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Rated 5 / 5 stars

R4R

arrangement is realy thought out and the lengh is very refreshing, nowadays everybody makes 5min+ songs, when they make actual content for like 11 seconds and then just repeat it

I usually dont like songs with vocals but I made an exception here because your voice really pleases my ears and cock and the text is really practical and understandable, not like usual metaforical pseudo deep stuff from every other singer

I also appreciate the amount of work you put into drums, they sound really professionally processed, unlike some people who just use stock fl samples and think theyll get away with it

The song also reminded me that life is way better when you dont take everything seriously

cheers!


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TheBetterAudioPortal responds:

Someone gets it :)


Last Battle [exp] Last Battle [exp]

Rated 3 / 5 stars

I like the combination of these genres, but some of your sounds are preventing me from enjoying the song.. I could say I like the intro, break and outro but not the drops :D

0:55 that melody sounds a bit cheap to me, I feel like you could put some more effort into it

1:20 the lead sounds really "foreign", compared to the rest of the sounds, I would switch it for something diffent

3:00 same case, these screech things dont fit much

I like drums themselves but the loudness should be a bit diffent, turn down that hihats a bit and emphesize the snare, kick is OKish

But experimenting, that's the spirit, you should try new things in your DAW everyday, even if they appear bad and you delete them right after.. sooner or later you create something good

cheers


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Demonic-Overmind responds:

Thanks a lot for review! I thought of adding some harsh elements because that's drum n bass xD
The drums thing, I understood that those were badly mixed while mastering, but I thought of letting it go.


track - 126 track - 126

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Not my genre really, but it sounds pretty sick

It creates a vision of super dark future, you know walking in dirty streets of giant cities, neons, cyborgs and stuff. My favourite part is around 2:00, really like that stereo feel.

Mixing- wise it sounds quite professional.. I really couldn't tell the difference between this and a soundtrack of some high-end sci-fi thing

nicely done!


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Phractle responds:

This has seriously been the best review I have ever received.

Almost had a heart attack.

Thanks a gorillion!


Newton's iPhone Newton's iPhone

Rated 3 / 5 stars

I feel like it has some potential - composition is ok-ish with enough sounds and variations, maybe add some closed hihat shimmer to fill the high frequencies a bit

mixing is listenable as well,

but the overall impression is kinda killed by the sound quality - at this point it sounds reeeally preset-y and unprocessed, e.g. that snare is super "cheap", maybe try to get some better sample pack one shots, or just layer stuff

keep learning stuff like compression, EQing, layering, and it will get better soon :)

cheers


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Corroid responds:

Thank you. I will try to follow your advices :)


Everything is Canaan Everything is Canaan

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

hi there sir

composition-wise it's ok-ish, melodies have that positive vibe, which I always like, but it would deserve more variations both in instrumental and rhytm aspect, you know a few super energetic bars like in 0:30 and then a few laidback ones, with longer notes lenght, using some other synth sound

maybe try to add some drum fills every few bars, you know a bit juggle with the drum rhytm, four on the floor all the time isnĀ“t much entertaining

mixing isn't super good, I can hear all the instruments when I concentrate, but they are quite drowned by the main lead e.g. 1:59 that arp thing could really add some groove, provided it would be audible! Maybe try to sidechain harder and cut some very high-end on stuff to create more space for hats and so.. and there isn't much of bass, I believe every dance song should be driven by a kick and bass

I would compress the drums more, if you have no idea, try googling drum bus compression, it can really add some punch

hat 0:30/1:15/2:16 is a bit too loud and should have longer reverb decay imo

Overall it has some potential, but there is still a lot to work on

And I think there is no point of leaving newgrounds, I know that it's kinda rare to get constructive feedback here, but you can still get some new fans and stuff here, I guess the more places you post your songs on, the better

cheers!


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Coolasp1e responds:

Hello there sir.

Thanks for the review, I always get told I've got potential, and I think I can work on a LOT of things, really this song is just a test to see what I can do. I do have another song coming up, and probably am going to release it here. I do think this is a nice solid place with a bunch of good people (like you ;3) with not many ass-kissers or haters. I thank you for your time and consideration, you keep up the good work!


Tracks for Unfinished Games #1 - Rainforest Tracks for Unfinished Games #1 - Rainforest

Rated 5 / 5 stars

The song flows really nicely, transitions from "action" to "calm" are pretty smooth, not forced

There's a nice combination of 8-bit "dirt" sounds, smooth piano riffs and reverbed pads

I really like the ambience feel, this is a proper use of stereo - it moves, it lives - a lot of similar pieces just have all the sounds stacked in the middle, no use of far left/right,

My noob-producer ears can't hear any mixing problems, so good job with that

All together it seems quite professional to me, could be perfect music for some "less pixel" game

scouted ya :)


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ABitApe responds:

Thanks man ^^ Really appreciate the feedback :)
Good to hear the transitions and the stereo-width works well as I was a bit worried about those things! It's two things people usually mentioned as things I needed to work on in earlier tracks.

And thanks for the scout :3


Dreamcast (Chillstep) Dreamcast (Chillstep)

Rated 4 / 5 stars

I like this, it has a nice nostalgic chill feel (quite reminds me MitiS), my favorite kind of melody.. it takes me back to those days, where a few pixels created much better atmosphere, than today photo-realistic graphic.. I still play new games to kill time, but I can't be "absorbed" by them like before... maybe games changed, maybe I'm too old or something :)

It was probably meant to be minimalistic, but I would add some hats to the main part, feels a bit empty percusion-wise + the snare could use some reverb tail, sounds a bit raw for me

mix is kinda flawless, maybe that kick has a bit too much of a punch compared to the snare.

but overall, it's my favourite new song


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Techmo-X responds:

I love Mitis! Video games did change. It's sad really because I still play my PS1 more than my Xbox One lolz. I was going to add a little more of that reverb but I felt like it was a bit too much since most of the lead already had reverb additives and the rhythm was also a bit strong and I help like it was good the way it came out but maybe you might have been on to something. I didn't need to mix much since I just EQ'ed the sound to accommodate for the lead value. Either way thank you for the review :P


ultimate vacuum ultimate vacuum

Rated 2 / 5 stars

R4R

Yep, this definitely reminds me those videos/GIFs of drugged ravers from 90s

musical aspect (lol):
really not much to say, melody has that sinister feel, overall it is just too repetitive for me
I would definitely add some fx every few bars, you know, some whooosh
And I believe that every track ever should have some part where drums aren't playing

mix aspect:
quite ok except 0:50/1:20 - that hat is so. much. loud. I'm kinda high freq. deaf, but this still destroys my ears. Try comparing this to some similar tracks, you'll see that hats are very low in mix, kick should be the leading percussion, even that clap is a bit too loud


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Voice In The Dreams (1f1n1ty Remix) Voice In The Dreams (1f1n1ty Remix)

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

R4R

Sounds like really bad drug trip.. kinda reminds me that nightmare level from Max Payne

That far-left far-right jumps in stero kinda hurt ears

Mix is ok I guess, except 1:42 drums are a bit drowned

the sounds are really interesting, but that's all. It's like some kind of sound design demo, when you buy massive preset packs or something, you know, cymatics futurehorrordubglitchstep pack vol.420, 106% off, buy now.., and next to it would be link to this song :D

I like all kinds of glitches but there have to be some normal chords behind them


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1f1n1ty responds:

Hey, just came back here and realized I didn't respond to this.

So this track was made as an experiment of sounds and crud. It wasn't intentionally meant to be any sort of structured thing or whatnot, but it had such good reception on youtube that I decided it might be worth an upload to newgrounds.

Your review has helped confirm my original suspicion that this community wouldn't like it as much. Thanks for that, and I will make sure that next time I write something like this, there will be normal chords behind it rather than whole-tone craziness. Cheers! :D


UltraMX - Pointless UltraMX - Pointless

Rated 0.5 / 5 stars

*Do not take this like some kind of hate, it is a honest review with some advice*

Compositision doesn't make any sense right now, everything is happening out of nowhere, chords sound totally random and don't fit the rhytm, drums are playing over and over again , you need to make more variations.

Sound quality is poor, better drum samples are vital, try to get something like vengeance dubstep pack and synths like harmor, syleth1, massive, serum, ..

Mix is just bad, there are huge sudden peaks in volume, especially those high frequency sounds really hurt my ears (1:37), also drums are totally overwhelmed by synths in "drop" parts of the song.

Try to watch SeamlessR on youtube, he has tutorials on everything about FL and production of EDM, including full making of songs from scratch.

Give it time, practice every day, and in a few weeks/months you will get better for sure


UltraMX responds:

I have massive, but i wasn't going to use it.... yet.