Entry #1

The Audio Portal Spectrum

2017-03-27 18:00:38 by FyreDrakon

I've noticed a trend in the audio portal lately, and it's been bugging me. There are many people who post music on Newgrounds, but only some of it is good music. The rest falls into the category of ignored or unnoticed. 

For instance, music made by a popular person (DJVI comes to mind) is instantly rated and gets tons of views. There's nothing wrong with that, because they deserve those views. But then, we get to the next tier, the pretty good music made by individuals that, while it gets some views, usually ends up being ignored. There are very few people in this category, but they'll improve and become popular. That's alright as well. 

Now comes the next large tier; the group of people who make music that's overall eh. Their music is just average. But here's the problem, very few of them ever get recognized. It's much harder for them to become popular even when they do improve, because it's hard for them to improve as nobody really says anything, and nobody leaves a rating. 

Finally, we reach the bottom tier of music, the one full of horrible things that make you want to die. These kinds of songs have two things happen to them:

1) they get featured (somehow), usually due to something else, or 

2) recieve mass amounts of negative reviews, which often follows the first if it happens at all. 

What I'm trying to say here is that the really good songs and the really bad songs both get attention, whether it's reviews or whether its ratings. But the middle tier, the one that I fall into (as far as I can tell, as I've never gotten a bad rating on any of my songs), is often ignored, and it's hard to come up with music when you realize nobody's really gonna appreciate it, or like it, or anything. I mean, it can't really be that hard to leave a review on a song, whether you like it or not. So people out there (if you're reading this at all), when you use the audio portal, please, if you find an unrated song, that doesn't mean it's bad. It's just lonely, and in desperate need of a review (or two). 


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2017-03-27 19:10:07

I've been driven away from this site a bit because of the Geometry Dash... bureaucracy, if you will, that the Audio Portal has become. Whatever the players click will get attention. It's sad. I find it hard to browse recent audio because I can't tell GD from not GD.

That being said, I totally agree. As for those producers who can't seem to find their way up, they are the ones most in need of reviews - just so they know that someone's listening.