Here's a few things I noticed. Your kick drum is stereo, which is bad. Make it mono for better clarity. Your beat is very aggressive, but your normal buzzsaw bass is a bit weak. After it builds up, it just goes nuts. An awful lot of panning going on, which is a nice effect. But with the amount of filtering you have, it gets overwhelming. It's very raw and brutal, and sounds really good. I think the random arp was out of place, and didn't flow with the bassline in my opinion. For what you have here, I'd say its excellent, and would sound great extended and spaced out a bit in a full song. For a loop though, you have too much crammed into such a small timeframe. Overall great job, just maybe look into monotizing your kick drum.
Thanks for the great review, quite a lot of good points to check out here.
I didn't even notice my bassdrum was that wide! Geez, I'm going to fix that right away. But what to say to the overall panning, I think I honestly got lazy around with that. Same thing with the filtering, even I can say I did't even like it too much anymore.
And to be real honest, this is a forced out piece of random synthblasting I regret mixing into what it is now. I will look up to it, if I have the guts for it of course ;)
Thanks for the good review, again.
Nice loop. Heavy sidechaining always sounds nice. I think it was a bit too much for house, but groovy nontheless. The chord progression was fairly simple and catchy, although your synths overpowered your percussion a tad. Lowering it a bit would increase the rhythme but would most likely diminsh the power of your synths. A house beat usually has a dominant swing and it wasn't detectable in this loop, so I think work a bit on the percussion-to-synth volume level balance, to get the most out of both.
Overall great loop and it definitily has potential, just needs a bit more polishing.
Yes I noticed that. Nice thing someone else did, too, so I'm about to fix it now.
figured it out
ORIGINAL CHORD PROGRESSION
HOW DID YOU KNOW
This is definitely trance. Not that it really matters, but if you wanted this to be house, first you would need a deeper kick. I think you have too many hi-hats going on, playing a bit too randomly. Try and tame the beat a bit more so it has more groove. The bassline, while a bit faint, was good. Again, I think the beat prevented the bassline from really making its presence known, but it is deep and well done. The biggest contributor to the "trance sound", would be your pads. The sidechaining is well done and adds pump, but also sounds a bit distant from your beat. Try and EQ your samples so they blend better.
Obviously this review is under the assumption you wanted to make house. It definitely has a chill, trancey vibe going for it, which sounds good. But the biggest improvement I can see regardless of what genre you're going for, is make your kick deeper.
Thank you. Now I can definitely discern between both House and Trance. Like I said, first attempt at something, albeit I wasn't sure if it was House or Trance. Thanks for that. I was having a bit trouble with the bass and the kick conflicting with each other because of they're subby aspects, so I'll take your word for it. Thanks! :D
There were some serious volume level issues... and all in all, I found the beat a bit inconsistent. I think your snare is too short and decays too quickly for the amount of spacing in your beat when it halfsteps. It kind of takes some of the impact out of the song, in my opinion. I'm sure the final version will sound alot better when the levels are all balanced out, but from what you have so far I'd say good work.
why dont you just derelict my balls?
I CAN DERELICK.. MY OWN BALLS.
Your wobbles are pretty good. But it seems the LFO you use is a bit too random near the beginning. I would suggest syncopating it to a rythme and make the beat more in time with the wobbles. It got a bit repetitive later on due to lack of variation, as well. Overall pretty good though, that bass sounds pretty sick.
Cheers mate, I'm glad you responded on the PM I've send you. Altho cause I'm using a demo of FL, I won't be able to return to this track. I usually just create a track in one go and then throw it online :)
You had some good melody's going on there. I think you could have used a bigger kick though, it was clear but it lacked texture. It sounded like your synths were fighting for air in your mix a bit, maybe try something like side-chaining to help your drums fit better. I liked the melody near the end... very uplifting. I can hear the effort you put into this, good job man.
I agree with you. I have to learn more about mastering. I have watched videos about side-chaining but have yet to implement it into a song. That is why the kick is turned down.
I'm glad you noticed the uplifting tune near the end. That was the main idea I was going for.
Thanks for the review Axe. Can't wait to hear your stuff on youtube.
I listen to alot of psytrance, so this was quite familiar to me. Your lack of a hard bassline was what made the flow a little weak. The sound effects were great, but sometimes later on when the melody kicked in, it got a bit random. It felt like you crammed a little too much in there at once. Everything seemed to fit not too bad, but I think some EQ cuts would have made more room, as well as a bit of sidechaining to accentuate your kick drum better. Nothing got overly muddy or distorted, but I think you need to make some breathing room in your mix, as well as a much needed hard bassline.
thanks man, thats what i needed to hear.
ill work on that and try to upload a newer version
I see you've been plugging away at the TS-404. This is some pretty good acid dude. I think if you practiced a bit more, studied psytrance, and got some better samples... you could make some really hard shit. Seriously I totally see you getting good at psytrance.
This comment made my day.
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