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This was inspired by some really cool art by @Sulup (http://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/sulup/strippers-in-orbit). I figured some funky space-ish house would be perfect for strippers in orbit to get down to. Tried to play around with more radically different drum beats, hopefully it doesn't disrupt the songs flow too much. Second submission to the AIM 2017 contest.

This entry has been edited once since submission, so if you listened to it when it came out, I encourage you to take another listen (might have to do the whole cache clearing thing, sorry about that).


I don't think this was what you were going for. it doesn't feel house-y as much tranquil. I like the piece though. It's kindof hard to follow at some points, with the sound sliding, but all in all, its a good track!

Kalviter responds:

Glad you like it, I'll work on making my next house song a bit livelier.

This is a very fun piece, but unfortunately buried with less than stellar mixing. The chords are all very relaxing and creepy at the same time. Drums in particular need a little liveliness, both in tone and compression, reverb, etc. They're very... soggy, not crisp.

Bass is buried in the mix. Needs more grit and presence. Everything else I could possibly whinge about has been mentioned, but in short, I enjoyed the piece, but the quality could be much better! If you do ever decide to go back to your old projects and bring one to life, pick this one, please. I'd love to hear it.

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Kalviter responds:

Yeah the mixing on this one has been an absolute nightmare, I've definitely gotta try to redo it when I get time. This is what happens when you only learn how to sidechain properly halfway through a song. Glad you like the concept though.

The mixing needs a lot of work here. Mainly with the drums and upping the bass a little bit, and there is clipping here and there. It's the way you mixed the beginning synth, it takes too much space in the mix, could be mixed differently, maybe turned down a little bit. The drums could be more present in the mix but they hide in the background, the first synth is too loud.

The next lead synth that comes in is nice but some of the notes sort of feel off. The song's melody itself feels a bit repetitive, but it's a nice melody. If the drums and bass popped out more, those should be the main focus of the mix with the synths supporting them. But after a minute or so in the song, the lead comes and goes without any real transition, and it feels abruptly stopped.

The melody is constantly repeating instead of going into new territory. But I do like the half-time switch with the drums. It's a nice switch of rhythm. If this had more variation melody-wise instead of repeating the same thing throughout the whole song, and the mixing was improved, this has potential to be a really solid song, because I really like the feel you're trying to go for, it's a nice concept, but it's got much potential to be brought out.

Hope this helps.

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Kalviter responds:

Cheers! I went through three different bass sounds during this so I was fully aware that the mixing was gonna be weird no matter what, and it got to the stage where I was so frustrated with it I figured I needed some outside input to figure out what exactly I needed to do. I'm kind of abusing the whole "You can get feedback to improve your piece and we'll consider the final version" rule here but if it produces a good song in the end I'll be glad. Thanks once again for your help.

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Credits & Info


3.64 / 5.00

Apr 13, 2017
1:19 PM EDT
File Info
11 MB
4 min 49 sec

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