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Swingy

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Made for the NGAP Bingo contest. Originally I was aiming to do the full board, but between sample hunting, looking up what musical terms meant and trying to figure out how swing was composed, I ran out of time.

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Fantastic tune. I could imagine it sounding really amazing with some cool medieval/ celtic instrument libraries like the ones Eduardo Tarilonte makes. Nice job!

SI-7 responds:

Thanks. I wish I could afford a sample library like that, but I unfortunately can't, and won't be able to any time soon.

Fun piece. Has a bit of a Celtic vibe, although I’m not sure I was a huge fan of your percussion samples. The sub-bass also felt a bit out-of-place in the texture. You have a good sense of melody and harmony, and I liked the modulation at :53. I think my main problem with the piece is that the phrasing and structure could be a lot more creative. The main way in which you create variety in the piece is by adding and subtracting elements over time, which is a pretty rudimentary way of doing so. I’d suggest experimenting with changing volume levels, using automation and filtering, and adding variations on existing riffs as a way of creating a stronger sense of progression. I also think the mix is pretty quiet in this piece. I’d suggest looking into compression as a way of helping the mix feel thicker and louder. That said, I generally didn’t have any problems with the clarity of the mix. Overall, cute piece with some strong melodic content and catchy harmonies. Keep at it, SI-7!

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.5/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
.5/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.75/2
Instrumentation and sound design
.5/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.5/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.5/1
Satisfies bingo requirement?
.75/1
Composite score
7.25/10

SI-7 responds:

Thank you so much for the review. This is really, really helpful in telling me what I need to improve on, and I appreciate it a lot.

Very nice little tune. Love the counterpoint between the instruments and how it just keeps going. Also nice modulation towards the middle, and I really liked the pad you used. My criticism would be that the volume is to low. Master it louder!

SI-7 responds:

Thanks! I've been noticing that since I got my new headphones, I've been mixing things too quietly.

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SI-7
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Uploaded
Dec 29, 2018
9:38 PM EST
Genre
Experimental
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3.4 MB
1 min 50 sec
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