The Last Defense - Jessie Yun [NGUAC]

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"It's now or never."

Your squad is about to be destroyed by the enemies. You have to fight against them with your comrade in order to survive. Will you be able to save your team?


Composed and Mixed by Jessie Yun
Created with iPhone 5 (with Garageband iOS, Groovebox iOS, Medly iOS)
Vocal Sample by Jessie Yun

Fun Fact : Took about 4-5 hours to create this track.

**Specially composed for NGUAC Knock-Out Round, 2018.**

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This is an Official NGUAC '18 Knockout Round Review

Beginning Comments: This is a high energy intro and yet subtle intro. Without even seeing the description at first, I could tell this has a similar flair to Hans Zimmer work for something like MW2 stuff, but with a fresh different flavor. *Looks at the description again* Yeah I could see this being done in 5 hours….. Wait, on an Iphone? I didn't know you could get garage band to sound like this

Production / Mixing: Very clean. The percussion is very crisp and the instruments blend well. There's a very good management in keeping reverb in check and still sounding open, except at 1:25 ish. That area I felt was a little too crowded and sounds like it was maxing out a limiter a bit. Aside from that this feels much like a finished product.

Composition / Structure: It's a great concept on having a lot of quiet energy and it crescendos into a good climax. The theme you've developed matured nicely, but it felt cut off a little short. Like it was missing an outro. There's the driving base that carries the song forward, the use of orchestral instruments and vocals to add emotion to the piece, and the digital elements used bring in some good contrast, while the percussion capitalizes the energy a lot.

Sound Design: You picked the right voices to enhance the feel of the song. There were a couple of synths I liked that you added in too. They blended well together and created a good atmosphere.

Ending Comments: I wish it was longer, but this sounded pretty good with what you have. The overall song was crafted well and worked pretty decently.


Production - 1

Composition - 1

Structure - 0.5

Sound Design - 1

Replay - 0.5

Total - 8

*Disclaimer - to make judging consistent with other judges, individual category scores are multiplied by 2 to make a total possible 10 points.

JessieYun responds:

Thanks a lot for the constructive review. I'll try to improve the things you mentioned in the future.

This was one of my favourites out of everyone's submissions during the Knockout rounds of the NGUAC - you should be very proud of this piece! <3

JessieYun responds:

Hey etherealwinds,
Thanks a lot for the comment. Glad you enjoyed this track. Congratulations on making into the final round. Best of luck!

"Took about 4-5 hours to create this track."

... WHAT?

This sounds outstanding. Good synergy between instruments, fast-paced, dramatic, and pretty much anything you could want from this type of song. Very minor nitpicks would be that the same core melody is used from start to finish, though the layering hides the repetition extremely well. Also, the high-pitched chirping sound (can be heard at 0:37 as well as throughout other parts of the song) is just incredibly bizarre and doesn't fit with the rest of the piece.

JessieYun responds:

Hello Kwing,
Thanks a lot for the constructive comment. I'll make sure to give more variations and better instrument choices in the future!

I guess most of the people who made NGUAC are trying to pull of big surprises to everybody else. :P

Anyways, a very amazing track, hope to see you make it to the final round. :D

JessieYun responds:

Hey JordanKyser,

Thanks a lot for the comment. Glad you like this track.
And thank you for the encouragement!

This is awesome! I'm glad I came to check it out ^___^
I'm looking forward to hearing what you create in the future!

P.S. I'm even more impressed that you apparently created this with your phone o.O!

JessieYun responds:

Hi LucidShadowDreamer,

Thanks a lot for the comment and encouragement. Appreciate it!
And I'm glad you like this track!

Credits & Info


4.63 / 5.00

Jul 24, 2018
8:45 AM EDT
File Info
4.7 MB
1 min 55 sec

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