i'd like to hear this with all the reverb off the drums, especially the kick since it makes the low end of the mix very messy. probably take the volume of the kick and backbeat noise down a few dB too. dry drum sounds can have a very nice retro feel.
that said, i quite like the melody and progression and general instrumentation/sound design despite the excessive reverb. sweeeet beans!
very nice psy stuff, the leads and chorusey percussion remind of sonicanimation a lot which is pretty great. the gradually increased triplet rolling on some of the leads is something i've never heard before though, refreshing to listen to.
its 3am so i can't pick anything bad about this atm. dont dig the organ sound around 3m50s but idk i might listen to this tomorrow and think it's the shit so whatever. brill track.
thanks for the review man :]
gorgeous progression, i'd probably end up doing something dumb like compress and bandpass filter the strings so they sound old but idk this is slick.
feels like nobuo vs tchaikovsky to me
i actually did that to one of the choir sounds haha. and thanks for another review, I probably owe you one or two now.
i'm guessing by all instruments you actually mean EVERYTHING which is cooool... voice pitch to midi conversion or whateverrr.
when you have one extremely bassy instrument in a track you need to take the low frequencies out of everything else otherwise the low end of the mix sounds awwwwful on subs.
it's also not a great idea to reverberate low frequencies unless there isn't a whole lot going on in the rest of the mix.
tune was pretty strange and incoherant but not cringe-worthy.
the problem is all the stuff i make is mixed on older speakers, not bad ones, but the sub is blown. sometimes ill use headphones too... but thanks for the tip ill keep it in mind.
that's an insane amount of reverb on the snare and cymbals. makes everything all washy sounding, it really should have a lot less delay.
most of the synths are overpowering the drums somehow but the composition is interesting.
I'll have to agree with you there. I had meant to mess with some of the levels a bit, but I kind of got caught up in the whole "Holy crap, it's done." thing.
it's really a bit basic sounding considering all the filter and envelope settings available. it's a good effort though, keep it up :)
i did a 3xOsc only song like 3 years ago and this made me feeling like putting it on the AP but i've already submitted two songs tonight so bah :(
i love it wow
go on myspace and look up a guy called pillbug this reminds me of him a lot. a bit more intense in the percussion department but the pads are right there.
where can i get this ep and why don't i have it already?
lol, you dont have this EP because it hasnt been released yet :P check this thread here:
I didnt make the cut. There is some great tracks on the CD however and I'll probably purchase it myself.
anyways, glad you like this track, thanks for the review! i'll have to check out pillbug's stuff.
I think the kick drum is dying for some more acoustic sounding click to get it to cut through the synth progressions. Which are pretty marvelous by the way! Try layering something like RD_Kick2 over the current kick at a low volume with all the bass taken out and with a shorter decay.
Every now and then I reckon you should throw in a bar of 2/4 or 4/4 now and then just to throw the timing a bit and give the piece a bit more of a feeling of urgency.
Synths sound nice and fat, are you using those dynamic process VSTs I recommended to you (endorphin and dominion)?
The piano comes in too strong from 2m47s onwards, the filtering is gorgeous though. It ends thoughtfully.
Solid work all around! :)
Dude, thank you SO much! No, you don't even know -- I love you (no homo, of course =P). This is the exact type of feedback I've needed and will always need, and I'm so glad that you've provided. These are all good suggestions for sure.
For the kick drum, you're probably right. I did at one point try layering an acoustic drum on top, but for some reason it just didn't sound right to me. Perhaps with what you told me, it will appeal more.
As far as the 2/4 and 4/4 bars, I seriously thought about it, but realized this is exceptionally difficult to do -- especially in FL Studio. What it involves is changing the measure count in the General settings, as far as I can tell -- which is exceptionally gay, considering I've got so many ideas for guitar and so forth that switch up the time signature every npw and then. I don't know if it's possible to even switch between time signatures in a single project; it might involve two instances or something. I don't know, but if you find an easier way (like some automation clip or something), please let me know. Because I had the same idea, I just gave it up when I realized it would be extremely difficult if not nigh impossible.
Thank you for the comment on the sunths. Unfortunately, I haven't used those VSTs on this project yet ( =`( ) because this is the first project I did on my new laptop; I have to download those VSTs yet for this computer, but I have them on my desktop. They are pretty nice and handy, from what I can gather =) Thanks for the recommendation for those btw.
Yeah, I totally agree on the piano being too strong at the end. I'm listening to it right now and it kinda hurts my eardrum a little bit ( >( ). I'll just turn down its velocity a bit, and that should do the trick. I might even be able to put a clip of live piano in there if I can get one of my prodigious friends in high school to do it for/with me, which would be beyond awesome, but for now the soundfont will have to do.
Once again man, thank you so much for the suggestions. This is invaluable to me, and I hope you know that I'll have to credit you now in the final project. I was so afraid that since my song got 0-voted right off the bat, no one in their right mind would ever give me any real suggestions/criticisms (at least, not for a week or so =P). This is all good stuff, and I really look forward to what you've got in the future as well. Keep on rockin man!
Not sure if you picked the absolute best chords (or at least, tonic notes) to sit under the melody but it's pretty interesting. I like the use of the flat fifth ;)
Yea, I still have issues I'm trying to work out with it, but it's coming along. I'm glad you enjoyed it! thanks for the review
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