I definitely understand the raisin bread now
Good to hear, mockoff! :)
Not too much is going on in this song to make it interesting but its so short it doesn't really give it much time to become interesting. Its a tad odd to introduce that horn-like instrument near the end just to have it cut off back into the loop. Maybe extend the song a bit and a horn type bridge to the song?
thanks for your review!
This is really chill and I especially like the bells and stuff. It gives off a great atmosphere. Kind of feel like the dub-elements of the song brings down the quality and takes away the atmosphere. Although in a way it gives off a futuristic robotic feel, so its not all bad. The piano is an especial highlight for me.
Maybe its just a personal music preference for me, but I'd personally like the song better if you got rid of the dub-bass and got a deeper bass as more of a drone to highlight the atmosphere the rest of the song is going towards. With that said, I know this is a dubstep song so I shouldn't complain about dub-elements. Even though I'm not big on dub, I did enjoy this quite a bit.
The end was the most abrupt thing ever but its a WIP so I figure you'll fix that after you finish the song.
Thx for the great review :).
Dubstep is a genre that not everyone likes, so I fully understnd that you didn't like the dub-elements. I like to please as many people as possible, so I might upload a "clean" version of this without the dubs.
I'm glad you enjoyed it regardless. And yea, I know that the ending is abrupt. It's still a WIP.
Thx again for the review :). I'll make sure to upload chill music that isn't dubstep in the future, so look out after that ;).
I like the intro. Reminds me of an opening to a movie or video game but then that synth comes in and I just was a big fan of it. The synth sounds a bit too 80/90s cheesy for me but that may just be personal preference. I kind of wish the rest of the song would have stayed like it did in the beginning. Feels like the two vibes from the intro/outro and the middle are too different in what they're trying to accomplish.
I like the quiet part that comes in around the 1:45ish mark. It adds a nice calm part to the song and is reminiscent of the intro. Good way to end it.
Thanks for the review, man! I've been thinking about working on this piece some more and I thought I could use a little more insight.
The synths do sound nice besides the piano which sounds rather fake. Pretty standard trance type stuff from what I hear on here.
The almost buildup part around 2:09 was pretty cheesy in the fact that you find that in way too many electronic songs now a days but you didn't really climax after like you'd expect. Just added a new synth instead which was kind of nice but I would have liked a more defined new section there.
The piano part around 4:20 was a really nice change from the rest of the song. It was the one time I felt like the dynamic changed which was a problem for the song when doing active listening. Everything was nice as background music but I'm not sure how interested I could stay in it while just active listening.
I can't quite pinpoint it but something feels missing. The mix just doesn't sound all the way full to me. Maybe I'm just too used to a sin-type bass underneath things. Not quite sure.
the airy beginning reminds me of some old school video games. Once the bass and other stuff comes in it sounds good, but the stop-start rhythm feels a bit odd, at least being used as often as you do it. I think it'd work a lot better in moderation. As it is I feel like it just breaks up the entire flow, or feeling, of the song.
I really like the minimal bass playing. Simple. but its very effective here. Volume panning of the pads are a nice touch to the atmosphere too.
Ending was nice and added some good variety. Song feels like it went by a lot faster than its length. Didn't really feel like it established a definite mood for me though, but besides that it was pretty enjoyable.
Thank's a lot. I really appreciate your comment!
Definitely sounds a bit like avicii, maybe too much so. The part around 0:50 where there's a high pitched noise that gets really fast and then drops out was a tad awkward since nothing else around it changed. Felt really blue-ballsy. You repeat that a few times throughout the song and it just doesn't seem too fitting. I think it'd work better done once or twice and having a more dramatic change after you've done it instead of more subtle ones.
There's not a lot of variety going on throughout the song either. Dance songs can be repetitive, but a little more variance would help a lot. Not bad though.
I like the panning of the high pitched instrument. I feel like the drums get a bit too loud around the minute mark and its fighting with the piano to be loudest, although that may be intentional. Song does feel very video game-esque throughout. The overly loud drums are a problem for me though...
The composition is pretty nice, transitions are a bit rough but they work. After listening to the song twice, the intro really throws you for a loop cause the song seems like its gonna be much more chill rather than in your face with the slow panning and whatnot.
Thanks for the feedback! Being the first DnB song I've ever made, I definitely wanted the drums to stand out. I might have overdone the bass on them a bit, haha! I did want the intro to build slowly so that the climax of the song would be in stark contrast to it. =P
Thanks again! I really appreciate the feedback!
I agree that it does sound like you're using a lot of reverb which I don't think fits too well in this particular style. I like the notes that wobbly bass is playing, but i think the actual sound/instrument of it is a tad overplayed in this genre. It just feels like I've heard that sound so many times before, ya know?
I like the actual composition though and it kept my interest throughout. Just try experimenting with the soundscape a bit?
Haha, I can see what you mean. Mord Fustang used that wobble in quite a few of his tracks in 2011. XD I just really liked the sound, so I decided to make my own Fustang wobble (I know he didn't actually invent square-saw wobble, but still). I'll see what I can do about changing up a few of the wobbles, but no promises. :D Thank you for the feedback, it is much appreciated!
I wasn't too big of a fan of the high-pitched synth at the start of the song but it sounded a lot nicer when it was moved to the background when the other instruments kicked in around 0:30. Kind of has a video game ring to it. This is a real short piece so its hard to say much, but I'd like to see it extended and have some added movements to it. Right now it just cuts off real abrupt and doesn't feel like its made its mark yet, and it definitely has potential to make a big mark
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