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AstronautX9-Some Bits

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DAW: Fl Studio 20

Tittle: Some Bits
Genre: House
BPM: 80-128
Total Time: 2 hours 33 minutes
Date of this project: 3/08/2019

3xOsc (Pluck, Organ)
Fl Keys (Piano)
Toxic Biohazard (Lead)
Direct Wave (Strings)
Sytrus (Cymbals)

Grv Kick 26 (Kick)
Grv CH 13 (Hi Hat)
Hat Basic (Hat)
Grv Snareclap 01 (Snare)

Fruity Limiter (Compressor)
Maximus (Mastering)
Fruity Parametric EQ 2 (Equalizer)
Effector (Sidechain)
EQUO (Lead & Piano Equalizer)
Fruity Reeverb 2 (Piano Reeverb)

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I like the progression towards the beginning, although there might be some more creative ways of starting a piece than with the gradual fade-in here. The piano sample itself sounds a bit generic and inauthentic, as do the strings at :48. I think you could’ve used a smoother transition into :48. Some drums would really help move this piece along a little more, as the pacing is pretty slow here. There’s also a bit of dissonance in the texture at 1:30 between the bass and the rest of the harmonies. I like the bright piano melody at 1:35, but the flat, undecorated drone at 1:35 didn’t add a lot of value to the texture. The progression of the piece feels very formulaic after a while, and you could’ve used a lot more mixing effects, phrasing, automations, filtering, and other techniques to maximize the impact of the climax into 2:50. I was a little thrown off by the prominence of the synths in the texture at 2:52, and the pause at 2:54 was a bit awkward. The energetic section at 2:58 sounds nice, although it doesn’t feel very connected to the orchestral music of the first 3 minutes of the piece. You begin to solve that problem by around 3:45, but at that point I think it’s a little late. The transition at 3:58 was pretty jarring given that the sound almost completely dissipates from the texture (without even reverb or other effects) before the new section begins. The fade-out ending at the end came across as a tad lazy too. Overall, my favorite parts of the piece are the harmonic content, production quality, and rhythmic components. I think this piece sounds like you rushed some of the overarching compositional considerations, including the arrangement, sense of cohesion, and depth of melodies. Still, there are a lot of individual riffs in here that sound cute and catchy, and the first half of the piece has a really nice emotional appeal. Keep at it, AstronautX9Music! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
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Aug 6, 2019
7:27 PM EDT
File Info
10.3 MB
4 min 31 sec

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