The song was a bit repetetive, though your melodies were actually quite cool, a little variation and dynamics goes a long way.
The saw lead made things a little more interesting (good work with the filter), but I had to wait till half way through the song for it to kick in.
Drumwork fit the song well. Perhaps a few small fills in places to liven things up?
All in all the song isnt bad, but it isnt really good either. I have heard so many generic fruity-tracks with the exact same instruments and repetetivness.. Fruityloops can own, but in many cases it just encourages simple, pattern orientated music.
Best of luck with future works.
I like it. I would suggest giving the song a bit of an EQ to touch it up.
The melody segments fit together well, all up its very happy sounding.
The only thing I dont like is the (distorted?) bell sound- it just doesnt work with my ears, and the transition to the next melody is a little rough.
Very cool track.
Drumwork was particularly good and all the instruments all meshed together really well.
The song was dynamic enough to maintain my intrest and it loops well, too.
Its enough to get me to check out more of your work, anyway.
A little repetetive, but overall it's a nice song.
This song really needed a bit of hi-percussion drumwork to keep it going.
Some reverb would have been nice on your drums too, as they seemed very artificial when placed right next to your guitar, which was pretty much the only part of this song doing anything.
Hmm. the loop cycle is a little rough.
Your drumwork is nice, but it seems kind of accidental- like you just clicked up a random pattern..
The high pitched lead was pretty cool, but a little over the top in parts.
I can tell you now that this isn't very harsh, or at least harsh enough to use fuck to describe it. Twice.
Sorry if it looks like I am just stabbing at you with criticism- you aren't terrible- you just need to lock yourself away and PRACTICE, instead of releasing half-a-million low-octane loops.
Quality is always better than quantity.
But not good either.
The instruments all stepped on one another. It doesn't seem like you put an awful lot of thought into it. Though the pad was kinda cool and added to the dark-theme you were aiming for.
Keep at it, you can only get better :)
What's the deal with the 99kb/s?
The song was quite good, but I think the melody needed to be something more stable. The up-down-up-down filter on that synth got a bit irritating after a while.
Drumwork was nice and solid, with some cool fills. The bass went along with the drums pretty comfortably, though the entire song is just sorta the same. Dynamics + good song = great song.
Thanks for the review!
according to the contest rules, the given melody had to be prominent, so I didn't want to stray too far from it, hence the lack of diversity. but I can see your point about the filter; I'll be more careful about that in the future. As for the 99kb/s, that may be because of my mp3 encoder, or possibly my soundcard... still trying to figure that one out...
anyway, thanks again for the review!
What's going on? Why hasn't anyone left a review for poor Solus' entry!?
Don't worry- I love you enough to do so.
It's funny, you were one of the first artists I listened to on this site :P I think the track was 'Half a Star'. I was like "wow, is this what people on New-grounds do? I thought everyone was a trial version fruity-bitch."
Anyway, this track was very nice. But where was the running? It needed some drums to drive it along. I guess the bass sorta did that job, but everyone loves a nice kick.
Unfortunately, I AM stuck with FL at the moment, until I can procure a copy of Reason. With this track, I tried to keep it as minimalist as I could, so I didn't want anything to excess (like what a kick would do or drums, etc.) but now that I think about it, it probably would have helped. :p
Ah well, it's a bit late for that though :D
It seemed like the instruments were stepping on one another in parts (near the start) but it was all ok after a while. The song sorta straightened itself out.
Those toms were way too bass-heavy.
Give your drums some EQ-action.
The little section at half-way was very nice, the song definately does sorta bring images of melting ice to the mind.
Unlike my music, where it's melting flesh :P
I did notice the extreme bass on the toms after I turned up my woofer. Should of figured that out before I submitted, oh, well. Also I think that one instrument in the beggining was to paddy. We'll see what the judges think.
Good Bye, Eat Pie,
Well, it's incredibly generic trance music. But it still sounds very good. All the instruments fit together well and the look cycle doesnt seem too broken.
I'll keep an eye out for more stuff by you :)
wow, thanks alot~!~ so does that mean your a fan of mine~?~ =p anyways, thanks again~!~
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