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I like what you did. The melodies are nice and gentle, the mixing is good and the overal composition isnice too.

Although you're using kinda unrealistic samples, another reason why this maybe sounds a bit unrealistic is because the brass in the background is a lot softer than (for instance) the flute solo, which would be kinda impossible when performed with a real orchestra. Because the timbre of the brass is really sharp (which means they play loud) they should be loud too in the mix. But in a video game context, this wouldn't matter that much.

Those trumpets in the end are a bit too loud though, you can hear that the samples aren't really that good.

Other than that, good job

4/5, 8/10

stunkel responds:

Thanks! I'm glad you liked what I did! And yeah, I never actually thought about how the brass is too soft... In reality that wouldn't work out or make any sense. But that is some interesting insight, I never thought about that.

Thanks for the review!

I like the fast piano-ish melody near the end

Welcome on NG, the beginning is quite ugly because it's just a simple synth playing notes which seem random at the beginning. I'd start the song with something else. The fact that the melody is played as an after beat brings a nice effect when you put in the beat. The beat is nice, bass is a bit old school and really not my taste (esspecially because the bass plays afterbeat). What I would like more would be that the bass would just play long notes and would be sidechained with the kick. The song itself progresses to something which is quite nice though.

I kinda disagree with magnetic-memories. This is much better than most of the crap which is sent to NG but it's not like "Wow, very good".

Btw, the voting system on newgrounds is really random and strange, most of the time, the crap reaches the top-5 and best of all time. So if you want some great tracks you'd better check the forums, some contests have some really good submissions.

But, you've got something with potential, keep it up!

7/10, 4/5

MW-audio (Mjattie)

Everlist responds:

Cheers for the review mate! Part of the problem here is probably the fact that i uploaded an unfinished track because currently the song sounds allot different compared to the track i have uploaded here.
It has a New intro with drums and fx ect..
I'm addicted to using offbeat basslines, i think its partly because i love Niche and they have that sort of sound.

And its also funny you mentioned the side-chaining because that's exactly what i have done 2minutes into the track for the second bridge.

But yeah, a much more helpfull review than Magnetic-Memories.

Thanks!

This is

Nice! I'd never expected this when I clicked on this, I think you put the melody in such another way that it became a totally different song, still with the same melody!

Though I think the song is lacking some bass in the fast bits of the song.

the part I enjoy most is from 0:46 to 1:55. I feel the chords in the fast bit (1:56 to 3:21) makes it a bit too happy. You bring the wonderfull atmosphere back from 3:22 to the end, I just feel the bit from 1:56 to 3:21 is a bit out of place, but not enough to effect my score.

I really like the sound of the rock-ish drums (0:24 to 1:07) and I like the kick there esspecially, it melds great with the bass.

You've done a great job and kept my attention

5/5, 10/10, download

Azoic responds:

Wow, I was never expecting this review! :)

It does go from a melancholic chilled vibe to upbeat in the space of a bar. Perhaps to the detriment of the song. I just wanted it to 'kick in' but didn't want it to go the dark route I guess.

The lack of bassyness maybe due to that I'm still learning the 'mixdown & master' part of it all. Or perhaps you mean a decent bassline which I suppose it does lack.

Anyway, this is a great read. Thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts. Appreciated!

I took a step...

And I never want to step out of it (a) What a great song! I think, the melodies at 3:10 are sounding a bit too repetitive, but other than that, wow, nice song! I really sunk in for a certain time and then figured I had to review xd

great song: 5/5, 10/10, Download

Greetings,

MW-Audio (Mjattie)

Kaizerwolf responds:

Hehe thanks. I was challenging myself to do a song in 12 hours, I might have forgotten to mention that. It would probably be a good idea to change up that melody a bit, i agree that it is kind of repetitive.

It's about time I review something of yours! :D

I LIKES

I like what you're doing here. Mastering is a bit sad though: the (sub)bass is pushing away everything else. I find 1:00-3:00 a bit too repetitive. And the transition to almost nothing at 2:45 a bit too random. The melodies begin to be really repetitive around 4 minutes, but I like it when you're making it distord and strange and stuff at around 4:30 and I really like the last synth.

The song has a sort of dance melody and it could've been a dance song if you'd've put dance drums and bass on it. But I really like it more this way, so good job with that, it's quite original too.

5/5, 8/10

Kaizerwolf responds:

Thanks. Dubstep doesnt have to be super wobble make-your-sub-shit-itself basslines. :P

nicenice

I really like the vocals, they're really awesome, synths are quite awesome too and the drums meh, but that's just me.

So I want to do a remix and make it like new style trance/electronica :D

Is there a link to the vocs? :D

5/5, 10/10,

Mrmilkcarton responds:

No, because I wrote and recorded them with my friend. Not sure if I will release them or not.

I lolled

Wtf this is something new for you! I really like the variation in it and the drums and lol bass and so on xd And then ambience stuff :O Nice!
And then some happy trancy stuff... :(

It's nice to listen to the song again because it's absolutely not wordy, but the fact there are 2 or 3 different pieces in this song makes it look that it's not ment to be together.

I hope you understand that :P

Though, this is a really nice song/3songs :P I like the 1st and second part better than the third though. The last part (from 1:45) sounds to happy or something for me.

5/5, 10/10

combatplayer responds:

lol thanks man, its mixed like that because i always make small snipps of tracks and cant finish them for whatever reason.. so i tend to smash them into these awkward mixes that aren't one nor the other. though its not that often the switch from part to part is as smooth as in this one, so i don't usually upload those mix things.

thanks for the review :D

anywho, bit of a subject change. i should really exchange msn or something with you some time. constructive criticism tend to be more useful if given on work in progress rather than finished tracks that are already public. plus far the most of my music isn't public anymore since i make it for another destination.

lol what an ambience :O

it really made me calm xd but this is really nice! I love the vibraphone and the swooshy airy sounds are really nice too man! wow Definitely download!

Could be a soundtrack or something too.

5/5, 10/10, Download,

MW-Audio (Mjattie)

(if I was your boyfriend I'd totally kiss you for this hahahaha xd)

Stalagmite responds:

im pleased it made you calm dude! its a representation of everything i feel i have attained through life. just learning about being at peace mainly, and being happy. heh, the airy sounds are my vocals, all i did was add reverb :3 its only my voice and the vibraphone XD

(and wowsers XD thanks!!! ^/////^ ) XDDD

xdxd

The composional structure is really nice. The melodies you've made and the way you've orchestrated it are nice.

The strings are a bit too loud though and the beginning sounds very static and unrealistic, it's a shame. Try working with some knobs, for example velocity. You can make a more dynamic piece that way. This unrealism gets less though, around the middle.

5/5, 9/10

MW-Audio (Mjattie)

Woul've loved some glitch near the end

I really got goosebumps of this song, especially the beginning. And I think it's missing some kind of extra/counter melody near the end, but other than that, this track is quite amazing! And 3:00-end is a great ending

Sometimes, I share this feeling, but I always come to the conclusion that I have to make the best of it. I am me and pretending to be different is only a lie to yourself xd

enough depressed talk: this track is certainly nice, 5/5, 10/10

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