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YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/DC-8LO2DBxc

I can't believe all the 5/5 and 9/10 reviews I got for Precious Time! So, I've finished my 2nd Downtempo track already. Cinematic themed. Surprisingly only took 5 hours to make, so if you like this I can make more. Hope you enjoy. :)

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/DJ_CJ_Doty_Expedition?id=Bt3aro66nytk2qesqao6zf3bs2u

*will be out on iTunes and Spotify momentarily!*

Reviews


Here, from your same group on the NGUAC competition. I love the way you build the atmosphere, the mixing is great. As a electronic cinematic piece, this is extremely good. I might just become your fan.

Good luck ;)


DJ-CJ-Doty responds:

Thank you much Skiki! It is nice to read your kind words, I truly wish you the best of luck in the contest! :D


You're a born musician. :)


DJ-CJ-Doty responds:

Thank you sciencefreako! That's really nice to hear!! :D


This is REALLY good! Like how the beat and everything else create that creepy feeling. Keep it up! You deserve MUCH more attention.


DJ-CJ-Doty responds:

Thank you so much! It means so much to me when I read comments like this! ;)


I like the feel of the song!
The cinematic feel blends very well with the rest of the song!


DJ-CJ-Doty responds:

Thank you very much Jordan! I love Hans Zimmer and Alan Walker so this unique track was birthed. ;)


Is this downtempo? I'm not sure I'd necessarily agree with that tag but it doesn't detract from the piece itself so it doesn't really affect my score.

I like the different sections of the piece, and that they maintain distinct motifs' without being incoherent. I do wish you had changed up the string melodies a bit, taking advantage of the beautiful sounds you can get from slow high strings as well as the slow low ones. However, that being said, the run you did make is very nice and catchy.

I'm not sure whether the kick is a bit too "hardstyle", maybe it could have been differently EQ'd to blend a bit better into the mix. Indeed, in the kick sections, the mix does become too bass heavy, and probably requires a different set of levels on the instruments than in the orchestral section. Only a subtle difference is required, but it will help your melodies sound less drowned out. You could considering a more subtle sidechaining with the kick to help it blend a bit more.

Overall, nice piece, could have used a bit more work though in regards to development and mixing.


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DJ-CJ-Doty responds:

Thank you very much for your review! Would have to completely agree with you. The exact definition of the word Downtempo is "music having a relatively slower beat" so that's really why I use it. I don't know what genre this is.

Will keep that in mind, thanks! I generally like melody changes during a song but some reason they feel misplaced when I use them in my own tracks. I'm going to research that now because you've brought it to my attention. Maybe even why many people think I'm too repetitive. :)

The kick and bass are probably too hard. I make Big Room and other hard genres of EDM so a good driving bass is usually what I go for in the climax of a track, but it does feel misplaced now that you mention it. I like Alan Walker so I'll look out for that next time when working on another piece like this one.

Thank you for your time, compliments and 3.5/5 rating. Really appreciate it. Have a nice day. :)

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DJ-CJ-Doty
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551
Votes
10
Score
4.55 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jun 17, 2017
8:26 PM EDT
Genre
Dance
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Song
8.4 MB
3 min 42 sec
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