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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-06-20 07:06:04 Reply

Finalizing but advice is always welcome.

http://soundcloud.com/carfie/crazy-arcademania-maddness-mix

The idea is a crazy videogame soundish mix that could have come out of an arcade cabinet.
The project itself is the audio for a speeddrawing painting that a friend is doing with a VG Theme.
Newgrounds little demo here: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/490794
The soundcloud one is the full 10+ minutes version.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-07-08 20:45:03 Reply

I've spent what seems like an eternity on this song, but since it's still lyrically and musically (mainly the outro) incomplete, I figure it belongs on here. And, hey, maybe SOMEONE will review it. Will return the favor + 1. And I'm following the guidelines by reviewing someone else's WIP (now) even if no one even listens to mine.

  • Bend||Break
    Bend||Break by RyeGuyHead

    I'll finish writing this someday

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-07-08 21:12:19 Reply

At 6/11/12 11:28 PM, LaForge wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/projects/view/575497
guitar rig fucking rocks my socks

You wanted feedback on the drums? I would use the crash more liberally since this is on the fringe of thrash metal, and no headbanging is really complete without a crash symbol to go along with it. I also thought the hi hats were a bit random. I dunno, it just seemed a tad spurratic. That being said, the rest of the drums were quite good. I liked the pattern of kicks and snares. Some of the tom fills left more to be desired...but I have absolutely no room to speak there o.0

Guitar playing was nice, especially when it was doubled up with lead and rhythm. Guitar rig is a plugin for iPhone's right? I think I saw one at Radio Shack the other day. Nice work


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-07-16 11:18:08 Reply

  • Felyne March (WIP)
    Felyne March (WIP) by Yoshiii343

    Sort-of inspired by Monster Hunter's Felynes.

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Advice on how to make this a whole lot better?

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-07-17 15:45:11 Reply

Need help on how to continue/finish this remix I'm working on.

Flo-Rida - Whistle (Assios Handsup Remix)

The part at 0:56. Should I keep that whisteling there, or swap it for a synth with the same melody? ALL feedback is appreciated. Thanks in advance! :)

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-07-21 13:33:27 Reply

testing the public preview thing.
Also, I'd like feedback on this. If the review system doesn't work, tell me and I'll publish it sometime.
Maybe.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-07-28 16:55:30 Reply

This is really my comfort area. I want to expand on this but in the past this sort of thing got a crummy reception

I am trying to make like infomercial music or background music. I am seeking advice and guidance to get this thing into that category. It is not mastered yet, I am seeking advice as to where I can go with it what you would try to do with it. etc..

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/496536?updated=1


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-07-29 13:13:57 Reply

Hi guys!

Anyone experienced in making downtempo styled tracks? If so, this is a plea for help! Not sure what I can incorporate into the rest of the track. Any ideas?

  • HT || Trauma WIP
    HT || Trauma WIP by HyperTrough

    HyperTrough - Trauma WIP

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Much appreciated!


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-08-03 01:42:13 Reply

At 7/16/12 11:18 AM, Yoshiii343 wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/494800
Advice on how to make this a whole lot better?

Need a bass i think :D

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-08-12 21:49:35 Reply

http://www.mediafire.com/?ruf8fxhqdfyfq7x

Work in progress. It's something new I was trying out, like 3 smaller songs in one, and I'm relaly proud of how it came out.


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-08-17 03:21:22 Reply

Hallo everehwan

  • 8-bit dubstep
    8-bit dubstep by Yoshiii343

    an 8-bit dubstep tune (still in progress) i made up for the lulz

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I'd like advice on this.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-08-17 04:26:28 Reply

All constructive criticism is appreciated, just drop it in the comments :)

http://soundcloud.com/jamie-anderson-16/revolutions-work-in-
progress


well.... is this the part where i try and say something smart...?

well.... Shit happens when you party naked :)

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-08-18 22:41:05 Reply

I posted this in the audio advertisements and then realized that this thread exists. My bad. -_-

I've never really done rock before, so any advice on this would be appreciated. Please help?

  • Gerudo Valley Remix WIP
    Gerudo Valley Remix WIP by BlazingDragon

    Not finished...

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-08-19 21:55:36 Reply

Yo!
I would really appreciate some opinions on where to go from here on this:

  • Quest of the Foggy Tobes
    Quest of the Foggy Tobes by acmeDyne

    Work in Progress...

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Thanks!

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-09-15 14:39:57 Reply

Hi guys, got an Electro work in progress I'd love some feedback on! Tell me what you think.

  • Azure WIP alpha preview
    Azure WIP alpha preview by khrossfire

    Short preview of electro work in progress.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-09-17 09:05:58 Reply

  • techno thing wip
    techno thing wip by Yoshiii343

    a techno-ish(?) song

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if you leave an honest review + score, i'll love you

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-09-17 17:01:23 Reply

I don't know what I could do to make this song less bland. Please help out, everything is appreciated.

  • Hibou
    Hibou by Refreshment

    Experimental song.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-09-19 15:57:50 Reply

  • Untitiled WIP
    Untitiled WIP by DylnMatrix

    A WIP theme song for my girlfriend's original character.

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This is just a very rough draft, and I'll be adding some voice samples of the character to the song. I was wondering if there's anyway that I could make the song a little more eerie, yet keep the light feel it has.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-09-19 18:19:57 Reply

At 9/19/12 03:57 PM, DylnMatrix wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/503758
This is just a very rough draft, and I'll be adding some voice samples of the character to the song. I was wondering if there's anyway that I could make the song a little more eerie, yet keep the light feel it has.

My main issue is that the melody seems a bit too mechanical/electronic for the intended mood. In my opinion, the chord transitions are somewhat abrupt for the eerie feel you are going for: they might need to be smoother-ish.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-09-28 02:26:50 Reply

  • Bass Off
    Bass Off by LittleBlueAnt

    What happens when you put two bass musicians who hate each other in the same room?

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I'd consider this project finished, but I'm slightly worried it might get deleted. This was done for a class I took and the professor gave us a library of loops to use. I didn't just throw a bunch of loops together, but I think this song may contain some of pro-tool's loop library. The last thing I want to do is get banned from the audio portal on my first submission.

Should I take the project down?

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-10-02 19:39:46 Reply

I'd appreciate some feedback on this one. The ending is kind of bad so far, but it's still a work in progress.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/505546?updated=1

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-10-03 12:41:31 Reply

At 10/2/12 07:39 PM, SomeGuyInSomePlace wrote: I'd appreciate some feedback on this one. The ending is kind of bad so far, but it's still a work in progress.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/505546?updated=1

I loved it, though right before the "drop" it gets a bit crackly in the speakers.

  • Deep PJ
    Deep PJ by Ultraconsole

    Mixed up the Stars Upon Thars song from Dr. Suess

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I decided to do a sampling of the song from the Dr. Suess cartoon about the Star Bellied Sneeches.

I can't think of how to extend it without making it sound repetitive, or if I even need to extend it at all. Help?

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-10-06 16:34:28 Reply

Hey guys, I would reall appreciate some help as I have no idea where to go with this track. I don't know if it should keep it's relaxed mood or pick up the pace or what...

Link

Hell I don't even know what genre to make it.


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-10-06 22:02:59 Reply

Hey. I have a work in progress for a very important song going on an EP of mine :) I need some help thinking of a way to continue the beat, er, drop. Link is here.

http://soundcloud.com/omnipony/omnivore-adrenaline-wip


whoa man lower your mids

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-10-08 05:18:11 Reply

At 10/6/12 04:34 PM, Jurgen wrote: Hey guys, I would reall appreciate some help as I have no idea where to go with this track. I don't know if it should keep it's relaxed mood or pick up the pace or what...

Link

Hell I don't even know what genre to make it.

That was really good. I like the relaxing feel, though at the very end when it ends with what sounds like a type of rattle (maybe?) After a bar or two come back with a drum kick and use the melody, on the synth to give a hard hit. Another thing you can do if you can work the melody up an octave or half an octave at minimum, then it would throw a bit of variation in and still keep the mellow feel that pretty much makes up the song, it would be a shame to ruin it.

Oh and if you decide to do a come back instead of that rattlish fuzz fade out, it would be one of them 'you thought i was over' songs. Keep up the good work.


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-10-11 21:02:09 Reply

Hey bros & hos
I just started messing around with fruity loops, let me know what you think, yo

I like the way this is turning out:

  • Snow Day
    Snow Day by NickDangr

    My first go at this...let me know what you think. :3

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-10-14 04:29:35 Reply

Sure others had this problem at least one time or the other: what's the most efficient way of dealing with different set of effects for the same instrument? For instance, an arpreggio during the start of a track would have some effects but during the end, it would need different effects altogether (like equalizing different frequencies than before). Right now the only way I can do this is making multiple clones in the sequencer but this just clutters everything up and makes it darn difficult to organize everything.

What's the best way to deal with this?

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! 2012-10-15 12:02:44 Reply

At 10/14/12 04:29 AM, JJM121 wrote: What's the best way to deal with this?

What software are you using?