Woo, it was nutty alright!
I think the song would have had a smoother sounding transition from the intro to the first verse if you used the same drums samples to stutter in the front as you used as part of your main beat, get what I'm saying?
The main beat was very cliche sounding, it's like "we've all been there and heard that one before." Even the samples themselves sounded unusually familiar, it's not that damn Winstons' amen loop sliced with some FX put on top, is it? Technically speaking there isn't anything wrong with that, but if you listen to a DNB station you start to get really tired of that loop, and really fast.
Where's the bass man? Your description says you used a low 808 bass, and granted my laptop speakers can't handle low frequencies very well, I still barely heard anything of it. I think beefing up the bass would make this song a lot more enjoyable to listen to.
Mixing and sound quality are good, but then again when you only have drums, a barely audible bass, and some effects going here and there it isn't very hard to mix a track. I still want to hear a louder bass, or keep the bass as low as it is and let it work as a sub, then add another bass to your song to work as the lead, now that'd be really awesome.
Drum variety and effects work together nicely and really keep the piece going. I'm writing this review while listening to your song over a couple of times and it passes quite quickly for a song that's almost 5 minutes in length. It's true that sometimes your drums get really nutty, but it ain't so bad, it's not like it's completely incoherent or anything. I wouldn't take points off for it, is basically what I'm trying to say.
In conclusion, the song is pretty good, the only and major reason I'm not giving you a 10 out of 10 is because there is no lead bass line, and that's it really.
thanks very much for the review, very much apreciated... the main beat, yeah its a processed amen that i've mashed together with another break... I can't remember which one without looking to be honest, oh yeah and the action snare too.
The bass... well its a big badass rumbling bass, that if you had a half decent sub or even som hifi speakers would be shaking the walls.. a friend over on nexus radio was playing it out and stuff started falling off his shelves
the drums are a little over stretched towards the end i think.. but i like variation, its all about a bit of drumfunk... so bored of the same shitty jump up stuff thats getting worse and worse, so i prefer to make drumfunk when making DNB these days.
I like the bit in the middle... it brings a smile to my face... thanks for the review though, glad you enjoyed it even though you couldn't hear the bass!
As a comparison to your "preview" version of this song you DID fill up more of the frequency spectrum. So the here the song does sound more "full" and "whole." This is good, remember to keep that canvas at least half full at all times! There is nothing else I can really comment about here, everything else was fine.
Being an audio producer is like being a painter. You have your paints and a whole blank canvas in front of you. Your job is to fill up as much of that canvas as possible with a pretty picture. I'd say you got the pretty picture part, the song was very clean and nicely mixed. But you filled up like... only a third of the canvas? Perhaps less. In the frequency spectrum of 20Hz to 20KHz you had lots of holes which just made the song sound "empty." That's the only and biggest error with this piece.
This is so sick and demented that it's just plain awesome. I think this fits Pico perfectly. 5/5
thanks for the review! I really didn't know any pico themes, so I just had to fly by the seat of my pants sorta (If that works there than yippee)
Structure = excellent. The variety of synths you used, when you introduced them and took them out of the song, along with the percussion, was pretty much perfect. If you could increase the sound quality and re-compose some parts (since I thought some of them were slightly messy and poorly composed) then this song will own so hard... you don't even know. I hope you at least attempt to remake this song some time in the future. Until then, I'll be waiting ;P
I loved the whiney synth melodies. They reminded me of indians, and were just fun to listen to. I dunno why either, but this song had a very "cool" feel to it. The guitar sounded good, rather clean too. And to be honest, this is a typical quality song for a beginner produce. Anyway, I'll give you a 5 for it nonetheless ^^
Haha ye well i had no idea how to use FL but when i found out how to put patterns together i quickly made this =).
Thanks so much for the review!
LOL! KIRIZLEMAS! DATS ME! DURING XMAS AT LEAST!
Oh yea, and the song was not bad. But why you put it in the bluegrass section is something that which I do not understand.
Really, really poor.
Before you make a song in a certain genre it'd be a good idea to read up on the genre and actually learn something about it. Listening to this song I can tell that you know nothing about producing DNB or jungle music. Hell, I wonder if you even know what twostep and goldie are. Don't let those platinum icons get to your head, you've gotten a large fanbase thanks to your techno music and now no matter what you create it'll get at least a gold thanks to your loyal fans. Many downloads just means your music is popular or well-advertised, it doesn't mean it's good.
The percussion was poor. It sounded like a bunch of bad drum samples loosely put together it form something vaguely coherent and that's pretty bad considering that 70% of your song is just percussion. The synths were alright, but nothing special. The only thing that truely grabbed my attention in this song was the volume, reverb and panning automation; it was really smooth and nicely executed. Also, your intro is elongated and kinda boring to listen to and I personally thought that including tempo automation was a stupid idea. 3/5, but I already gave you a 5 for this song since you asked me to earlier.
This was more like techstep than trance, I think it would have been better suited in the techno genre rather than trance, but oh well. You used a wide array of sounds which is good, but the bad thing is that not all of them mixed very well. It was fun to listen to BUT there was still some dissonance there that I didn't like. The song was also not very well mastered just like the other one I reviewed, ya gotta work on maximizing and other stuff to beef up the volume and quality of your tracks! Anyway, this piece was still very diverse and that gives it plenty of bonus points from me, I'd like to try something like this in the future.
Yeah I love to try and have as much variety as possible in most of the tunes I do, sometimes on occasion I like to strip them bare like in Time to Reflect.
Yeah Mastering is something I'm just beginning to get to grips with, My most recent track "Browser battles ending credits" is better there's still room for improvement though and I'm considering making it into a full track as I'm really please with how it turned out, if you could review that one for it's mastering, it would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks again for your review
Peace Out man!
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