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Unity Paradox - Beta Reaper

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probably my best experiment with bass design yet. hope you all enjoy

album art provided by https://soundcloud.com/officialkyll

visualizer coming soon maybe
but probably not

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I like your use of reverb. The snare sample wasn’t my favorite, though - seemed a little generic, and also didn’t have as much sustain as was appropriate for the gritty, hard-hitting synths IMO. The pace of the piece is pretty fast, but I thoroughly enjoyed the structure. The drop at :41 was amusing, but I think you could’ve found a way to utilize the entire frequency range there. The minimalism detracts from my engagement there. Given your use of so many heavy basses, the mixing is really solid. It seems like you just went from a post-chorus straight into another drop (2:23), though. I think this piece needs a little more structural relief, ideally in the form of some melodic and/or low-energy content. The piece is not long right now, so I think adding another minute of even transitional content would help give the piece more shape and variety. You’ve clearly shown some advanced production skills and a great sense of rhythm and atmosphere here. Going forward, though, I think you’ll need to employ more melody-driven and richer textures to advance in the competition. Good luck!


I had slightly higher hopes for this one since the intro is quite solid. The build up is really strong too.

The track lacks in certain elements that could make it more full such as fills in some empty spots and maybe some more FX. The drop is also a little unclean (mix wise).

Some sounds don't seem to have much purpose as a dubstep bass. Some of your basses are quite good, but some are too messy. Basses that aren't very clean affect your mix tremendously so watch out for that.

The track is a great experiment, just pay attention to details like I discussed when making tracks later on.

Best of luck with NGADM!

Unity-Paradox responds:

Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated! Best of luck to you, as well! =)

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4.38 / 5.00

May 26, 2017
7:32 PM EDT
File Info
8.2 MB
3 min 35 sec

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