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Start Your Engines
Inspired by "Motorstorm Apocalypse"
N G U A C 2018 Submission

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Nice flavor

So here we have a nice flavor on this one really good quality and just jumps at you with unique vibe some parts seem like they could use more intense build up but mostly this is a solid piece of sound really loved it from start to finish for three minutes of this it is a swell piece not too short or too long so all in all I think away from this that you do some beautiful work and hope you continue


Woah. Funky beats at the beginning. I like the quirky sound design and the drama. Sounds like a postmodern movie soundtrack. There isn’t much of a proper intro here, but that decision reflects the thematic content pretty well. The experimental texture is actually really cool. Some of the high-pitched percussion at :41 sounds a little harsh in my ears, though. The texture from around :41 to 1:37 could use a bit of thickening. There’s a lot of minimalism, and I think you missed a big opportunity to capitalize on the funky sound design and ominous mood to really blow the listener away. Right now, there’s a lot of suspense in this piece without much cathartic content to hit it home. The swells at 2:02 sound absolutely amazing, though. You get full credit for instrumentation, atmosphere, and originality. The production quality is also really good, despite my complaints with the harsh percussion. My main concern is the lack of fill for most of the piece. I think it would help to have some more melodic content, bump up the volume on those bass frequencies during the emptier sections as you’re able, and also implement some more legato/drone-like content to keep up the flow. Otherwise, sweet piece. Thanks for the nightmares! ^_^

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

Credits & Info


3.86 / 5.00

Aug 3, 2018
6:36 PM EDT
File Info
7.5 MB
3 min 16 sec

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