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Dangerous Science - Big Red Sun

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We conclude "Dangerous Science" with Big Red Sun. In case you have not noticed, each song talks about something more dangerous than the previous. Why is Big Red Sun the final song and not Black Holes? There is actually a reason for that. While a black hole poses a more serious threat than our sun, the event when our sun turns into a red giant will be inevitable. It is said that the Earth engulfed by the red giant sun as it grows past Earth's orbit.

I decided to go back to my "Disaster" chord progression because it somehow fits the topic. I don't think I've ever used it in 2019, but here it is being used in 2020!

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I really like that dark beginning, gives out that space like feeling. the drums and sub bass comfort my ears just right, and the synths throughout the song give the feel of darkness... This is one of your best songs, perhaps your best... really enjoy the tune <3

Like it so much pls keep up this GREAT work i need ur music as oxygen

So Coool Musiccccc

This feels a bit unpolished. For the intended feel, you didn't nail it but you got close enough that I find listening to it pretty enjoyable. Nice work overall :)

I like the ambiance you create in the beginning. The chord progression is very nice, the melody too, but could use less repetition.
Your bass frequency is too high, I would push down an octave and add saturation.
I don't like the kick sample you used.
Your sounds are too wet (too much reverb/delay?).
Almost all your sounds have no high end so the hi hat is very loud and out of place.
I believe the song is lacking stereo, it's mostly in mono, but that could just be me.
Mixing and sound design is very important to me, hence the low score. I hope my feedback was useful though. Good luck in your future projects !

RealGDJK responds:

The bass is based on the top note of each chord (since the bottom note is always C). Also, there are two bass tracks. One is sidechained, and the other is offbeat (this one is stacked by an octave) to give a more upbeat feel for the song. Also, I don't saturate my basses.
Most of the sounds I used do not have reverbed (the only sounds that are reverbed are the bells and the pads at 1:49 and 3:12). I use a lot of reverb to signify space (that is one of the themes for this song).
I also noticed you mentioned most of the tracks are in mono. It is actually a mix of both. All of the bells and pads are stereo. Most sidechained tracks are between mono and stereo (except for sidechained pads, which are stereo).

I will take your feedback as advice though.

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4.34 / 5.00

Mar 7, 2020
8:54 AM EST
File Info
10.6 MB
4 min 38 sec
  • LMMS
  • ZynAddSubFX

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