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抱く (idaku) = Japanese for "hug"

My first finished public track of the year! wooo! Also, I'm 18 now, so that's cool

Glad I have extra time to stay at home and upload stuff. School starts 2 hours late today

Now that I'm finished with finals and the end of the semester tearing my soul to shreds, here's the new song. Hope you like it! Feedback appreciated

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I like the dreamy atmosphere at the beginning and the synths. The bass at :15 really helps fill out the texture. There might be a tad too much reverb in the texture, but I think a bigger mixing problem is the excessive sidechaining, which impedes the flowy vibe of the pads. I’d also like to see more structural variety here over time. The instrumental hierarchy is the same throughout the entire piece. At some point, I’d suggest shaking it up - play around with the bass’s upper range more, or introduce a melodic synth on top of the pads. The clap that comes in later in the piece - around 2:05 - is also really quiet. Still, the quirky mood, atmosphere, and sound design in this piece are all really nice. Keep at it, BeeFef! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.25/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
.75/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.25/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.75/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.5/1
Composite score
6.75/10

BeeFef responds:

well i doubt i made it in with that kind of score but thanks for the feedback

edit: the clap being really filtered down and quiet is intentional. I wanted to make it mellow and lo-fi and fit the vibe of the song so I personally like it

as for structure, it may not be the most interesting but i think the way i did it makes it kind of a relax/study track

Nice work :3

BeeFef responds:

Thanks! Appreciate the feedback

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BeeFef
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Score
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Uploaded
Feb 5, 2019
11:50 AM EST
Genre
Ambient
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7.1 MB
3 min 7 sec
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