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Broken Reflection

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F Minor, 175 BPM

This is by far the most ambitious project I've ever undertaken! This was my entry (and the winner!!!!) to the Chips March Compo, where the theme was "Shattered World". Overall I'm very proud of how this one turned out! Hope you enjoy!

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Oh my god.. This gives me many feelings of catharsis.. This is an amazing song but I don't feel the dub part and the drop It just doesn't fit the ambient type. But the over all this is a masterpiece! Hit me up on disc (If you want) 𝒞𝒶𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓇𝓈𝒾𝓈ღ#1104 (P.S This song reminds me of samsara by xtrullor)

3YEOfficial responds:

Hey thanks man! Yeah honestly I’m not that proud of the drops in this one, feel like they kinda ruin it. In my next track I think I’ve done a much better job of integrating the heavy drop into the ambient song :) thanks for your support! Unfortunately I don’t have Discord though.

I can’t count how many times I had goosebumps when listening to this, over and over again. I always have a habit of checking out my followers’ music, and I came across this. I have very tough standards when it comes to evaluating people’s music, but this one just blew my mind!
Ok enough of blabla, lets get into the details:
The fade-in in the beginning just before the first piano note hit was very subtle yet amazing, you don’t really have to make your song epic af, subtle details can completely ascend a song to a new level, and it is exactly what happens here!
At 00:11, the chord is a major B flat chord, which in your F minor song, is a dorian chord. I don’t know what other people think about the dorian mode, but I personally adore this music style, so yeah, already 11 seconds in and I’m super satisfied.
Across the intro, I can hear a faint ambient sound of water or bird, this adds a lot of calmness to the atmosphere.
At 00:27, the reverbed bass drum or thud is very soothing as it lacks high frequency.
So far I can hear four components of your intro before 00:47, a piano, a bass pad, a background faint pad playing higher chords and an ambient sound. Nothing missing and nothing out of place. Great job!
At 00:48, I can hear a repeating plucked saw synth with a quiet kick and some high chords. These agitate the song a bit, bridging gradually towards the first drop.
At 01:25, I love the apparition of a sound kinda like an emergency alarm, really sets the mood and leads us to the drop!
Great drop! Got me dancing a bit (since I’m a dubstep producer)! However, I would’ve liked it more if it was a bit more stereo, especially the growl at 01:34. But it is just a minor complaint in a sea of amazements!
The flute at 02:06... Words cannot explain how beautiful that was! Since I’m Asian, there are a lot of flutes in the traditional songs of my country, and I have always loved how they sound, especially when leading a serene part of a song.
Another dorian part at 02:47! Sorry, I had to point it out...
Lets talk about the 03:02 part: I see what you wanted to do here. You wanted to have a kinda orchestral drop where everything is super epic and big, but you don’t have very good sound libraries that feature true orchestral instruments. If you ever lay your hands on Kontakt libraries, you will absolutely love it, even the most basic library that comes with the software itself has some pretty damn good content! As a side note, I feel like this part of the song should really have some brass ensemble and French horn going on, as they will double the epicness (is that even a word?).
The last drop is awesome, theres really nothing to say about it.
And there is the outro, a very good fading out outro that perfectly concludes the song.
In general, I feel like the song could be mastered a bit more and thus making it loud and boosting the drops. If you want me to master it for you, I would be very happy to do it for free!
Good job!

-Miss Tennon

PS: I just saw your age, I’m super glad that people of our age make incredible music, keep it up! I hope that you will continue making music, as a talent like this is very very rare in the world!

3YEOfficial responds:

Thank you so much!!!! I really appreciate it! I definitely understand what you're talking about with the orchestral section, I've been working a lot of humanizing my instruments lately. I have two different Kontakt libraries actually but neither have particularly realistic violins :/ and with regards to mastering it's a problem I've consistently had since I started producing lol, can't get my peaks to the right levels so my master ends up really quiet.
Once again, thanks so much! I've really been enjoying your music too so I really appreciate feedback from someone with your kind of skill :)

Has a very industrial sound to it-- nice!

3YEOfficial responds:

Thank you!

Sounds pretty cool actually, great cinematic feeling :D

3YEOfficial responds:

Thanks man!

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Apr 6, 2019
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4 min 54 sec
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