soo.. pretty awesome, sounds like you've been doing this for a while :) I love those quick riffs at e.g. 0:28, 0:45
doesn't sound super emotional/romantic to me, but that's pretty much subjective, right
technically it's also flawless, nice dynamic "alive" sound, wish I could play my piano like that
so good job
I dig the chill parts at 0:22/2:30 but I don't understand what's happening at 1:30/3:20.. I feel like the mood change is too rapid or something.. it just doesn't connect to the chill parts at all.. kinda "forced experimentation" ...a bit too random.. e.g. 1:45/3:22 felt like "let's just slap some percussion there, the more the better
1:06/3:30 white noise 100% panned to 1 side isn't super pleasant to ears
imo, overall mix is slightly high-end heavy with not much of bass, otherwise everything's clear
so this is just my humble opinion, I'm not in experimental stuff really... also everything that seems wrong to me may have been done on purpose because you like it that way, right? :) Good luck with future production
"I'm not in experimental stuff really... also everything that seems wrong to me may have been done on purpose because you like it that way, right? :)"
Yes, this is correct. The collaboration was done in a progressive manner, so we continually added new elements and sent the file back to each other. We didn't coordinate what we were going to do, so that gave the song even more of an experimental vibe.
Btw, the white noise isn't panned 100% to the right; it's more like 70% iirc.
Thank you for the review!
if russia was a song it would be this
I like the sounds themselves, but the arrangement feels quite repetitive.. you add new instruments over time but the flow is still the same, I mean there should be some part with a slightly different rhythm of drums or instruments.. though as a video game loop it would work ok imo
that hihat could be quiter, it overpowers the high frequencies of other stuff
overall it lacks 1.5khz frequencies, making it sound somewhat dull, like I was listening with my ears partly covered
bass feels good, though a bit unstable, try to make everything under c. 150 hz mono and cut everything under 30 hz
keep it up :)
First time I've got some technical advice down to the numbers, appreciate it.
I get that it's repetitive, I had noticed. I'm having issues with matching notes for some obscure reason. I'm just an avid music listener so I guess that's where it comes from.
I should've eq'd my sounds better, couldn't hear it much I think my headphones were boosted in mid-low frequencies, should fix that. Cutting everything under 30hz, I`m guessing fixes the frequency to something stable? I'll try it next time. I'll bear in mind the mono thing, although I'm not a huge fan of doing that.
With school kinda screwing me, I reckon I won't be able to work on any music soon so we'll see about something new in a few. I appreciate your review and your consistency in reviewing my songs, R4R dying miserably lately. I'll be sure to keep what ever I'm doing up.
P.S.: I didn't make those sounds and would appreciate some help with sound design (don't feel obligated). Serum seems to be the most intuitive vst for me at the moment.
Musically it's cool, melodies and vocals flow smoothly, love that part after 2:24.. It has this nice nostalgic-romantic feel, .. If I were a girl I would fuck you right after hearing this
On the technical side I don't have much to rate, all sounds pretty clean and natural to me.. mean I don't have any experience/tips to share with this genre, but it looks like you know what you're doing :)
what a calming piece :)
I like that atmosphere, reminds me some space ambient music, cool pads and nice deep bass.. the song overall has enough of elements and variations to keep it interesting, so gj with that
BUT the drums could be better
kick- sounds almost like a trance kick to me, but it kinda fits to the deep feel of the song.. but it doesn't cut through the other instruments very well, sidechaining is the way to go I guess - hard on bass, softer on the other instruments
snare- is somewhat non existent.. especially in "loud" sections it gets really lost... unless you are doing some super soft liquid with tiny clap, the snare should have really clear fundamental frequency (usually around 200 hz), it helps to boost the area a bit in EQ and cut anything below it. and sidechain
you could also add more hats, shakers and stuff .. or maybe layer in some shitty break loop (and cut low-end from it) to fill the high end a bit
so good luck with future production, hope this helps :)
I'm so glad that there were enough variations... I've had problems with that from the start and I figured that it would be no different in this project, having built it out of 16-bar loops. Nice to hear the atmosphere was convincing, I'm usually s#@t at pads and leads.
BUT the drums :D
I'll work on the kicks in the future, the snares... listening to it now, I can't believe how much I turned it down in the mix. My bad. And I will definitely add a high-passed drum loop for layering next time.
Thank you very much for the review, I appreciate getting feedback from anyone, but help from one of the greats is always very helpful.
intro piano doesn't fit that pluck riff much.. overall, the melodies feel a bit random, you should work on your them more... I mean you got some ideas about arrangement and you are making enough variations in the song, but the musical basis just isn't very good right now
it feels like every instrument is panned differently, which is normally a nice way of creating "wide" feeling but you have kinda overdone it here so there's nothing solid left in the middle.. this type of kick should be 100% in the centre (or at least its part below c. 200 Hz)
and I think there should be some solid bass instrument (offbeat bass would fit here I believe), you have only kick's sub bass here, so low end of the spectrum feels empty
hope this helps and good luck with future production :)
and when you want to make a post in the forum with that picture of song, you simply put the link of the song there
I do have a tendency to not follow too much a pattern, I've been told about having a strange style. I have to control that a little. The panning is something I'll work in as well, try to fill everything without crowding it.
I'll take on your bass tip and apply it on the next one.
I appreciate the review, buddy. Thanks for explaining the picture thing too.
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hi there sir,
I definitely hear some potential in this song, BUT the mix is just so bad - snare is totally drowned, bass as well, and that hihat thing should be much quiter, it really hurts ears right now.. learn how to sidechain bass (with kick and snare) and try to compare loudness of certain things in your song with some professional song of this genre and make it similar.
hope this helps a bit and good luck with future production
Thank you i am still in the learning stages, but this has surely help.
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