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Summer Garden by aGIANTpupafish

Round 18
Author aGIANTpupafish
Title Summer Garden
MP3 Link http://flabby.tv/SummerGarden.mp3
Module Link sdc18_aGIANTpupafish-Summer_Garden.zip
Filesize 1339KB
Score 5, 1, 1, 1, 1Total Points: 9 (5 Votes)
1st Place Vote5 Points2nd Place Vote4 Points3rd Place Vote3 Points4th Place Vote2 Points5th Place Vote1 point

Authors' Notes

Hey all,

Quite pleased with this one. For back story read the comments in the .it . I suppose i was a little unadventurous with the VSTi s (mainly just taking presets and tweaking them a little) but as i say i think it sounds good and that's what matters! Due to my dubious methods it's a little CPU intensive so feel free to listen to the .mp3. :)

Look forward to hearing what you guys have come up with!

aGp

Comments

Comment by directionless on 2007-08-23 03:18:55

ooooh nice! cool sound. catchy good tune. neat ending.

Comment by directionless on 2007-08-24 21:30:14

i think i failed to stress how much i enjoy the ambience of this one!

one thing i noticed after listening a few times now, the 5th chord lead that comes in at 1:09 seems a bit loud or overbearing to the ambience before and after it. when it comes back in at 1:47, it fits in the music better.

Comment by hexmode on 2007-08-25 19:15:08

Mmm the ambience of this is really lovely :) Particularly at the start. I agree with Directionless, the bit at 1:09 didn't seem to fit with the ambience outside of it. But I can live with that cos the bit at the start is so nice! One other thing I guess is that the crash cymbal sounds a bit weak.

Comment by organic_io on 2007-08-26 00:03:29

hey pupa! this is really nice. definitely one of my favourites this round. i disagree entirely with the above comments about the lead starting at 1:09.. i LOVE it! it gives this track so much characteristic depth and beauty. i wish it could go on forever. i'll just have to keep it on repeat for a while! keep up the good work :)

Comment by directionless on 2007-08-27 02:29:23

well just so you know, i didn't consider the lead a flaw or anything. :) just pointing out that it was the only volume imbalance i heard. otherwise, i can agree with a statement like dj_lo says; especially since i use imbalance in music for emphasis all the time. if for that purpose, i'd actually make the lead @ 1:09 stand out even more. :D

Comment by aGIANTpupafish on 2007-08-27 08:17:20

thanks for the comments. i guess the lead was a little loud... but it just sounded so cool i couldnt resist turning it up. anyways sometimes its nice to split opinion (wouldnt be much point in opinion if every1 agreed!). @ mutilus: i guess the crash was a little weak but i didn't wanna break the ambience at the start with a massive crash sound with a strong attack. but thanks for commenting guys.. it's nice to have some positive feedback for once :P

Comment by Dreamer on 2007-08-27 12:58:50

Weird track :D. But that's a good thing. Gets a little repeative on my ears but just short enough not to bother. Synths on this track sounds good. Nice tune..
Greetz

Comment by plusminus on 2007-08-28 13:44:51

I think the 1:09 lead was balanced, and the way you introduced it suddenly, and then took it out, and then brought it back with a different melody first worked quite well. OTOH I think your drums in general are a bit quiet. If that was to keep the ambiance of the first bit, remember you can always start them quiet and turn them up a bit :)

Comment by CAG on 2007-08-28 19:52:50

I liked the sudden chords too, though I thought the lead sounded a bit cheezy. :D the arpeggio worked, too. the percussion could use some working on though, but then again, I am a MOAR-SP33D-DRUMZ freak, haha (meaning I'd advise you to crank that mutha up to bpm 999 spd 1 and go BREAK-KOR3, which probably isn't a very good idea).

....sorry, I have trouble calming that urge on my own tracks. anyways, nice pretty track. :)

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