Please do the following things for me:
1. Get rid of the stupid 'suh dude' voice clip.
2. Adjust the EQ on the snare because it sounds incredibly dull compared to the kick.
3. Adjust the compression on the guitars because it has a lot of pumping to it, possibly because it's being sidechained with the kick as the source.
4. If you feel like all you are is a joke anymore then right some real lyrics and make me feel your pain.
5. Develop this into a proper song because it has potential but is currently just coming across as a stupid joke and it's not funny. The build up is decent and the riffs are cool. Don't waste them!
I can't take the rest of your review serious as you said to remove the best part and only reason for this entire post.
This is not serious. This is a joke. Nothing more.
Well, it's certainly got the right punk attitude. Unfortunately it doesn't help the artificially distorted vocals sound any better. I've been there man, I've tried distorting my voice or clipping my microphone on purpose but it has nothing on proper vocal technique. It only even works when the voice is projected sufficiently otherwise you just end up distorting the sound of the reverb picked up by the microphone and it sounds awful.
Also, please tell me you weren't cupping the microphone.
I wasn't even using a microphone. This stuff is recorded with a webcam mic in my bedroom. And there's nothing artifical. Properly recorded music and sterilized production is for pop. So is "proper technique."
Badass, man. The shredding was top notch and expertly played. The harmonised sections in particular were fantastic. Are you familiar with guitarist Andy James, because I detect a lot of similarities in style? As for the mix, I would have to agree, a little eh. Could do with a bit more punch and was a little heavy on the reverb for my taste but hey that's old dug up songs for you.
Thanks for the review dude! And ya you can listen to my more recent mixes lol they have a little more how you say?????? Balls lol. And as far as reverb goes I don't know what you're talking about lol On the lead guitars there's a touch of delay and then for the intro melody there is a saw tooth type synth in the background if that's what you're talking about? Then ya it could use less of that lol. Thanks again for the review dude! \m/
Y'know, it sounds quite nice. It's rhythms and tonality are appealing but it lacks anything that would actually make me want to listen to it for enjoyment. It's more like a backing track or accompaniment than an actual song. It has very little in the way of hooks or melody and what ones it does have are boring and safe. Case and point, I can't remember the melodies at all. Keep at it though, I would like to hear it expanded on and developed.
I quite like this. 'Erratic' sounds like an appropriate title to me as some of those rhythms sound quite erratic indeed. It raises the tension and makes the whole track more interesting. It feels like it could do with a little something more at the more intense parts like around 1:30 right after it went quiet like it was building up to something but unfortunately the payoff was no more exciting than earlier parts of the track. A bit of thickness and energy going towards the end would probably do wonders for the climax and bring the track to a more solid conclusion. Good job, keep at it.
Glad you liked it!
I'll try to crank up the intensity next time :)
First immediate point: Christ, this is loud. Even compared to modern commercial chart tracks this is freaking loud. I don't know if this is down to compression or something but it's also extremely plosive. It hurts my brain to listen to the solo drums at the start.
As for the arrangement, it's hard for me to say as this style of music isn't really my thing but it works I guess, albeit a little bit bland. Again, not up to date with the style but I'm actually a little disappointed that your track is quite a bit slower than the original but that's down to personal taste. I'd of liked to have heard the main synth melody (referenced at 3:45ish) emphasized more and made more exciting as I've always considered that the catchiest part of the original.
The sounds are overall pleasing though, aside from the ear poppingly plosive drums, and work at creating a chilled atmosphere.
Simply wonderful. Some of the extra arrangements you did for this medley (like the 'epic' part of the last song) sound great and enhance the mood greatly.
Thank you! I really appreciate the comment
Great job guys! RyeGuyHead, Quarl and Envy, I really like your parts.
Wow man, some of the piano parts could quite well rank up with some of the saddest compositions I ever heard. I love the piano tone you went with, it matches the tone perfectly. I didn't quite like the solo violin tone you used, it seemed a bit too harsh and maybe it's just me but it sounds like it's coming from above my head and didn't gel well with the string section sound that came later. Speaking of that part, it sounded great but the string melody got a bit repetitive. I think it could've developed more and better emphasized the beautiful chord progression. For those reasons I think it just misses out on being perfect.
Hope this helps.
Ah, the violin. Completely agree. I'm still a noob at mixing and trying to get the dry sample recording of the violin to blend with the very wet and ambient recording of the ensemble is still quite beyond me. I certainly tried though.
I think regarding the repetition, I never really intended for the violins to vary too much as I wanted to keep the song fairly minimal and stick to the general theme. However I was hoping to add more movement and harmonic variation to the other sections (viola, cello, bass) to compensate. Unfortunately, I am also a newbie to orchestration and couldn't quite find what I was looking for. Seems about 50/50.
I feel like this is one of those songs I'll revisit a couple years down the line and make it into the quality piece it genuinely deserves to be.
Thanks for the review/feedback. Always appreciated
I like, I like. That was pretty darn smooth. Some of the licks in there were pretty cool to listen to and the general tonality of the piece is very appealing. I thought your guitar tone was very creative although (I don't know if it's related to your panning) it sounded a bit too unclear to me. Not sure if I'd quite call it a 'cheek-caresser' but a cool track nonetheless.
I appreciate the feedback. The guitar gets tough for me sometimes - trying to balance the need to spotlight without overtaking everything else. Still learning. Thank you.
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