I'd never play this on the dancefloor...
It is quite a catchy melody I must say, but it's way too much.
There's like 5 minutes of melody only and 1 minute with the kick or other drums playing.
The track needs less breaks and more action!
Even if you were going for a melody based track... the listener will get bored of it, even of a really nice melody, which is a waste.
Last but not least the mix could need some work.
- Drums are too loud
- Squeaky sawish lead could need some more lowish mids.
- Maybe add some delay / reverb? Sounds a tad dry (Especially 2:52 - 3:20)
Hope this helps.
It feels like you get worse after every track.
Mixwise this track is a downfall, its clipping, the melo is too loud, the kick is barely audible and you boosted / cut the wrong frequencies of the melo making it sound unnatural.
Compared to Ending Days this is a piece of shit.
I hope I didn't offend you with my review, but this is my real opinion and the very first thoughts I had about this tune.
Take it as constructive criticism.
Just try to mix your tracks like Ending Days and you have a good sound!
I'll try man, I am getting horribly lazy got no new ideas to work with.
Mixing wise I know, this is wack I left it raw, same excuse I am lazy.
I really need a collab to refresh my mind.
The first thing I noted, was that the bass doesn't quite fit the track.
I'm not that deep into HandsUp production, but maybe add some distortion to add some mid and high-end frequencies.
Also the transition at 0:45 is kinda abrupt.
The vocals sound dry and unprocessed.
Other than that, very nice.
I really like the Lead and the melodies.
4.34 / 5.00 (- 0.024)
Well thank you for your review dude.
The bass is a pitchbass, very typhical for this kind of music, but i added a "basshelper" to make it more distorted, it usually squeeks more.
I also added a chord progression that is supposed to fill out the off-beat part of the song, maybe i added to much seperation to that part.
The transition is dry.
The piano i added could fit the vocals a little better.
But i like the cleanness of my vocal, to then later be followed by an "autotuned" part to fill it out more.
But ill improve and my next song will be better :P
Keep it up
I like the very beginning of this track.
The buildup is well made, but you should try to add some more reverb to the screech.
The vocals themself fit to the atmosphere but they aren't well made FX wise.
Mix wise the track is okay, the vocals are bit too weak tho.
The mainpart is okayish, the melody is nice, but theres this very high played lead in the background which is annoying.
The kick in the buildup does fit.. but it lacks a lot of energy.
So does the kick in the mainpart.
3.97 / 5.00 (- 0.24)
Yeah there's still alot i need to do, but seemingly as my computer died last week i'm afraid i will not be able to finish what i started.
Oh well, shit happens i suppose.
Thanks for the Review ;)
... so sounds like Ephixa!
I love his style and I guess so do you.
Alright coming to the real review.
I'll be breaking the track down into parts to review it.
The part until 1:45, apart from the very beginning and the change up at 1:08, is quite repetiv. You could add some more sudden breaks and filtered fx kicks, which are typical for Hardstyle, to add some more variation.
The part beginning at 1:45 is top.
I really enjoyed it.
3:42 onwards is great.
I especially like how you play with the resonance of the lead 4:34 onwards.
It does have this acid feeling.
4:55: Dubstep part, hm? I find the kick way too weak for it.
The transition at 5:08 sounds strange, but maybe it's just me.
The part where the melody loses energy starting at 6:15 is well done.
Overall great work.
I would rather describe it as Hardtrance or maybe a mix out of Hardtrance and Hardstyle, but in the end it doesn't really matter what genre it is, the important thing is that it sounds good, and hell, your track does.
4.42 / 5.00 (- 0.0061)
I hope I didn't write this review for nothing and you'll at least respond.
I really like the first 32 seconds of your track.
The melody and the mainpart overall sounds sweet.
Especially the part that comes at 1:14.
What I don't like is your Nu-Style kick, it needs some more work.
Have you ever heard of the plugin CamelPhat?
Try to use it on your punch, it'll give it the power it needs!
Also add some more subbass.
And your right, the beginning reminds me of a track i know, can't tell which one though.
4.43 / 5.00 (- 0.0081)
Your kick is great much better than ur last attempts.
So is the buildUp.
0:25 is kinda weird... its so abrupt and unexpected it just sounds wrong in my ears, but maybe thats just me.
Since I like dark choirs a lot, I also like your breakdown :3.
Thogh you should consider stretching the reverse crash at 1:35, so it fades in more slowly.
Your melo lacks that certain something.
Don't get me wrong, I really like it, but it gets boring after listening to it more often.
Besides that there is this background noise, reminding me of artifacts caused by low bitrate (u can hear it clearly at the beginning of the track)
Overall... its too short!
4.45 / 5.00 (- 0.067)
At 0:25 is actually a very common element in the hardstyle genre. Dropping out real fast, and building again for the kick. It makes you want for more.
I agree on 1:35, I should've timed that reverse crash, it's an mistake I see now. Thanks!
In therms of the melody, I'll try and make it more pleasurable in the next track.
The bitrate got mostly caused by the compressing and rendering in low quality.
The mixing & layering on this project was massive.
Thanks for taking the time to drop this constructive review!
It sure is appreciated!
Needs some work
The pad sound is way too loud it even overshadows the leadsound in the "climax".
Kick is too insignificant, it lacks energy.
I assume you used a sample for it, what you shouldnt do.
Other than that its quite good.
3.67 / 5.00 (- 1.33)
The pad isnt too loud, if i lower the volume even a bit, it's like it isnt there :P
I didnt use a sample for the kick, it's made with sytrus, apparently, you need to study up on you kicks XP
Thx for droppin by,
I wouldn't exactly call it Hardstyle its more hardtrancish, nonetheless its a great tune you made there.
Things to criticise:
- The melody is way too repetiv, you should extend it a bit or make some more variations.
- Kick is too weak
4.34 / 5.00 (- 0.66)
its okay !;)
Current Score: 2.13 / 5.00 ???
Are you guys fucking kidding me?
I don't really listen to Country and moreover I can't even tell if it's really Country.
But one thing I can say for sure.
This guy does have talent!
Soundquality is ok.
Did you play every instrument on your own?
5/5 to push it!
Stop making crappy electronic music :P.
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