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Wow Frontpage! I freaking love y'all!


Edit August 24th: I remastered this version a little bit, mostly fixed some clipping and enhanced the quality.


Hey everyone! I hope you all are doing alright.


Today I bring you my NGADM Round of 16 submission, an awesome city-themed track, I can consider this to be my best song, artwork and video all together. I made this in 1 sitting, almost, I just remastered it a bit earlier today.


I hope you enjoy! Make sure to vote!


Artwork made by me: https://www.newgrounds.com/art/view/predatormusic/morningstar-pixelart


Make sure to check out the video as well: https://youtu.be/01kv2SN51O4

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OFFICIAL NGADM REVIEW:
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So I really like that 8-bit sound at the beginning, but the melody at the start might be a bit too syncopated for listening to immediately be grabbed in and engaged. Once the drums and bass come in right after then things start to come together, but I recommend trying to make the synth line a bit more simplistic at the start and then make it syncopated melody later on.

As the song goes on, I start thinking that maybe some sections could use a bit more variety, especially around the 1:15 mark. It could be something small like adding some percussion to help push the groove a bit more, or something more complex like coming up with an entirely new melody for the sax that doesn’t sound like the previous synth melody. Whatever it is, I think it’d help the piece from becoming melodically stale overtime. Having some hits and stops every now and then does help a lot in providing a sense of rhythmic variety and interest for your listeners, but don’t neglect the melodious and harmonious variety that also needs to be tended to. The key change at the end is one way of doing that for sure, but don’t be scared to switch up the chords or the melody a bit more too!

The production and mixing here is pretty clean. I love the little sound fxs and other nuances you throw in there to help give the piece a clear setting and atmosphere. I honestly think that’s your strongpoint, easily providing the listeners a familiar atmosphere and setting that can help bring the piece to life in their heads. It’s a rare talent to have so I commend you for it! Really nice work here, I can easily hear this in a video game and fall in love with it!

sounds like "-battle above the clouds-"

I like it

Sounds so much like cave story, I love it.

PredatorMusic responds:

Thank you!

:-D :-)

Credits & Info


Listens
3,546
Faves:
26
Downloads
141
Votes
57
Score
4.63 / 5.00

Uploaded
Aug 20, 2020
1:15 PM EDT
Genre
Video Game
File Info
Song
8.9 MB
3 min 54 sec

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