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Date
10/09/2011
File Info
Song
1.7 MB
1 min 4 sec
Score
4.22 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.22 / 5 stars
Plays & Downloads:
663 Plays | 75 Downloads
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Genres:
Metal, Rock - Pop
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Author Comments

I haven't submitted something in aaaaaages. Feels so good to actually upload something, even though it's a work in progress.

So, here we have some weird pop thing. We've got a soundfont bass (from a soundfont called BassFing), random drum samples for the drum kit, Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra soundfonts for the flute staccato, the windchimes and the congas, a free Kontakt guitar sample from here (http://www.pettinhouse.c om/html/download.html), along with FreeAmp for the amp, and then the rest are East/West Symphonic Orchestra Silver stuff. If you've noticed, quite a few sounds in this track are free to download, so it goes to show that there's some pretty good free stuff if you look hard enough!

Anyhow, this is only a 1 minute work in progress which I've worked on for about 3 hours. The melody was in my head for like a year but I had to let it out somehow. I'm quite proud of how this turned out so far, but I submitted this purely for feedback, so tell me if you like how it sounds so far!

Reviews


BuoyBuoy

Rated 3.5 / 5 stars October 9, 2011

I have to write a title here to post the review :(

I like the intro, it's got a pretty nice sound except the reverb sound kinda grainy and well just not real. Which is a problem I run into on every song I ever make. Dunno how to fix it except playing it in a cathedral and recording that. :/

Nice groove, the "drum machine" kind of feel is a bit dominant though so maybe to make it sound more lively and intricate you could use some dotted 8th note delay stuff on a few of the percussion elements (do you have a delay plugin which lets you filter the delay? It sounds so much nicer and more natural/analog when you let the dry signal through and put a bandpass filter on the delay signal. Also since this 'thins' out the delay, you can have lots of delay effects without getting a muddy mix!). Not sure if I like the reverb on the percussion, makes it sound a bit loose. A nice, low, tight, dry kick drum would be nice at least.

Sounds like there's some reverb or chorus on the bass guitar too? Same as with the percussion, it sounds fluffy and it's got a really wide stereo field but my conventional mind prefers bass frequencies to be dry and mono. Losing the reverb/chorus would also make the pitch clearer I think (i.e you'll be able to hear notes clearly, not just the 'bassiness' of the instrument) This is more of a playful tune so I'll forgive it for now.

I don't know how I've inspire this but the piano and guitar certainly sound like they're taken out of my 2007-2008 songs. I like the sounds a lot, and I expect you to give them some nice solos and stuff later on in the song. Maybe you could make the guitar sound beefier (like take the chorus/verb from the bass and give it to the guitar if you know what I mean). Strings work nice as backing for the piano.

Flute is subtle enough for me to forgive you for it... and at least it's a real flute

I'm not sure if I get what the theme for this song is. The percussion makes it sound like a safari/jungle thing, but considering the title I guess it's about travel or something?

So yeah lots of potential and I expect awesome melodies and experiments to come out of this starting point. I can't really give a proper score so you'll get a generic 7 because you know, it's nice but there's nothing amazing in there yet (well okay the way the strings and the piano work together to make the melody sound epic, IS kinda impressive though). So work hard on it and make it a 10 will ya

man this WiP really stimulated my brain's idea-center


Step responds:

Wow that was quick. Thanks a lot as usual, man.

"I like the intro, it's got a pretty nice sound except the reverb sound kinda grainy and well just not real. Which is a problem I run into on every song I ever make. Dunno how to fix it except playing it in a cathedral and recording that. :/"

I just use Fruity Reeverb for everything. Not the most convincing of methods but I don't really like East/West's CPU-hogging reverb presets :(.

"Nice groove, the "drum machine" kind of feel is a bit dominant though so maybe to make it sound more lively and intricate you could use some dotted 8th note delay stuff on a few of the percussion elements (do you have a delay plugin which lets you filter the delay? It sounds so much nicer and more natural/analog when you let the dry signal through and put a bandpass filter on the delay signal. Also since this 'thins' out the delay, you can have lots of delay effects without getting a muddy mix!). Not sure if I like the reverb on the percussion, makes it sound a bit loose. A nice, low, tight, dry kick drum would be nice at least."

I went kinda overboard with the reverb this time round. I don't have any delay plugin which lets me filter the delay, though. I just use Fruity Delay...

I'll see if I can fix that reverb. The reverb on the drum kit will have to go, but I kinda like the reverb on the congas.

"Sounds like there's some reverb or chorus on the bass guitar too? Same as with the percussion, it sounds fluffy and it's got a really wide stereo field but my conventional mind prefers bass frequencies to be dry and mono. Losing the reverb/chorus would also make the pitch clearer I think (i.e you'll be able to hear notes clearly, not just the 'bassiness' of the instrument) This is more of a playful tune so I'll forgive it for now."

You're so right about everything that I think you sneaked a peak at my project file. Yes there is reverb on the bass, haha.

I'll see if I can make the bass sound better. I get what you mean about trying to get the bass's notes to be clearer, although I think I kinda masked the bass with reverb and lowering some of its frequencies because it is, after all, a soundfont, and it doesn't sound very good, I'm afraid :P.

"I don't know how I've inspire this but the piano and guitar certainly sound like they're taken out of my 2007-2008 songs."

Well, Glass Tree in the Sky certainly inspired me to make this, and I remember browsing through your old songs and finding some more inspiration there. I forgot which songs, though.

"I like the sounds a lot, and I expect you to give them some nice solos and stuff later on in the song. Maybe you could make the guitar sound beefier (like take the chorus/verb from the bass and give it to the guitar if you know what I mean). Strings work nice as backing for the piano."

Thanks and alright, I'll beef it up. I thought I already beefed it up enough with the amp, but I'll see what I can do!

"Flute is subtle enough for me to forgive you for it... and at least it's a real flute"

Yeeeaaaah no pan flute BS this time :D.

"I'm not sure if I get what the theme for this song is. The percussion makes it sound like a safari/jungle thing, but considering the title I guess it's about travel or something?"

I don't know either. That's why I called it weird in the Author's Comments. Although I did envision some sort of travelling when I was making this... I think.

"So yeah lots of potential and I expect awesome melodies and experiments to come out of this starting point. I can't really give a proper score so you'll get a generic 7 because you know, it's nice but there's nothing amazing in there yet (well okay the way the strings and the piano work together to make the melody sound epic, IS kinda impressive though). So work hard on it and make it a 10 will ya"

Sir yes sir! And yeah I am pretty proud of the part at 0:32 :3.

"man this WiP really stimulated my brain's idea-center"

And that's a good sign right?

Thanks a million for the helpful review. I'll be keeping it open when I continue the song. Can't wait to review back!