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Final Goodbye


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I just decided to choose this song name out of random, I really had a hard time on making this considering i've been struggling for awhile to create new things and that NGUAC 2020 Knock-out Round required that the song is created no earlier than the day i was brought into the knock out rounds, so here is what I got, wish me luck.

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I like the atmosphere and the pensive guitar arpeggios at the beginning. It would’ve been nice to humanize the guitar a little more, though - otherwise it feels very square. I think you could’ve maximized the emotional quality of the piece a little more with some more dynamic contrast, subtle tempo changes, etc., especially since the texture is pretty similar throughout. That said, the sound design, mixing, and mood are really good here. I also like the progression - it flows very smoothly. It’s just that the piece needs a bit more structuring and shape to really sell the wistfulness inherent in the instrumentation and title. I think it would help if there were some more advanced methods of creating variety besides just adding and subtracting instruments over time - again, volume changes, phrasing, etc. Still, you won me over here with the sound design and production. Keep at it, Naval76! :)

Mixing, mastering, and balance
Structure, transitions, phrasing, and variety
Melody, tonality, harmony, and texture
Instrumentation and sound design
Emotion, atmosphere, and catchiness
Originality and uniqueness
Overall (how do the elements above interact?)
Composite score

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Aug 24, 2020
4:17 PM EDT
File Info
2.8 MB
2 min 1 sec

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