Seriously fuck that guy
DONT EVER LET H8ERS BRIng U DOWN
U DONT NEED THAT NEGATITTY IN YOUR LIFE
CAST THEM AWAY AND BE YOU BEACUASE YOU ARE BEAUTUOUL
Easily one of your best.
This could do with some polish.
Even the fart was kind of funny.
Really look forward to more of your work. :)
I don't know, but I think he may be a genius.
If I could sum your song up in 2 words. Those would be the words. =)
Let's get this review started then..
Progression, Harmony, Melodics & Craftsmanship:
Very nice progression, I'm not going to criticize this, it could use a bit more transitional FX to keep it flourishing, but other than that, it's top notch stuff.
All of the melodics are interesting, very nicely composed, but you've unfortunately left it quite unrepetitive. With trance, people want to remember what they hear, the automatic reaction then is to go back to the track, and to listen again, if you have nothing to remember, you won't feel the need to go back to the track. Some more quick riff's would be nice, allowing the mid-section, being the break and chorus, to have some more originality to it.
Craftsmanship on this song is quite good. The way you've put everything together, everything works very nicely, and each instrument supports the one before it to bring it into a clear, thick track.
Lows: - Bass is fiiiine. Awesome beauty right there, although you could do with some more power on the kick. One thing for you to remember is that trance is LITERALLY based around the kick. You need one that expresses pure power and beauty,and is happy to just lead the whole track. I would like to hear some more powerful bass as well, the slidey-ish bass is nice, but there's no lower punchy effect to keep it interesting.
Mids: Pretty much all good, synths are interesting, nice stuff, nothing out of place really.
Highs: A little lacking, the drumwork is a little on the basic side, but that's the same with most tracks. Try to use better 'filling out' sounds to keep your frequency range lush and full. Some more ride cymbals, some more reverb and higher EQed, punchier kinda cymbals. Trance is about power, you've made everything blend together nicely, but that driving force is lacking that's needed within every instrument, every sample. You want something that SCREAMS pure power into your listeners face, and makes them never forget.
Overall: The song feels very closely made. It feels a little as if it's all moulded into one sound. You'll get it through experience in the end, but you need to learn more about separating your sounds, getting a nice full mix, and at the same time maintaining a nice stereo effect.
Synthesis & Sampling:
Interesting synths you've got going on.
As I said, I think the bass is the best part of the song, it really is driving, and it's impressively professional, however your lead synths feel a little bit 'supersaw' and 'gatewhore' to me. You may want to experiment more with pluckier instruments, with sounds that are more diversely crafted, and above all, try making your own synths work. There's nothing I see that's blatant with the synthesis at all that's 'stolen' but I get an odd feel for these things, I could be completely wrong, and that you just need a liiiittle more practice creating synths.
Sampling sounds very much like Vengeance Essential Clubsounds unaltered, I won't say much on this, this depends on the artist and how they choose to develop, but I must suggest you change your style of writing to kill off the 'basicness' to it.
Most people don't get a review like this out of me. The fact that you're getting one, albeit a low-ish rating suggests you've very much so impressed me.
Please, keep going, keep writing, keep making beautiful music, and I'll be checking you out to makesure you're progressing nicely! :P
Above & Beyond - Alone Tonight (Original 12" Remix)
Arctic Moon & Truewave - On Silver Wings (Original Mix)
Fierra & Adraw - Liberty (Original Mix) (Track being released in December, I'll PM you if you're interested)
And more than all for the idea of short melodies beautifully accenting your track: Veracocha - Carte Blanche (Original Mix)
Do not just listen, maybe take notes, study what they've done, and ask yourself 'Why is my music not like that'? (Maybe not with my song as that's a bit arrogant!
Enjoy, and keep up the fantastic work
Hehe, I can't say that the review is small XD But anyaways, I will really thank you for writing this review! Most of the people just go like "wow, awsome, top 5 worthy and so on...." I will take your advice and make them in to my new songs and I will also listen to the "inspiration songs" :P And again, thank you for using so much time on analysing this song and then write your thoughts and tips to me! :D I really appreciate it:) Btw. if you haven't, listen to the song "Activa - this world" Great Song! :D
Not too bad
Just a quick review for now, but I'll chat to ya over msn if you want some more advice.
The instrumentation is pretty nice, the structure is pretty good and it's easy to enjoy.
My main complaints are pretty much about the mix. It sounds like every single instrument is over compressed, the kick is barely present, I can barely hear the clap 60% of the time, the wrong things are playing at the wrong frequencies, and it overall sounds like everything has reverb creating a pure 'air' background.
It's nice to see you've not gone too repetitive, but give your listeners something to rely on, give them something that will last through the song, and that they can get used to.
I would also say get used to using different types of FX, it's interesting what you have used, but the fact is that everything once again has an overcompressed reverby feel to it.
I would say that it also fits the generic category a little too well also. The notation is pretty good throughout, but overall it doesn't really stray from the usual structure/scale people use.
Also at 2:40 I expect something new, but it just goes back to what it already was before in the first verse. The structure is nice for the entire song, but it doesn't really fade into anything new or old, and the breakdown is a little shabby, if I'm honest. It could be a little less 'filled', and really on less energy. Creating contrast in energy rather than seriously over upbeat all the way through can make a difference between a good song, and a bad one.
Good to hear you writing some nice trance music again.
Okay the first thing I picked up on was the fact that your musicality was a lot better than it has been. The first thing I like is the structure, the notation, everything like that.
I think if anything you need transitional FX, which is lacked upon in your music in general, but that's normal in most tracks because they're very difficult to use.
I'd like to hear a new pad, that one feels a bit too much saw for my liking, purely because the other instruments you use are very saw like. Otherwise, keep it and layer it with another to keep it original.
You may want to turn down the mids on that kick a little, and turn up the lows on the bass, just to get those to equal out a bit, but I like the mixing of it, in all seriousness.
The nice saw instrument you used to introduce what I believe to be a chorus is interesting, you should maybe raise the release on it though, to give it some extra texture.
I like the way you use plucks, and the way it works in the background, keep it that way, maybe raise the highs if that feels to work for you.
If I can suggest anything to do with the track overall, you would definitely want a slow lead up into this, rather than letting it hit straight away.
To keep the cymbal line interesting, you may want to turn it up a bit, and a trick I learnt recently was to layer the living crap out of it, then give it a sidechain, it works wonders for me. Maybe change the clap to be brought up a bit more too in the mix?
Just a picky point: Snare builds are so 2002. I'd love to hear something new and innovative to build up to a chorus, it really does your track wonders, with originality and all. :)
Looking forward to the full version, and hope this review helped. ^^
- Brittany (Fierra)
Also, please listen to my new demo, Down To Earth (Fierra's Club Fix) - Fierra & Lira.
Let's both get signed. :D
I actually agree now :D
Thx for the review!
Many helpfull pointers!
I'll take em all in account for the full version
Thx again & Cheers :)
Okay, I'll give you my 10/10 on this one. Definitely an amazing track. Bass is pretty, and uber awesome.
All I could possibly want is a bit of change to the instrumentation, not the instruments necessarily, just bringing other points forward, like the atmospheric FX, and I would love to hear a little more going on with that drumbeat.
Very nice, love it
True, the drumbeat could be a little more intricate. Then again, I like the simplicity of it. Dunno why, I feel it just fits better. :P
Thanks Britt! :D
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