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Apr 27, 2010 | 2:47 AM EDT
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7.4 MB
4 min 37 sec
Score
4.39 / 5.00

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Rated 4.39 / 5 stars
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Electronic - Dubstep
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Author Comments

Forgive me, it's late, I'm tired. I will post some comments that are worth your time tomorrow.

In the mean time, enjoy my latest, most intricate dubstep track. I did my best to accomplish a professional sound. Alas, I fell short in the mastering some, and the file size was too large for NG. =`(

If you have any suggestions for me, feel free to lemme know what's up. I'm rather proud of this one because I discovered how to make a formant bass, found out how Skream made his bass, and created the first official segment of "metalstep" (You'll see what I mean when you hear it.) And, it's my submission for the semifinals of the Newgrounds Audio Deathmatch (I'm up against Gravey...he's gotten #1 songs on the All-Time Best Scoring in the weeks past, and his "Orchestral Theme 2" is currently one of the "Best of the Week"...great NG artist, I wish I had his mastering skills...oh well, wish me luck! =P).

Anyway, hope you enjoy this one!

-Jazzman

Reviews


Blackhole12Blackhole12

Rated 4 / 5 stars

Bizzare bass

This song has a beautiful melody, but I feel that you sacrificed it for the purpose of having a psychotic bass just to make it a dubstep song. The intro is wonderful, and 2:45 is nothing short of divine; but these brief moments of melodic complexity are crushed by the overbearing power of the crazy bass synths, drums and effects that clearly only exist in an attempt to make the song sound more epic. While you succeeded at making an epic song, I feel like it went in the completely wrong direction. The atmosphere here has a hint of SessileNomad's work, and taking it in a more melodic fashion may have produced a result that was just as epic and maybe a little more appealing.

Honestly that bass just sounds corny.

8/10
4/5

The only two people in this competition who ever had mastering skills were bjra and xkore.


mr-jazzman responds:

Yes. This song was fully intended to be a dubstep song from the beginning. Never did I want it to be of any other genre except for dubstep, so I did my best to create a cool melody and weave it into the region of dubstep. Yes. The bass is overbearing because it is dubstep, which I like to think of as a slower version of intense DnB, meaning that a humongous emphasis on the bass will be required more so than in other genres, such as trance or techno, or even DnB for that matter (with DnB, the melody is usually faster-paced, so the bass just kinda molds in with it; here, the bass actually CREATES the melody, intensity, and drive all at the same time). Yes. The drums and effects were there to blow your mind; without them, the track would sound empty as hell and boring as balls, and I wouldn't want to waste your time with that. No. The song didn't go in the wrong direction; it was experimental, which was what I wanted and got in a genre that's not entirely developed and has a huge amount of experimental potential. I can see how SessileNomad sneaks in here, but my melodies aren't trance or techno, as his are; he's a little bit too happy for me lol. No. That bass is not corny. If you must hear a corny bass, check out most of the random dubstep songs here on NG and you'll discover it (a square bass that opens up with no power whatsoever is people's definition of the "dirty bass," which is not true; I highly recommend you check out Bar9's "Motion" and tell me it's a corny song, or Skream's "Filth" and tell me it's a corny song, or Nero's "Act Like You Know" and tell me it's a corny song, or Pendulum's "Set Me On Fire" and tell me it's a corny song...and corny because the bass is corny...no, sir, none of these tracks are corny). No. You're wrong about the mastering skills; you've got some, for starters (not to mention a boatload of EQing skills that I have yet to develop even though we're the same age, which is embarrassing for me because I really should be EQing like that because I'm a college student but still EQ like a middle-schooler), and Gravey has some as well...even though his current song has a lot of reverb on the instruments, but this is simply because it's an orchestral song and requires it (sounds good enough to me, and it would fit well in a video game). Sir, you need to learn how to "get into the shoes of the author" and understand what's up with the song before you discredit it to such proportions. I'll give you the fact that the bass sounds bad because of its loudness, but NOT because it sounds cheesy or corny; I worked with that bass to accomplish the opposite of your claim. It's supposed to be a grimy, filthy-ass dubstep bass, which is exactly what it is, and I have no shame in saying it. You just can't stand it because it's a dubstep tune...and well, it's loud as hell, but we both know that. Meh, I kinda expected this sort of feedback on NG, but that doesn't mean I like it. This is exactly why you're not judging for the NGADM: You can't get into the author's shoes, so it seems. You don't really think in terms of what somebody desires from the feedback, do you? Most people, when they get a review, want to hear something they can improve on. You seem to do this, usually, but you definitely didn't do it on this one. I don't know what you have against dubstep tunes (and this tune certainly sounds better than that metal song you reviewed that sparked controversy), but if you didn't like it because of its genre (which is what you're suggesting), then I can't credit this review much, sorry. =\ The only thing I can do is thank you for noticing the epicness, which is fair enough.


eatmeatleeteatmeatleet

Rated 5 / 5 stars

haha nice one

1:40 ftw ;D best luck man


mr-jazzman responds:

Thanks, glad you liked my "metalstep" preview! =) It's something I'm definitely gonna carry over into later projects. In fact, I might make a song on this order...THAT'S gonna be a blast to make lol. Thanks for the luck too man; I'm gonna need it, taking on Mr. Behemoth Gravey lol. (I at least hope this one comes close... =P)


DevThomasDevThomas

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome!

Dude I totally loved this song :) Perfect addition to Newgrounds!


mr-jazzman responds:

I'm glad ya liked it man! Good to hear.


BulimicLemurBulimicLemur

Rated 5 / 5 stars

jesus

You just raped me in the ears.

Best stuff Ive heard on newgrounds.


mr-jazzman responds:

Haha that's what I was aiming for, gettin that perfect dubstep wobble bass, ya know? Or at least trying...I think I'll get even closer next attempt lol.