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#5240651 My first game music

Posted by YoungProdigy on 15 July 2015 - 07:20 PM

Hey, programad, I listened to your song. I liked it and feel that it would work perfect for an old-school 2D platformer.


However, there are some things that could be improved. For instance; the drums used sound very unrealistic. I would try to add some velocity variations and use more realistic samples. As for the drum sequencing; it's basically the same loop over and over. I would insert some fills into the drum part to add variation. But even inserting a random snare or a random kick here and there will help add variation. Lastly with the drums; I felt that the crash cymbal was too low in volume. I would turn it up in the mix.


Mixing-wise, everything sounds like it's playing from the center. I would try to pan the hi-hats farther left and the synth pads farther right. Panning will help give each instrument its own space.  Arrangement-wise; the guitar, the synth pads and the vibraphone seem to all be playing in the same range. Personally I would raise the vibraphone up an octave.


So I think the following things will improve your songs:

1. Make sure you use realistic samples.

2. Make sure you add velocity variation to the samples. This will especially help your drum parts sound more realistic.

3. Add variation to your sequenced parts; so it doesn't sound like a loop is being played throughout the whole song.

4. Pan some of your instruments; so that everything isn't playing from the center.

5. Make sure not too many instruments are playing in the same frequency range.

#5237252 "Funky Groove" a new jazz/funk hybrid song by me...

Posted by YoungProdigy on 28 June 2015 - 07:41 AM

Hey, YoungProdigy here. Just finished Funky Groove. It's a song that combines jazzy piano chords, with a funky beat and a funky bassline.


You can listen to and download it here:



As always critique is welcome.

#5232635 So what do you guys think is holding me back?

Posted by YoungProdigy on 03 June 2015 - 02:15 PM

Hey, YoungProdigy here. I want to eventually start composing for commercial games and I was wondering? What do you guys think is holding me back? Is it my composition skills? My mixing skills? My samples?


You can listen to my stuff here by the way:


#5230627 "Farewell" a jazzy techno song by me.

Posted by YoungProdigy on 23 May 2015 - 06:58 PM

Hey guys. I just uploaded "Farewell"; a jazzy techno track. I wrote it a couple weeks ago but this is the first time I've publicly released it.


You can listen to it here:



As always critique is welcome.

#5209288 Looking for critique on my new RPG forest theme...

Posted by YoungProdigy on 07 February 2015 - 12:09 PM

Hey, YoungProdigy here. I recently composed an RPG-styled forest theme. I would describe it as something you would hear in a JRPG.


You can listen to it here:



This isn't the final song; but a WIP.


I'm trying to improve my skills as a composer; so critique would be very welcome.

#5203242 Looking for critique on my new techno song "Endless Courage".

Posted by YoungProdigy on 10 January 2015 - 05:33 AM

Hey guys, Young Prodigy here. I recently wrote an anime-inspired techno track called "Endless Courage". I would describe it as something you would hear in an anime or a DDR game.

You can listen to the track here:

Any critique would be welcome.

#5046392 Check out my 2 new original SNES-style battle themes....

Posted by YoungProdigy on 24 March 2013 - 07:38 PM

Hey, Young Prodigy here. I recently composed 2 new SNES-style battle themes. The first one is in the style of Nobuo Uematsu. The second one is in the style of Kenji Ito.

You can listen to the first one at this:

You can listen to the second one here:

I hope you like it!