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Something just for NGUAC, a bit more to my roots.

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I like this!
It sounds so happy and uplifting

Good Job!

dukebartje responds:

Thank you!

I like the dreamy atmosphere at the beginning and the instrumentation. The progression is a tad slow, and the transition at :45 could use some smoothing over. That said, I really like the prominent arpeggios at :45, despite the fact that they’re a bit too far forward in the mix once the melodic content at 1:16 comes in. It’s a feel-good track, albeit a bit generic. I also think you could’ve done a lot more creative things with the drums, especially during the refrain. Speaking of the refrain, I think it lasts too long without much variety. The breakdown section at the 2-minute mark was a welcome change, and the transition back into the refrain at 2:45 was solid. I think there are some balance issues in the piece. For example, the refrain at 2:45 feels jarringly louder compared to the earlier climactic content. In a way, I’m tempted to commend you for creating a strong sense of directionality and resolve by saving the “best for last,” so-to-speak. But I’m afraid the volume levels are a bit too extreme for it to mirror the feel-good vibe the piece gives off. At the same time, I think more subtle changes in the volume levels and automation/filtering alike would help fix some of these abrupt transitions. Overall, though, I was captivated by the blissful mood and melodic content of the piece, and my compositional complaints (other than the transitions, perhaps) are mostly small details. Keep up the good work, Dukebartje!


Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
Composite score

dukebartje responds:

Thank you! I appreciate the feedback! I mostly like rough transitions, but I understand that some of these could have been better to compliment the piece. The volume is an issue, I'll adress that in my future music. Thank you very much for the help so I can grow!

Love it! :D
I just really like this type of up-beat electro genre!

dukebartje responds:

Thank you! I appreciate the comment :-)

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4.01 / 5.00

Jun 29, 2018
11:28 AM EDT
File Info
5.8 MB
4 min 13 sec

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