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Asteroid

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Watch on Youtube: https://youtu.be/zGAu9eHGJQU


Listen on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-777116773-738244343/asteroid


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I like the atmosphere at the beginning. The piano is a little dry and generic, and I’m also not a huge fan of the clap at :16. There’s a good sense of climax into :30, although the mix sounds a bit strained there. I like the build-up into 1:15. There’s a bit of dissonance in the texture at 1:15 in the low-mid range, but I’m having trouble determining exactly which instrument it is. Bit of a bizarre choice to pan the open hat at 2:00 to the right - usually drums should be front-and-center in the mix, except as a transitional or momentary thing. I’m really enjoying the melodies at around 3:00, though. There’s a little more dissonance in the texture at 3:35 between the main melodies and the pads in the background. I might’ve liked to see more variation on the main melody towards the end, and also a proper outro, but overall this piece comes together well compositionally. My main concern remains the mixing - try getting stricter with how you use equalizers, filtering, and the like. Instead of panning the drums, try using stereo widening on the pads. It might also help to cut back on the reverb in places and filter out more of the lower-pitched tones in the pads and melodies. That said, the compositional elements of the piece are really strong, and I like the blissful mood and rich atmosphere of this one. Keep at it, TheTMusic! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
1/2
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
1.25/1.5
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
1.75/2
Instrumentation and sound design
.5/1
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
1.25/1.5
Originality and uniqueness
.5/1
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
1/1
Composite score
7.25/10

TheTmusic responds:

Thank you for your feedback, I will try to keep it in mind while working on new songs

UPDATE:

Thank you for clarifying. You nailed the vibe. Truth be told, I thought about Super Monkey Ball (The space levels) when I heard this. I didn't share it because I didn't know what you were going for. You did a great job clearly expressing the feeling of outer space. :)

Original 4 Star Review:

"I'd like to hear from you what your thought process was. Knowing that would change my feedback so it's more helpful; I'd base it off of how well I thought your intent came through as opposed to simply by my own taste. It could also affect the rating I give.

I'm curious about the title, "Asteroid". To me there is a vague sense of outer space, especially in the beginning, where it (kind of) fits the song. Still, I'd like to know what it meant to you.

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

TheTmusic responds:

The suggestion "Asteroid" came from a friend, I showed him the song and he says "This song sound like asteroid" and I thought, this is a fitting title because of the space-like sounds in the beginning. Also the main lead gives the feeling of flying through the endless emptiness of space.

I started this song in summer holidays 2019. I experimented with layering of different sounds. It starts sounding good so I decided to make this a full song, but as school starts, I didn't had time anymore to finish the song. In spring, during corona-holidays, I found this song in my project folder and decided to finish the song.

Hope I could help you

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Faves:
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Votes
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Score
3.67 / 5.00

Uploaded
Jul 26, 2020
12:22 PM EDT
Genre
House
File Info
Song
9 MB
3 min 58 sec

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