"dn2 - first snow" by dn_2

dn2 - first snow

by dn_2

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 Ogg Vorbis version

Originality: 8/10Technical: 7/10
Theme: 6/10Quality: 7/10
Arrangement: 4/10Global: 5/10

Well, an interesting combination of bells and what I can only assume is breakcoreish/idm beats. It creates an interesting contrast.
The drums get a bit too eager towards the end though. The last 30 seconds of retriggering snares pretty much destroyed the track in my opinion. The bells have a similar effect pretty early in the track where they practically scream in your ears. Appart from that everything seems to have a well defined place in the track.

Overall, the track is interesting from an analytical point of view, but it's not something I'd have with me wherever I go. Definetly has one of the more interesting drum programming I've heard, if you want to get into the business of that, then this track is a good place to get ideas from.
TNK / ATK project
Originality: 4/10Technical: 2/10
Theme: 3/10Quality: 3/10
Arrangement: 3/10Global: 3/10

Originality: 4/10
Theme: 3/10
Arrangement: 3/10
Technical: 2/10
Quality: 3/10
Global: 3/10

Typical D&B beats on some quite cheap sounds. I miss the awesome pads great D&B sounding tracks can have. Some chips here & there... the whole stuff sounds quite un-professionnal and the theme is definitely too repetitive for me. Sorry, I didn't like this entry.

Technically it's way behind : No use of modern FXs, synths & stuff that would have perfectly suited to your track.

My hints to the composer : D&B drums don't make it all, a great D&B track must create a nice atmosphere, it must set the mood, professionalism should be felt. Focus your work on tracking better pads & setting moods.

Also something that I'll probably copy-paste 3 billion times within this reviewing process : NAME YOUR TRACKS ! This would give your audiance and us judges a better view of how your track is built, will help newbies to learn how to use MT and to beat you in next year's compo :)

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