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Date
08/07/2013
File Info
Song
9.9 MB
4 min 19 sec
Score
4.66 / 5.00

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Score:
Rated 4.66 / 5 stars
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Genres:
Electronic - House
Tags:
house
electro
melodic
complextro

Author Comments

I FINALLY FINISHED THIS TRACK. FINALLY. I really hope you guys enjoy - was my longest, most complicated and involved track yet. I reached Insert 67 on FL's mixer board, new record LOL.

Thanks for listening!

USAGE: I've noticed quite a bit of people asking to use this song or just using it outright, so here's my bit. All I ask is that you give me credit and link my page or this song. It really helps me out if you do so! Thanks :D

EDIT: Damn. Never expected this track to get this far. Thanks so much for your support, guys. Love you all :')

EDIT 2: OVAR 1000 DOWNLOADS WAO!!! Y'all are awesome. Thank you! Happy listening :D

EDIT 3: 5000 views! Thanks for the support ^__^

Reviews


C-MOGC-MOG

Rated 5 / 5 stars 3 weeks ago

Wow. This is really good!


Lockyn responds:

Thanks so much man! Was not expecting a review on this one still, haha. You surprised me.


kman111kman111

Rated 5 / 5 stars 1 month ago

One word... AWESOME!!!


Lockyn responds:

Thanks so much for reviewing! Glad you enjoyed :)


FullmetalCombineFullmetalCombine

Rated 5 / 5 stars December 28, 2013

Dude once again. Your music is awesome. Im actually enjoying your tunes here just as much if not more than world touring musicians. I think you should really start selling some cds on the street or iTunes or whatever man because you are genuinely awesome at what you do.


Lockyn responds:

Holy damn that is one huge compliment. >__< Thanks so much man - it means the world to me that you think my music is worth that. I hope I can gather some more support dude - you're one of the few that keeps me going! xD Cheers mate.


AztechAztech

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 19, 2013

This is beyond fucking cool, holy SHIT. Took me an eternity to finally listen to it, but my GOD, this is music I WISH I could make, seriously, this track blows me away, even when listening to it on this craptastic laptop i'm currently using.

10/10 5/5 125% All to the GOOD.


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Lockyn responds:

WAO HELLO! Thanks for reviewing this :D Dude, it's not hard. All you gotta do is like... USE SINE WAVES MAN USE DEM SINE WAVES!!!

Seriously, thanks so much, you are awesome. <3


StepStep

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars September 15, 2013

Hello again! I'm the one who made Sky's the Limit, and I've finally gotten around to returning the great review you left me.

I'm going to start by saying that this track is fantastic. There are so many House tracks on Newgrounds, and so many are just badly produced and generic. Listening to this is such a change. You have excellent production! I'm still not sure if I like your kick (it's almost excessively punchy) but you seem to have been going for a more harsh percussion sound so I'll probably get used to it after a few more listens.

You have a really clean and clear mix. The low end is so present and powerful, making this a pleasure to listen to on my decent subwoofer. The sections after the track, well "drops", for lack of better word (the "main" sections such as 0:45) are crystal clear and have so much wonderful in-your-face oomph-y goodness and a really tight and balanced mix.

I have a few issues with your production. You've got a hissing sound that starts at 0:45. It sounds like a reverb/release tail of a cymbal being lengthened for the whole section. While it gives the track some nice gritty high end, it unfortunately gets in the way I think. I'd much rather you sidechained it with the kick and had it fade in and out constantly during those sections. Also the piano's melody gets kind of drowned out since it's really weak compared to all the other sounds.

Composition-wise, you have a few little issues here and there. Your piano occasionally sounds less like it's playing coherent melodies and more like doodling at times. Otherwise, I love a lot of your composition ideas. Unlike one of the other people who reviewed this track, I really really love your intro. When you play "off" notes with the square pluck (i.e. notes that aren't in the tonality you're in), it sounds much better than one would think. It gives the intro its own unique flair without sounding displeasing. In fact, when I first heard this song ages ago, and I'm hearing it again now, I found that one of the things that really stuck in my had was that square pluck synth riff that comes in at the beginning.

Still in the composition department, you have an excellent structure. A lot of the elements in your track are played in one section and tastefully repeated in a later section, which helps keep this track memorable and satisfying. I love the 1:59 part where the square pluck plays behind the piano. Like I said above, I think the piano could be louder in that part, but otherwise it's a strong section that brings together many motifs and iconic elements of the song.

All the transitions are smooth. Not much to say about them. Your careful attention to sound design made for some perfectly smooth transitions that glued the sections together spendidly, like 0:44 which, while a bit generic, worked well. I think your ending is a bit of a cop-out. For a track with such a satisfying structure, ending it like that was fairly lame and didn't do the track much justice in my opinion.

And finally, the sounds. Usually for a track in this genre I'd talk about the sounds towards the start of the review because they're an important element of EDM, but I left them for last. I dunno, maybe I'm getting rusty with structuring my reviews x_x. But yeah, you have fantastic sounds and your mixing and effects on them are superb. Brilliant work.

So, basically, overall, the effort is clear. This is a superb track which I thoroughly enjoyed. Keep up the excellent work - this deserves the popularity it's getting!

9/10
5/5


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Lockyn responds:

Ho

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Ho my gat. Now this I was not expecting when I woke up this morning. Thank you very much for spending the time critiquing this track, I appreciate it! Has anybody told you you're awesome? Because you're awesome. (I'm also gonna have to copy the way you responded to my review because there is NO way I'm going to be able to keep track of what I'm responding to LOL)

"I'm going to start by saying that this track is fantastic. There are so many House tracks on Newgrounds, and so many are just badly produced and generic. Listening to this is such a change. You have excellent production! I'm still not sure if I like your kick (it's almost excessively punchy) but you seem to have been going for a more harsh percussion sound so I'll probably get used to it after a few more listens."
Aww, shucks. Are we here to embarrass each other with offhand compliments!? You flatterer, you. Thanks though, I'm glad you enjoyed so much! As for the kick, that's probably because of my listening habits. I'm very used to listening to tracks with harsher percussion, and it is something that rubbed off on me I guess - I actually thought the kick wasn't punchy enough. o__o It's probably high time for me to get some new headphones, because something is obviously wrong with my hearing or my equipment... xD

"You have a really clean and clear mix. The low end is so present and powerful, making this a pleasure to listen to on my decent subwoofer. The sections after the track, well "drops", for lack of better word (the "main" sections such as 0:45) are crystal clear and have so much wonderful in-your-face oomph-y goodness and a really tight and balanced mix."
Haha, thank you! And it is hard not using the word "drop", huh...

"I have a few issues with your production. You've got a hissing sound that starts at 0:45. It sounds like a reverb/release tail of a cymbal being lengthened for the whole section. While it gives the track some nice gritty high end, it unfortunately gets in the way I think. I'd much rather you sidechained it with the kick and had it fade in and out constantly during those sections. Also the piano's melody gets kind of drowned out since it's really weak compared to all the other sounds."
Hmm, yeah. That hissing sound is a splash cymbal. I used a peak controller to duck the mixer volume slider when the kick hits, I agree that it gets in the way of the mix. I probably should have sidechained it rather than use peak controller. And yes, the piano melody is drowned out at certain sections - I only ever intended it to be a background instrument in this piece, but now that I listen again, perhaps it would be better brought out more as you said.

"Composition-wise, you have a few little issues here and there. Your piano occasionally sounds less like it's playing coherent melodies and more like doodling at times. Otherwise, I love a lot of your composition ideas. Unlike one of the other people who reviewed this track, I really really love your intro. When you play "off" notes with the square pluck (i.e. notes that aren't in the tonality you're in), it sounds much better than one would think. It gives the intro its own unique flair without sounding displeasing. In fact, when I first heard this song ages ago, and I'm hearing it again now, I found that one of the things that really stuck in my had was that square pluck synth riff that comes in at the beginning."
I have a vital weakness, and you found it xD When I compose melodies I have lots of trouble not making it a structured melody, and more than occasionally just keep letting it flow. It doesn't wrap up and loop easily, if you know what I mean. It comes from the fact that I've been a jazz pianist for so long, I think - I have trouble wrapping up melodies, giving them almost a doodling, backgroundy feel like you said. I'm glad you enjoyed the intro! It was the part I was least annoyed listening to after 49104921 times listening to this track while making it. I wanted it to be different from the rest of the piece, so I'm glad this part stuck out for you.

"Still in the composition department, you have an excellent structure. A lot of the elements in your track are played in one section and tastefully repeated in a later section, which helps keep this track memorable and satisfying. I love the 1:59 part where the square pluck plays behind the piano. Like I said above, I think the piano could be louder in that part, but otherwise it's a strong section that brings together many motifs and iconic elements of the song."
Thank you thank you again :D The 1:59 part is the part that sounds the best to me xD and the weird part is, it took the least amount of time. Those complex drop sections though... *shudder*

"All the transitions are smooth. Not much to say about them. Your careful attention to sound design made for some perfectly smooth transitions that glued the sections together spendidly, like 0:44 which, while a bit generic, worked well. I think your ending is a bit of a cop-out. For a track with such a satisfying structure, ending it like that was fairly lame and didn't do the track much justice in my opinion."
The ending was the most disappointing part for most other people who reviewed as well. I do agree - I didn't put much thought into ending the track, other than "I want piano at the end". That ended up showing, didn't it xD I do plan on revisiting this track, so I hope I can do it justice next time around.

"And finally, the sounds. Usually for a track in this genre I'd talk about the sounds towards the start of the review because they're an important element of EDM, but I left them for last. I dunno, maybe I'm getting rusty with structuring my reviews x_x. But yeah, you have fantastic sounds and your mixing and effects on them are superb. Brilliant work."
Thank you! I appreciate you saying this, because synth design can really get complicated - arguably the most complicated part of the process. I'm glad you enjoy my synths and effects, thank you thank you!

And again, I can't say thank you enough for reviewing this. I respect your advice and critique wholeheartedly, and I'm a big fan of your music, so I am very happy you reviewed :D Soooooooo with that said - thank you again! I'm looking forward to your future tracks. Cheers!