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I feel like I'm finally unlocking the truth. Or maybe I'm just losing it all.

My 2nd entry for the AIM contest! I used @Sulup's Piece "Night Life" as inspiration. I hope you enjoy!

https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/sulup/night-life

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I can tell you like the bass! It sits a little hot in the mix, overpowering everything else by a small margin. It could also use some decay, as well as a few surprises like quick octave changes, a chop, a wobble; anything to break things up a bit.

I'm a sucker for crushed bits, so I love the sounds used, here. The main melody deserves a change up, though, and either 1:15 or 1:22 would be the perfect spot. Even some harmony on the same synth would do the trick. As things stand, the track feels a bit stagnated.

The stereo field is utilized nicely by sound effects and the counter melody - but I'd love to hear some percussion occupying the space as well, like some 32nd runs on a hat, traveling through from right to left. Or, in order to heighten the sound, the snare could be layered with a stereo clap or another sound later in the song.

Cool stuff, man! I feel transported into the scene, and I love the sound and vibe.

larrynachos responds:

Yeah, it's undeniably repetitive. That's something I really gotta work on ;-;

The percussion was definitely underutilized, but I was so in love with the impact the crushed synth had on the feel of the whole piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by Jacob! :)

This was quite relaxing and enjoyable at times. The sound design is solid; I particularly like the distorted lead for the countermelody. I’m afraid I found it to be extremely repetitive though. I would like to have a break from the main melody, and I think the track could benefit a lot from more variation in general.

larrynachos responds:

Yeah I was struggling to find something that fit. I was infatuated with the bass I had synthesized.

Thanks for the review!

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larrynachos
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Uploaded
May 21, 2019
11:17 AM EDT
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3.6 MB
3 min 8 sec
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