I really like the panning of the percussion, you did a good job with that. The bass is also very catchy and is clearly what holds the song together. I have to say I'm not a fan of the drum rolls. The beginning sounds a bit too muddled together, most notably when the kicks come in at :25. This dissipates at :42 and from then on the song becomes very catchy. Another thing is that I wouldn't classify this as "Dance" music as you selected, but either way it's a pretty nice tune! Keep it up!
Thanks for the review Overturn. I love the bass on this, really enjoyed writing it, the bit you're talking about between :25 and :42 is the duelling piano, I tried various things here before I settled on what you hear in this final version, I feel it added to the vibe of everything else, such as the bassline and felt it complimented the rest of the arrangement, may be not to everybodies taste though but ho hum
glad you liked it though and much appreciate your review
Oh fuck this is dope. LOVE the reversing. Everything fits together really well and sounds great as a whole. Those horns got a nice chalky feel to them that brings out some contrast with the smooth bass. Has a real "moving" feel to it.
Very cool synth sounds! I really like the idea of this track, and I'm sure you could definitely improve on this style and make some really interesting stuff.
The kick is... distracting, to put it lightly. Its tone lingers too long, and it really puts a damper on the rest of the song.
The piano is dampened too much. Try EQing some piano lines to bring out the upper end and see how that sounds.
As far as the orchestral parts, I might suggest checking this out for some higher quality strings and percussion: http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1200140/1
Keep it up!
The piano sounds fantastic! The synth pad could be improved; perhaps a little more dynamic (rather than the somewhat droning sine synths (no disrespect!))?
As far as a personal suggestion, I would recommend increasing the length of the synth's swell. Might make for a smoother sound.
Very chill, great tune and great quality! My only suggestion would be to give a little more life to the main sine synth that comes in at 1:02. Maybe play around a little more with the pitch bending so it's not a solid tone the entire length of those longer notes. Also after those long-held notes, maybe set the attack of the synth a little longer to reduce that "choppy" feel. Again, just a suggestion. Nonetheless, amazing song!
I know what you mean with the long notes kind of dragging on, maybe i'll try to bring in a tremolo or something... :) Thanks for the review!
Doesn't particularly spark any specific mood. Since you stated it's nothing serious, I won't go into the quality of the sounds themselves. When the piano came in at :50 I felt it broke up the song a bit too much. It went from an eerie feel to... "not sure what to feel."
Nonetheless, you have a pretty cool sounding progression. I might suggest sticking with the eerie sound of the synth that comes in at :15 and building around that if that eerie feel is what you are going for.
I felt like the piano with those fast delays helped build around the eeriness. Thought it sounded neat at least, a bit more than a two star :P thanks for listening nonetheless.
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