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Mixed and mastered by Connor Detviler: https://soundcloud.com/connordetviler
I've officially worked on this song for 4.5 years.
As this song goes forward my arrangement changes due to how my style has changed over this time. Not necessarily better, just different.
FL studio with Massive and Serum were used as well as VahallaRoom for reverb, TDR plugins for EQ and Waves plugins for stereo shaping.
4.5 years holy shit...this is fucking amazing, dude <3 ~Skiddle
I actually fucking like it holy it has such a metal vibe to it and i wish i could learn how you did the pluck sounds. that randomly pop up sound like that :O! good job and i feel like you are underated :O keep it up man!
I still remember doing that 'contest song' for you, haha yeah I've definitely been stuck in the same metal style similar to that song.
Are you talking about at like 2:58? Feel free to clarify. That kind of pluck sound can be achieved by just automating a the cutoff of a low pass filter in a descending arp on just about any synth. That one in particular was the Massive preset 'Aggressor' with minor changes and automation on resonance and cutoff. I don't think I changed the mapping too much in the plugin either.
Absolutely amazing! If there was anything I could do to go back in time and verify your account for the audio portal sooner, I would! This song is outstanding, it definitely sounds like four and a half years of work was put in to this song. However saying that, there are a few slight aspects that could have been done better. I know you didn't do the mixing on this song, but the percussion in this song is quite a bit shallow. The percussion is supposed to drive the mix, and in this case I don't feel like it is. Great job on the darker piano parts, you couldn't have done it better. Way to go on the vocals too, clearing them up from their original audio chunk. One other issue I had was that the second drop didn't seem to fit in the same style with the rest of the song. Don't get me wrong, it was excellent to listen to, but I think that it was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Overall, great song, when I saw this on my feed I began to become super excited, I've been waiting for this release and I was not disappointed. Great job!
It's been a while since I've heard from you! I appreciate the input you've given me on this and I think you're right about the percussion, that is definitely a staple of this kind of music and going away from that was probably a bad idea.
As for the different styles, I just kinda wanted it that way. Perhaps out of laziness as I made a part of that section and just decided to go with it. I've gotten similar responses about that part as well as the comment about the percussion (aside from TrickshotCat) so it's definitely consistent criticism.
Thanks! Having a strong hammer noise and a reverb which included a vibrato just on the late reflections really sells the dark piano (at least to me). ValhallaRoom does this well but maybe there's a way to do it in native FL plugins too.
Amazingly well done, my review here:
(First Drop) IS well done! I love your mixing but you drop mixing needs work for example
Way stronger kick (Sidechain aswell if possible)
More clearer snare/clap.
Joker parts are perfect though!
2:50 That killing floor tone gave chills through my spine, dam dude!
And i recommend you put Maximus with default setting on (pull the EQ thingy upwards so it's slightly louder and comes out clearer)
3:40, yet again insanely nice killing floor vibe!
Well done, just a bit clearer sound and it'd be perfect 5/5!
Hope this helps!
Thank you so much for the input!
I did mix this with another person and we had some debate on using sidechain, ultimately sidechaining is what works and veering away from that may have been a poor choice. I will definitely go back in and make changes to this song and experiment with a sidechain, I probably won't use it on everything, but definitely the first drop and maybe parts of the second.
The feedback really does help, thanks man!
Sounds good :)
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