Mix the two
I see your dilemma in picking one.
I'd suggest suggest a mixture of the two. The first is a little too sidechained, while the second, although awesome, sounds messy at parts. I would say to selectively sidechain some of the notes, while leaving some at their full length.
Nice having something new of yours to listen to!
Anyways, I like the mix of basshunter style and happier sounding chord progression.
If I can give you a tip, doing hats like this sounds sweet with triplet time:
[ X | X | X [ _ | _ | X [ X | X | X [ _ | _ | X [
With X's being on and _ off. Il check back later when you have something else new up.
My god, right above F-777's one more. There is something seriously wrong here...
Sorry for not rating higher, but this song includes some major flaws.
1- There is 8 bars of nothing but offbeat bass and drums, you are using a standard dance progression too, which means that there is absolutely nothing original about the segment
2- As stated below, the bass and kick are way to overpowering
3- The song cuts off right after the peak, no slow down, no nothing
4- Absolutely no dynamic range, all the volume levels are the same, not sure what it is from, but I am guessing overcompression (not entirely sure though). Try to turn the compression down and get the loudness from giving a cleaner mix from tuning your instruments and rhytms
5-Something weird is going on with the piano at the beginning, sounds like heavy stereo separation with the bass in the left and the highs in the right, the effect is too pronounced and displeasing on the ears.
Keep it up
thanks for taking the time to write this a review! :D
my dance tracks tend to focus on rhythm, bass, and drums rather than the leads.
the bass and kick are overpowering on purpose, that's just how i like it to sound.
same goes for the ending. i thought an abrupt end would be more fitting.
there are automation clips on the volume through. and, yeah, mixing is definitely my weak point.
i'm not sure what you mean in #5. if you mean the pad that accompanies the piano, it doesn't sound heavy or pronounced in my phones.
i hope you find these points to be more like stylistic points than flaws, cept the mixing part. i'm a shitty mixer.
again, thanks for the review :D
You put way too much compression in this song. Its obvious, and gives the song almost no dynamic range. It is very murky sounding, and synths which should be clear are not.
However, I will give you kudos for mixing up the melody a little, if not too much. As well as for the effects at the beginning. However, the compression really ruins this song.
Keep at it, and congrats on the top 5
Very good. Great composition, and an incredibly unique melody.
Only a few qualms. One is that the sound is kinda thin with the lead so far above the bass and drums, that you need some filler in between to close the gap. Also, the snare rolls sound too robotic on their own, and need some effects or change of notes, anything really so that it doesn't sound too robotic.
Turn it down a little...
You say to turn the amp up all the way, so I am assuming that you have one of your own. Therefore you should have noticed the obvious crackling going down at 0:42. We can always turn the volume up, so turn yours down so we can have a better experience.
Otherwise, good job with the melody. At least you didn't just keep the old melody through the entire song but instead mixed it and change it up some to keep things fresh. Although, at the final plateau, you kept it going for too long and just kept coming back to it without too much change. So much that you just get worn out of listening and want it to just end.
Oh, and only a 7 out of 10 cause you kept the same synth for most of the entire song.
Fair call. Mastering DOES need to be done.
Not deserving of a top 5
I'll list off all the problems with this song:
-Use of dry VEC2 samples, yes BD FX, that was obvious... need actual effects
-Overcompression on the drums, and generally the entire song
-Piano quickly got drowned out during their chords, they need more sustain so they
-Stale transitions and a very bland build, need some fade ins,
-Basic structure, you cant always go up
-Panning effect is incredibly harsh on the ears whenwearing
Finally, the one part which I enjoyed, the piano solo, was great. Why was it so difficult to hear? The piano should have completely stood out at that part, try pitching it up an octave or EQing a hole for the piano to sit in.
I hope I haven't made too many enemies by my review, but look at what I said and improve your next song by that much.
Not deserving of a top 5 in my opinion. Keep working on it.
WOOT FOR VEC2!!!!!!!! USED EVERYWHERE ON NEWGROUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!! I do agree though, it could use more mastering. But i guess the tune and melody of the song drown out the quality :)
Thank you for your criticism though, i truly appreciate it. Thanks for reviewing too.
hah, found it!
Do I get a cookie?
haha I just read this now.
yes you do :3
This song is just about perfect. It has just about everything you could desire in a song. Melodic piano parts, thumping kicks, mellow lows, shrill highs. I only have one qualm. Where can I get a version with all three parts of the song together? Any way at all?
It's here somewhere, look harder.
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