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How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 04:26:02 Reply

Or, How you can review any song you want.

I thought I'd like to share my review style since there's a lot of mystification around the subject. Seems like a lot of people don't really know "how to do it" with any song not in their "realm".


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 05:22:54 Reply

Is it allowed to advertise your newspost in the forums?


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 05:33:38 Reply

At 4/29/09 05:22 AM, MH16 wrote: Is it allowed to advertise your newspost in the forums?

I don't believe its advised. Audio Forums a ghost town though. Good news post though.

I have one on the Portal as my Primary post :)
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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 06:12:06 Reply

I think is a good thing to try to teach people how to write a review.
This way you will not end up with crappy reviews like:
"I loved this song" and giving you 4* o_O
Reviews are a good way to get feedback and improve but some people use those just to advertise their own stuff, like:
"Very nice song, i like it
Please review also my latest song xxxxx" 10* (to make sure that you'll give a good mark in exchange).

I agree that talking about reviews is not like talking about music production, but for most people reviews are an important tool to improvement.

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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 07:52:05 Reply

At 4/29/09 06:12 AM, sorohanro wrote: blabla

What happend to 'Give and thy shall receive'?
So far i'm reviewing hoping that they would review back. To get my music heard. Ofcourse also the very welcome criticsm which i never get >: l.
I suspose reviewers, or should i say, people are getting more lazier by the day and just to show their oppinion or support they post a 1 word review. (which results in a negative review anyway).


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 08:11:34 Reply

At 4/29/09 07:52 AM, FlamingFirebolt wrote:
At 4/29/09 06:12 AM, sorohanro wrote: blabla
What happend to 'Give and thy shall receive'?
So far i'm reviewing hoping that they would review back. To get my music heard. Ofcourse also the very welcome criticsm which i never get >: l.
I suspose reviewers, or should i say, people are getting more lazier by the day and just to show their oppinion or support they post a 1 word review. (which results in a negative review anyway).

Sorohanro's point wasn't that you shouldn't get a review back from an artist you review, but what he meant was that some people write a one word review BECAUSE they want reviews on their own song.
I think that when you write a review it should be to help the artist and not to help yourself.


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 13:01:47 Reply

At 4/29/09 05:22 AM, MH16 wrote: Is it allowed to advertise your newspost in the forums?

Yeah, it may not make much sense, I could've actually just posted it IN the thread, but I think they were both legitimate options, since it is important information.

At 4/29/09 06:12 AM, sorohanro wrote: I agree that talking about reviews is not like talking about music production, but for most people reviews are an important tool to improvement.

If they ask for technical reviews, let the floodgates open.

However, even though th emotional context of a song does not involve minute technical details, it does involve the actual direction of the song, and what decision the artist makes in the technical details.


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 13:08:46 Reply

At 4/29/09 04:26 AM, Erkie wrote: Or, How you can review any song you want.

I thought I'd like to share my review style since there's a lot of mystification around the subject. Seems like a lot of people don't really know "how to do it" with any song not in their "realm".

Great thread buddy!

Its good to see many of you are showing interest on improving the portal ; )

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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 13:38:04 Reply

At 4/29/09 07:52 AM, FlamingFirebolt wrote: sorohanro is writing blabla

What I say is:
A review that is saying just " very nice" 10/10 is not helpful, not t all. When I give a review I give it hoping that I can say something helpful, giving some technical advices or leave my overall impressions so the author can see what his music is inspiring.
Giving a one word review just hoping that you'll get a review back it's a quite lame thing to do.

Also I don't get reviews like this one:

How Erkie reviews.

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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 14:30:50 Reply

Your review aren't that great Erkie.


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 14:32:21 Reply

reviews*

lol

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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 14:40:01 Reply

Elaborate.


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 15:06:12 Reply

nobody reviews anymore.

your an outcast.


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 15:21:05 Reply

I have a very sandard method of reviewing:

I listen to the song - and review as I go - I comment on things I like - how it made me feel - the imagery that came to mind - and hten when its done I sum it up - and say anything that I didn't dislike - and what could be improved.

Alternately I will listen to the song - then say what I liked, then didnt like, and how it can be improved. Although I usually say what I didnt like first, and then what I liked after - psychologically it makes the person feel better to end on a high note.

and that's about it!

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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 15:21:13 Reply

And having three reviews starting two days ago.


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 15:21:53 Reply

At 4/29/09 03:09 PM, Nithalahk wrote:
At 4/29/09 03:06 PM, Truemen wrote: nobody reviews anymore.

your an outcast.
Being an outcast isn't quite as bad as not knowing the difference between "your" and "you're".

Your such an asshole Nithalahk.

I love it!

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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 15:23:11 Reply

At 4/29/09 03:21 PM, Chronamut wrote: and that's about it!

You don't count.

Don't ask me why.


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 15:25:26 Reply

At 4/29/09 03:23 PM, Erkie wrote:
At 4/29/09 03:21 PM, Chronamut wrote: and that's about it!
You don't count.

Don't ask me why.

well that's because I know how to review ;)

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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 18:44:16 Reply

At 4/29/09 03:06 PM, Truemen wrote: nobody reviews anymore.

your an outcast.

I beg to differ sir =)

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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 19:04:47 Reply

At 4/29/09 01:38 PM, sorohanro wrote:
Also I don't get reviews like this one:

Oh, sorohanro, I know who this is. Hehe. :)

Just let him think that he knows something about music, cause...he doesn't. I think I'm just going to review his "very cool" metal tune that he posted just for the lolz. You know, beeing a jerk with all the knowledge. :) On the other hand...naaaa. Too lazy.

How bout, we write him a response like, "ur mum" or something, that should keep him busy for awhile. I love people who can't actually tell what's wrong with a song you posted but feel forced to tell you that it's "bad" or "not good", even the fact that they HAVE NO FUCKING CLUE what's up with it. :)

Audio Engineer ma cooock! >:U

Anyways, I do review a lot and I try to be obejective to people I don't really know...see reviews for details.

Nr. 5 all time audio wise. ololol

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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 19:51:12 Reply

I admit, it was my reviewing alt.


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 20:00:14 Reply

@DarKsidE555
Don't be so harsh on the kid, after all we all make our reviewing mistakes :D or stuff that later gets embarrassing.
I don't really mind this, I got much worst reviews :))

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We all knew that :p
We forgive you because we know that Santa Claus is also your alt.

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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 20:50:55 Reply

Reaper of ratings is also my half brother.


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 20:53:40 Reply

At 4/29/09 08:50 PM, Erkie wrote: Reaper of ratings is also my half brother.

lol.

does that make you MY half brother erkie? :P

or perhaps I AM ERKIE!

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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 21:34:48 Reply

At 4/29/09 09:32 PM, Nithalahk wrote:
At 4/29/09 08:53 PM, Chronamut wrote:
At 4/29/09 08:50 PM, Erkie wrote: Reaper of ratings is also my half brother.
lol.

does that make you MY half brother erkie? :P

or perhaps I AM ERKIE!
You just called Erkie a homosexual.

Lol.

or myself a heterosexual - now wouldnt THAT be scandalous!

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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-29 21:51:10 Reply

That's naughty cron.


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-30 02:05:09 Reply

LOCK THIS THREAD. THERE IS NO CORRECT WAY TO REVIEW!

I don't care who you are opinion is opinion fuck it all.


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-30 02:15:32 Reply

I had not stated it was the only, or correct way.

It is how I review, and I propose you take it into consideration.

You should know better, Syntrus >:(


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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-30 04:13:48 Reply

At 4/30/09 02:05 AM, Syntrus wrote: LOCK THIS THREAD. THERE IS NO CORRECT WAY TO REVIEW!

I don't care who you are opinion is opinion fuck it all.

Wow, that was a little childish. Ehem. Erkie was stating how he reviews and that is all. I actually have a post close to this in my news that i put in the links in my forum sig. The people that chose to lock this thread are mods, not you! Now I don't want to sound like a douche but you sure did sound a bit like one with your reply to this. Lets make this simple There is no "CORRECT" way to review a song. I'm just happy to get reviews but there's nothing wrong with explaining why and how you review.

Why? Because if Erkie is anything like myself he's probably tired of people asking him "Why did you give it that score".

and there ya have it.

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Response to How Erkie reviews. 2009-04-30 11:51:58 Reply

stop taking everything so seriously guys - this has more or less become a discussion of everyone's personal ideal vision of how to review - not whether one type of reviewing system is right or not :)