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I'm writing again. Here is the result.

DAW: Reaper

BPM: 127

Guitar: Fortin Cali Suite

Bass: Fortin Paralax

Drums: GGD Modern and Massive

Synth: Hexeract and Massive X

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You get 10 out of 10 from me just because it sounds as epic as that title suggests.

UPDATE: Thank you for clarifying what your thought process was.

I should have mentioned this before, but I wasn't sure your reasoning behind the title. I was hoping you'd clarify why you chose that as well.

Mixing-wise, I think the song sounds a bit dull in the high frequencies, particularly with the cymbals. I don't know exactly what you did, but I recommend playing around with the EQ a bit or use some kind of multiband compression, something that adds more to grab on to.

I hope you find this helpful. :)

Original 3 1/2 star review:

"I think it would be a good idea for you to add in your description your thought process and intent going into creating this song. It would allow me to judge how well I thought your intent came across in the song rather than simply by my own taste and preference. This could affect my rating and the feedback I can give you.

As far as my opinion goes, I like the piece. I don't think it stands out very much, but I like it. As it is, that's about all I can say.

More info about how I review music here: https://codefreq.newgrounds.com/news/post/1089806"

Naildown55 responds:

I guess my thought process was that I got some new synth and guitar amp plugins that I wanted to test out in a full mix. My intent was not to spend a whole lot of time trying to write the most complex groundbreaking riffs, but to just write in a way that I am familiar and comfortable with. Because if I did that then I would have spent way longer on the writing process itself and this time I was more focused on the mix itself, which I admit still needs a lot of work and I am always open to constructive criticism. I guess this was my way of trying to make something that sounds close to professional.

Update: The song originally didn't have a name, so I came up with it on the spot. I just beat Danganronpa Trigger Happy Havoc, and thats where the name Ultimate came from. If you played the game you would understand, but if you didn't. Its about an elite group of high schoolers who are the best at what they do (Ultimates) forced into a game where they have to kill their peers to survive. I.E. Ultimate Baseball Star, Ultimate Pop Sensation, Ultimate Swimmer, etc. It was the first thing that popped into my head, just wanted to get the song out there because there is no deeper meaning behind it.

I will cross reference high end and cymbals from other professional artists and see what I can learn. Thanks for pointing it out :)

Nice work, very enjoyable to listen to.

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4.60 / 5.00

Jun 7, 2020
11:50 AM EDT
Heavy Metal
File Info
6.8 MB
4 min 59 sec

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