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This track is a lot trancier than most of my DnB track, but I really enjoyed making it!

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Done in FL (almost all native plugins)
Also used Sylenth1

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I like the sound design at the beginning. The rhythm at the beginning is a little hard to follow, and the instruments sound a bit thin, likely because of filtering and other mixing effects. There’s a good sense of climax into :56, but the texture there is a little too dominated by low-end frequencies. The sidechaining is a bit heavy, too, and the harmonic content gets quite repetitive. The atmospheric breakdown at 2:05 is nice, although I would’ve liked to hear some stronger melodic content at some point in this piece. The quieter volume at 2:53 threw me off guard a bit, but I appreciated the additional mid-range frequencies at the second major bass drop. Overall, I like the atmosphere, sound design, production quality, and ominous mood of this one, but the composition might need some more harmonic depth and balance in the texture. Keep at it, Adjeye! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
2/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.25/2
Instrumentation and sound design
.75/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.5/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.5/1
Composite score
7/10

Wow. This kinda blew me away.

The beginning rhythmics building into the dramatic, defiant melody and the ensuing madbass.

The main synths are heavy as $!#% and the combo between that, the mischievous melodies and the dope beat... damn.
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Ah... I remember listening to this track a lot last year.

At first, I thought that the beginning was weird, but I got used to it now. :D

pretty interesting track you got here. love the sound design. And that piano, love it!

Great mix-down and track all around. You're mixing some really interesting beat-work with that characteristic dark-edge. You should be recognised for your characteristic sound!

Adjeye responds:

Thanks man, never feel like changing the little dark mood I do. I feel like makkng music that way is the only true me.

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Adjeye
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517
Faves:
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Votes
10
Score
4.52 / 5.00

Uploaded
Aug 27, 2017
4:41 PM EDT
Genre
Drum N Bass
File Info
Song
6.1 MB
4 min 28 sec
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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.