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A Bright Sunday Drive

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I'm riding along an old housing strip just cause there's nothing else to do.

This is an audition for the 2019 Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch

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I like the cute synths and atmosphere at the beginning. The beat is also pretty catchy. I think the panning is a little overdone, though. The mix sounds very wide, to the point that the pads at the beginning are a little harsh in my ears. Some of the transitions here are pretty sudden, like at :54 and 1:14. I really like the dreamy vibe and sound design overall. I think you needed a little more melodic content and prominent foregrounded material. Right now, the atmosphere is nice, but there’s not a lot of dynamism in the texture. The over-panned pads also come back towards the end, which might’ve been a nice thematic touch as a full-circle sort of deal, but I’ve already mentioned the concerns I have with how they’re mixed. Overall, solid work with the instrumentation, soothing mood, and balance of the texture. The best thing you could do for this piece to increase your score is flesh out the composition more. Keep at it, TheDoubleOne! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.25/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
.5/1.5
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?)
.25/1
Composite score
6.25/10

Credits & Info


Listens
355
Faves:
2
Downloads
16
Votes
5
Score
4.16 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jun 18, 2019
12:08 AM EDT
Genre
Synthwave
File Info
Song
4.5 MB
1 min 58 sec

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