Finally something actually musically awesome! Love the burning chord progression, really reminds me of J-pop, that stuff seems more harmonically interesting then most western music.
One point of criticism is that the melody has a few not necissarily wrong but strange movements. It's just a matter of taste of course, but on the B+5 chord and the B7 (killer progression by the way, walking up to that seven, classic) it tends to throw the melody off just a tad bit, and then race back into it. Just nitpicking, since it's hardly noticable at this insane amount of BPM.
Awesome composition, great instrumentation, and a slightly busy, but still very smooth mix. I loved it, I'm favoriting this.
Nice work! Great sound, especially the drums. That beat you had going on at 1:52 really worked as a build up and a progression of the song. Some minor points are that the intro was pretty long, and it took really long to build. It's really a tough job to make an atmospheric intro without much pulse for that long and keep it interesting. Another thing is that the build might need some simple melodic support to give it more energy. The drums and filters were really nice there, but it did miss a final touch. As for the breakdown/drop/whatever you might call it, the drums were spot on. Smooth mix, nice beat, not too much extra nonsense going on. Although, same as in the build-up, you might want to make it stand out a bit more. Everything you've got going on there, beat, pads (nice sound and voicings btw) and that arpeggio really fit in, and it sounds great, but it's missing the icing on the cake. Maybe something more rhythmically interesting, like that vocal synth you're using in the breakdown afterwards. The drum and bass part was just as smooth, with a great clear sound.
Last remark is that the progression stays the same throughout the song. That's not always a bad thing, but the progression is a tad bit generic, so it kinda loses the sparkle halfway through if you keep it going the whole song.
Nonetheless, great work. I liked every instrument soundwise and mixwise and it all blended splendidly (word-pun intended). Keep it up!
Well what do we have here!
The drums sound really nice, not too noisey, but still clean. That hi-hat is a bit too present in my opinion, you could just turn the volume down a little, or use an EQ to filter out the slightly too present high frequencies. Just what suits the rest of those mellow drums best.
The intro is great, the campfire sounds are really yummy, and the synth melody stays interesting because of the syncopation, delay and phaser, and when the drums kick in (no pun intended) it all kinda adds up.
After four rounds of the whole progression, I'm in need of a change in song parts. I'd love something bigger, a chorus probably, but a prechorus would also do. Those additional low-ish chords that come in at around 0:32, at the fourth time the progression starts, could start at the fifth, at 0:40. That way, you'd have two rounds of just synth, two rounds of synth/drums (in which you could build up with, for example, a Sweep effect), after which you have more room for a 'chorus', and also more material that you could use to really boost it, meaning those chords from 0:32.
Some higher pads could really work to give it a fuller sound, since that frequency is not really occupied yet. A main melody would really work as well I'd say, which would be the melody from 0:58. Really catchy by the way. We could make that a chorus, so you could build off after that toward a midsection, breakdown, final chorus and outro. Kind of what I'd do by means of song structure.
Note that I'm really not saying you should go all out. There's a huge difference between adding more layers to your song to make it more full and going full bezerk bombastic-fest. The mellow vibes are really cool, so you wouldn't want to waste them. So, in review; fuller, definately not louder.
So all in all, I really love your ideas, great vibe, and great down-to-earth drums (fit reeaally well with the rest by the way). Just the song structure that could use some work.
Making great progression mate, do keep it up! :D
Thanks a bunch for the review, I'm gonna keep working on this one and definitely take your advice! I've updated this song once since this upload, but all that's changed is a bit more variety in the drums and more mastering. The drums are all in FPC and I haven't bothered to split them into seperate tracks, but that'll definitely happen before I consider this song finished, which I hope to do at some point. I know someone who plays the drums so maybe I can bribe him with sweets or something to play some for the song. I can't see myself doing any new songs for a few months, I've got finals when school comes back from break and I'm starting to learn guitar. (hopefully that'll work its way into a song in the future). Anyways, thanks a bunch for the review and sorry for the ramble.
Seriously, since when did you get so good?! Talk about taking down producer esteem :D
Amazing mix, great progressions, lovely effects. The sub might be a bit too present, since it's pretty booming and there's not much of quiet subless parts in the song at the second half , which would be a bit more of a moment of rest for the ears. Anywho, amazing work. Really reminds me of Awake, by the way.
But I love muh sub. It goes boom boom on my 4 subwoofers and my room goes all shaky shaky.
I really do need to calm it on the bass though, I always stick the sine wave in its own little corner and boost the hell out of it haha.
Thanks for the kind words mah hero <3<3
This is awesome. I love the thick atmosphere. The filters are perfect, really, and I absolutely love the mix. The sevenths in the chords really add up to the taste, and that arp really tops it off. Simple, yet extremely juicy. Nom. Just poifect.
Sick work mate, killer atmosphere :D
haha as meowth would say, Poifect
Thanks man, ive been lookin up to you as a producer, and it makes me feel all fuzzy when you review something that I been putting work into and like :D
<3<3 mah hero
Yes. I love that buildup, and your drop is awesome, I really prefer this drop over the original, since you're keeping it much more melodic.
Oh god, triplets. Sweet! You might wanna put the piano a bit more on the background there next time, it's a tad bit too present. That modulation was slightly odd, you could work more towards it with, for example, a chord progression, so you could simply walk into (no, not mordor) the new key you're heading for.
The outro could use a bit more, it ends pretty sudden. You could let the beat build up a bit more, let it build some more with an increasing highpass filter, and then you could end with something simpel as a crash cymbal. Of course, that's one of many things you could do with it.
Great work, love the mix, and really creative melodic work on the drop. It's an improvement of the original in my opinion!
Thanks man! Lol into mordor...
Yeah I may agree that the ending part is a bit of a sudden. But anyways, I appreciate your words! Also nice to hear that you think this is better than the original, I tried really hard on this remix then every other song I've made in the past!
Shit bro, this stuff is top notch, really love those chord synths, and the whole thing is crisp as hell!
Great work, you awesome person, you! :D
Hahahahaha!!! Huge thanks, man! Seriously glad you're diggin' it :)
Clean sound, mate!
Lovely crisp drums, great atmosphere. One thing though, the piano needs a bit more of a realistic sound, it really takes away a bit of potential energy. Try to turn the individual note velocities down a lot more, especially at chords. Are you using truepianos? If not, you should. It's awesome :D
Great work! :D
I'm using Piano One - which is a free VST - because I lost my codes for truepianos and am currently saving up to buy them. (Didn't quite 'buy' them last time :P)
But yeah, glad you like it! Thanks for the tips!
Holy shit dude :D
Sick work, mate!
I do have a feeling that there's too much stereo in your mix. I'm really missing the mono in the kick and snare, same goes for some basslines.
Other than that, fucking awesome work.
I'll take a look at those on my next track. Thanks for the note!
Man, someone's improved his mixing skills! :D
And considering the fact that melodic work was your strongest side, much respect! :D
Great remix, really catchy tune! Great work, mate!
Thank you! I'm glad you appreciate my efforts, haha
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