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Persona Masquerade


Author Comments

I think this one is pretty good, I'm happy with how it turned out. It was pretty difficult to write this one, but I had a lot of fun, and I hope all you guys enjoy listening! I'm pretty sure this genre is some kind of artcore, but I don't really know, I'm not super familiar with all of the different names for things. Anyhoooooooo... I'd love to hear all of your thoughts on this, and feedback is always appreciated! Have a great day, love you <3

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Damn! This is such a great soundtrack!

Great, classically inspired writing. Reminds me of the good old days in the techno genre.

Mix wise, we're super reverb heavy. I would reduce the wet signal, low cut up to 250 hz, and make some room in the mix for your snare. These days you could probably do sidechain, but I would recommend turning down other instruments, namely your leads, in increments of .5 dB or so, until you feel the snare sitting comfortably in the mix. There are points, like your outro, that the lead completely buries even the bass. An easy way to hear this burying, just turn down your PC volume to 20% or so. What happens with loudness is our brain tends to automatically perceive loud as good. So turning your volume down and taking off the mastering FX helps make decisions that counter what would otherwise be just hum-ho decision making on the mixing end.

The ending for me felt a little tacked on. I wasn't quite ready for such an abrupt stop. Otherwise, really enjoyed the composition. Great work.

Thanks for coming out to NGUAC!

Yo this is sooo HHHYYYPPPEERRRR!!!!
Really like the synth lead, that epic choir(?) near the end and the pianist that drank too much coffee. Maybe try to widen that synth lead (f.e. duplicating it and putting one on the right and one on the left side) because it sounds like it's more infront of you rather than inside of/around you.

The main thing I dislike is the bass. It sounds really off at times especially around the 0:37-0:47 part. The mixing in general is kinda weird at times. Near the beginning from 0:25-0:35 is a good example for that. You have this "slow" intro where you can hear every single instrument pretty clear and then you get hit in the face by that synth, piano, kick drum, cymbal and choir that all blend together so you don't really hear them clearly. It sounds better near the end from 2:01.

...But the part from 1:50 until the end makes up for everything! I love it so much with that cool lead melody, the choir, the pumping kick drum and that pianist!
All in all a very cool song with some minor problems in the production (In my opinion)!

CrispyCroc responds:

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, it means a lot to me :) Yeah I agree that looking back, I could have made a lot of things better mixing-wise. I'll definitely keep this in mind for my future productions <3

CrispyDuck my favourite food

Really well done! Super beautiful all throughout!

Credits & Info


4.76 / 5.00

May 10, 2020
1:08 AM EDT
File Info
2.6 MB
2 min 15 sec

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