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Tough Endeavor

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I decided to make this for the upcoming audio competitions after a long period of not really finishing anything. Hope you enjoy!

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I like the pensive mood at the beginning and the emotional appeal of the piano and string lines. The samples are of pretty good quality, and there’s a good sense of atmosphere to the piece as well. I’m really enjoying the brass swells at :46, too. While the pace of progression here is a little fast, you do a great job with the storytelling and structural contrast here. The melodic content later in the piece is excellent, and the production quality is very high. I also like how the piece comes full-circle by 2:13 with the emotional piano line. There are a lot of moments where you transition between different sections in the middle of harmonic phrases (like at 2:09), and the composition could be a little more fleshed out on the whole. Besides that, there’s not much to complain about here. Beautiful piece with some killer melodies and a distinct emotional quality. Keep it up, Columbers! ^_^

Mixing, mastering, and balance
2/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
2/2
Instrumentation and sound design
1/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.5/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
1/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.75/1
Composite score
9.5/10

Been playing Frostpunk recently and this song really reminded me of the atmosphere in that game.

A combination of strong dramatic impact and hope.

Beautiful mixing and delightful composition! Great job! Good luck in the contest!

Columbers responds:

Thanks! I somehow got the top score in my group in the UAC, but I’ll see if my luck lasts. Glad you liked it!

Awesome! I really like the thumps, and the way the strings swell in really creates an atmosphere
Would totally fit in a movie

Credits & Info

Columbers
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Listens
211
Faves:
7
Votes
10
Score
4.55 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jul 13, 2019
3:03 PM EDT
Genre
Cinematic
File Info
Song
4.1 MB
2 min 34 sec
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Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.