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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Oct. 2nd, 2012 @ 07:39 PM 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! Oct. 3rd, 2012 @ 12:41 PM 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! Oct. 6th, 2012 @ 04:34 PM 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! Oct. 6th, 2012 @ 10:02 PM 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


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Oct. 8th, 2012 @ 05:18 AM 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! Oct. 11th, 2012 @ 09:02 PM 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! Oct. 14th, 2012 @ 04:29 AM 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! Oct. 15th, 2012 @ 12:02 PM Reply

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

What software are you using?

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Oct. 15th, 2012 @ 12:12 PM Reply

At 10/15/12 12:02 PM, Nav wrote:
At 10/14/12 04:29 AM, JJM121 wrote: What's the best way to deal with this?
What software are you using?

FL Studio 10.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Oct. 15th, 2012 @ 12:22 PM Reply

At 10/15/12 12:12 PM, JJM121 wrote: FL Studio 10.

Cool, my specialty. Two possible solutions here:

1. (naive solution) Create both effects on the same insert bus and, when the time comes to switch, automate all the dry/wets over to dry for the effects you don't want, and do the opposite for the effects you do. This would result in completely switching which effects actually have an impact on the sound.

2. (More elegant) Put the effects chains on separate insert buses. Route your instrument only to those two, and not to the master fader. Set the routing to the first one to 100% and to the second one to 0%. When the time comes to switch effects, automate those knobs to switch positions, sending the first insert bus to 0% and the second to 100%. Should be very simple to do and relatively easy.

If that clutters up your mixer too much, use the send buses that are visible at all times. Most people just ignore them, but using them will take advantage of valuable screen real estate.

Good luck! Let me know if you have any further issues.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Oct. 26th, 2012 @ 08:45 PM Reply

I've got another song that sounds good and yet I'm getting some sort of block on where to go with it again. If anyone could help me out with how to continue with this song, I'd really appreciate it.

It's got a nice epic feel, but what genre should I make it?
Link

This stuff always happens to me...


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Oct. 28th, 2012 @ 11:49 AM Reply

  • CRYT/\L CL3/\R
    CRYT/\L CL3/\R by C4R7Music

    Going outside with my guitar, I decide to play a tune. At first it sounds...

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Please let me know what you think, give me feedback, constructive criticism, etc.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Oct. 29th, 2012 @ 09:36 AM Reply

  • Remote Control wip
    Remote Control wip by SirSirius

    smooth dubstep

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I really wonder how to get the kick drum more in front??
I boosted the kick at ~150Hz and cut out 150Hz on Bass and Subbass, still the kick sounds a bit too background, what else can I do except sidechaining?

Kick at ~ -6dB
Bass+Sub at ~ -12dB

Thanks for every hint!

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Oct. 31st, 2012 @ 05:35 PM Reply

Can anyone please give me some feedback on these 2 songs? Please? :(

Zenovian waterfall

Crystal cave

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 1st, 2012 @ 10:48 PM Reply

Working on a new style of music -- Psychedelic, House, Trance stuff.

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/509519 -- My style.

Does anyone have any tips and tricks for this type of music?

Thank you in advance!


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 2nd, 2012 @ 09:53 AM Reply

Any suggestions? I think it needs better drums. I might change the acoustic guitar instrument to something more electronic sounding. Please comment. good and bad welcome.

  • senza temporaneo discorso
    senza temporaneo discorso by LobsterClaw

    8 bit evolution

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 2nd, 2012 @ 11:28 AM Reply

At 10/28/12 11:49 AM, C4R7Music wrote: http://www.newgrounds.com/projects/view/616856
Please let me know what you think, give me feedback, constructive criticism, etc.

Where are you going with this? Will you continue a smooth sort of transition while keeping your form free?

Melody: --
Rhythm/style: --
Tempo: slow
Harmony: --
Meter: --
Texture: minimal polyphonic
Instrument color: erie
Synth Style: smooth sustain
Form: Free
instrument techniques: --
Size/type of group: 1
Mood or feeling: calm/erie
Drum techniques: --
Other influences: --

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 2nd, 2012 @ 12:14 PM Reply

At 10/15/12 12:22 PM, Nav wrote: 1. (naive solution) Create both effects on the same insert bus and, etc.

2. (More elegant) Put the effects etc.

Why you just can't automate the ENABLED option in the mixer?
Maybe I understood wrong, but that would be the easiest opton, no?


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 2nd, 2012 @ 02:27 PM Reply

www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/509608

Iv been working on this track for the past 3 days. I'm no expert on DnB, (hence why I came here <3) but I do love the genre. I was thinking of breaking down into an atmospheric part with just the sub bass then going half time then finishing the track, but to be honest I'm not sure. Any criticism would be much appreciated.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 4th, 2012 @ 11:50 PM Reply

I have this

  • Sands
    Sands by velvet-alchemy

    In the sands, I lose my memories...

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And I like it, but I don't know what to do from here/how to do anything to it.

Could someone possibly help me with it? :3

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 7th, 2012 @ 09:45 AM Reply

Linky

Can I please have some help with this? This is the first time I've ever made something out of FL, and I'm not even sure what genre this piece is ._. this is half of the entire thing, but I figured that I wanna make this part better before moving on. Can someone please tell me what I can do to make it better and how?


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 8th, 2012 @ 07:48 AM Reply

^ Update: Click here


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 13th, 2012 @ 09:48 PM Reply

Hey guys,

This is pretty much complete, but I was wondering if I could get some mixing/mastering advice and reviews?

Thanks,

No.Ma.D.

  • PB 'n J
    PB 'n J by no-ma-designs

    sfdapojisafdpj

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Dec. 1st, 2012 @ 12:22 PM Reply

Something new I'm working on. I kind of imagine it being used for a battle or fight of some sort -shrugs-

  • No Chance of Survival
    No Chance of Survival by DylnMatrix

    New WIP of mine

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Anyways: Comments/feedback/whathaveyou on how it sounds so far would be appreciated. I'm not really sure what else I can do with it.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Dec. 5th, 2012 @ 09:31 PM Reply

At 11/4/12 11:50 PM, velvet-alchemy wrote: I have this
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/510011
And I like it, but I don't know what to do from here/how to do anything to it.

Could someone possibly help me with it? :3

I left you a review on your song. I hope it helps!

While I'm here, could you guys also come and leave me some critique on my track? It's my first time trying out trap, so I could use all the help I can get!


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Dec. 5th, 2012 @ 11:46 PM Reply

If someone could give me some advice here:

  • Existential Crisis (WIP)
    Existential Crisis (WIP) by SilverPoyozo

    Short unfinished jazz piece.

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I absolutely love jazz, but this is my first jab at the genre and I'm totally stuck.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Dec. 6th, 2012 @ 05:56 PM Reply

At 12/5/12 11:46 PM, SilverPoyozo wrote: If someone could give me some advice here:
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/514004
I absolutely love jazz, but this is my first jab at the genre and I'm totally stuck.

Not bad for a first try! I really liked the piano progression, as well as the bass in the background. My only complaint would be the drum patterns you used. During parts of the piece, I felt the drums to be inconsistent and not as jazz-like

Then again, I don't listen to much jazz so I may be wrong.


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Dec. 8th, 2012 @ 01:02 PM 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.

This is a great track! As far as genre, I would say it could go anywere from R&B to electronica...all depending on what more you do with it.

For example: right at 30 seconds, it sounds like that would be a great part to bring in a beat....any sort of beat. maybe a simple kick...snare.....kick...snare.

If i were you, i would add another melody at the 30 sec mark along with a beat and see where it takes you.

I see music as making something that sounds great and building on it, whether it is adding something after what sounds good or layering something over what sounds good.

good work and keep it up!