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Placed 4th on the Audio Deathmatch! Thank you everyone for your support!

Weekly 4th!!!!!! Thank you all that voted <3 You are my world

Made for the Newgrounds Audio Death Match final round!


Thank you for the Frontpage! 10th one this year!!

Ahoy! I spent a really long time on this, revisiting the song every day since I started it just to find errors, or do a variation, or to fix a really small detail. All I can say is, worth it, took it's time but definitely worth it.

Even if I don't win, I've made it this far. This is an accomplishment for me, all this musical journey. I remember in 2017 I made it to the round of 16 of NGADM, I was freaking out, like for real. And look at me now haha, got so lucky!

What I wanted this song to be was, every single musical thing that I've learned so far merged with my happy emotions, an adventure, a Pirate themed song.

I hope you enjoy this musical journey, and that you also enjoy/notice the little details on this. Thank you everyone! Thank you for the awesome support this year :).

All aboard~

All the past rounds submissions:

-Terminal Showdown-


-Arcade Prix-

This time I commissioned Hypervolt, again. He makes awesome stuff, you should check his art and music too, also tell him that I send you!

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz2cUw73m55TDsN3jTsnECg?view_as=subscriber

Newgrounds: https://hypervolt.newgrounds.com/

Check out the video as well: https://youtu.be/e6EroE1RR34

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Ermosa canción ☆w☆

This is so good! I love it.

Pirate fox, aka. yo

I've been listening to this on and off for several days now, because it's quite fun, lighthearted, and the synths are interesting to listen to. Just wanted to stop by and say well done. And yes that breakdown in the middle was quite satisfying.

PredatorMusic responds:

Thank you Phono! Your piece is amazing as well, pure classic piano "from the heart". Good luck!

Official '20 NGADM finals review

I'm surprised by the large amount of castle crashers vibe. I don't expect to think that's what you were going for, but it really had a sense of nostalgia for coming across that way. It has that lighthearted dance feel, and it has a great selection of sound choices used to create the full atmosphere. I definitely got the cartoony feel of a pirate like adventure, and there's some imagery of, again, a castle crashers style pirate level that I really would enjoy clubbing some baddies to. In terms of the writing though it did feel a little stagnant (also fade out lol really). Especially in the bassline. I liked the rhythm, but I would have liked to have seen a little more variation. I wonder how much I would have paid attention to the chord progression too if you'd focus on changing up the bass a little bit, but I also notice that the chord progression stays about the same (barring some key changes). As I pay attention to the melodies, there are tons of scotch snaps everywhere lol. The melodies themselves aren't good earworms since they move kinda fast, so instead of having a motiff or theme in the composition, there's more of an emphasis on keeping the feel similar with the style each melody has and what instruments are involved with it. 2:17 is a nice breakup with what you have going on here, which is great since it's a refreshing break, but I'm also dissapointed because I feel like you could have done more with that. Like I would have loved to have heard a melody developed in that section and drum breakdown before going back to the normal groove (by the way, the guitar gives me an Infected Mushroom feel there). Which on the topic of structure that also circles back to the bassline thing, the energy feels flat throughout the whole thing. It makes it come across with the sense of little progression. This is also maybe why the 2:17 feels extra special too.

What I think you did a lot better on though is the instruments and sounds you used. I question the drums a bit because they're surrounded by so many "real" instruments lol (aside from the VGM synths). The strings are super lighthearted and lush, there's a crazy cool amount of electronic stuff that really meshes with everything you got here, but the drums sound like older cheap dance drums lol. I don't hate them though, because I feel like they add to the nostalgia "Castle Crushers" feel like retro Newgrounds. I don't know if that's what you were going for, but for the benefit of the doubt, I'll run with that. However, I love picking out all the stuff you have in this. Like how you mesh the harpsichord with VGM sounds, the distorted guitar with the "squishy" bass, the marimba duetting the violins (or violas???), there's just a lot of cool details. Like the slammed drums at 3:37 is another cool detail I like, as well as the violin runs at 4:07. Just to listen to the sounds and details is an audible treat, and it's really fun to pick them out.

Yeah, really cool. I'm glad to see you here in the final rounds, and I liked what you have.

PredatorMusic responds:

Thank you so much for the constructive criticism!

That is exactly what I was aiming for, a cartoony, CC, inspiring, adventure-themed song! Glad that I could transmit it in the end.
Thank you for pointing out the VGM + Orchestral + Breakbeat mashup! Little details that most of the time are not noticed.

And yeah, I think my biggest weakness is still the basslines, and the chord progressions, I think I got used to do the same progressions as WF. I'll work on that!

Thank you again! <3

Credits & Info

4.81 / 5.00

Oct 5, 2020
12:31 AM EDT
Video Game
File Info
11.4 MB
5 min 1 sec

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