Just chiming in to say that I have looked — No, scoured through layers of the internet for a good alternative to After Effects for those kind of visualizers and I have found nothing that can get you any more than 75% of the way there at best.
It really does seem to be an After Effects trademark; like, it's arguably a selling point now.
This is a piano arrangement I made from ff10 : "Daughter of the Summoner" and "Someday the Dream Will End"
I've the idea of these arrangements a long time ago, but I didn't manage to get sthg enough complete. By merger of these two arrangements, I feel the result coherent
I'm afraid to have a little accelerate at the middle part (1'30). But, I think it's negligible. Is it annoying?
Any feedbacks? Points to correct?
I wanted to do some dissonant, "omfg it's right behind you!" style trailer music instead of the usual epic stuff. Thanks for listening!
Edit: Embed not working atm it seems
Hey man, here are some of my main thoughts on this:
The main squelchy synth doesn't really change its pattern much. It keeps the same rhythm throughout for the most part until, for instance, 1:44. It could have more variation in its rhythm (and consequently what's going on around it can as well).
The delayed lead that came in at 0:17 is a little pitchy at 0:32. It's as if you slightly moved the pitch wheel and too slowly, which makes the sound appear as if it were itself "nauseous". (Minor details like that are pretty important in the big picture if they happen several times.)
The lead sequence at 1:08 - 1:25 was a bit noodly/rambly/random in melodic contour.
I liked the break at 1:44, but the rising distorted lead (which is too piercing in the upper treble; try a mild low pass) overstayed its welcome for me since it mostly sustains and wiggles a bit. I thought it was going to be a riser to go somewhere, but instead it just led to a complete stop... that starts up again after too long of a silent gap, IMO.
Your vocals are pretty good though.