Main issue I have with this tune is that your percussion sounds very bland. It sounds like you're just using generic VEC samples.
You also need some more variation in your chord progression. Nothing really changes.
Sorry if this review sounds harsh, but I don't have those "average listener" ears if you know what I mean. I also like to keep my points short and sweet so that it can really get into your head. ;) Keep practicing.
Yeah the percussion is mostly VEC samples, I just don't really know where else I can get better percussion lol :p
About the chord progression, in the past I've changed it up and was told that in electronic music it is preferable to stick to a particular progression, so that comment has me confused lol.
Don't worryy about sounding harsh, at least your giving your honest opinion on what you think are the flaws and what you think this song deserves. I can respect that :)
Thank you for your feedback!
The intro is alright. You should change that string sample to a better one. It just sounds a bit too cheesy.
When the beat comes in, it is pretty solid. However, everything just feels like it has way too much high end. Including the bass. Remember, each sound should have its own frequency spot, if you know what I mean.
Keep at it.
Thanks for this informative comment :)
The synth has too much saw in it IMO. I think adding a couple different square waves to it with more reverb would make it sound a lot better.
I'll do that if I actually release the song that this line was used in. Thanks :)
First thing I've noticed is that the kick sample and your bass sound is really out of date in Trance. People normally use it as a mid bass rather the main sub one. Also, really look into either getting better drum packs or making better ones yourself. They really aren't that powerful.
Your first synth is quite loud compared to the rest of your mix. The chord progression you have as well does not make any sort of musical sense. It just sounds like its thrown out of random. Lastly, do your best to avoid those cheesy saw synths. That stuff is really old school. (Unless you wanted this track to sound old school!)
Keep at it man. Try to make better synths sounds next time!
Your totally right about everything - this like most of my pieces is really something im trouble shooting at, as for the kick and bass - ( fml for the speakers have ) it does sound a bit old school - which I like to add every once in a while. For the most part this track wasn't fully mastered - the kick was really weak, and the bass , well; I didn't layer at all.
As for the chord XD - I had a few people say sounded a but childish -and finally the saw synth, I do agree that it was bare ( but if I added a bit more to it , im sure it wouldn't sound bad ; you never get tired of the "great" saw synth).
For me - I feel the track needs a lot more work - but slowly - I know that powerful trance feel will come out.
Thanx for your review - it always helps.
Fuller isn't really the correct term. You're still using pretty basic drum sounds which is why it doesn't sound "full" at all.
But yeah, you got the main rhythm down. It's just a matter of making better synth sounds. A lot of your synths sound like they belong in a basshunter type dance track to be honest. I recommend using more plucky sounds in the future.
Also, please refrain from using that basic chord progression everyone uses. It's not really original and for the most part it turns my ear off because I hear it a lot in the audio portal.
Sorry if my review sounds "harsh". I'm just telling you exactly what I think so that you can improve greatly for your next tracks. Keep at it man. A lot of us sounded like this when we all first started!
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