I Wish You Were A Bird

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Been trying to incorporate other synths into my compositions other than just magical8bitplugin, and this bingo contest was just the motivation I needed.

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I like the cute melodies and blissful mood at the beginning. Some of the synths were pretty cheesy, and a couple of the transitions could’ve been smoother (especially :10). The synth at the very beginning even sounded a bit too harsh in my ears. My main problem with the piece is the production quality, though. The pads and melody/harmony synths are seriously distorting each other. It’s especially noticeable after the transition at :10. Later in the piece, I’d also like to see a little more structural variety. There’s a constant sense of energy, and the texture just doesn’t change that much (same arrangement of instruments, same cutesy melodic flair, etc.). The ending also could’ve been a lot more creative than a fade-out. That said, you clearly have a great sense of harmony and rhythm, and you nailed the cute VGM vibe here. Catchy piece. It’s going to be stuck in my head for a while. Also probably my favorite title of the competition. Keep at it, Garydos!

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Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
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ahh. far panned stuff haha..

not a huge fan of it at the beginning but eh.. personal taste.

I do like how you split the panning into 3 separate areas though - it does come together rather nicely.

I find your sfx are pretty much lost in the mix though. You main melody had some off notes too I found.

I really like the feel around 1:20 though, esp that bass - it's a great sound to pair with the song. The alternating between the 2 melodies with the different 8-bit sounds was a great touch. I was a huge 8-bit composer myself so I really do value these types of songs :)

I love the focus on the bg elements around the 2 min mark, but yeah those sfx are still rather drowned out though. But still, great track, well mastered for the most part :)

nice fadeout too :)

I give this a 4.5 out of 5 :)

-shawn (Chronamut)-

Pretty cool tune! Nice combination of chip sounds with different textures and I also liked the use of the percussion/noise effects.

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4.12 / 5.00

Dec 24, 2018
1:44 PM EST
Video Game
File Info
7.2 MB
3 min 10 sec

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