it has the most views so it must be good!!!! right???!!! right
something seems off about the low frequencies, either the sub isn't loud enough or it clashes with the sub of the kick, it helps to shorten the drum samples as much as possible (long boomy kick may sound good on its own but it can muddy the mix a lot), maybe highpass the kick around 60-80Hz...
I would also add some more hi-hats/cymbals/highpassed drum break to the main parts, to my taste this is too minimal
both piano and pads could be turned down a bit
also developing the melody more at later parts would be nice, I'm all into minimalistic approach, but this kinda leads to nowhere, overall vibe is nice though
and comparing your song to some similar, profesional one is always a good idea, maybe with anylizers like SPAN if you don't trust your ears/ sound system
hope this helps a bit, keep it up :)
thanks a lot for the tip on the low frequencies, I definitely have to include that in the mixing process.
minimal is where I was heading with this track, but I will spice it up a bit more next time :)
strange, some other people off of NG that listened to it said the piano should have been louder. guess that´s a personal taste thing.
I rarely reference my tracks, though I probably should. I use SPAN vigorously on every project.
Your feedback is always welcome, you magnificent DnB beast :) thanks a ton, I appreciate it!
this is the future of music! - create 13 sec loop and let listeners imagine the rest of the track in their heads
what is music ?
yup, sounds sinister
there's not much to rate on this thing, really, since this is a banjo solo played throught a keyboard, right
could work as a background music for some game/movie set in dark medieval or something, I personally wouldn't listen to this just like that, like a regular song, sounds a bit empty to me
good luck with your future creations :)
Oh dear. I couldn't possibly re-record this because those little messups make it sound like tongue and this music talks, in many ways really... But I made a lot better ones, I just deal with MS, so it's not always easy to maneuver. http://www.newgrounds.com/playlists/view/18e4a1384b0945fc9122a6353a1f682c I make other genres but I love doing this. It's basically improv work that is done while it's recording. It means I play a track I did not rehearse while recording it. And as I already said I did use a piano keyboard. It has weighted keys however, and is very nice enough to be able to make this sound good. I know it could sound a lot better, but the tongue is going to be hard to re-replicate. Some of it isn't accidental. I enjoy it.
fok that's good weren't you playing this at Let It Roll?
drums/fills very very cool, basses spooky, reminds me Pendulum
only the high end could be a bit cleaner I guess
noice, keep it up :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
5TanLey gave me a 5 star?
Am I hallucinating?
Is this christmas?
Have I... gotten good?
that surprised me but i cant say i dislike the positive feedback. thanks for the input ^-^
It sounds like there are few notes/chords out of the scale and create this somewhat sinister feel, not sure if that's intentional... though I'm mostly used to nice sounding major/minor progressions
beat is nice, groovy... could use some more percussion elements in the second part
mixing-wise I would boost the sub bass a bit and turn down the pad/s and have drums on top of the mix, they feel a bit overwhelmed, a slight compression on the could also help
good luck with future production :)
Cheers for the feedback! The chord progression is deliberately a bit weird, but I agree I could have added more percussion as the piece developed.
there's not much going on during intro tbh, so I'd make it shorter (by half even) or add some more elements
it has a better groove than your previous songs, the sounds kinda talk to each other, at some sections literally :)
also mix is much cleaner, though the snare thing gets a bit heavy on ears after a while, especially when it hits at the same time as that cymbal, I would EQ the high frequencies more
overall a nice piece, carry on
i got a review
I'll look into it
I must say the arrangent doesn't make much sense to me... I would probably build the song around the uplifting chords from the beggining a write some catchy melody around it, since it's supposed to be more of an upbeat thing... I mean the drums have groove but melodic content is really poor, also the bassline should stand out more
0:38/0:45 those blips don't fit much imo
I see no point in using 2 different kicks
0:53 there's just no transition, try using some effects at start and end of each section
0:26/0:85 the fx is a bit heavy on ears, should be quiter
also ending feels very cut, it just stops out of nowhere
hope this helps a bit, I don't want to sound discouraging in any way but this is not very good yet, try watching some tutorials about dance (house) song structure and listen to some other tracks of this genre, inspire yourself
good luck :)
dood where is the bass? This is just drum and drum.. :) It totally lacks some synth in lower octaves that would reinforce the progression..
as already said, mix could use some tweaking.. at some places (e.g. 0:37ish) you can feel that the mix can't breathe, maybe turn down reverb a bit and think out what should be the first thing that hit your ears and what should more in backround, it all can't have the same loudness
but musically it's pretty good, I like the progression and sound choice
keep it up
Thanks for the review! I am still not very familiar with mixing stuff too much, so I will definitely work on it for my next song!
I think this is more like some kind of electro house, dubstep has a half beat, but whatever
at the start there's some crackling going on, not sure if it's supposed to be there
it could use more hi-hats/percussion, lacks groove a bit
0:28 those chords/rhythm remotely remind Mortal Kombat main theme :) It's relatively catchy
I don't get the right feeling from bass.. it's like lower bass is completely unrelated to what's going on in high frequencies, so I would work on that
The crackling is intentional. There's HH and plenty of percussion, i just think i messed up the mix. Imo I should've focused on bringing the drums out more, make them give the song beat or something. Didn't think about the low bass thing. Maybe my headphones are giving out after all.
Thanks for the review, as usual.
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