I got sucked in to this one. Very catchy little melody! :D
Originality: Excellent. Like I said, a great melody that really gets you hooked. My only originality-related problem is the very overused kick & clap.
Diversity: Very repetitive... Usually techno has a -lot- of variation throughout the entire song. This actually has more of a progressive trance feel to it. The mix seemed somewhat empty until all of the instruments were in, I always felt like something was missing. But when the strings came in, that problem was solved. :)
Clarity: There were spots where it was peaking out... Nothing too bad, but it's noticeable. Also it was hard to separate the melody from the strings at a few points, it was kind of overwhelming. I know this seems to contradict my earlier statement about the mix being empty without them, but if either the synth or the strings were a bit quieter I believe it would fix this problem.
Effort: I can tell you put a lot of hard work into this one. Nice melodies, rhythm, the whole works.
Overall: Great song! This will probably be stuck in my head for days now. :P
Thanks man! I really wish people would post more insightful revies like this. I think I might actually be coming out with a better version soon with no more peaking, less repetition and more effects, and just all around better. Thanks again.
I think my brain just exploded. O_O
lol this is a nice little track. I love when everything cuts out for a moment, then comes back in and pounds your ear drums. It surprised me a little the first time I heard it. :D
-Experiment with different instruments. I still remember using that noise - "3x Osc: Glitchy" in my very first song. (wave of nostalgia :) ) Pretty cool sounding, but if you alter the instruments you'll find a much better sound.
-Try to keep a steady flow. Right now everything just feels kind of random, both in melody and rhythm. The individual parts have to work together to create a good feel.
You have potential, just keep at it and I think you'll get far!
Hence the title "Exploding". I actually named the file "drumsblowupears" because of the track. But I enjoyed making it.
Everything I've been submitting, will most likely be remixed at a later date. For a better, smoother sound. Right now I'm looking for critque as to what I should improve, and this review was definitely helpful. :)
I've been experimenting as well, not with this track but with the programs i've been using in general.
(Fruityloops, and I'm trying out Reason.)
Yeah, the rhythm and melody was random. I preview the sound though as I create it, and I was liking what I was creating. But its also something I'm gonna work on.
Thank you for the very, very helpful review. :)
Nice little piece here. There's a cool contrast between the legato, distorted synth and the clean, syncopated bells/xylo that sucks you in and keeps the music moving.
I think this would be a good song for eating LSD pie... Mmmmmm... psychedelic-y!
Toward the middle/end it seemed to get a lot darker, it had a completely different feel... In my opinion it doesn't quite fit in. The chords with the synth and strings at the end got a little hard on my ears. Nothing serious, but distortion + dissonance = slightly painful. (Clarity score)
Overall, very nice job. A fun little piece that keeps the listener interested throughout. I'll have to listen to your other stuff now!
Check out mine when you get a chance, maybe leave a review. :)
I had just added that part at the end, I should have changed the background parts when the melody starts to change.
Overall I think this is the best that I've done so far, no I got the z3ta+ and am trying to figure it all out.
That melody is gonna be stuck in my head all day now. :D
-The beginning gives me the impression of something huge breaking loose, setting alarms off everywhere. Everyone panics as they try to prepare for the onslaught that is this song.
-Crowd noises- a bit cliche but hey, I still like em. It feels like a performance even when you know it really isn't.
2 suggestions I have:
-Less distortion. It gives a nice effect when used occasionally, but it seems that most, if not all, of your instruments are distorted to some extent. Makes it feel a bit dirty. (thus the clarity score)
-Add a counter melody. It makes the mix feel more full and keeps the listener's interest.
Very nice job! This one is gonna be stuck in my head for quite a while...
Thanks for the instructive review man.
Wow... just wow. This one really moves me.
As soon as the song started, I began picturing a scene in my mind...
At the beginning, a girl is sadly looking out at the pouring rain... When the chimes come in, she starts dreaming. A couple is dancing in a sunny field, surrounded by blooming flowers. Everything else fades away as they kiss... Then it returns to her at the window, slowly beginning to smile...
That's what I see when I listen to this song. My favorite part is probably the bells at the end. The slight dissonance adds a sense of curiosity and makes you feel like the story isn't quite over yet.
As I said, it's simply beautiful. Congratulations on such an excellent piece.
5/5 10/10 +DL
I don't usually listen to a whole lot of rap, but I think I can still recognize a good beat when I hear it. I'll try to make this a helpful review.
-Try adding some more percussion, like a snare and an occasional hi-hat or crash cymbal.
-If possible, line up the shotgun sounds so they are in time with the song. Ex: Cock on 1-&, shoot on 2.
-Let the siren fade out a little more, so it feels like the car is actually driving past. Panning would also add a lot to this effect.
I hope this helps! Good job on this track.
Check my stuff out when you get a chance, maybe leave a review if you're feeling especially nice ;)
u said -Let the siren fade out a little more, so it feels like the car is actually driving past. Panning would also add a lot to this effect.
wtf lol i already did this XD anyways thanks for the review man i was already looking at your songs :O
This is a great song... I've always wanted to create that kind of glitchy percussion but it never seems to work out for me. Any tips and/or useful samples you could give me?
Those reverse vox (at least I'm pretty sure that's what they were) really added to the strange yet very cool feel to the song. It's a perfect mix between laid back zone-out and mess-with-your-ears glitchy.
I can't really give you any tips or criticism on this track because my attempts to create the same kind of thing haven't turned out so well. So sorry for the basically useless review lol.
I can tell you put a lot of heart into this track. Good luck with the MAC!
Just like the name says!
I can DEFINITELY see this in the ending credits of a game. At first I thought it wasn't going to be any good because the beginning sounded exectly like some of my really early stuff. Try changing the sound of the bass and those claps a little bit to make it more original. But as soon as those chords came in I realized that it was worth listening to. Soon after that, however, it became very chaotic and hard to listen to (thus the Clarity score). The clarity seemed to come and go throughout the song. Having all those chords playing really makes it hard to hear the rest of the instruments so try lowering the volume on those or just not using it as much. The song was quite various, and I can tell you put a lot of effort into it.
To sum it all up:
-Change the sound of some of the instruments (specifically the bass and claps)
-Less of those chords
-Try to bring out one main melody.
Hope this helps!
thanx for the tips.. but you know this was my first try :P
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