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Sorry for so late sending, i forgot to upload

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its dope tho

Couple things to think about here.

Firstly ADR3 Said the big thing already, the kick. The kick is so heavy and distorts the whole master time every time it hits. Sidechain is key in these moments. Now, this track is very easily assumed to want to have a rap over it. maybe some lyrics and singing. Who knows, there is currently no room in the mix for a voice to be super clear. everything is mixed okay, until you get to your bass. It feels like you may have maybe mixed this on a pair of headphones or speakers that doesnt have a ton of bass, so for your mix you turned up the bass to where YOU want it to be, but then in a decent pair of headphones or a system, it just is so boosted that it peaks and clips and distorts at every kick hit. I think the master, the kick, and the sub could come down for more balance, and then you immediately have room to put vocals on top of the mix. over all, great vibe and great beat, however i have to give the structure and composition some gripes when it comes to a competition entry. Yes its a great beat, and yes this genre will have a repetitive beat with some great vocals over it, but I wanna see what you can DO with some transitions, some harmonic and melodic content, so variation and new ideas within a piece. It's GREAT as a standalone, i just want so much more out of you, and I think you can do it.

also, another thought about the kick, the kick and sub are possibly the MOST important part of this trap beat. The whole genre in general. Over mixing it to where the mix sounds like its rattling loose parts of a car with a sub turned up way too loud, just pulls so much away from this. I promise itll still sound so good with that kick turned down, some sidechain compression on your 808, and the whole master brought down just a little.

However, overall, without the mixing and repetitive issues, SUPER good beat!

Great submission to the NGUAC!!

Bell synths sounding good. Mix could use improvement though. It sounds like it was just mixed wayyy too loud before hitting the master -- if there's anything on the master.

The writing itself is great, standard.

I'd like a lot less beat tags throughout.

Your 808 has a good tone to it. The kick is just coming in and distorting with every beat. Try a sidechain and see if that will get it to stop.

Now the piece itself stays the same throughout, as to be expected with a trap beat. I would recommend maybe trying out different structures for future pieces. Writing your first four bars will get you your hook if you just take it two times and write a good changeup on the 7th and 8th bar, or 15th and 16th depending how you structure. Learning about transitioning will help you use the same elements without sounding like you're doing the same thing over and over. It's important to remember, your listeners' ears will get fatigued, after all. I ran into the same problem writing Listerine, if you wanna check out a comparison. The solution was just trying a different structure out and moving some things around on it, then writing in changeups.

Nice fresh piece though. Enjoyed the listen despite the kick issue.

Thanks for coming out to NGUAC!

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