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Rap Beat 1

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Created by Simon PW. Thanks to King Cringe for featuring this track in Muzika. Listens, votes, and reviews are appreciated :)

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I like the bouncy piano at the beginning, although I think it’s a bit too quiet in the mix relative to the drums. The drum beat was quirky and creative, although the samples themselves sound a bit dry. More reverb and other mixing effects might help give this piece some more flavor. The sound design and harmonic patterns at :47 were fun, although after that the composition is very repetitive, and some of the later riffs even seem a bit atonal, like at around 1:52. The piece needs a bit more ebb and flow over time - some more automations, phrasing, and dynamic contrast might help there. Otherwise, the arrangement is pretty choppy and the track doesn’t have a strong sense of direction over time. The sudden ending is another indication to me that you didn’t spend a lot of time considering the structuring here. Overall, nice work with the sound design, mixing, and atmosphere. I think you just need to flesh out the composition a bit more here. Keep at it, farfenwaffle! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.5/2
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
1/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.75/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.25/1
Composite score
6.5/10

farfenwaffle responds:

Thank you for the well thought out review, I always like to hear what people think of my songs!

It is very repetitive which was probably due to it being featured in something? Very simple but satisfying little tune.

I like this actually, but for a rap beat it's a bit too happy, if you know what I mean.

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Listens
632
Faves:
3
Downloads
22
Votes
10
Score
3.96 / 5.00

Uploaded
May 24, 2019
10:54 PM EDT
Genre
Techno
File Info
Song
2.6 MB
2 min 49 sec

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