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19, Male
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New England
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Young and primarily self-taught Orchestral/Cinematic composer with some taste in 3D design. I use constructive criticism and expect the same in return.

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Level 8 Musician
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Ranked as Civilian

Trombone Tea Time Classical Song
Overture of Champions Classical Song
[Wr] 14: Epilogue/Credits Cinematic Song
[Wr] 13: The General Cinematic Loop

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In case you got one of my reviews, first, I'd like to apologize. I'm being brutally hard for this. This post is a basic walkthrough of my judging process and what everything means in the judging form I provide. Note that the rating I give you is NOT the official AIM judgement, it's just MY piece of the puzzle! I am only one of several judges.

How I Judge:

  1. I pull up your track and the image. Read your description, then listen 1x through without stops with the image up. With this pass, I judge the most surface things- how it feels, how it fits, how it flows.
  2. Listen a second time, taking notes of more specific things.
  3. Start writing things down, listen a few more times while I write to keep the song fresh.
  4. Complete the rating form (below). Post results in review. Publish revew!

Example form:

My ratings:
Originality- -/10
Relevance- --/30
Composition- --/25
Instrumentation- --/15
Mastering- -/10
Emotion/Interest- -/10

Total: --/100 (NG: - stars)

Originality: How unique is your musical interpretation of the art piece? How do you set your piece apart from what I would expect of you and/or the genre you are writing in?

Relevance: How well does your piece connect with the art? Note that this is a highly SUBJECTIVE category. There's always the chance I just don't get the connection from your piece even though you do. If a piece has a high score in this, it means to me the art piece almost seemed to move before my eyes with the music and take on another dimension (figuratively speaking).

Composition: How interesting are your chord choices? Do you use variation or just repeat the sampe thing over and over again? Are there transitions and how effective are they? Is the melody effective and used effectively? Is the form of the song easy to descipher and fitting?

Instrumentation: Do your choices regarding the instruments in the piece make sense? Do you use instruments idiomatically? Are there any unique or creative uses of instruments? Did you make an effort to simulate a live performance or actually record live the parts? Is there a good ensemble texture and balance?

Mastering: How effectively do you use processing to bring out the best parts of the song? Is the type and level of reverb fitting? Does the piece SOUND good?

Emotion/Interest: Most subjective category- does the piece really "pull me in"? Is this something that I would put on loop for an entire evening and browse the internets in the throes of melodic and harmonic ecstacy? A 10/10 is "oh mah fuggern gerd dis is awesumz!!!"

 

If you want to get a certain rating, send that amount of money to me and I will happily oblige. :3


Recent Game Medals

Argh my eyes 25 Points Viewed all the submissions in a single loop. Medal Stats.
End 10 Points Complete the game Medal Stats.
SECRET MEDAL 5 Points Unlock this medal to see it's details. Medal Stats.
True Story Bro 5 Points Watch the beginning of the story Medal Stats.
For (s)he's a Jolly good fellow! 10 Points Win the game by defeating Lord Haddock. Medal Stats.
Reach Heaven 5 Points Enter heaven... but why are you here? Medal Stats.
Fallen Hero 5 Points A Dungeon Crawler died in the dungeon. Medal Stats.
Read The Manual 10 Points You read the how to section Medal Stats.
Level 1 5 Points Good job, you know how to play! Medal Stats.
Charybdis 25 Points Defeat Charybdis. Medal Stats.


Total Medals Earned: 170 (From 59 different games.)

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