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Unhoned [NGUAC]

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I really want to explore some of the ideas in the intro more.

For the NGUAC '17 competition. There is definitely inspiration from Arca and Eprom here. Started this 3 days before the deadline and it's funny because you can almost tell when I began to feel rushed in terms of composition. If you feel like leaving a review, don't hold back or worry about coming off as mean (I'll get it, especially with the lazy, uncomplementary arrangement after 1:20), it was a cool experience to make a song in the context of a competition, hopefully I'll be better in the future.

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Made in FL12. Serum and Massive were used to generate every sound besides percussion. ValhallaRoom for reverb and Waves plugins for stereo imaging. Trapcode Tao in After Effects was used for the image.

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I like the atmospheric sound effects at the beginning, but the pause at :02 was a bit awkward. I think you could make the piece sound a little less experimental and jarring with some reverb and more careful pacing. You also needed some more concrete melodies. The synth at :40 began to accomplish that goal, but the stumbly rhythm didn’t make it particularly memorable. The piece is also rather minimalistic throughout. I also didn’t hear much in the way of coherence or structuring that tied the piece together. Overall, you have some good ideas here but I think you went a little too experimental with the composition. Full credit for sound design and originality, though. Keep at it, DarkBlueFX! ;)


DarkBlueFX responds:

I certainly went a bit far with 'doing something weird for the sake of being weird'. I'm sure you get it a lot but you give the best reviews, thank you for being an awesome judge!

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4.48 / 5.00

Jul 25, 2017
12:52 AM EDT
File Info
3.6 MB
2 min 37 sec

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