I have to second what Enochcity said. I was completely surprised that the song was this good (and I'm not even a fan of house music). Not saying that I take musical incapability for granted on Newgrounds, but very few people on the R4R-thread make listenable music, actually.
Overall, I've got to say you did a great job. There were some flaws in the mastering, but you'll get there, I'm sure of it. I'm sure that this track could reach Top 5 if enough people see it!
Following you on SoundCloud, and faved you here on NG!
Happy new year!
Thank you very much! I think it's good to share music, even if it's not the greatest. It helps them show their growth as well as see their own growth. You know what I mean? I think it's a good idea for people to criticize one's work as they grow and build their skill. But anyways, thank you very much for the rate and review. As for this hitting top 5, you really think so? I'm gonna have to get on top of that and find a way to promote my music. :)
Cheers, and Happy New Year!
I'm not much of a rave guy, but...
I think you have to work more on the definition of your mixing, and also on the way yo organize your synths. Hopefully my criticism will award you with some musical self-awareness.
First problem: The synth cuts really bad with itself. It seems that whatever sound you are using is too sustainable to use as a fast lead. I suggest using a "shorter" sound, that way you can shove how many notes you want into the melody and still not have the sound cutting with itself.
Second problem: Repetition. You should avoid that. Maybe I'm just shooting random shots, or maybe I'm not conceptually comfortable with rave music, but if I were to listen to this type of stuff, I would at least like to hear the song evolve instead of hearing it stay at amoeba-stage the entire duration of the song. Not trying to be a cunt, though, I'm just pointing out basic flaws.
Anyways, what I'm trying to say is that people will be more interested in your music if you vary your songs a little bit.
Third problem: Mixing. Apart from the musical structure itself, mixing is the most important aspect of a song. A nice mix equals nice sound. Therefore you should put some focus on giving each instrument its personal space, but still letting them co-operate with each other. In your case, I think you ought to fatten up the drums - give the song some meaty love handles that the listener can hold on to whilst banging it like an animal.
I hope my advice wasn't too out of hand or silly. Have yourself a great day. Keep it up!
Thx man. I agree with all you said. Repetition and the drums are really easy issues to remake. I think I can handle the mixing too, but the transitions may be my headache.
In my opinion, I think your choices of tone and instruments create a very soothing atmosphere. The only thing I worry about is the overall structure. I understand where you're heading with the build up, but I was disappointed to find that there was no direct climax that awoke the "man this is epic" kind of feeling.
I would like to hear something more dynamic and nuanced. As DuttonsaysHi said, you could write a chorus and give the listener more of a red thread to follow. Sadly, the static ways of the song structure traps mentioned thread in a dark tunnel; All that the listener will see is thread and the inevitable and predictable end. Tear the tunnel apart and vary the path of the thread so that one can feel and see more of the environment around them, instead of limiting the songs potential by not variegating the musical structure.
Think of this till next time, and I'm sure the song will be more interesting!
However I do think you did well in the instrumental sonority of this song. It blends together very nice.
Tell me if you make something new!
Hello Hypno :)
Thanks for taking time to review. As with DuttonsaysHi, I will keep the structure build in mind. Thanks! Wow, you mean deep stuff! I will not keep the listener in a dark tunnel. Unless I tend to! Which im not. thanks for tips :D Cheers!
Some of the vocals sound alot like the voice mode in Meshuggah's Pitch Black. I like what you've done here. You don't usually find this stuff on Newgrounds!
Loving the ambience of this tune. You deserve a 4/5... And a fave... And a cookie.
Are you serious?!? Friend, you just made my day!
I usually don't enjoy this kind of music. But the pinch of freakyness you've added to the song makes me want to listen to it forever. 4/5 and faved.
Yeah, I went for a eerie, or messed up/glitchy feel. Thank you
I'd say cut down on the synths a little, and put some more ambience in there. Or make something that blends with the guitar.
Also, the bassdrum is sounding a bit.. coarse. Boost the bass, and lower the highs whilst also lowering the volume just a bit, so it gets that fat, mushy sound. It'd fit in much better in my opinion.
Keep it up.
We'll try that, thanks! It's too late for the tournament now, so we'll just make this sound good.
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