The concept and composition is excellent, the only gripe I have with it is it's not a live performance - you can tell it's just recorded straigt out whatever score software you used, which is a hell of a shame as it really sucks the expression out of what has the potential to be a really awesome improvised solo in the mid section.
Google and download ASIO 4 All, that should fix your latency issue.
Actually I did that, still gave me a 2 sec latency that really bugged me. Anyway thx for the tip.
ParagonX9 is a man, baby.
Can't believe people fell for that one.
Well I did think it was odd that some cute girl would be making tunes like that, but hey how was I supposed to know otherwise?
Not too shabby
You're definatly on the right tracks for dubstep. Your arrangement, rhythms and structure was spot on, but you really need to work on the sounds produced. The bass is incredibly grating at the start and I had to floor my amp volume before I deafened myself.
The drums are also, in my opinion, a bit too dirty, and could also benefit from some reverb.
Nice trip-hop you got going there. You need to clear up you loops a bit in a wave editor, sometimes the transition from sample to sample is not as smooth as it could be. Is there a tempo discrepancy? I'd advise porting them into Recycle to make them more manageable.
Maybe it's just because I'm a Portishead fan, but I really expect vocals in a track like this...
Not a bad little trance song, good progression throughout and solid melodies.
Main complaints are in the percussion - the drums are somewhat wishy-washy, which means the track isn't carrying a very strong beat. The lead on top also sounds very thin, and could be EQ'd out so it stands more out over the percussion. Also, kill or rework that crash cymbal - it feels REALLY tacked on.
The rhythmic lead also, in my opinion, sounds a bit too much like the melody lead.
Nice delay setup on your melody there.
Also the track lacks any sort of bass... Perhaps that is why it feels so thin?
yeah. I don't know the reason, but this track doesn't sound very powerfull. At first I used another drums but in my opinion they were too hard. I didn't wanted to create a har trance version (like axel coon's version of this track) but you're probably right when you point out that something is missing that makes the song look thin
A fantastic composition...
...Shame you decided to go ahead and make on reason.
Seriously, I promised the last person who used grovemasters rock kit number 1 that I would fork out my left eye the next time I heard that preset used in a track.
And now I'm minus an eye. Thanks a lot.
You really should have gone and found a guitarist and drummer to record this properly. Your composition is great, but you're using the wrong tools for the job.
Well... get your eye back. Some of the components did come from the Groovemasters kit, but I added toms and cymbals (from the same kit, though, haha! Oh well... there goes your eye...).
If I didn't have time and personnel constraints (I don't have a band anymore, so I had to program everything), I would DEFINITELY record this in a live studio, with professional musicians. To add insult to injury, I'm deployed to a project ~300 miles away from my hometown and every musician I know. The mic was a saving grace; wouldn't have pulled this off without it.
Anyway, thanks for the commentary! Really appreciated it! ^_^
Tiny little too much verby verb on that piano, also saxes are terribly hard to make sound good even with the best VSTs, I recommend swapping it in for a flue or clarinet, as what you have written is a bit low for saxes, and listning to the rest of the track, I really don't think the saxy harsh tones suit the breathy, light style of the track anyway.
The writing itself though is wonderful, even if a little bit difficult (though still possible) for piano. I myself am bored of people writing totally impossible to play piano music thinking it's awesome when anyone with a trained ear can hear how difficult it is. This piano writing in this has a lovely waft of 20th century minimalism.
Personal preference here, I absolutely despise pan-pipes, not that anything is wrong with how you implemented them though. All too new-agey for me. Swap em for strings IMO.
Wonderful none the less, 5'd!
Yeah, that was one of the main reasons I wanted you to check out mah track- to see if I had written it impossible. I didn't think I had, but I was getting there :D
FUX YOU AND YOUR NON-LIKING OF THE PANPIPES. THEY ARE TEH AWESOME.
And I did swap the sax in for a flute + clarinet when I was writing this, and strings as well, and none of them just seemed to have quite the power of it.
Meh, maybe I'm biased- I'm a saxophonist anyways :D
An objective review
Interesting use of sound effects. I'll have to tell you now that this isn't really classical, and placing this in the 'ambient' section was a wise decision.
It has vaguely Nyman-esque filmscore qualities, a subtle minimalism, and from a gamers point of view, with wonderful similarities to Schymans' score for BioShock - though yours is somewhat less harsh on the ears due to it not being event music.
From a technical point of view, there are a few issues, mostly volume related. You did an excellent fade between the bells and piano around 1:19. The string samples seem somewhat sub-par with the rest of the track and let it down a bit, you would do well to replace them or play with the envelope settings on your sampler to create a smoother sound.
Oh, and I especially enjoyed the Cage tribute consisting of total silence between 2:15 and 3:21 - I've had things like that slip by me before!
LOL! i didn't realized that!!!...the silence wasn't meant to be there between 2:15 and 3:21.....lol..i slipped that...oh well..im human...=)
I'm not sure whether it's the way you used the samples or wahtever, but sir, this truely awesome.
Sounds like a sort of upbeat lemon jelly, especially that intro... wow.
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