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This track is weird, which is a good thing right?

This started off as an ambient track, but it turned into dark Techno before dropping into a Drum & Bass inspired rhythm at the end. This is definitely an experiment for me and out of my comfort zone!

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Like the marimba rhythms -- bass was unexpected but is welcome. I would actually take some of the reverb or chorus FX down on that, or add some white noise to it. I'm wanting a crispier bass.

By 1:20 the snare line has been a bit samey for me, good time to drop it out, but I would personally write more changeups in that line. Just a more unpredictable line. When it comes back in at 2:08 it's not bad. For some of your auxiliary percussion I would not pan them so hard left and right. I think one is around 80% or 90%. Or if I were to do that, I'd take them down a bit in volume there and alternate them in the left and right channels just to give that balance.

3:21 is very interesting chord wise. I wanted a breakdown with those chords. The octaved bass synth has the high end that I wanted on your first bass, but I feel it's a lot too loud, and it wasn't what I was looking to hear.

Percussion wise, I actually like your snare, and I think the kick is fine. It probably could come up a bit in the mix. Maybe side-chain. The sustains in the mix all felt comparatively flat. You could still layer a kick on top of this one and have it function as a sub pillow.

I did find the claps a little uncomfortable. You could probably cut them shorter and bitcrush them?

Overall, the mix is creepy and cool, which I enjoy. Really wanted more chords from this piece, but it is what it is, and I enjoyed the listen.

Thanks for coming out to NGUAC!

Good textures and ambiance at the beginning here. loves those marimba sounding tones. Getting it spiced up with some crisp high end goodies right before your first drum beat kicks. Love it.

Well hey, overall good balance and mixing here at your first drop, i feel like your snare is a little bit too punchy compared to your kick. In my opinion, the two should compliment eachother AND the song. You have a very chill yet energetic vibe, and I think simply the VOICE or sample of the snare could lose that higher pitch clap sound thats layered over the snare drum. The snare isnt too loud, i think just a little too harsh. (after hearing the whole song and proofreading this review, MAYBE, the snare in the final drop wouldve been crap,) I just dont think im a fan of your clap layer. Its like the difference between hitting a slightly open hi hat, still crispy, but harsh, and snapping your fingers super loud, not a ton of high end, but crisp and quick. I feel like the claps in between the snares on 3 are meant to be ghost notes, the claps being those ghost notes were a bit uncomfortable for me. and the kick wasnt very punchy, which mightve complimented the snare.

It is a very low heavy kick, Im always a fan of layering just the top end of another kick on top of your kick, one that doesnt ruin the feel you are trying to get with your kick, but still adds some definition to kick.

at first i didnt like the beginning of the transition at 2:58, the kick hits with the cymbal, and then sometimes the cymbal without the kick hits were a bit uncomfortable, i feel like your kick just needed to be punchier for me.

however the second half of that transition into your final DnB drop was GOOD, and then DUDE THAT SNARE IS GREAT AT THE DROP! :D The main bass voice here is a little bit too much, you have all of these wonderful little crispy bits happening in the mix and that overpowered bass voice has so much high end it just overshadows it.

One thing i really wanted with this piece was some more melodic content to latch onto.

And I really think that kick needed to be punchier.

Overall; love the vibe, little bit creepy, little bit chill, is good. and then the final drop i am a pretty big fan of.

Great submission to the NGUAC!

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3.77 / 5.00

Aug 24, 2020
8:18 AM EDT
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5.4 MB
4 min 44 sec

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