job well done
the piano sounds good, warm lows but it retains the brightness in the high register which is great... i think you should have sequenced timing "errors" which are more like slight offsets so it sounds more human... you can actually here the piano sound phasing in some parts lol...
good score and a nice sound otherwise. :)
Ahaha...yeah, I'm using GB and I'm still learning how to edit the instruments to sound good, etc.
Thanks for the review, I appreciate it. I think next time I'll try recording each part all the way through and se how that sounds...should fix some dynamics discrepancies too, as well as adding some "human"-like errors as you suggested. Thanks again. ^_^
an intro really should build up a mood and an atmosphere a lot better than this. i was left twiddling my thumbs for the first 30 seconds or so.
i think this sort of intro could be appropriate for DJ-ing in theory but in practice both your drum samples and the arrangement of the percussion are dreadfully bland so it wouldnt make for an interesting transition during a set at all.
interesting first song... you have a nice theme melody and its not a straight 4/4 beat which is nice for a change. arrangement is pretty bland and the mix isn't great but yeah, first song and stuff.
it does sound like a first attempt mainly cause of the preset sounds and stuff. obviously after you start using the program for a while and get your hands on more third party synths, samples and effects the stuff you make starts sounding a lot better. keep it up dude :)
synths and stuff are... interesting, but the mix is painfully loud and it clips a whole lot. you could put a default compressor preset on the master bus and turn the master volume down the smallest amount and it would solve the clipping but the best solution would be to mix things a bit more subtly...
the loop lacks a coherant theme and structure too, which is a shame... sounds like the middle section of some progressive epic thingy... idk...
yea...it does kinda go off beat...I'm making another song right now in the working, it should turn out better than my others.
japanese amen break
ahe... amen break is well placed :)
interesting little loop. i likey.
christmas-ey pad synth is well too loud and i think it's making the already uber-compressed mix sound a bit messy. questionable percussion arrangement too, but this is well funny so... you know what disregard the last two comments :P
christmas hardstyle... awesome.
I'm not sure which pad synth you mean, nor am I really sure what you mean about the percussion, but thanks for the 10 anyways =D
I'm glad you liked it.
I've been playing Dark Chronicle lately (called Dark Cloud 2 in the states) and the first half is very much like that soundtrack. I like the introduction of the synth, but the accordion gives it quite a unique touch.
Surely not a real accordion though? A decent soundfont but not a real recording of accordion noodlage? Mix was too bass heavy imo, I'd say roll off the low frequencies on the pads at about 80Hz... You could probably compress the accordion a bit or fix the velocity of the notes in your sequencer if it is indeed an accordion soundfont.
nice composition overall :)
Yeah the fruity scratcher is pretty gay and I'd go with the wave traveller if you want scratchey sounds even though the thing has few controls you can automate.
A cool thing you can do with fruity scratcher is link the "needle" to the peak of a fruity peak controller, so you can control the scratches more effectively with the volume of a synth or sampler ;)
hey that's a good idea thanks
your flow is pretty sweeeet. that laugh at the start... i think it could be processed more, a bit of delay and a little reverb and pull the volume down a bit.
In the first verse I think the input gain of the microphone was too high cause it sounds like input clipping. the rest of the song is fine though, well recorded.
What sort of microphone are you using?
the beat isn't bad but a bit simple for my taste (i like more fast kickdrum action). i think the chorus could do with more crunchy, distorted sounds or more epic strings.
the end is very ominous. nice work.
the laugh at the start is a "signiture" if you will like sheeks caw noise or dmx crowl. there are no effects on it. yes i agree the gain was up a little high. blah. i fixed it for the rest of the song. i use an AKG perception 200 mic with a tubepre preamp. beat isnt mine so i cant really do anything about it. thanks for the review!
you probably could've used less synthesized sounds for the strings and what not.
instead of running all those harmonic parts on piano sounds you should use a variety of instruments with a strong attack like pizzicato strings, harps etc.
you should get into composing original pieces too. it's very satisfying :)
not a bad effort.
As far as the strings go, it's pretty much the way my music program works. I tried to be somewhat flexible, but I'm actually not very knowledgeable with classical music. I worked with what I had (or what I knew, rather), but thanks for the review.
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