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I've been invited to play in a chiptune festival in Los Angeles in January. Plan on making it happen.

I am working on my set. Any crits or advice would be greatly appreciated! :)

1)https://soundcloud.com/ryanreilly/frequency-3-0-track-1 INTRO - definitely

2)https://soundcloud.com/ryanreilly/symphony-no-1-melody-outline Sorta-reprisal of track 1)

3)https://soundcloud.com/ryanreilly/8bitness (not sure about this one yet)

4)https://soundcloud.com/ryanreilly/funkynight (hasn't been converted to 8 bit sound fonts yet)

5)https://soundcloud.com/ryanreilly/chip-and-bass (pretty sure about this one)

6)https://soundcloud.com/ryanreilly/littleasianjazzmelody (not sure about this one yet)

7)https://soundcloud.com/ryanreilly/frogattobossbattlespastic (pretty sure about this one)

8)https://soundcloud.com/ryanreilly/frogattodreamadventure (definitely sure about this one)

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Really really like this track. I feel it's a tad to long though. The first half is excellent but I think the 2nd half sort of trails off on some different ideas that don't benefit the rest of the song as much as they could.

As for mixing I would bring up the Piano chords in the first 30 seconds a tad bit, the chords really bring out the melody and I think bringing up the piano in the mix would emphasize that. After 30 seconds it seems as if everything is a little more even, I can hear the piano better.

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Really really like this track. I feel it's a tad to long though. The first half is excellent but I think the 2nd half sort of trails off on some different ideas that don't benefit the rest of the song as much as they could.

yea haha. I kind of agree with you there. The piece loses a bit of steam and i felt like i may have overextended the rhythm to make up for it and added some percussive choices that may not benefit the melody or development quite as much as I'd like. I like the way it sounds but I am not quite sure it's an effective way to make the piece work.

As for mixing I would bring up the Piano chords in the first 30 seconds a tad bit, the chords really bring out the melody and I think bringing up the piano in the mix would emphasize that. After 30 seconds it seems as if everything is a little more even, I can hear the piano better.

I actually would prefer to leave the piano chords back b/c it lends itself more readily to dynamic change to begin a piece with quieter dynamics and then provide a nice powerful moment where everything comes together late ron. When the 30 second period jumps in, it creates a far greater sense of power and really heightens the drama of the piece, which is precisely what I was intending to do . This is why I'll typically leave the intro of a piece a little sparser to start out with and build as I go. Thanks for your thoughts

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yea haha. I kind of agree with you there. The piece loses a bit of steam and i felt like i may have overextended the rhythm to make up for it and added some percussive choices that may not benefit the melody or development quite as much as I'd like. I like the way it sounds but I am not quite sure it's an effective way to make the piece work.

I actually would prefer to leave the piano chords back b/c it lends itself more readily to dynamic change to begin a piece with quieter dynamics and then provide a nice powerful moment where everything comes together late ron. When the 30 second period jumps in, it creates a far greater sense of power and really heightens the drama of the piece, which is precisely what I was intending to do . This is why I'll typically leave the intro of a piece a little sparser to start out with and build as I go. Thanks for your thoughts

Fair enough :) Keep up the good work!

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