Sounds amazing dude.
If you're getting scratchy noises and the like out of your FL Studio, then that means you aren't using the ASIO4ALL driver that came with it. Trust me, it drastically improves your performance. There are tons of tutorials online on how to install it- do that, and you'll rid yourself of 99% if not more of those scratches.
As a DJ, let me point out one small yet important thing: from a mixing standpoint, you're clipping out a whole bunch whenever the kick drum kicks in. It doesn't mess with the tone at all, which makes it fine for an online submission. After demoing this on my PA system, though, I find that the volume actually drops by half when you're using the kick. Maybe a compressor's overdone? I'd check your master and kick channels on the mixer.
Otherwise, great submission, and I wish you luck!
Clashing sounds all around... dunno if that was the point or not, but to me it just did not sound good at all. Sorry if this offends, I'm merely putting in my two cents.
Dissonance is excellent as a tool for distinguishing tones... temporarily. For a whole piece to be dissonant it either has to be really really really really artsy, thereby making the dissonance the point of the piece, or it has to be heard by very different people.
Ummm... what to say.
Here goes nothing...
I'll start off by saying that I just plain don't understand happy hardcore. The two words don't go together in my understanding of the English language. There, I said it.
You had piano in the song. I like piano.
Your EQ and FX were done well for the majority of your instruments. Also, I noticed that nothing seemed to be overdriving at all, or blocking out other instruments. Kudos!
You've made it to 2,293 reviews as of this review! Even more Kudos!
Bad stuff... (you knew it was coming)
Again, this is something happy hardcore and I have out for each other... but I found your melody to be just a tad on the obnoxious side. Repetitious, static, and pretty much lacking in any form of progression. The synth you chose for it contributed to the obnoxious feel of it all... Again, just something I felt.
Thanks for letting me put my 2 cents in... I hope you continue on in your musical endeavors, whatever they happen to be going forward.
Ummm... Needs work.
Here we go.
First off, welcome to the world of NGAP. Sorry if that's redundant, I don't know if anyone's properly welcomed you yet. Now, let's get to the review.
Your FX were good.
The drums and other percussion samples weren't overblown, which is something that's easy to do.
It was really easy for me to tell that your main melody was a preset arpeggiated melody from the Zeta synth. I'm really glad you weren't obnoxious with it, as I've done that in the past and frankly, it hasn't worked out. My recommendation, as it is to all people who write music, is to start with your own melodies. This may seem daunting, but if you pick up a music theory book, it soon becomes easier than you think.
Best of luck. Also, if you feel this review wasn't constructive, or was offensive in any way, please feel free to contact me directly. Such was not my intention.
I'm thoroughly impressed. I'm in love with that bassline, and the square melody is entrancing enough to listen to on it's own ;). Would you mind if I did a remix?
Thanks. I would not mind if you did a remix.
Thanks for voting, Kilkila! Your experience points gave you a voting power of 5.09 votes.
I have to say... I keep listening to your work, and you always impress. I'm curious as to how you made that synth... but please don't reveal your secrets here for all to copy ;) My AIM is tenken2007. Hope to talk to you soon.
I know it's tempting to use them, but preset scores in FL are not the way to go. Use them for brainstorming maybe?
Trust me on this one- preset scores and loops are not the way to go. Break free and write your own! It's hard at the beginning, but it gets way easier as time goes by.
You're trying, I can tell, and that's the most important part. While experimentation is good... I highly recommend that you put a little more effort into your pieces. It just sounds like you're throwing loops together. :( Not cool.
Sorry for the really negative review, but I'm a dark aura-type-user, I'm brutally honest. However, I can honestly say I hope for the best from your next submission.
I have to know how you did the vocals (I'm assuming with a vox pad) at the beginning. That's what got my attention at the very start, and you held onto it for the duration. Kudos!!
The piano was exquisite, as were the synths you chose to use. Gave the whole piece a rather aquatic feel, which I loved. Very well done, overall.
Review the reviewer, if you're so inclined. :)
The vocals were actually taken from the original song, so I can't really take any credit for that.
Thanks for the feedback, and don't forget to vote in the future :)
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