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A Progressive House track featuring some Electro sound FXs. Took me 1 month to made and it's one of my favourite tracks of all that I've made.
Total work time: 21 hours.
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I like the cute synths at the beginning and the build-up into :15. The instrumentation is occasionally a bit cheesy, especially the 3xOsc sweeps. That said, the progression is quite satisfying and the mix is loud and pretty clean. The drop at 1:00 was pretty good, although I think that mid-range bass is hijacking the mix a bit too much. You might consider equalizing it a bit more strictly. I also appreciated the more tranquil section at 1:45. It was nice for some structural variety. I’m really enjoying the pulsing pads and floaty arpeggios by around 2:30. Perhaps I would’ve liked to see a bit more variation on the main melody by the end of the piece, but at the very least I like how you brought it around full-circle with those square-sounding stabs. Overall, I’m particularly impressed by the structuring and the thick texture throughout. Great work, ChrisTheGamer!

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.75/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
2/2
Instrumentation and sound design
.75/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.5/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.75/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
1/1
Composite score
9/10

CrisTheGamer responds:

Thank you!
Yeah, now I realize the track needs a melody change or variety at the ending...
And the bass at the drop hijacks the mix, I understand, so EQ would have worked better than loudness. Got memorized!
I'll also try to learn more about musical theory and mixing!

copied from NGADMR1 thread...

if you want a more experienced point of view...

one thing I noticed from that track was the lack of clarity in the mix. all of it is over compressed. remember, EQ > compressor. Only use compressors when absolutely necessary or you know exactly what you are doing.

the generic 0:59 build up needs to go. its so overused I practically click away any song with that build up. its lazy writing.

Your melody/chord progression doesn't make sense to me. The way its written suggest that its there "just because", if that makes sense. Especially the weird bassline at 2:52. Why is it actually going another octave up? What's the point of that?

work on your sound design. your synths sound very weak and plain. None of it really shows your personality/flavor through it.

The random cuts between your arpeggio and that bassline makes no sense at all. I think you're doing that because you want to "add variation". Especially for a "progressive house" track, even though it isn't a progressive house track.

For a progressive house track, you have to be really careful with how you change it up. A progressive track flows in and out over time, there are hardly a lot of cuts.

I understand how you may think your track was your best, but trust me dude. You have huge room for improvement. don't be discouraged. I made generic shit for years

CrisTheGamer responds:

I know you are mostly right, about the track style, I tried to mix Electro and Progressive. Maybe it didn't work as good as I expected...
Anyway, thanks, now I liten to my old tracks and are unenforceable... maybe this one will be the same in a couple of years, so I understand what you want to say.

It's good. I mean the drop could use some work. But besides that. Good job!

CrisTheGamer responds:

Thanks, yeah it could be more complex, I'm practicing to improve my producing.

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Score
3.40 / 5.00

Uploaded
May 20, 2018
12:30 AM EDT
Genre
House
File Info
Song
8.7 MB
3 min 49 sec

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