This is the song, right?
Or maybe it was another one? x.X
Let me know. :x
Always the techno guy, you :P
Overall, it's pretty cool. The arp is a little too powerful, and the bass is a little quite, it's got a lot of treble to it. Which isn't bad, it gives it a sort of floaty feel. The piano sounds great, but it's a little quiet. It also sounds a little out of key for some reason. Maybe it just needs to be a tad sharper, and a little brighter. It seems kind of out of sync with the rest of the mood.
The percussive elements all sound good, but they're still kind of generic. It's your average 4/4 kick, with the offbeat claps. The hats on the other hand have a really cool kind of roll to them, but they could be even cooler if they panned a bit more.
It's your average trance song, overall. It's nothing special or particularily unique, but what's there is done pretty well. I understand that you can't go back and do anything because of a corrupt file, which is a shame. This could be really cool with a few breaks. A lowpass on the arp, and a switch to a sort of broken up breakbeat with some bit distortion while the piano takes the real spotlight for a moment there would be really cool. Maybe even some strings run through a flanger or, better yet, the love philter.
All in all, at present it's an early demo. It's what you can expect of an early demo, that it's lackluster but full of possibilities. It's a shame it won't get finished because it could have been damn cool :D
Having said that, I'm fifenin' it anyway because I think your stuff deserves a little more attention regardless. The ten is just because I think ten stars look really pretty :X
Yeah, this is the one, I haven't really submitted anything else recently...
Honestly, I thought the arp was fine, but seeing as that you and the other reviewers thought it was strong, I suppose there's some reconsidering to be done.
I'd have to disagree with the piano, it sounds in tune to me. I can see where you're coming from with volume, though. Unfortunately, the .flp corrupted, so I can't fix it anyway.
The average 4/4 kick and the claps on every other beat are part of a normal trance song - the only creative variation that's really left open to the artist (as far as I know and have heard so far in every trance song I've heard) is with the kicks and claps on the transitions, snare rolls, and in the hihats throughout the song. I'll definitely agree that these are some of my better hihats - adding panning might be a bit distracting to the listener in my opinion, though...
Interesting ideas you have there. Again, it's no early demo, but an older render of a project file that had come a LOT farther before corrupting and becoming unusable.
Thanks for the high ratings and the review!