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Red Skies // Destroyer Encounter

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You're a space ship having an epic Battle! My entry for the Newgrounds Video Game Music Challenge!

Pls check out my YouTube Channel, it's going pretty slowly lately :]

YouTube: https://youtu.be/bzW2XfHLEj4

BPM: 128

Key: D Minor

Hope you like it :]

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RedSkiesOfficial responds:


epic :0

RedSkiesOfficial responds:

thanks, sadly the mix is bad, song shouldnt be at +8dB :D


RedSkiesOfficial responds:


It sounds like the track is experiencing some rather noticeable clipping. Analyzing the waveform in audacity seems to confirm this. Consider lowering the volume if individual mixer tracks so that the master rarely goes above 0db, and then maybe adding some compression on master if needed. (That’s how I do it anyways).

Composition and arrangement are done pretty well, but the track is pretty repetitive, seeing that it’s essentially the same track twice (the bridge being pretty much the same thing as the intro, and there are some subtle differences in the later drop). The melodies are nice and expressive, so listening to them 2 times in a song doesn’t matter too much :p

Gotta admit I have a bit of a hard time to fit this to a boss fight scenario in my mind, sounds a bit too much like straight up EDM. I suppose some more abstractly themed skill SHMUP could use something like this as a boss theme, in the same vein how Geometry Dash levels often uses EDM songs.

Aside from beforementioned clipping the production quality is good. Like melodies the synths sound expressive and well crafted (if not a bit generic), and percussions fit right into the mix.

In conclusion this is a solid tune that I do in fact like quite a bit. Not exactly sure how well it fits into the challenge criteria, but as they say: “Those are more like… guidelines”, so yeah, keep the good work up and your levels below 0db ^^b

(Also how come the voice says “final boss” when the boss in question is the first one ;p)

RedSkiesOfficial responds:

Yeah I'd have to admit that I had quite the troubles mixing this one, or mixing in general, because my songs are always way too loud, because they sound empty in my ears otherwise, but it's especially noticable on this one, since this is pretty much the only (newer) song with clipping. I actually procrastinated quite hard on this one, since I only got the drop the drop done for like a month and the rest was thrown together just a few days before the deadline since I hadn't had any ideas for it, so it's no wonder it's not my best song (by far)

I didn't imagine to like 8-Bit themed song, this kicks me in! Motivates to build an level in Geometry Dash, thank you for making such a cool music! 5/5 I wanted to do 4,5/5 Until the drop kicks in! Keep up!

RedSkiesOfficial responds:

Thanks so much dude!

Credits & Info

4.75 / 5.00

Jan 20, 2021
12:56 PM EST
Video Game
File Info
6.6 MB
3 min 38 sec
  • FL Studio
  • Serum
  • Flex
  • Soundgoodizer
Misc. Kit
  • Vital Synth

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.