piece "Opprotunities" on purpose? I hope you've noticed the typo...
My biggest gripe with the piece (and oh boy, this is a big one) is that all of the bass notes are sharp by an entire semitone. I have never known how people's ears can be so mislead as to make this kind of mistake, but it's happened here :/ 0:40 is a place where I can describe the problem most clearly - the sine pluck in the back of the mix is playing some bass tones - C and E, correct? These notes would be right if the piece was in E minor, but it's not. Every melodic tone in the piece is playing in Eb minor. Those bass notes should be B and Eb. This problem is EXTREMELY apparent at points like 2:38, 2:08 and 3:57, where the bass plays by itself, the melody succumbs to the tuning error, and two basses playing dissonant notes play at the same time, respectively. What's even weirder is that you seem to have known that B and Eb where the right bass notes, as they appear that way at 3:44.
The drop comes at 0:51, and boy is it impactful. That's really good, but it's so loud that the sound is clipping. You might want to look into that before the deadline comes around, because I know judges will deduct a LOT for that. Might want to fix some other clipping issues here and there, too.
For the most part, your transitions are pretty solid, but the one going into 0:13 stood out to me as one of the worst ones. There's just nothing really leading into it - the reverse kick doesn't do its job at all.
Overall, the piece has issues, but that doesn't mean I dislike it. You've clearly done a good job - there are clear signs of effort in the sound. But if you want any hopes of making it to the final round, I'd patch up some of the issues - namely, the clipping and the poorly tuned bassline. 8/10, 4/5, :)
Thanks 1nf1n1ty, I'm glad you addressed those issues to me, I (hopefully) fixed the issues that you were talking about. Good Job on your NGAUC piece, I really like it :D
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