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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 5th, 2010 @ 10:28 PM Reply

At 11/5/10 01:20 PM, jarrydn wrote: Here's a little something I've been putting together. Check the song description for more info.

Just a couple of breaks ideas and a dubby twist at the end.

I've never really put my music out there like this, but I thought that this one could do with being torn to shreds. Do your worst :)
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/3 73967

I don't have time ot write a long review, but the one thing that stuck out to me in a bad way was the bassline itself... the three quickl blips at the end of the phrase sound too rushed. It's likely that's the part of the bassline that you think is "the cool part," but IMO it breaks the flow too much and ruins the foot-tappability. Other than that, no real comments at this time other than GJ.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 5th, 2010 @ 10:34 PM Reply

At 11/5/10 10:28 PM, jkap1 wrote: I don't have time ot write a long review, but the one thing that stuck out to me in a bad way was the bassline itself... the three quickl blips at the end of the phrase sound too rushed. It's likely that's the part of the bassline that you think is "the cool part," but IMO it breaks the flow too much and ruins the foot-tappability. Other than that, no real comments at this time other than GJ.

Thanks for the input :)

I am a big fan of staccato, and after listening to it with your criticism in mind, I think I've definitely overused it. It would probably have more of an impact if I only used it a couple of times, instead of at the end of each bar. I'll try something different :)

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 6th, 2010 @ 01:51 PM Reply

I'm kind of having a problem with volume levels in the beginning on my song. The filtered kick can be heard on my headphones and such but whenever I try to hear it on laptop speakers I cant hear the kick at all, even if I layer a high frequency kick over it. What's going on?

Also around 0:46 should I lower the volumes an pan the synths all the way to the left and right to get the most sound out of the wub wub?

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 12th, 2010 @ 04:12 PM Reply

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was messing around with NI Massive and managed to make a sweet talking bass sound so i thought id chuck it in a mix lawl.

please gief advice thx

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Dec. 9th, 2010 @ 06:18 PM Reply

Tired of having this WIP's with potential sit as project files. I'd like to make them into something someday. I would like expert opinions on how finishing them would sound like or be.

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Perhaps you should check out my Audio Submissions.
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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Dec. 14th, 2010 @ 05:44 AM Reply

What could/should I change/fix?

http://www.mediafire.com/?us3g6fcc1a3ak4 i

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Dec. 14th, 2010 @ 07:55 AM Reply

http://soundcloud.com/velvet_rose_traged y5/wip33

It's techno I guess, looking for early feedback.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Dec. 14th, 2010 @ 09:19 AM Reply

scratch that last post I finished it:

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Dec. 15th, 2010 @ 04:13 AM Reply

http://www.mediafire.com/?g22cf3x2m99tt3 2

I've been working on this for a couple of hours now and I need some unbiased opinions. What do you guys think?

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Dec. 19th, 2010 @ 10:18 AM Reply

I'm trying to make a song with a bit of a 'loose' feel. I think i'm on the right track, but in all honesty i have actually no idea what i'm doing.
So yeah, how can i know if what i'm doing is 'right' if i have no idea what i'm doing? That's right, feedback.
What i made so far sounds alright to me, but what about you? Do you have any ideas on how to improve what i have or how i should continue?
Whatever you think, please let me know. You might just give really good advice ;p

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Example of my singing here

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Dec. 27th, 2010 @ 08:28 AM Reply

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I need advice on which to improve this song.

I made it short 'cause it was a demo

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Dec. 28th, 2010 @ 11:47 AM Reply

Hoping to get some input here... I've got a few ideas collecting in my noodle, but I want to be sure I've got the foundation right.

The Winters Wind (Demo)

Thanks in advance!


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Jan. 1st, 2011 @ 03:43 AM Reply

I'd like some thoughts on this one. Thanks.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Jan. 9th, 2011 @ 03:21 AM Reply

I put this song demo together yesterday afternoon, I really want to improve on this song since it's already sounding really good. Please check out this song and give me some helpful advice. Thanks!

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Jan. 9th, 2011 @ 03:27 AM Reply

I put this song demo together yesterday afternoon, I really want to improve on this song since it's already sounding really good. Please check out this song and give me some helpful advice. Thanks!

lol I forgot the link lol.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Feb. 23rd, 2011 @ 04:43 AM Reply

I'd like some thoughts on this one. Thanks.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Feb. 24th, 2011 @ 04:14 PM Reply

Does the C on the ContraBass sound strange to you?

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Are the notes on the higher frequencies affecting it?

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Feb. 25th, 2011 @ 02:08 PM Reply

The-Sony-Guy

Very honestly I did not see the title of your song until after I reviewed it. Extra props on giving out that springtime vibe!
-Tyler

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Feb. 25th, 2011 @ 04:51 PM Reply

Something else I'm working on as well.

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Thanks Tylandril for the advice.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Feb. 25th, 2011 @ 11:35 PM Reply

Hey guys, just recently thought to submit a song I never really ended up finishing, being out of inspiration and not knowing where to go, so I'm hoping this club might just help me with that.

Anyways, here's the link:

It's important to know I'm using a notation software rather than a sequencing software, wich deprives me of higher quality sounds and/or advanced EQ and stuff like that.

Cheers,
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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Jun. 10th, 2011 @ 06:48 PM Reply

Srry, should have took this in my previous post, but excuse my double post.

I think this song is cursed to remain a WIP. Its been so for a total of 18 damn hours so far, yet I have not come up with a solution for its potential-sounding but yet meh-ish feeling it gives you. Or at least me. Probably have 4 different versions of it lying around in my HDD somewhere. One of them are uploaded here to newgrounds so you could compare them and select the best one, which I will work upon.

Original

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While this is the latest one
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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Jun. 10th, 2011 @ 06:51 PM Reply

Damn, I got that post in the wrong topic. Oh well, that means more views ;D

This is the post I was talking about:

Not sure what to say, really, but here are two of my WIPs. In fact only one truly is a WIP, as the other was planned tobe trashed, but I regret it now.

As for this song, I am not fond with how unpleasant some frequency ranges can sound, and I am speaking of the phased instrument. I came up with the idea of using two equalizers, but is there no more convenient solution? Also, how could I add up to the drums... to the tempo? Lastly that bass sound is really basic, only two subtractors used in a combinator. How could I spice it up a bit? There may also be a problem in the note layout, but I dunno... fresh ears are exactly what I need, and I hope someone can lend me theirs.

linkie http://kiwi6.com/file/u2gt40h92v

I will dedicate this song to games out there that could use some soundtrack. I am a bit confused on how to proceed with the build, but maybe someone can suggest me something? That would be totally cool. I kind of like the sound of that maelstrom noise, but at the same time not. If I want to keep it, what to do to make it blend in more?

next linkie http://kiwi6.com/file/au1td444xi

Cheers everyone

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Jun. 15th, 2011 @ 07:09 PM Reply

Experimental.

I have never attempted classical/orchestral or dub-step before so why I'm trying both for the first time at the same time... idk...

Symphonic Dub-Rock @ my youtube channel.

Hoping to get a little feedback before dropping it on here.


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Jul. 21st, 2011 @ 03:09 PM Reply

At 7/21/11 01:07 AM, LaForge wrote: http://www.speedyshare.com/files/2951313 4/demo170final.mp3

I feel I did an alright job mixing this but I need some approval from the trusty audio fags of the forums. If the link expires let me know and I'll upload it again.

o_o are you sure you uploaded the right file? That one's horribly distorted and compressed so much that it pulsates like a jackhammer.

At 7/16/11 06:14 AM, sandordude wrote:

I love what you have so far. If I were you I would put a filtered version of everything maybe (especially toning down the drums), then immediately after that bring the main part back again but with more straightforward banging drums and various other elements to flesh it out. For tonal changes, why not just try changing a few noters and see what works out? Don't be afraid to experiment with out-of-scale tones and transposing entire chords.


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 19th, 2011 @ 02:09 PM Reply

This thread keeps getting linked but nobody posts in it o.o

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I'm concerned with the transitions on this. It's already four minutes long and I'm just getting to the B section, and I think I might have to bridge things together making it even longer. I've been working on this for a long time so it's starting to frustrate me how unnatural the transitions sound :X

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 27th, 2011 @ 12:28 PM Reply

Could you please give me some advices about this

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 28th, 2011 @ 01:04 AM Reply

Here is a song that I am working on, please give your advice and criticism about basically anything. The beginning is a soothing enchanting feeling melody and then later on as more instruments are added. The idea changes and a dark michevious flute melody starts, and goes on for a while, but then eventually the old idea comes back and it ends with chord.

Just tell me what you think, about which instruments sound good and what not, and the notes and mixing and whatever you want. Except for...*important*

Don't criticize the harp sounding lead because in the final version of the song it will be replaced by my guitar's clean setting. Unless you actually think the harp sounding thing sounds good.

Here's the song
http://www.mediafire.com/?dgsgmddz3mocvy s


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 28th, 2011 @ 11:14 PM Reply

Any suggestions how I shall continue this one? I think I want to add some winds, but I'm happy if someone will listen to it.

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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 30th, 2011 @ 02:32 AM Reply

To the song above mine, it seems to be building up to something there towards the end. I think you should maybe go for a drop where everything cuts out except the timpani and a faster melodic instrument solo. [embellished around with other stuff lightly] and then maybe have that lead back into something big and epic... of which how I dunno. But keep it up!

Here be my WIP please give me some direction suggestions if u can -_- im just doodling so far.
http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen/4 58522


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Response to Works In Progress Advice Thread! Nov. 30th, 2011 @ 02:36 AM Reply

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Any ideas would be wonderful, as I've only been adding 15 seconds per day in order to save myself from writer's block. Enough ideas to double the length would be incredible.

Thanks


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