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11.2 MB
4 min 54 sec
4.03 / 5.00

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Rated 4.03 / 5 stars
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Theme of Iris Sylvia Mason and Blacklawn (but mostly Iris). A big evolution from all my previous songs, I believe.

The character Blacklawn already existed in my books before I created this account, by the way.

Edit: updated the audio. Hopefully, the guitars are cleaner now, and the drums are more adequate.

Another edit (09/21/2013): updated the audio again. It has a better guitar now and better mixing in general.



Rated 4 / 5 stars September 17, 2013

What I like most about this song is how it manages to feel fresh for the entire 5 minutes. I don't ever get that feeling of "Oh, I've heard this bit before", no you manage to keep it wonderfully varied throughout.
The guitars sound really good, and your use of synthesisers was restrained in a good way. You only used them when it was needed.
The only real issue is the drums. It recommend maybe making your high hats play all the time, as a sort of filler for the background, if that makes any sense. Then maybe try and quieten them down a little bit.
Also, I think the song deserves a really kick ass ending. Maybe try something with power chords and cadences? (If you don't know what they are, look 'em up, they're wonderful)

tl;dr: Really like it, just work on your drums a little bit, and you should have a lovely work of soundtrack to which I would happily kick ass in any video game I might find it in.

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Rated 3.5 / 5 stars September 17, 2013

I believe the audio quality of each instrument is good enough to make this a quality song. That being said, I don't like to beat a dead horse but I agree with most people here, the mix is the biggest flaw. Lower the snare, bring the bass out a little more maybe. Toy with those ideas and one thing I find is listening to the music without watching the track. If I am not visually distracted by the screen, I find I hear things that need to change easier. Hope this helps!

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Rated 3 / 5 stars August 16, 2013

One of your better works, though it feels like it really drags on and on, it also seems like it starts to build up momentum and then resets before reaching a climax :(

Blacklawn responds:

One of my better works is only 3 stars? Well, that sucks. This one is fairly old, have you heard some of the more recent ones?


Rated 2 / 5 stars August 5, 2013

The intro drags on a bit too long, I was losing interest before it really began. When that second guitar came in it does remind me a good bit of Sonic. The mixing doesn't seem to be the best. The guitar sounds too trebly and the drums just don't sit well. The writing itself isn't too bad, i just think the mix brings it down a bit. I'd recommend studying some drum playing too... your drums seem to just be all over the place, not really doing anything to make the song better.

You show some signs of potential though, just keep trying.

Blacklawn responds:

Two stars? Seriously, MockOff? Is this some sort of revenge review for that one I gave you the other day?

I get that it has issues. It's one of my older songs, after all, but I definitely think it's above that. If even Sequenced gave 3 stars to a version with inferior mixing, that probably means something. Mixing is important, sure, and I'm still learning, but I think the composition makes up for that. I admit that the drums are not my best work, though.


Rated 3 / 5 stars July 2, 2013

odd mixing.

the kick and snare should always be in center of the mix. hihats and cymbals can be panned to your choosing.

not a big fan of the guitar sounds. I'd suggest looking at different VSTs or soundbanks and what not for a better sounding guitar.

the fast strumming guitar was a bit too loud imo.

good work overall mate. just gotta listen more closely to that mix!