Agente.001 - Starsprite

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Your Screen displays a Star that slowly fades away, either into a Supernova or a Black Hole.

This track was made for the NGAP Bingo Contest!
I had a ton of fun creating this track and trying out some different modulation methods. Thanks again to 1nf1n1ty and to all the people for creating this Contest. It was very nice to join a Contest and to experience it. Also, good luck to all the participants!

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I like the angry fade-in and arpeggiated line shortly thereafter. The stop-start transition at :06 didn’t really work for me, though. Sounds like you fleshed out two different ways of starting the piece and then just left them both in there. At the very least, I’d suggest drawing out the arpeggio build-up a little more before a big dramatic pause like that. The production is really loud and clear, if a bit over-compressed. I like the blissful melodies, mood, and atmosphere, but some of your samples sounded a bit cheesy and generic. Some of the more experimental elements of the texture are pretty cool. I like what you did with the transition at 1:36, even if it felt a bit too drawn-out. It was a nice way of warming the listener up to that tempo change. Good sense of build into 2:17 too. I think you didn’t quite hit this piece home, though. I liked the second drop, but I think the ending of the piece felt a bit rushed. I would’ve liked to hear some more melodic content towards the end to tie the piece together more. Maybe you could’ve brought back the melody at :36 with some subtle variations or something. I also think you didn’t incorporate some of your bingo board elements very well. I wasn’t able to pick out that ride cymbal until I saw you mentioned it in a forum post, and the E-guitar is also not easily identifiable. Overall, though, I think this is a pretty strong piece. Plenty of fun variety, rich harmonies, and a full atmosphere. Keep at it, Tomhson!

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ooh VERY cool intro..

the mastering is .. very odd on this though, its like the entire song has had tube stereo applied to it..

it's got a lot of cool elements going on though, and some very cool stereo and 3d rotation going on, almost holophonic :)

Not huge on the bass around 1:50 though, things start to feel very muddy around this part. Yeah the second half of this song is actually surprisingly muddy compared to the first half, things don't quite fit together properly and a lot of levels are colliding. Things seem to get a bit better around the 3 min mark but there is still an overall feeling of muddiness.

Upon saying that its a cool dubstep-esque feeling - and that dimrain47 like arp is cool at the end - along with the one note ending :)

I'll give this a 4 out of 5 - the stereo in the first part was pretty kickass :)

-shawn (Chronamut)-

Tomhson responds:

Thank you for your Feedback! I appreciate it!
But yeah, the mastering is odd, because... I did not know how to master at this point in time...
lol. But right now I am learning how to master a track properly, so I will try to make my new releases sound better! Yay!

Wow. Just... wow. I'm a fan.

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4.22 / 5.00

Dec 22, 2018
8:27 AM EST
File Info
9.4 MB
3 min 48 sec

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