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Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 02:02 PM Reply

Okay guys, so I've been getting horrible ratings on newgrounds. I just uploaded a song I worked 5 hours on and got two zeros on it immediately. Does anyone else get lower ratings than they think they deserve? or does my music just suck?


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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 02:06 PM Reply

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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 02:07 PM Reply

i voted 5 on some of your stuff, hopefully that evens it out a bit, they didn't deserve zeros but you might want to get some better quality drum samples, the composition in them though is pretty good, and people zero bomb all the time, the reviews in the song mean more than the rating of the song


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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 02:11 PM Reply

Thanks for the replies guys. Btw Is there anything better than vengence sound samples though? or did I waste my money?


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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 02:19 PM Reply

At 10/8/11 02:11 PM, neolinked wrote: Thanks for the replies guys. Btw Is there anything better than vengence sound samples though? or did I waste my money?

Yes, Spend more time on your music.

IMO 5 hours is not enough time to make a track.


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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 04:06 PM Reply

At 10/8/11 02:19 PM, Acid-Paradox wrote:
At 10/8/11 02:11 PM, neolinked wrote: Thanks for the replies guys. Btw Is there anything better than vengence sound samples though? or did I waste my money?
Yes, Spend more time on your music.

IMO 5 hours is not enough time to make a track.

My 3rd most popular song (As well as the second song I managed to get on the weekly tops) I only spent a 4-5 hours on, if that. It's not about how much time you put in so much as how you use it.

Granted, it's also only 2 min long, and people keep begging me to make it longer.


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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 04:07 PM Reply

At 10/8/11 02:19 PM, Acid-Paradox wrote: Yes, Spend more time on your music.

IMO 5 hours is not enough time to make a track.

I totally agree with this.
Also, vengeance packs are really amazing. You just need to place them "right" in your mix. For example, in your last track, the sample of the kick is really cool, but in the track is not fitting cause all other instruments are way too loud. This is not because of the sample, but because of how it's treated. Try compressing it a little bit, raise its volume, lower other instruments' volume and use sidechain. Sidechain really helps the kick to stand out in a track.
Hope this helps.


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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 05:00 PM Reply

Vengeance is cool.

But yeah, I have to agree with these guys... 5 hours is gay.


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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 05:35 PM Reply

You DO know that some of the Vengeance sample packs are not compatible with a CC License right?

Also, The following Vengeance sample pack CDs are considered Duplo Music, not to mention non CC compatible.

House sample pack CDs,
Total Dance sample pack CDs
Trance Sensation sample pack CDs

If you have these packs, continued usage of them may result in an Audio ban. I would recommended you use something other than Vengeance for your samples.

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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 05:46 PM Reply

At 10/8/11 05:35 PM, brokendeck wrote: You DO know that some of the Vengeance sample packs are not compatible with a CC License right?

Also, The following Vengeance sample pack CDs are considered Duplo Music, not to mention non CC compatible.

House sample pack CDs,
Total Dance sample pack CDs
Trance Sensation sample pack CDs

If you have these packs, continued usage of them may result in an Audio ban. I would recommended you use something other than Vengeance for your samples.

Does it really matter??

Out of 10 thousand drum samples, one can hardly recognize a specific from the packs you named.
That's because most of kick sound the same. :/

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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 05:58 PM Reply

At 10/8/11 05:46 PM, adsubzero wrote:
Out of 10 thousand drum samples, one can hardly recognize a specific from the packs you named.
That's because most of kick sound the same. :/

SOME of the audio mods CAN actually recognize them. It's why they're audio mods.

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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 06:01 PM Reply

At 10/8/11 04:06 PM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
My 3rd most popular song (As well as the second song I managed to get on the weekly tops) I only spent a 4-5 hours on, if that. It's not about how much time you put in so much as how you use it.

Yeah i know that everyone is different when in comes to composing/producing , but yeah not all tracks that are made in a few hours have to be bad or mediocre, It's just most of the time that's the way it happens.


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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 08:53 PM Reply

Wait, so you're telling me Vengeance has released these packs to be used in any audio production, but not under CC license? What's the point in that? Are they afraid people are going to steal their samples, one CC song at a time?


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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 09:45 PM Reply

At 10/8/11 05:58 PM, brokendeck wrote:
At 10/8/11 05:46 PM, adsubzero wrote:
Out of 10 thousand drum samples, one can hardly recognize a specific from the packs you named.
That's because most of kick sound the same. :/
SOME of the audio mods CAN actually recognize them. It's why they're audio mods.

You're able to use the samples regardless, as long as you've purchased them. It's the same deal as a VST.


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Wat

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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 10:12 PM Reply

I mean as long as you aren't using the pre-made melody loops and such I mean.


At 3/27/11 10:22 PM, sugarsimon wrote:
the brilliant songs who create a production for music
Wat

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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 8th, 2011 @ 10:57 PM Reply

At 10/8/11 10:12 PM, Envy wrote: I mean as long as you aren't using the pre-made melody loops and such I mean.

Those CD packs I mentioned are nothing BUT pre-made loops, that's why...

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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 9th, 2011 @ 03:09 AM Reply

At 10/8/11 10:57 PM, brokendeck wrote:
At 10/8/11 10:12 PM, Envy wrote: I mean as long as you aren't using the pre-made melody loops and such I mean.
Those CD packs I mentioned are nothing BUT pre-made loops, that's why...

But every drum pack has pre made loops, like total dance has two folders with 128 and 140bpm loops (I'm talking about just drum loops, not melody loops).
Even others have them, like Electro Essentials. :/

So I don't see why it's not ok to use let's say, a drum kick or clap from there.
I would never use a melody because that's stupid, and most probably hundreds of people would have the same song with THAT melody.

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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 9th, 2011 @ 03:17 AM Reply

At 10/9/11 03:09 AM, adsubzero wrote: ...and most probably hundreds of people would have the same song with THAT melody.

You'd be surprised how many songs have the same melody without using premade loops.


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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 9th, 2011 @ 05:16 AM Reply

At 10/9/11 03:17 AM, Back-From-Purgatory wrote:
At 10/9/11 03:09 AM, adsubzero wrote: ...and most probably hundreds of people would have the same song with THAT melody.
You'd be surprised how many songs have the same melody without using premade loops.

Well, hehe... But I'm saying EXACTLY the same, they just add a beat to it, and loop it 20 times. :P

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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 9th, 2011 @ 08:27 AM Reply

At 10/8/11 02:19 PM, Acid-Paradox wrote:
At 10/8/11 02:11 PM, neolinked wrote: Thanks for the replies guys. Btw Is there anything better than vengence sound samples though? or did I waste my money?
Yes, Spend more time on your music.

IMO 5 hours is not enough time to make a track.

Ever heard of Laidback Luke? He spends like 3 hours on a track with a minimal setup, and they usually sound great.
Guess it just varies from person to person. When I spend too long on a track, I tend to lose interest.


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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 9th, 2011 @ 08:58 AM Reply

At 10/9/11 08:27 AM, Syztm wrote: Ever heard of Laidback Luke? He spends like 3 hours on a track with a minimal setup, and they usually sound great.
Guess it just varies from person to person. When I spend too long on a track, I tend to lose interest.

Depends a lot on the genre and how you write/record, for sure. I'd say 5 hours is a pretty decent effort though, especially if those are 5 hours when you're "in the zone" and at your most productive.


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Response to Rating system. WTF?? Oct. 9th, 2011 @ 10:23 PM Reply

i know how you feel. i went through 2 years of that same shit before i actually found people who liked my stuff.