where is the kick?
I believe that this is technically a synth rock, it really doesn't have that dubstep vibe (solid sub bass and half beat feel)
Musically it is good, something is constantly happening, so it doesn't get boring at any point
mixing is OK as well, but the instruments could be "wider", you know ,some layering, compression, reverb, don't know what are the possibities of garage band though
2:03 - there was some note off the scale, watch out for that
0:38- I dont like this snare much, the other is cool
Otherwise it's quite a decent tune, I would imagine it as a soundtrack of some mobile game maybe
btw why genocide? Under such a title, I imagine something darker, sinister.. this sounds quite encouraging actually
and good luck with future production :)
Hey thank you very much for the review friend ! =3
Well in fact I wanted the instruments to be pretty "abrupt", that's why it's called "Genocide" by the way : everything stops brutally. ^^
Thank you for your advices, I'll work on that ! :3
Thanks again for the review ! :D
heh I thought that everybody has already forgotten about this genre
it sounds quite nice, really reminds me that 2008ish "newgrounds happy trance", like cornandbeans, dimrain 47, and so.. good times
lead should be wider, maybe try layering more similar sounds to create one big lead, then reverb everything
drums could use a little of variation every few bars, just shuffle with the kick a bit or something
also you could add more various hihats to fill the high frequencies
mix is ok, except that delay thing at 1:24 sounds too loud, lowering the delay decay would help.. and maybe it would sound better if it started from a lowpass, but thats just my preference
otherwise really nice tune :)
musically it sounds cool, very catchy, it has enough variations and stuff, the melody and vibe remind me jumpstyle genre, more than house :)
the lead sounds a bit cheap, maybe it could use more reverb or layering to make it sound wider
3:15 piano sounds a bit drowned
overall mixing is good, no ear-destroying mistakes, so good job
thank you for the critism :)
man, this is still so random
so from the beginning:
I dont feel like all the notes are in the scale, you NEED to get some music theory basics, just watch any video about chord and scales.. then choose like 4 chords, build a melody from them, repeat them with a few variations
0:09 hat thing is too loud
I quite like that bass at 1:34 but that beat behind it became really repetitive really soon and the random guitar thing totally killed any joy from this part
1:53... just... what is happening? Doesnt that sound wrong to you? It is the opposite of musicality plus everything is competing with each other in the mix
2:00... the clap is too loud, kick completely drowned, learn about sidechaining
2:28.. I believe this was an attempt to make a buildup.. no, it wasnt good.. just google: "EDM buildup tutorial" and try to do something similar
2:52 the suffering continues.. can you imagine anybody who would want to dance to this? Me neither, it doents have any catchy moment or anything
Also try to learn something about transitions and filters, everything is happening out of nowhere
Don't want to sound discouraging, but you are not improving imo.. just take more time to create a track, don't try to release literally everything you make
and school is the best time of your life btw
I like the arrangement, something is constantly happening, there is enough different sounds and melodies.. I would just close my eyes and imagine myself in some few-bit game
guess I can't say anything against sound quality, sound pretty chiptunish, mix is good as well, maybe the kick should me more noticeable..
respect for using that programme, it looks quite crazy
and more people should hear your stuff, I scouted you :)
Thank you! Famitracker can be a bit crazy, but by the virtue of its limitations it can end up being pretty simple.
Composition is OK-ish, not bad, not anything unique, just your average everyday house song, you should spend more time on melodies, dont stop until it sounds OK, but until it is great, memorable
0:40 there is quite huge jump in volume, from tiny silent intro to super loud drop... It's good to put the rendered MP3 back to FL (or whatever you use) and just look if there aren't any peaks like this in the waveform, then edit it back in project
1:16 don't really like this part, some of the notes sound off-key to me + that bell thing could be quiter
2:49/3:34 the bass has some high pitch noise in it, I would cut it somehow
If its only your 5th song, technical quality is really decent, but there is still a lot things to work on :)
Thx Mate! I will definitely take your advice when i make a new house song. Definitely appreciate your advice.
Seems like R4R thread is broken, so I came here to return some feedback at least :)
The composition is quite minimalistic, but it has enough elements and little things to keep it interesting. Those little synths (e.g.1:05) really help to create an atmosphere. The outro (2:20 onward) could be a few bars shorter I guess since there isnt much going on
vibe of the song with all those cheesy saws and delays and guitar thing reealy remind me soundtracks of old flash shooters I was playing here on NG, good times
mixing-wise I would push low frequencies a bit, kick is ok, but that bass behind it should be more noticeable.. rest is decent, it always could be better, but there are no major ear-destroying mistakes, which is nice
Thanks for the review mate! The kick and bass were originally louder but were reduced to avoid clipping. If I develop this track I'll see what I can do.
I'm a bit allergic to rapping, but this is pretty good :D I like that lo-fi feeling and sounds. Composition is OK I guess, I really know nothing about hip-hop, so I can't tell much what's right/wrong.. The song has enough variations and sounds+ending was pretty poetic
Mixing is also cool, I can't hear any problems
Overall it sound quite professional to me, so good job :)
heh somebody still cares about this song? :) you already have a pretty detailed review somewhere here, so just a few of my words:
Structure and composition are fine this time, really like that chill part at 2:00
but mixing is not cool yet, it needs simply better loudness leveling, that lead drowns everything else, the snare clap thing could be also quiter
and some of the fx are reeally loud and could use some EQing like 1:14 or 2:31.. those things really interfere with the rest of mix.. turn it down, maybe sidechain it
and take breaks when mixing, maybe try it on different sound systems, at different loudness levels, at different star constellations and so
Wow, thanks for da awesome review!
I'll be sure to take your advice on the mixing, I just like the lead loud so I'll try to go into uncomfortable territory.
And don't worry, I'll be sure to try it in different time-space continuums.
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