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Hi guys!

Made this all very recently. Was quite fun to work on. It's supposed to be quite progressive.

The song's supposed to represent something going from good to bad, hence the birds chirping turning into a thunderstorm.

In this country, April is usually a very inconsistent month for the weather, hence the name.

Also available as a .wav due to problems with rendering it as a .mp3 from audacity. https://mega.nz/#!geRxzIxD!X3kQcDakpg2jH3ucb0waMqpS7Zx8xZYNdJoA9y0uXQs

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Relaxing!

LukeeeB responds:

Thanks man :)

I like the synths at the beginning. Nice job with the atmosphere and sense of build into :43. The crisp drums provide a nice sense of energy and drive to the piece. I think the piece dragged on for a bit too long without offering much melodic content or variety. The mood and instruments are great, but I think you needed something to really sell the emotion of the piece more than you did. That said, I liked the sub-bass during the section at 1:28 and the thick texture throughout. The production quality is also very good - loud, clear, and well-balanced mix throughout. The heavier mid-range bass elements at 2:18 was also quite a welcome addition to the texture. The frantic scales in the upper register are nice, too. The piano in the background seems to be playing a pretty relaxed melody, which I like, but I wish it was foregrounded a bit more in the mix. Overall, you're definitely a talented producer. Nice work with the progression, synths, and mastering. Composition just needed a more prominent melody/emotional height. Keep at it, Strykur, and good luck in the ADM! ^_^

LukeeeB responds:

I'd definitely agree with that, I usually run dry when it comes to actual melodies in pieces, and I think it shows since a lot of said melodies are variations of a single "main" one.

I'm glad you liked the heavier element! I think it was quite a risk for a piece like this, but I was going for that change of energy to make the second half stand out from the first.

I took the piano out of the mix a little bit as I layered it with a couple of other sounds but yeah it might have been nicer to have the piano be more prominent.

Thank you very much for your kind words! I hope the NGUAC goes well again this year :))

So if there's one thing I noticed about this, it was the bird chirps, mainly because I read the description before playing it. As a progressive house/dnb piece, it kinda fits with the mood the title and description set. I could see the sun shining a bit, and I could see some of the clouds as well in the second half. Unlike sequenced, I didn't think it was too loud (unless my hearing is that bad :/ ).

I have two problems with this. First, the birds to thinderstorm. I heard the birds die out, but I never really got where it turned into a storm until about five seconds in. It's less obvious than it looks, and I feel there could have been ambiance to help make that transition. Second, the storm itself. For a piece like this, which is supposed to show things going from good to bad, I feel it may be okay to go all out on that storm segment, make it feel like a real storm. It just doesn't feel storm-y with wubs and a somewhat change in energy.

Overall, pretty good piece. It has, in my opinion, a fair chance in NGADM. Good job and good luck :)

LukeeeB responds:

I did actually have thunderstorm ambience, it may have been to quiet compared to the rest of the things (it was during the break between the two sections). Perhaps I should've changed the progression in that part to something that sounded a bit darker.

Thank you!

why so loud :(

LukeeeB responds:

Damn, I guess I overcompensated for Audacity's volume reduction when I exported as a .mp3. Hopefully the .wav is fine though.

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Jul 24, 2018
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8.6 MB
3 min 47 sec

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