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Adventure Awaits

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Made for the NGUAC Knock-out round, I made this track over the last 2 weeks whenever I had time. I think I surprised myself with how quickly I got this done, hopefully it will help me to get more stuff out there more quickly. Anyways, hope you enjoy this Orchestral-electronic hybrid!

Edit: Since re-listening to this I feel like the mix is definitely going to use some work, so i'll be updating that AFTER the contest judging is over and done with, so sit tight for that! ;)

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I like the mood and atmosphere at the beginning, but I think some of the harmonies sound a little indistinct in the mix, notably the percussion at :20 and the strings playing ⅛ notes at the beginning. The piece is a little slow to progress, and there also might be a bit too much reverb in the texture. I like the sense of climax into 1:01 and the syncopated string harmonies there. This piece really reminds me of Waterflame’s old style. I liked the prominent drums at the breakdown at 2:01, but they could really sound crisper in the mix with a little less reverb and more careful equalization. I also thought the lo-fi effects at 2:05 were a bit out-of-place here. The harmonic shift at 2:53 was a little sudden, but I enjoyed the uplifting vibe there and the structural contrast you offered with the more minimal bridge thereafter. There’s a bit of dissonance in the texture at 3:45, but part of that could just be the reverb. I like the second refrain at 4:15, but I think you could’ve varied the main melody a bit more. The emotional appeal of the outro was nice, and overall I really like the mood, rhythmic content, and atmosphere in this piece. Keep at it, Hyenaedon! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1.25/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.75/2
Instrumentation and sound design
.75/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.75/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
.5/1
Composite score
7.5/10

Hyenaedon responds:

Wow! Thanks so much for the in-depth review. I'm definitely gonna be putting it into account when I fix this song up for a Youtube release. I think I really surprised myself with this piece, but it's still got a ways to go ;)

Reeeally like the triumphant feel here. The brass lead is awesome. I also love the snares. Great job mate

Wow, that sounds gorgeous, it looks like you managed to make an interesting sound, create a hybrid ... You're great, good luck winning the competition because it's really great ... Thanks for creating this track :3

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Hyenaedon
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Uploaded
Aug 6, 2019
2:13 AM EDT
Genre
Video Game
File Info
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12.3 MB
5 min 24 sec
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  • Keyzone Classic
  • Massive
  • Symphonic Orchestra
  • FL Studio 20
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